Body Fat % Calculator

Body Fat Calculator

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DescriptionWomenMen
Recommended amount:20-25%8-14%
Adults in United States, average :22-25%15-19%
Obese :30+%25+%

Is Body Fat % Calculator Accurate?

This body fat % calculator is your ultimate guide to estimate your current state of body fat. If you have no other source (body fat clippers, dexa scan or step on body fat % calculators, this tool will give you an estimate where you are sitting at.

If you have been training for a while, let’s say at least 4 years, this body fat % calculator will give you a higher number than your actual body fat. This is why we also included the body fat chart image down below. So you can see the male body fat visuals to give you an idea.

However, if you are new to lifting, and you don’t have a serious athletic background, the body fat % calculator above is highly accurate.

If you are looking for a calorie calculator for your new diet, make sure visit this page.

If you want to calculate your BMI, you should visit this page.

Body Fat % Estimation Via Images
MALE BODY FAT PERCENTAGE: 3% – 4%

In this range you will find competing bodybuilders and the emaciated. When prepping for contests you can find body builders in this range temporarily. Nearly all external veins may be visible on each muscle, very distinct separation, and visible striations in nearly all muscle groups including the glutes, the last bastion of body fat. At barely more than required to protect your organs to function (roughly 2%), you’ll have almost no subcutaneous fat and only some visceral left.

 MALE BODY FAT PERCENTAGE: 5% – 9%

This body fat percentage is not sustainable for most men. Around this level, all of your muscles will show noticeable definition and clear vascularity in most muscles. There will be a pretty clear distinction between each muscle. Even the abs will show vascularity at the lower end of this spectrum.

 MALE BODY FAT PERCENTAGE: 10% – 14%

This is the range that most men want to be at for a classical “beach body” look. There will be separation between muscles, but not in every muscle. Veins will mostly only show on the arms, and sometimes the legs with some striations visible in forearms or possibly shoulders, Lower abs may sometimes still be hidden by a little pouch of fat.

 MALE BODY FAT PERCENTAGE: 15% – 19%

This is more of a lean look, with less muscle striations and vascularity. The definition on muscles goes down and there is not a clear separation between them. Most vascularity is gone, but some can still be seen on the arms. Most athletes fall into this category or lower and can be maintained by most people with relative ease.

 MALE BODY FAT PERCENTAGE: 20% – 24%

This is the most common range for “young adult” men to be in, where the separation between muscles begins to become nonexistent. There are almost no striations or vascularity in any muscle groups. Typically there will be a little bit of fat on the stomach, but it will not be rounded. A male of 5’10” – 5’12” who weighs 180 – 185 lbs will probably be at 20 to 22% BF.

 MALE BODY FAT PERCENTAGE: 25% – 29%

Any range above this is considered obese in most men. The waist size starts to increase and the stomach shows visible rounding. There may still be little neck fat, but most men gain weight in their stomachs first. There’s no separation of muscles and veins typically don’t show. A male of 5’10” will probably have a waist size of over +35 inches.

 MALE BODY FAT PERCENTAGE: 30% – 34%

The fat starts to distribute around the body and the waist will look larger relative to the hips. The stomach will be noticeably more round and chin fat will start to form. Very probalbly there is no visible muslce separation.

 MALE BODY FAT PERCENTAGE: 35% – 39%

The stomach will start to gain more and more fat around it, and waist size usually is over +40 inches. The stomach will have clear protrusion and hang (the classic beer gut).

 MALE BODY FAT PERCENTAGE: 40% and more

Everyday activities begin to be very difficult to perform, and this is where the body fat level is approaching morbidly obese. The stomach will continue to grow and the chest will gain more fat as well as more fat accumulation on the limbs. Waist size will likely approach +45 inches for a 5’10” man.

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