Body Fat Percentage Chart for Men and Women

A word of caution when using a body fat percentage chart. Some methods of measuring fat can be inaccurate. Double check your measuring device often before getting your weight too low.

Ideal Body Fat Percentage, Body Fat Calculator & Chart



Body Fat Percentage For Men

Ideal body fat percentage for Men
Age(yr)
Excellent
Good
Fair
Risky

20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60+

10.8
12.8
14.5
16.1
17.5
18.6
19.5
20.0
20.3

14.9
16.5
18.0
19.3
20.5
21.5
22.3
22.9
23.4
19.0
20.3
21.5
22.6
23.6
24.5
25.2
25.9
26.4
23.3
24.3
25.2
26.1
26.9
27.6
28.3
28.9
29.5

Body Fat Percentage For Women

Ideal body fat percentage for Women
Age (Yr)
Excellent
Good
Fair
Risky
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60+
18.9
18.9
19.7
21.0
22.6
24.3
25.8
27.0
27.6
22.0
22.1
22.7
24.0
25.6
27.3
28.9
30.2
30.9
25.0
25.4
26.4
27.7
29.3
30.9
32.3
33.5
34.2
29.6
29.8
30.5
31.5
32.8
34.1
35.5
36.7
37.7



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

CategoryWomen (% fat)Men (% fat)

Fitness

21-24%

14-17%

Essential Fat

10-12%

2-4%

Athletes

14-20%

6-13%

Acceptable

25-31%

18-25%

Obese

32% plus

25% plus








 


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