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3 Ways To check your Body Fat percentage…

1. Use the visual body fat charts below…

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mens visual bodyfat chart

Women:
womens visual bodyfat chart

The pictures above are from LeighPeele.com and she goes into more detail here about visual bodyfat percentages but look at these other 2 pictures from LeighPeele.com…

men and women visual bodyfat

As you can see from the pictures above body fat % means how much fat you have and not how much muscle you have so for example…

You can be 10% body fat and look ripped or you could be 10% body fat and be very skinny with very little muscle mass & very little ab definition.

2. Use the cartoon chart…

men and women visual bodyfat cartoon

3. Use the body fat calculator below…

  1. Select "Man" or "Woman"
  2. Enter your height in inches (measure without shoes)
  3. Enter your waist size in inches (measure at the navel/smallest point)
  4. Women only, enter your hips size in inches (measure at your hips' largest point)
  5. Enter your neck size in inches (measure at your neck's largest point)

Man Woman

  • Height (inches)
  • Waist (inches)
  • Hips (inches)
  • Neck (inches)

Your Estimated Body Fat % is &…

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Sophia

I'm 18 years old, 135 pounds and 5 foot 7. I'm content with my body except for my stomach. I'm a good size except I have lots of lower belly fat that keeps me from a flat toned stomach. I've been watching what I eat and working out but I feel like nothing is getting me the right results and it's almost summer time.. Any suggestions on the quickest way to lose that lower belly fat?

May 18, 2015

Adrian Bryant

go here to lose that stubborn belly

May 18, 2015

Robyn

It says that my body fat is 26% but I know that's not right because my stomach is flat and part of my obliques are visible. I know it's because of my larger hips. Is there a calculator that's more accurate for those of us that lift and have a big booty?

April 25, 2015

Jet

hght: 64
waist: 30
hips: 45
neck:14

My stomach is nearly flat, but I have a little bit of lower stomach pudge. The body fat % calculator says that I am 36% body and need to lose around 20lbs (I weigh 169) to see any abs. Due to my body shape, is it possible to actually see abs prior to a 25% body fat percentage?

February 22, 2015

Avinash

I am Physically Chanllenged Person. I need to reduce my body weight. I am not able to do exercises also. I need to be fit and slim. I dont know how it is possible i am on diet still the body has not been reduced. Fed of trying all the possibilities. So could please anyone wat to do and how to reduce body weight and get slim.

January 22, 2015

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Go here: reddit.com

It works.

January 22, 2015

Adrian Bryant

will this help

January 23, 2015

Alexis

Hello. I am 14 years old weighing 130 pounds average. I'm 5'2. Me waist is 29 inches, my hips 39 inches, and my neck 14 inches. I squat 180 pounds (max) and 145 for a general workout. However, I only bench 90 pounds and clean 95 pounds. How much weight can I lose to still be "healthy"? Also, how can I do it?

January 14, 2015

Victoria

Was your but always big or did it get like that from squats?if it's from squats how long about did it take to get that big

January 18, 2015

Jenny

I currently weigh 130 and I did the calculations above I have 29.58% of body fat how much weight do i need to lose??
Thank you,
Regards Jenny.

January 09, 2015

Adrian Bryant

how tall are you

January 10, 2015

Jenny

5'4

January 19, 2015

Nicole

I am 26 year olf mother of 4! I am weighing 200 lbs. I have a body fat percentage of 47.31%. Sad! I dont know where to begin to get healthy and back on track to losing weight! I want to lose weight to be a healthy active mother that can keep up with my kids! I want to look good and feel good about myslef! I currently have a gym membership but I dont know what I am doing obviously! I need a meal plan and and workout plan that I can follow on a daily! Please please please help me!
Thanks Nicole!

January 06, 2015

Denisa

Go to livestrong.com

Free exercises and free meal plan!

January 17, 2015

sweety

Hi Adrian. ........ plz help me .... my body fat is 49% ... how much should I lose to be 31% body fat plz answer :) ....
And thank u so much ... u always have answers to my questions and helped me alot

January 04, 2015

Tatyana

I'm 15 years old, 5'7" at 18.98% body fat. I'm not worried about that other than my ass is flatish and all my fat is stored in my stomach. Can I even get a bubble butt? And if so how? Also how can I get rid of a little bit of this fat poich on my lower abdomen so I can acctually have definition but not a six pack? Thanks!!!

