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** Everything You Need to Know About Body Fat Percentage **

By Steve on July 2, 2012172

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/*What the #$%@ is body fat percentage?*/

/*What’s a good amount of body fat to aim for?*/

/*How the heck do I figure it out how muchI have?*/

Body fat is an incredibly tricky subject – it’s tough to calculate,
tough to track, and most people are way off in their estimates of what they
think their body fat percentage is.

/As Kanye West once// famously declared, “that right there could drive
a sane man berserk.”/

Luckily, you’re reading Nerd Fitness, which means you’re smart, funny,
good looking AND modest. You also understand that this is one of those
things that you should probably know something about.

*And since we’re talking about kind of a dry, scientific subject here,
you’ll be rewarded with cute animal videos at the end of each section so
you don’t fall asleep on me.  *

/Fair warning: lots of half-naked people of all different levels of body
fat in this article!/

*What is body fat percentage?*

body fat tape measure

*In its simplest form: body fat is the amount of fat in your body, compared
to everything else.  *Everything else includes your organs, muscles,
bones, tendons, water, and so on.

Both men and women carry different amounts of body fat percentage due
to…you know…being different.

A super ripped male body builder who is minimizing body fat percentage
could have a percentage down as


how do you know body fat percentage

Online Body Fat Percentage Calculator


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*How to Find Your Body Fat Percentage*


The following body fat calculator uses the U.S. Navy Circumference Method
where three or four body measurements are fed into a formula to estimate
the percentage of your body that is made up of fat. Many thanks to Stephen
Chapman, About's Guide to Javascript.

The measurements need to be accurate to within 0.5cm or 0. 25 inches
(centimeters tends to produce the most accurate results) and should be
taken as follows:

· *Height:* taken without shoes
· *Neck:* taken below the larynx sloping slightly downward at the front
· *Waist:* for men at navel height, for women at the smallest point
· * Hips:* (women only) at the largest point

After figuring your body fat percentage, go to these charts to find out
your category.

Body Fat Calculator
Male Female
Centimetres Inches

Body Fat:

*More > Charts For Men and Women - What is a Healthy Body Fat Percentage? *

*More > Are You Losing Fat, or Just Losing Weight? - Information about Body
Fat Percentage*

*Note: Body Fat Percentage is not the same thing has BMI (Body Mass Index).
There is an online BMI calculator here. *

*Related Resources:*

· Protein Requirements Calculators
· Waist/Hip Ratio Calculator
· Carb Counts of Common Foods

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*Low-Carb Resources: *

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