Liposuction and the Military Tape Measurement Test
The military measures the the height, weight, and specific body circumferences to estimate body fat. The Military tape test is the way the armed forces determines body fat with circumference measurements around the neck, wrists, and abdomen. Further details about this Tape Test can be downloaded in PDF format from the Army Regulation 600-9 --The Army Weight Control Program. Localized fat over the abdominal and flank muscles but under the skin can be the cause of unacceptable tape measurements. When such such superficial fat is the problem, liposuction may help. An Archimedes water displacement test is much more accurate.ther Body Fat Analyzers depend on skin impedance or resistance to an electric current or calipers pinching various parts of the body.