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Navy Male Body Fat Chart

Procedure for estimating Male Body Fat Percentage

In order to obtain the estimated body fat percentage for males that exceed the Navy's maximum weight, measurements must be taken at the neck and abdomen to determine if they can otherwise qualify via the body fat percentage standard. For males, a circumference value is obtained by measuring the neck and abdomen, and then subtracting the neck measurement (in inches) from the abdominal measurement (in inches).

Navy Height Weight | Check FEMALE body fat

The measurement completed by the recruiter IS NOT an official measurement. The only measurement that counts for enlistment is the one that is completed during your visits to the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). Recruiters are strictly prohibited from taking measurements from those of the opposite sex.

Measuring for Body Fat Value

The neck measurement will be taken on bare skin, at the point just below the Adam's Apple and perpendicular to the long axis of the neck. Do not place the tape measure over the Adam's Apple. The person being measured must be looking straight ahead with shoulders down and relaxed. Stand up straight! Ensure the measuring tape is as close to horizontal as anatomically feasible (the tape line in the front of the neck should be at the same height as the tape line in the back of the neck), and make sure you are around the neck and not the shoulder/neck muscles (trapezius) while taking the measurement. Round neck measurement up to the nearest ½ inch and record (for example, round 16¼ inches to 16½ inches).

Abdomen measurements will be taken on bare skin, across the belly button and with the arms down to the sides. Take measurements at the end of a normal, relaxed exhalation. And as with the neck, ensure the person being measured is standing up straight and the tape is horizontal! Round abdominal measurement down to nearest ½ inch and record (For example, round 34¾ inches to 34½ inches).

Male Body Fat Percentage Estimation Chart

To use the men's table below, first locate the column which matches the height (rounded up to nearest half inch) and the appropriate row in the table which matches the circumference value from the resulting neck and abdomen measurements (abdomen - neck = circumference value). Round the circumference value down to nearest half inch.

Then follow applicable column down and row across until they intersect; this number represents the estimated percent of body fat.

For circumference values less than the value in table, body fat percentage is less than or equal to smallest body fat percentage in the column. For circumference values greater than value in table, body fat percentage is greater than or equal to largest body fat percentage in the column.

Navy male body fat estimation chart for 60 to 64.5 inches in height.
Circ
Value
Height (inches)
6060.56161.56262.56363.56464.5
13<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9
13.59999<9<9<9<9<9<9
1411111010101099<9<9
14.512121211111111101010
1513131313121212121111
15.515141414141313131312
1616161515151514141414
16.517171616161615151515
1718181817171717161616
17.519191918181818171717
1820202019191919181818
18.521212120202020191919
1922222221212121202020
19.523232322222222212121
2024242423232323222222
20.525252524242424232323
21>25>252525252524242424
21.5>25>25>25>25>25>2525252525
22>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>2525
22.5>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25
23>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25
23.5>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25
Navy male body fat estimation chart for 65 to 69.5 inches in height.
Circ
Value
Height (inches)
6565.56666.56767.56868.56969.5
13<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9
13.5<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9
14<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9
14.51099<9<9<9<9<9<9<9
151111101010101099<9
15.512121211111111111010
1613131313121212121211
16.514141414141313131312
1716151515151414141414
17.517161616161615151515
1818181717171716161616
18.519191818181817171717
1920201919191918181818
19.521212020202019191919
2022212121212120202020
20.523222222222121212121
2124232323232222222221
21.524242424232323232322
2225252525242424242323
22.5>25>25>2525252525242424
23>25>25>25>25>25>25>25252525
23.5>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25
Navy male body fat estimation chart for 70 to 74.5 inches in height.
Circ
Value
Height (inches)
7070.57171.57272.57373.57474.5
14.5<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9
159<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9
15.51010999<9<9<9<9<9
16111111101010101099
16.512121212111111111110
1713131313131212121211
17.514141414141313131313
1815151515151414141414
18.517161616161515151515
1918171717171616161616
19.518181818181717171717
2019191919191818181818
20.520202020191919191918
2121212121202020202019
21.522222221212121212020
2223232322222222222121
22.524242323232323222222
2325242424242423232323
23.525252525252424242424
24>25>25>25>25252525252524
24.5>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>252525
25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25
25.5>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25
26>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25
26.5>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25
Navy male body fat estimation chart for 75 to 79.5 inches in height.
Circ
Value
Height (inches)
7575.57676.57777.57878.57979.5
14.5<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9
15<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9
15.5<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9
16<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9<9
16.51010101099<9<9<9<9
171111111110101010109
17.512121212121111111111
1813131313131212121212
18.514141414141313131313
1915151515151414141414
19.516161616161515151515
2017171717171616161616
20.518181818171717171716
2119191919181818181817
21.520202019191919191818
2221212020202020201919
22.522222121212121202020
2323222222222221212121
23.523232323232222222222
2424242424232323232322
24.525252524242424242323
25>25252525252524242424
25.5>25>25>25>25>252525252525
26>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>2525
26.5>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25>25

Note: Use a tape measure made of non-stretchable material, preferably fiberglass. Do not use cloth or steel tape measures. The preferred tape is one that is self-retracting, with locking capability, which can accurately measure circumference in both 1/16" inch and millimeter increments. The tape measure width should be ¼ inch – 3/8 inch and calibrated (for example, compared with a yardstick or metal ruler). This is done by aligning the tape measure with the quarter inch markings on the ruler.

Information for this page has been gathered from "Guide 4, The Body Composition Assessment" booklet provided by the United States Navy for the Physical Readiness Program. The Navy method of gaining body fat percentages are subject to change without notice. Check with your local Navy Recruiter.

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