Fitness Weight Loss

Focus Your Goals By Knowing Your Ideal Body Fat Percentage

Written by Chris

Have you had your bodyfat percentage measured? Do you know how you stack up? The number of obese adults is growing every year, yet many adults have no idea if they are considered fit or fat.

The following body fat chart is from ACE, the American Council on Exercise. The essential fat level is the minimum level required for basic physiological functioning.

Men:

  • Essentially Fat – 2 to 5%
  • Athletes – 6 to 13%
  • Fitness – 14 to 17%
  • Average – 18 to 24%
  • Obese – 25%+

Women:

  • Essentially Fat – 10 to 13%
  • Athletes – 14 to 20%
  • Fitness – 21 to 24%
  • Average – 25 to 31%
  • Obese – 32%

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