Use The Body Fat Calculator Below To Determine Your Percentage
Measuring Body Fat Is vital to evaluate your overall health and fitness. Weight alone is not a clear indicator of good health because it does not distinguish between pounds that come from body fat and those that come from lean body mass or muscle.
Use a tape measure to determine your waist, hip and neck circumference. Then input your gender and measurements below in our body fat calculator to calculate your percentage based on average values. The body fat index is not an indicator of fitness level since the calculation is made with no regard to height or weight.
Body Fat Percentage Categories
|Classification||Woman (% 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 %|
Your lean body mass is the amount of weight you carry on your body that isn’t fat. The goal of any fitness enthusiast is to drop weight while keeping your lean body mass the same, in other words, dropping your body fat percentage. To find your lean body mass, you must first know your body fat percentage. Not all body similar body shapes and sizes mean the same body fat percentages.
Lean body mass does not necessarily indicate fat-free mass. Lean body mass contains a small percentage of fat (roughly 3%) within the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), the marrow of bones, and internal organs. It is measured in terms of density.