Quote from Gremlina
Well you can either lose those 5 lbs. or you can get taped in. Then depending on your body type and age also you could still pass. You are allowed a certain percentage of body fat:
Age 17-20 - 30%
Age 21-27 - 32%
Age 28-39 - 34%
Age 40+ - 36%
36% for a 40 year old, 30% for a 17 year old?
That is over the recommended amount for women, (22% according to the link below). Wow, I think the OP can definately relax then.
FWIW, I am forty and just used the below calculator, mine comes to a lowly 14% but, I am not below the minimum weight requirement so I think it is scewed. When I calculate my body fat by the height,weight and age meathod it comes to about 16%. So, I think the tape meathod is better if you are at the higher end of the weight than the lower.
Body fat calculator
When I used this bf calc http://www.healthcentral.com/cholest...-2774-143.html
my number went to 23% However, this is the method I saw them using at Meps for other people, EXCEPT the one below does not factor your height in, like they do at Meps.
Good luck OP!