December 24, 2014

Adrian Bryant

go here

December 25, 2014

t.ferree

I have lost 127lbs. and now weigh 158 (female, 5'5"), but your calculator says I'm obese at 37.41% body fat. I don't think I can lose much more. I ride 40 minutes weekdays and an hour or more weekends. I walk 20 minutes every day. The calculators at www.nhlbi.nih.gov and www.webmd.com say I'm at 26.3% body fat. How can there be such a huge difference?

October 29, 2014

James

Here are a couple of things for you to consider:
First, congrats on your weight loss. It's pretty darn awesome. Second, you need to take your bone structure (frame size) into consideration. You can find the info online fairly easily. Third, at 158lbs for 5'5", you may still be obese, or at least marginally obese if not overweight, though you MUST consider your frame size. Finally, you're off to a great start fitness-wise, so just keep it up. You should eat a healthy, balanced diet, and when you are ready (bear in mind acclimatization to prevent injury), increase the intensity of your fitness activities. For example, you can run a portion of your 20 min walk, or ride uphill for a portion of your cycling time. Remember, calories in-calories out.

October 29, 2014

Adrian Bryant

all that matters is what you think and not some chart UNLESS your goal is to be at a certain bodyfat percentage?

October 29, 2014

t.ferree

Okay, www.nlm.nih.gov says I have a big frame size (wrist 6 and 5/8" with 5'5" height). As for eating healthy, I eat no grains -not even quinoa, no added sugars, juices, processed foods, dressings, or sauces (except tomato).
I was riding 20 miles a day on weekends, but it was taking up too much time. I won't run, because I don't want to mess up my joints any more than the excess weight already did. But I think I will go back to the 20 miles a day on weekend bike rides for a while. The terrain is all uphill out and downhill on the way back.

October 30, 2014

mike_c

Actually, the calculators you linked don't give you %body fat, they give you BMI. BMI is a measure of the relative relationship between weight and height, and is measured in kg/m2, not %body fat. BMI is useful because it is very fast to calculate for any individual, but it does have some short comings. First it can't tell the difference between a muscular individual and an low muscle mass individual who may weight the same. Second, it can't tell someone with a large frame from someone with a small frame who may be the same height, but have different ideal weights. %body fat calculators try to account for these shortcomings by including your waist, hips, and neck into the calculations.

December 14, 2014

Surfdancer

Hi t.ferree and CONGRATULATIONS on such a remarkable feat!!!!!
YOU are FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A couple things to keep in mind:

1) Of the two websites you listed, WebMD is more accurate, because it's NOT just BMI- but also takes into account 1) AGE (important factor) and 2) pants size, which gives an estimate of your waist. (Knowing your actual waist size - measure right across the belly button) is even better.

Without incorporating AGE, bodyfat % is not very accurate. Also, waist circumference is very important since some people (read the comments) can be slim, but have more visceral (belly fat). Belly fat is the most harmful type of fat to the body because it poisons the liver and since belly fat is hormonally active (unlike adipose tissue), it negatively affects the heart's rhythm. Belly fat also compresses other organs and negatively impacts their function. Belly fat increases risks for CHD, Stroke, diabetes and other diseases.

You don't need to necessarily do more cardio. Continue doing walking, bike riding and swimming (if you like it and have access to a pool), but you'll also need to start some light weight training, so you can begin to build muscle and continue to burn fat, especially visceral fat. Even body weight training (planks, lunges, squats, pushups will be very very helpful for gaining muscular strength).

It's great you're avoiding sugar and grains if that works for you. (each of us are different). I found that drinking green juices and smoothies as well as avoiding sugar and all types of flour / processed foods, worked for me. Im not heavy, just wanted to lose 10 pounds, but despite being very athletic and a personal trainer, yoga and pilates instructor, could not lose those stubborn 10 pounds. Not craving sugar is a wonderful thing, isn't it??

