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healthy living weight loss# How is Army body fat percentage calculated?

Last Updated: 13th June, 2020

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**body**-

**fat percentage**is somewhat complicated.Formales, the

**formula**is %

**body fat**= 86.010xlog10(abdomen - neck) - 70.041 x log10(height) + 36.76.Forfemales, the

**formula**is %

**body fat**= 163.205xlog10(waist + hip - neck) - 97.684 x log10(height)-78.387.

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Also asked, how is Army body fat calculated?

**Body** Mass Index is defined as **body**weightin kilograms divided by the height in meters squared. (BMI =BW /H* squared). However, the **Military** Tape Test isacircumference measurement around the waist (belly button) andtheneck and placed into an algorithm chart to produce a**percentageof body fat**.

Also, how do u calculate body fat percentage? To **calculate body fat percentage**, add yourwaistand hip measurements, and then subtract the neck**measurement**to determine your circumference value. Forexample, if your waistis 30, your hips are 36, and your neck is 13,your circumferencevalue would be 53.

Accordingly, what is the body fat percentage for Army?

The US **Army body fatpercentage**standards Age 17 to 20 - 20% for males, 30% for females; Age 21to27 - 22% for males, 32% for females; Age 28 to 39 - 24% formales,34% for females; Age over 40 - 26% for males, 36%forfemales.

What is the maximum body fat percentage?

In males, mean **percentage body fat** ranged from 22.9%atage 16–19 years to 30.9% at age 60–79 years.Infemales, mean **percentage body fat** ranged from 32.0% atage8–11 years to 42.4% at age 60–79 years.

**Typical body fat** amounts.

Description | Women | Men |
---|---|---|

Fitness | 21–24% | 14–17% |

Average | 25–31% | 18–24% |

Obese | 32%+ | 25%+ |