Army Body Fat Calculator

army body fat calculator

How to calculate body fat

Body Fat Army calculator was developed by U.S Navy to check physical health and performance for military and get an estimated measuring of body fat percent based on the US Army Recruitment Standards .

Use our Army Body Fat Calculator to determine your BFP, find out if you have a body fat percentage based on your age and gender.

Body Fat Percentage Ranges

Body fat percentage is what portion of your overall body composition is fat and what portion is lean mass.Ideally, the body fat percentage for men should be between 12% and 20%.

Ideal body fat percentage for men

Body mass index (BMI) is a rough estimate of body fat percentage, if you have a lot of muscle, body fat percentage is the best solution to achieve your goals.

To get the body mass index for man, the first step is to determine the actual body fat percentage, the second step is to calculate the desirable body mass (DBM).

DBM = free fat mass / (1- fat percentage suggested).
Most guys’ goal is to trim fat, with this equation you can define how many kgms of fat mass you have to lose, to reach your final goal.

Age Dangerously low Excellent Fair Poor dangerously high
21 – 30 <8% 8 – 10.5% 10.6 – 18.6% 18.7 – 23.1% >23.2%
31 – 40 <8% 8 – 14.5% 14.6 – 21.3% 21.4 – 24.9% >25
41 – 50 <8% 8 – 17.4% 17.5 – 23.4% 23.5 – 26.6% >26.7%
51 – 60 <8% 8 – 19.1% 19.2 – 24.6% 24.7 – 27.8% >27.9%
60> <8% 8 – 19.7% 19.8 – 25.2% 25.3 – 28.4% >28.5%

Ideal body fat percentage for women

Age Dangerously low Excellent Fair Poor dangerously high
21 – 30 <14% 14 – 16.5% 16.6 – 22.7% 22.8 – 27.1% >27.2%
31 – 40 <14% 14 – 17.4% 17.5 – 24.6% 24.7 – 29.2% >29.3
41 – 50 <14% 14 – 19.8% 19.9 – 27.6% 27.7 – 31.9% >32%
51 – 60 <14% 14 – 22.5% 22.6 – 30.4% 30.5 – 34.5% >34.6%
60> <14% 14 – 23.2% 23.3 – 31.3% 31.4 – 35.4% >35.5%
It is also helpful to know your LBM (Lean Body Mass), you can easily calculate by using our free Body Mass calculator.