% Body Fat Norms

Ratings for % Body Fat Levels

Are you overweight? Here is a table of ratings of bodyfat % for athletes and the general population. This is just a general guideline - particular sports may have higher or lower desirable body fat levels.

general population athletes
males females males females
lean < 12 < 17 < 7 < 12
acceptable 12 - 21 17 - 28 7 - 15 12 - 25
moderately overweight 21 - 26 28 - 33
overweight > 26 > 33 > 15 > 25

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