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Old 07-15-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
Brendan McNamar
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Re: Suggested body weight & body fat %

At 5'3" you will probably be looking at a body weight of 130 to 140 @ 18% body fat.

18% looks damn good but is not quite 6 pack abs on most women.

These are very general guild lines. If you happen to be very thin boned or very thick boned it could be somewhat higher or lower.

The formula is:
current weight - (current weight * current body fat %) = lean body mass

then

lean body mass + (lean body mass x .18) = health target weight

Remember the only really accurate body fat test are when they weight you on land and then in water (I think that is how the test is done) everything else will be generally close but not exact.
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