The calculation of body fat percentage are based on three fat measurements: Triceps, abdomen and thigh. It is based on the Jackson-Pollock formula, so you would need a fat caliper to do the right measurements.

To reduce your fat percentage it’s recommended that you consult with experts in diet and exercise. Changes in eating habits and activity level is the way to go for the reduction of body fat.

You can also seek out to a gym that measures your body fat. They can give you a full body analysis using sophisticated machines and measurements.

Age:
Triceps (mm):
Abdomen (mm):
Thigh (mm):

The calculation of body fat percentage for women

You start out with finding your estimated body density due to your age. The result is then calculated with a specific formula to find your body fat percentage.

When you have done all the measures (in mm) needed with a fat caliper (triceps, abdomen and thigh), do the following:

Step 1:

1.0994921 – (0.0009929 x sum of triceps, abdomen and thigh in mm)
+ (0.0000023 x sum of triceps, abdomen and thigh in mm squared)
- (0.0001392 x age)
= Body Density

Step 2:

After finding the body density you need to convert it to body fat percentage. The formula for doing this:

Fat Percentage = ( (4.95 / body density) – 4.5 ) x 100

The sum of this equation is your body fat percentage. Hard? For easier calculation just click on Calculator, and we'll do all the hard work for you!