Shy or Not Shy

Former high school coach Aaron Thomas would bring teenage student-athletes into his office, where he would have them strip down to their underwear for a body-fat test. Once partly undressed, Thomas would ask them if they were “shy or not shy,” according to the students.


If the students responded, “not shy,” Thomas would direct them to take off their underwear so he could use a caliper tool to measure their upper inner thighs near their genitalia – a part of the body that isn’t typically evaluated for body-fat tests. Article/Study Link