Determination of body fat percentage and other anthropometric measurements, in order to establish optimal body composition based on the sport practised or simply for a healthy lifestyle. By using the skinfold method (measuring subcutaneous fat), the ratio between lean body mass and fatty mass is calculated, an essential piece of information for monitoring individuals following particular diet plans or physical exercise programs.
In some cases, it may be helpful to also estimate the cross-section area of the quadriceps and the circumference of the calves. By measuring the circumference of the thigh and the skinfold halfway between the anterior superior iliac spine and the superior margin of the kneecap, it is possible to estimate the cross-section area of the quadricep in a non-invasive way. Moreover, the circumference of the calves is calculated by retaining the maximum circumference.
These evaluations are carried out in combination with a functional assessment test.