The Body Fat Percentage Calculator uses the U.S. Navy fitness formula to calculate an estimation of body fat. Although the water displacement test is the most accurate way to determine body fat percent, however the Navy Body Fat test or YMCA formula is sufficiently accurate within 1-3% for most people.How to calculate your ideal body fat percentage?
How to: If you're a man, measure fat at your chest, abdominals, and thigh. If you're a woman, measure fat at your triceps, suprailiac (about an inch above the hip bone), and the thigh. Calipers may come with instructions on how to convert these numbers to your body fat percentage. More items...What is the formula to calculate body fat percentage?
Formula to Calculate Body Fat. There are many different formulas for calculating the results of the caliper's measurement. One often used formula reads thusly: (0.1548 x sum of triceps, chest, back, abdominal, thigh, calf) + 3.580 = Body Fat %.How do you check your body fat?
There are different ways to measure your body fat percentage. Using a simple body fat calculator is the easiest method because it requires no special tools or lengthy appointments with a specialist. You'll need a basic tape measure and about five minutes to gather all the data you need to get an instant body fat measurement.