Percentage Body Fat

Body fat percentage is one of the indicators which help to determine the physique of a human. It means the proportion of fat mass relative to total body mass that may be too small, normal or larger than needed.

In some cases, percentages of body fat are even more objective assessments than a person’s weight, since it may be all about the muscles, and not excess fat. To know your current body fat percent, use our online calculator.

Body fat percentages calculator

This calculator for body fat determines the mass of fat, its percentage due to the weight and dry weight. The result allows to see the category you belong to.

What is an ideal body fat percent?

First of all, let us call it not ideal but healthy percentage of body fat. Secondly, you should know that the norm is established according to the gender and age of a person. It means that ideal body fat percent for women is not the same as for men as well as for a girl and her mother.

Here are the ideal average percent body fat ranges for males and females:

Body fat levels

Category Female Male
Necessary fat 10–13% 2–5%
Athletic 14–20% 6–13%
Normal 21–24% 14–17%
Acceptable 25–31% 18–25%
Fat 32% and more 26% and more


How to calculate body fat percent?

Body fat calculator is an instrument which calculates the percentage according to your body parameters. Before starting the calculations, you need to measure your figure: the girth of chest, abdomen, thigh, triceps, axilla, subscapula (scapula divided by two) and suprailiac.

Parameters for percentage body fat calculator

Then you can start calculating body fat percent:

  1. Specify the results obtained in millimeters.
  2. Add the information about your gender, weight and age.
  3. Put on the button “Calculate”.
  4. Compare your result with body fat levels in the table above.

Put on the button “Reset” to restart the calculation of body fat percentage.

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