Your body fat percentage is the percentage of your today body weight that is from fat. A good healthy body fat percentage for men is approximately 8% to 17%, and for women approximately 15% to 24%. Athletes usually have 6% to 13% for men and 14% to 20% for women. Bodybuilders strive for extremely low body fat, especially to peak for a contest, in the 3% to 8% range for men and around 10% for women.
Knowing your body fat percentage will help you keep track of your progress toward your bodybuilding and fitness goals. Use this free body fat calculator to estimate your body fat percentage. This is a great tool for keeping track of your progress since just using a body weight scale isn't accurate, that just shows total weight and not the composition of your body. Once you have calculated your current body fat percentage, you can compare it with the categories below. *