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    Average Girl Bf %

    aye guys i have a question
    this girl im dating is always freaking out about herself being fat and having a high bf percentage, i know nothing about a girls bf% and what the average is, but she went on some website and did all her measurements and it told her that she had a bf % of 30, and so shes all freakin out to me sayin shes fat and blah blah blah, my bf is about 10-11%, and i consider that kind of average, i know what range most guys bf is by looking at them, but i never really considered it for girls, since i guess they have considerably less amount of muscle than men, shes by no means fat, shes 5'2 110 pounds, and she runs 5 miles every day, so was just curious if someone could throw out an average for women, thx, any help is much appreciated

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    anything less than 20% is considered above average...less than 17 is athletic, less than 15% is shredded and less than 11% is Bodybuilder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spitzor
    aye guys i have a question
    this girl im dating is always freaking out about herself being fat and having a high bf percentage, i know nothing about a girls bf% and what the average is, but she went on some website and did all her measurements and it told her that she had a bf % of 30, and so shes all freakin out to me sayin shes fat and blah blah blah, my bf is about 10-11%, and i consider that kind of average, i know what range most guys bf is by looking at them, but i never really considered it for girls, since i guess they have considerably less amount of muscle than men, shes by no means fat, shes 5'2 110 pounds, and she runs 5 miles every day, so was just curious if someone could throw out an average for women, thx, any help is much appreciated

    my mom just had hers checked at a doctors office with electrodes and he told her the average is 18-25%.

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    to find 60%-70% of a girls max heart rate, do u use the same formula, 220-age then 60% of that number?

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    i dont think it differs for girls...but i could be wrong

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    hollywood your right no difference in the formula for men or women

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4U2NV
    hollywood your right no difference in the formula for men or women
    it doesnt differ?? A female @ 11% is contest ready. A man a 11% is no where near contest ready? If it is the same why such the drastic difference for those who step on stage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abstrack
    it doesnt differ?? A female @ 11% is contest ready. A man a 11% is no where near contest ready? If it is the same why such the drastic difference for those who step on stage?
    No man you misunderstood i was talking about the mhr equation. I wasn't talking about body fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4U2NV
    No man you misunderstood i was talking about the mhr equation. I wasn't talking about body fat.
    My bad. I totally did

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    no problem bro just didn't want you to think i was a dumbace

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4U2NV
    no problem bro just didn't want you to think i was a dumbace
    i was the tool for not reading things through

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    mom got hers down 11 site test one of the most accurate around got 17%. Not bad for a 47yr old. She still got abs too.

    -SHRED

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    18%-25% is the recommended range for females. . .
    30% is probably average because 60% of the population is overweight. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypertrophy
    30% is probably average because 60% of the population is overweight. . .
    So true!!

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    11-14% = Extreme lean
    15-20% = Athlete
    25%-30% = Average
    30%+ = Overweight

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