Body Fat Percentage Chart

Body Fat Percentage Chart

A body fat calculator can be used to estimate your body's total fat based on specific measurements. If you are more comfortable with the International System of Units (SI), use the "Metric Units" tab. To get the best results, measure to the nearest 1/4 inch (0.5 cm). This calculation is based on the US Navy method, but also includes the calculation of body fat percentage using the BMI method.

  • Body Fat (U.S. Navy Method) -: 15.7%
  • Body Fat Category  -: Fitness
  • Body Fat Mass  -: 11.0 kgs
  • Lean Body Mass  -: 59.0 kgs
  • Ideal Body Fat for Given Age (Jackson & Pollard)  -: 10.5%
  • Body Fat to Lose to Reach Ideal  -: 3.6 kgs
  • Body Fat (BMI method)  -: 16.1%

Body Fat Percentage Categories

Classification Women (% Fat) Men (% Fat)
Essential Fat 10-12% 2-4%
Athletes 14-20% 6-13%
Fitness 21-24% 14-17%
Acceptable 25-31% 18-25%
Obese 32% + 25% +

Maximum Allowable Body Fat Percentage to Join Army

Age Male Female
17-20 24% 30%
21-27 26% 32%
28-39 28% 34%
40 and over 30% 36%

Maximum Body Fat Percentage Standard after Entry in Army

Age Male Female
17-20 20% 30%
21-27 22% 32%
28-39 24% 34%
40 and over 26% 36%

Department of Defense goal: 18% body fat for males, and 26% body fat for females.

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