What is the correct body fat percentage for abs to show?
Your required level of body fat percentage for abs to be revealed changes depending on the size of your abs. On average, men can aim for an ideal body fat of 12% and women to about 20%. In my case, I can even see my abs in 20% body fat – if this is what you’re after, check out the added bonuses (ninja option) that will show you exactly how to build enough mass on your abs so it shows under any and all conditions.
What is a healthy body fat range?
The average body fat for men is around 20% and 28% for women. Women have a higher body fat percentage than men do and so they should.
But what is a good body fat percentage for health reasons? I would say than men needs around 18% and women at around 25% to be considered fit and healthy. Going lower than that has benefits though.
There’s not always a good reason to go as low as you can. For example, supermodels are often between 19-21 percent which is the Ideal Body Fat Percentage for Women, but any lower than that, starts showing too many veins which is more female bodybuilding or fitness modeling – which is a bit too low for most women who wishes to look like a bond girl rather than a guy.
Male bodybuilders are often competing at 8% body fat or lower but are usually chubbier off the show and most athletes and male physique models are around 12% body fat (although some don’t measure correctly and end up thinking they are much less than that).
In any case, you also have to consider it’s not all bad. In fact, 3-4% are considered essential fat required to maintain healthy body functions.
A great weight loss predictor, is how much weight you have to lose in the first place. This is because the more fat you have, the more fat your body can spare for burning.
Body fat percentage chart
This is a general chart that you can use to estimate body fat in relation to your fitness level.
The ideal body fat chart for men and women is found at the start of the table above and can be used as a bwp (body weight planner). Remember, stay away from the occasional bmi calculator and don’t worry about muscle loss (it’s all in the PDFs). We want you to work smart and reduce possible errors.
Just in case you are still wondering about a calorie calculator, please re-visit the link above.
Please note, our program, does not deal with or even mention calories as it’s impossible to compute correctly. It is much better this way and if you need a reminder why calories for weight loss are not the way forward, click here.
I hope this article was useful to you, if you need any more information on how to calculate body fat percentage, please don’t hesitate to ask and I will add it.