Some Cool Calculators from the US Military
I stumbled across a website that had a bunch of calculators and just had to share it with you guys, dear readers, all 12 of you who are actually reading this blog.
It is www.healthstatus.com and I found it on a Google Search. I didn’t try all the Health Calculators they have but I did try out three of them:
Army Body Fat Calculator (www.healthstatus.com)
I filled in the little blanks and this calculator gave me a figure of 41.85 %. Today, my daily average was 41.38 using electrical impedance method. Not too far off and well within the 1-3% disclaimer on the webpage with the calculator.
Navy Body Fat Calculator (www.healthstatus.com)
This one gave me a figure of 41.37 %. My daily average today was 41.38. Wow!
Marine Body Fat Calculator (www.healthstatus.com)
This one gave me a figure of 41.75 % My daily average today was 41.38. Pretty close!
Curious as to what the formula looked like I did some web searching and found an article at About.com: United States Military Body Fat Standards. Check it out. It is worth a read.
Here (brace yourself friends and neighbors) is the formula:
% body fat = 86.010 x log10(abdomen – neck) – 70.041 x log10(height) + 36.76.
% body fat = 163.205 x log10(waist + hip – neck) – 97.684 x log10(height) – 78.387.
I also found another set of calculators over at http://www.bizcalcs.com/#HealthCalculator Check them out as well!
See ya on the dance floor!
Posted on Tue, Dec 13, 2011, in Misc and tagged Adipose tissue, army, Body fat percentage, Body weight, Calculator, marines, military body fat standards, military fitness standards, Muscle, navy, US Military Fitness, usmc. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
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