I hope this is helpful for you and again, congratulations on your wonderful feat!!!!

January 03, 2015

Maria

Hi T.ferree!

This calculator is a little bit crazy! It suggests me to loose 15 punds! (I weight 107, 5' 2") You can try some strength excercises to get tonned and loose volume, not weight!

April 08, 2015

mukesh soni

Sir..
I am a male
My hight is= 5'8"
Weight=70
Weist is=36
Thai=21
I want to lose my abs fat and improve my body muscle plz help

September 16, 2014

Adrian Bryant

go here

September 16, 2014

Summer Davis

Hi Adrian. My name is Summer and I really really need help. I am 186.6 pounds and I'm only 12 years old. I know that's really bad. See, when I was a little kid I had a problem where I couldn't taste food. So, I was really skinny. Like all bones. At 3 years old, I got surgery to remove what ever it was. Then at 5 I started kindergarden at a normal weight. During second grade I started gaining. By third grad I was about 120 pounds. Last year in 6th grade I lost like 20 pounds but that winter I gained it all back. It's because I didn't want to be the only one in my friend group who had to be on a diet and work out. All of my friends are naturally skinny. So, now I understand it was stupid of me to do that. So I would like to change. But anyway. I want to lose about 80 pounds. That is alot but I would like to lose it by Christmas. During the rest of the summer I have to go to camp. So that's like 7:00 am- 4:00pm. So I still have time to workout. During the school year, I wake up at 6:30 am and go to school at 7:45 am. Then I get home at about 3:00pm. I really need an excercise plan that will give me more burning in less amount of time. And I don't know what to eat because its not like I can buy or make all of these fancy foods because I am a kid and whatever I have for dinner and lunch is what I have, no question. Please help me. I'm begging you.

June 28, 2014

Arielle

Hi Adrian,
I'm 5'7" weigh 145 pounds. According to my Accu Measure body fat calipers I'm about 20% bf. But, my picture looks more like the 25% pic above. I'd like to achieve a more lean, bikini model physique. I feel that most of my bodyfat is in my belly. I'm trying to lose the fat but build curves at the same time. I already eat clean and workout regularly but I feel like I'm not seeing the results I am striving for.

March 24, 2014

michelle

This test says i'm obese. That isn't even close. I'm 5'6" 150ibs last I knew and its all in my butt and boobs. Its sad when society thinks a size 10 is obese. This is why I'm starting a women are beautiful no matter what movement. Because weight and body perfection is not beauty.

May 25, 2014

Liz

Are you sure you weren't looking at the range for men? Because I'm 5'6 170lbs and it said that I was in a good range.

June 07, 2014

Charlie

Don't use a scale by itself. You need to buy some calipers and do a body fat % test. If you don't fall in the healthy range, it's time for diet and exercise.

June 25, 2014

Buddy

This is what's wrong with America. YOU ARE OVERWEIGHT. You cannot deny that. Now I don't hate for it, but try to better yourself instead of excuses.

July 22, 2014

Melanie

Hey, I think a size 10 is tiny it's not big at all. I wear a 16, I wonder what people think about me, I really don't think about it just if it fits I wear it if it doesn't then I don't buy it, if you are a size 10 your not fat at all.

October 01, 2014

destiny

This was a very inaccurate test. It says I have 36% fat. But I took an electronic test provided at my gym and it says I have 30% fat. I am guessing what set this off was the inches around my hips (I have wide hips) I have wide hips and a large butt (of which has grown since I started working out). But this was fun. I hope you put on this page some where that, this test only gives an average reading and should not be takin too seriously.

March 22, 2014

michelle

Me too!I've had 2 kids.

May 25, 2014

keith moroney

hi just done ur test there and my body fat was 14 percent,im 34 hav a 33 inchwaist 43 inch chest fairly big upper body and very tight but i got a calipers test today in gym nd my bodyfat showed up over 20 percent according to gym instructor,he took pinch for back of my arm,my stomach and my back and told me i was over 20 percent body fat which i was quiet shocked cause im fairly muscly lookin,im 5ft 10 and weigh 88 kilos,would the caliper test b right and im holdin fat in my lower back

December 19, 2013


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