Ideal Body Fat Chart

Obesity is determined not only by body weight, but also by measurement of body fat. People might be normal or underweight, but may have excessive body fat. On the other hand, some might be over weight by normal standards, but if they have low body fat, they are not obese.

Body Fat Calculator

Body fat calculator | Body fat percentage chart

Ther approximate body fat percentage (%) can be calulated according to the following formula.

Body Fat Percentage = (Body Fat Weight x 100) / total bodyweight
Body Fat Weight = Total bodyweight - Lean Body Mass
Lean Body Mass = A + B + E - C - D

Find the values of A, B, C, D, and E from the following:

For Women:
A = (Total body weight x 0.732) + 8.987
B = Wrist measurement (at fullest point) / 3.140
C = Waist measurement (at naval) x 0.157
D = Hip measurement (at fullest point) x 0.249
E = Forearm measurement (at fullest point) x 0.434

For Men:
A = (Total body weight x 1.082) + 94.42
C = Waist measurement x 4.15
B = D= E= 0
All measurements are in inches and weight in pounds.



Body Fat Percentage Chart

For Men

Ideal body fat percentage for Men
Age(yr) ExcellentGood FairRisky
20-2410.814.919.023.3
25-2912.816.520.324.3
30-3414.518.021.525.2
35-3916.119.322.626.1
40-4417.520.523.626.9
45-4918.621.524.527.6
50-5419.522.325.228.3
55-5920.022.925.928.9
60+20.323.426.429.5

For Women

Ideal body fat percentage for Women
Age(yr) ExcellentGood FairRisky
20-2418.922.025.029.6
25-2918.922.125.429.8
30-3419.722.726.430.5
35-3921.024.027.731.5
40-4422.625.629.332.8
45-4924.327.330.934.1
50-5425.828.932.335.5
55-5927.030.233.536.7
60+27.630.934.237.7


General Body Fat Percentages Categories (The American Council of Exercise)

Set realistic fat loss targets when establishing your personal weight loss program according to your body.

CategoryWomen (% fat)Men (% fat)
Fitness21-24%14-17%

Essential Fat

10-12%2-4%

Athletes

14-20%6-13%
Acceptable25-31%18-25%

Obese

32% plus25% plus



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