WHAT IS THE IDEAL BODY FAT PERCENTAGE FOR WOMEN AND MEN?

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WHAT IS THE IDEAL BODY FAT PERCENTAGE FOR WOMEN AND MEN?

You can know what is the ideal body fat percentage for men and women with the following charts, after performance the measurement with a skinfold caliper and calculate a body fat formula. Also, you ca use our free body fat calculator. The body fat charts are according to different calculations from different authors, whose results could be slightly different. 

Jackson-Pollock Formula Chart for Men and Women

This table applies to the 4-site and 7-site methods. More about the Jackson-Pollock formula.

Men

 

Women

Classification

From (%)

To (%)

 

Classification

From (%)

To (%)

Very Thin

0.0%

4.4%

 

Very Thin

0.0%

12.2%

Thin

4.5%

12.3%

 

Thin

12.3%

19.2%

Normal

12.4%

23.1%

 

Normal

19.3%

28.9%

Overweight

23.2%

30.9%

 

Overweight

29.0%

35.9%

Obesity

31.0%

+

 

Obesity

36.0%

+

                   

SEEDO Formula Body Fat Percentage Chart

Age

Women %

Men %

15 – 20

18 – 22

15 – 18

21 – 25

21 – 23

16 – 20

26 – 30

22 – 24

19 – 21

31 – 35

24 – 26

20 – 21

36 – 45

25 – 27

21 – 23 

46 – 50

28 – 30

22 – 23

51 – 60

29 – 31

23 – 24

> 60

29 – 31

24 – 25

Lohman Formula Body Fat Percentage Chart

Sex

Very Low

Low High

Optimal

Moderate

High

Very High

Men

> 6%

6 - 12%

12 - 20%

20 - 25%

25 - 32%

> 32%

Women

> 12%

12 - 15%

15 - 25%

25 - 30%

30 - 35%

>35.5%

Lohman TG. Advances in body composition assessment. Champaing: Human Kinetics Publishers; 1992. P. 1-5, 25-37, 65-78.

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