“Regular measurements of skin folds are one tool of the trade used by coaches and trainers to assess an athletes or sportspersons body fat level. Even your gym may offer this service. ‘Skinfold calipers’ look like large metal tongs and are used to ‘pinch an inch’ and take a measurement at several anatomically identified sites on the body. Interestingly, approximately one half of the body’s total fat stores are subcutaneous or below the surface of the skin.”
Quote taken from the health section of Australian Woman’s Weekly magazine, August 2007.
Stills taken from the performance ‘Pinch an Inch’ 2011