Body Fat 26.1%
Obese- 26.1% Body Fat men
Men are prone to storing fat around the abdomen area. Men who gain fat in the abdomen region are at a greater risk for developing serious health problems than men who gain fat in other areas of the body.
Average- 26.1% Body Fat women
Women are prone to storing fat around the buttocks and thighs (pear-shaped). Too little body fat can lead to problems with reproduction and too much fat increases the risk of many diseases.
26.1% Body Fat Men
Body fat percentage is the percentage of fat in our body.
A small percentage of fat is essential for our body to function. We need a certain minimal amount of fat to insulate our tissues and organs and to regulate our body temperature.
Fat is also the way our body stores energy. The necessary amount of fat is called essential fat and the minimum percentage for survival is 3 to 5 percents in men.
With a body fat percentage of 26.1, there is little to no separation of muscles, no vascularity, or muscle striations, waist begins to increase quite substantially with a waist to hip ratio as high as 0.9 (waist circumference/hip circumference).
Over 25% body fat for a man is considered obese, and over a 40 inch waist is considered abdominal obesity.
26.1% Body Fat Women
Body fat plays a significant role in reproduction. Sex hormones are fat soluble and they are stored in the body’s fat layers. Women that have a low body fat produce a reduced amount of estrogen which can lead to an abnormal menstrual cycle, Amenorrhea, or the lack of a menstrual cycle.
A body fat percentage of 26.1 is on the low end of what’s average for most women and is characterized by a shape that is neither too slim, nor overweight.
Curves in the hips are usually more apparent along with more fat in the buttocks and thighs.
Calculate your body fat percentage
Percent body fat is the percentage of fat your body contains.
Exact body fat percentage cannot be precisely determined, but multiple methods are used to estimate it. You can use our body fat calculator to estimate your body fat percentage: