Body Fat 38.6%
38.6% Body Fat men - Obese
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.
38.6% Body Fat women - Obese
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.
38.6% Body Fat Men
Body weight consists of muscle, bone, fluids and fat.
Excess body fat places a load on the body and can be a health risk for men, depending on the percentage of body fat.
Men tend to gain body fat in the belly region, and this places them at a higher risk for heart disease.
Knowing what is the normal fat percentage and staying within that range will promote overall health and lower the risk of disease.
As men get heavier and heavier gaining more fat, most of the fat is funneled right in the stomach.
The 38.6% level is characterized by more significant protrusion of stomach fat over the waist. This is the beer gut kind of look.
Waist circumferences can be 40+ inches for a man with 35% body fat.
38.6% Body Fat Women
To know our body fat percentage, as well as the minimum essential fat percentage can be useful if we are trying to lose weight.
Since our goal is usually losing fat, monitoring our body fat percentage shows us how successful we are.
If most our weight loss efforts are through increased exercise, just checking our weight might not be useful. We might actually gain weight, as muscles are heavier than fat.
When having a 38.6 percentage of body fat, the hips become even wider and the face and neck will appear rounder and more full.
Hip circumference can start approaching 40+ inches and waist circumference of 32+ inches.
Some belly fat may start protruding over the waist as well.
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: