Army Body Fat Calculator

This is an online army body fat calculator that estimates your body fat percentage and the compliance of your case with the US army recruitment standard for enrolment. You can read more about these standards and the formula being used.

Army Body Fat – The formula

The calculation of army body fat based on correlations between several body circumference measures relative to a person’s height.

For male:

%BF = (86.010 * log10( waist – neck ) ) – [70.041 * log10(height)) + 36.76

For women:

%BF = (163.205 * log10( waist + hip – neck ) ) – (97.684 * log10(height)) – 78.387

Do I pass the army body fat requirement?

The US Army body fat percentage standards for military service personnel on active duty are described in Regulation 600-9:

Age Male Female
17 – 20 20% 30%
21 – 27 22% 32%
28 – 39 24% 34%
40 and over 26% 36%

The US Army body fat percentage standards for military service candidates are described in Regulation 40-501:

Age Male Female
17 – 20 24% 30%
21 – 27 26% 32%
28 – 39 28% 34%
40 and over 30% 36%

Example calculation and result

In case of a male, aged 37, at a height of 183 cm, neck measurement of 51 cm and waistline of 101 cm, the results displayed are:

  • Body fat percentage = 17.96% (You meet the goal of the Department of Defense!)
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