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Lean Body Mass Calculator

How much of my weight is lean mass and how much is fat?

Get an estimate of your body's lean mass by entering your height and weight. This calculator uses the James formula which applies to adults and children of all ages. Your lean body mass is the sum of all your nonfat parts including muscle, tissue, organs, blood, and water. Don't confuse lean body mass with ideal weight - essential fat is 10% for women and 2% for men, and acceptable fat is up to 31% for women and 25% for men.

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Lauren   BMI - 2/14/2014 1:50:00 PM

Mary   I agree that this calc is way off. I am 5'6", 207lb. I agree that I am overweight, but it says that I have more body fat and less lean mass than I actually do due to my weight. It says that I have 120lb of lean mass when in actuality I have about 140+lb of lean mass due to a history of weight lifting, high bone mass and just plain genes. I have almost as much bone mass as my husband and I am 33. But it was fun seeing how I would be if I had the average body type for my weight... - 1/13/2014 2:04:21 AM

mi cuerpo   Y - 1/9/2014 1:49:55 PM

dE   Most rubbish immature calculator I've seen. - 12/13/2013 10:35:05 PM

ALDINE C. LOPEZ   Hi, Im from the philippines. Im 30, and i started working out last April to July, I stopped and usually go to the gym once a week since 3rd week of October up to now. Im 5'7 in height and is 72.5 kg or 160 pounds. Am i obese? How many pounds do i need to loose as to be normal or healthy. My muscles are developed already from being fat. But i wanted to me more muscular and fit. My problem is my stomach fats... Do ineed to take protein like lean mass 2000 of twinlab. Is it safe to take or not,although im working out. I wish I could have your answer ....... regards... - 12/9/2013 2:33:22 AM

Fae   How off can readings be when one is PMSing during their cycle ? My weigh challenge always falls the week of the above stated things, and I wonder how much it would throw my numbers off? - 11/18/2013 11:23:20 PM

hey   Lol I weigh 88lbs and im 4'9 and I have 80% muscle mass and 20% fat i have a 6pack to ohhh yeah and im a girl lol i have alot of muscle - 10/27/2013 6:23:27 PM

joven vanilllaballs   wwait one second, i want big muscle, help me plzz, i want to be like sexy body boy, - 10/22/2013 11:20:25 AM

Jon   This calculator doesn't apply to everyone just as most BMI calculators don't either. I am 5' 7" and weigh 170 but I only have 8% bf using a caliper test. These calculators definitely don't apply to people who body-build or lift to gain lean muscle mass. - 8/6/2013 7:42:18 PM

reece   Im 18 years old and im 5 '4 and I weigh 159 lbs I was born 6' 11 I've always had a big frame and quite big anyway im always working out 4 to 5 times per week I just want to be about 16st and really ripped - 7/20/2013 7:03:10 AM

Mike   I'm 19 years old, 6'2, and weigh 275lbs. I know I'm overweight, but less than 2 years ago I dieted down to 220lbs. I have a heavy set build anyway, and never work out. But even if I put in 220lbs on the calculator, it says I'm overweight, but when I was 220lbs, I had a flat stomach. :S - 5/24/2013 3:01:44 AM

Jeff in Holland   This calculator is an ESTIMATE, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this does not apply to all and every situation. - 6/26/2012 10:04:17 AM

Jeff   BMI is not accurate at all unless you are carrying basically no muscle mass. Anyone who works out and tips the balance to more muscle and less fat appears to be overweight or obese. Better to look at your body fat percentage alone as a guide toward fitness if you are packing any muscle at all. - 4/17/2012 3:49:40 PM

Helbo Hansen   Male, Weight 240 kg, Height 180 cm: Lean mass 36 kg must be wrong Use the formula proposed by S Janmahasatian. Clin Pharmacokinet 2005:44:1051-1065 and the lean mass will be 98 kg, wich is more correct - 6/29/2011 1:03:36 AM

Eric   I'm 5'9'' and male , when I weighed 200lbs people said I looked my best, and according to this ... My Lean Mass is 159lb. If i wanted to exercise and build muscle to be an ideal 3% bodyfat, I would basically look anerexic. My body's frame is to big to be at a 162lbs "(this is with 3% body fat) even with 20lbs of lean muscle I would still look like a walking stick. - 1/9/2011 3:26:03 PM

digler   BMI based, useless unless you happen to be almost exactly the median body type of the sample used to develop the BMI - 3/16/2010 2:35:36 AM

Mark   This is retarded.... this doesn't take into account body fat % so cannot be accurate.... *sigh* - 1/24/2010 7:12:40 AM

Wally   I am 248 lbs. @ 5' 11". I have a 56" chest, 32" waist, 21" arms and 28" quads. My bodyfat was at 7% (caliper pinch test). How can I ahve 86 lbs. of fat? - 1/6/2010 2:57:22 PM


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Lean MassThe portion of your weight that is lean (not fat).

Fat MassThe portion of your weight that is fat.

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