How much fat are you carrying? Find out if you have a healthy body fat percentage with this calculator. This tool provides: body fat percentage for women, body fat percentage for men, and recommended ideal body fat percentage based on your activity levels. This calculator is based on a formula developed by the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Navy circumference method compares abdomen or waist and hips measurements to neck measurement and height
It is also helpful to know your BMI, use our BMI calculator to find the answer.
Navy Maximum Allowable Body Fat Standards
Age Group: 18-21
- Female 33%
- Male 22%
Age Group: 22-29
- Female 34%
- Male 23%
Age Group: 30-39
- Female 35%
- Male 24%
Age Group: 40+
- Female 36%
- Male 26%
Standard Navy Methods for Determining BCA Compliance
Per DODI 1308.3, there are only two approved methods to determine a member’s BCA:
1) maximum weight for height and 2) circumference measurements. No substitute
methods (e.g., underwater weighing, skin fold calipers, body mass index, bioimpendence,
etc.) of assessment are permitted. All BCA measurements are to be
conducted in the blue and gold Navy Physical Training Uniform (PTU).
The official BCA is final and will not be reversed by a subsequent BCA waiver.
Members must address any potential medical issues prior to the official BCA.
Standards are determined by established maximum weight for height standards.
Per OPNAVINST 6110.1J only certified Command Fitness Leaders (CFL) or trained
Assistant CFLs (ACFL) are authorized to conduct official BCA measurements. BCA
measurements conducted by Medical and/or Morale Welfare and Recreation personnel
cannot be used for official reporting nor do they override measurements taken by the
CFL or ACFL.
Want to know how many calories do I burn a day? This is your basal metabolic rate, our BMR calculator will tell you the answer.
Calculator Source: Created by the U.S. Navy
If you place 1 pound of muscle next to 1 pound of fat, the muscle would be 22% smaller in size.