Caliper Test

There are 4 components to fitness: strength, flexibility, endurance and body composition.  The caliper test measures your body composition relative to how much fat you’re carrying under your skin.  The caliper test is considered a reliable, valid measurement for body fat percentage but the gold standard is hydrostatic weighing (i.e., underwater weighing).  If you are considering getting a caliper test done, make sure the person testing you has at done at least 100 tests because research shows that experience can dramatically affect results.