Body Composition Norms

(Percent Body Fat)

Female: Age
% B-Fat 20 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 +
Very Low 14.5 - 18.9 15.5 - 19.9 18.5 - 23.4 21.6 - 26.5 21.1 - 27.4
Low 19.0 - 22.0 20.0 - 23.0 23.5 - 26.3 26.6 - 30.0 27.5 - 30.8
Moderate 22.1 - 25.3 23.1 - 26.9 26.4 - 30.0 30.1 - 33.4 30.9 - 34.2
High 25.4 - 32.0 27.0 - 32.7 30.1 - 34.9 33.5 - 37.8 34.3 - 39.2
Very High 32.1 + 32.8 + 35.0 + 37.9 + 39.3 +
Male: Age
% B-Fat 20 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 +
Very Low 7.1 - 11.7 11.3 - 15.8 13.6 - 18.0 15.3 - 19.7 15.3 - 20.2
Low 11.8 - 15.8 15.9 - 18.9 18.1 - 21.0 19.8 - 22.6 20.3 - 23.4
Moderate 15.9 - 19.4 19.0 - 22.2 21.1 - 24.0 22.7 - 25.6 23.5 - 26.6
High 19.5 - 25.8 22.3 - 27.2 24.1 - 28.8 25.7 - 30.2 26.7 - 31.1
Very High 25.9 + 27.3 + 28.9 + 30.3 + 31.2 +

Source: ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription