Body Fat Percentage Chart

Jun 9 2021

Body Fat Percentage Chart

Measuring Body Fat Percentage Chart Differences

Women's bodies have higher ratios of body fat. Females average out to around five percent higher when compared to men.

Body Fat Percentage Chart Women
Body Fat Percentage Chart Men

Genetically, women need more body fat for childbirth and have less fat burning enzymes. Women also have more enzymes for storing fat that is magnified by the hormone estrogen.

Women should only focus on reaching a body fat percentage that is in healthy ranges on the body fat guides and tables below. Females that get too lean are at a higher risk for other diseases and health issues like osteoporosis. In contract, females that carry a high percentage in the obese range on the table are at higher risk for breast and endometrial cancer, infertility, birth defects and other gynecological issues.

Body Fat Percentage Chart by Ace

Percentage
Classification
Women (% 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% plus 25% plus

 

Body Fat Percentage Chart Female by Age

Body Fat Percentage Female
Age Excellent Good Fair Poor
19-24 18.9% 22.1% 25.0% 29.6%
25-29 18.9% 22.0% 25.4% <29.8%
30-34 19.7% 22.7% 26.4% 30.5%
35-39 21.0% 24.0% 27.7% 31.5%
40-44 22.6% 25.6% 29.3% 32.8%
45-49 24.3% 27.3% 30.9% 34.1%
50-54 26.6% 29.7% 33.1% 36.2%
55-59 27.4% 30.7% 34.0% 37.3%
60 + 27.6% 31.0% 34.4% 38.0%

 

Body Fat Percentage Chart Male by Age

Body Fat Percentage Male
Age Excellent Good Fair Poor
19-24 10.8% 14.9% 19.0% 23.3%
25-29 12.8% 16.5% 20.3% 24.4%
30-34 14.5% 18.0% 21.5% 25.2%
35-39 16.1% 19.4% 22.6% 26.1%
40-44 17.5% 20.5% 23.6% 26.9%
45-49 18.6% 21.5% 24.5% 27.6%
50-54 19.8% 22.7% 25.6% 28.7%
55-59 20.2% 23.2% 26.2% 29.3%
60 + 20.3% 23.5% 26.7% 29.8%

Calculating Your Ideal Body

Looking to determine your ideal body weight? Calculate a new goal weight using the below tools.

Ideal Body Weight Calculator
Ideal Weight Chart for Women
Ideal Weight Chart for Men

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