Charts and Baselines

It's important to see where you currently stand and how you need to move forward. Using the charts, tools, and equations below will help you determine your current status and help you determine your goals.

Click on the buttons below.

From the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

These two body fat percentage charts are comprehensive depending on age group.

body fat percentage chart
body fat percentage chart for men acsm

From the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

A simplified overview without taking in age factor.

body fat percentage chart and graph for men and women
 
Resting Energy Expenditure (Ree)

More commonly known as Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR).

The management of body weight is dependent on energy balance, intake and expenditure.

To reduce body weight, energy expenditure must exceed energy intake, referred to as negative energy balance.

There are several factors that influence REE. Such as a person's genes, body composition, lean body mass such as skeletal muscle has a major influence on REE. Other factors include the brain, the liver, age, gender, and ethnicity.

Below are equations to estimate your Resting Energy Expenditure. 

Harris-Benedict   (for adults)

Women     |     665 + [ 9.6 x (weight in pounds x 0.453592) ] + [ 1.8 x (height in inches x 2.54) ] - [ 4.7 x (age in years) ]

Men      |     66.47 + [ 13.75 x (weight in pounds x 0.453592) ] + [ 5 x (height in inches x 2.54) ] - [ 6.8 x (age in years) ]

Mifflin-St. Jeor   (for obese adults)

Women     |     [ 10 x (weight in pounds x 0.453592) ] + [ 6.3 x (height in inches x 2.54) ] - [ 5 x (age in years) ] - 161

Men      |     [ 10 x (weight in pounds x 0.453592) ] + [ 6.3 x (height in inches x 2.54) ] - [ 5 x (age in years) ] + 5