View Full Version : What's The Lowest Amount Of Body Fat, You Can Get To, Whilst Still Being Healthy?


Perfect Plex
10-29-2010, 07:42 PM
Anyone know?

Thanks.

BrooklynBomber
10-29-2010, 08:46 PM
Generally speaking depends on your bodytype and genetics. I would say somewhere around 8% is something you can maintain through out the year

Jack3d
10-29-2010, 09:55 PM
8-10% for a high level athlete.

But like the above poster said, it depends a lot on your body type.

GymRat
10-29-2010, 10:31 PM
Depends on your body type. It's also debated. Timothy Bradley has 3% body fat. Bruce Lee had even less. It's very unhealthy to have under 5-6%.

stocks01
10-30-2010, 08:00 AM
Gym rat is spot on!! for some one who is looking to box and training 4+ days a weeks you should carry 6-7% and depending on your figure and how fatigued you get you could drop to 3% for a fight!

SBleeder
10-30-2010, 10:06 AM
Gym rat is spot on!! for some one who is looking to box and training 4+ days a weeks you should carry 6-7% and depending on your figure and how fatigued you get you could drop to 3% for a fight!

Those numbers are artificially low, and I'm willing to bet that people who think they're 6-7% bodyfat would would find out they're quite a bit higher if they were tested hydrostatically.

BrooklynBomber
10-30-2010, 07:16 PM
I gotta say anything under 7% is likely chemically infused(besides an extremely streineous diet and training that is more likely to put you in a grave then make you strong and healthy) and 5-6% is what a 90s bodybuilder looked like.
As for bruce lee, I just dont believe he had a bfp that low, he was very defined not so much that he was lean, but by how little underskin water he held.

Othello
11-01-2010, 08:01 PM
Those numbers are artificially low, and I'm willing to bet that people who think they're 6-7% bodyfat would would find out they're quite a bit higher if they were tested hydrostatically.
Exactly.

Tim Bradley doesn't have 3% bf, and neither did Bruce Lee. Professional bodybuilders at the Olympia are (or were) around 3%, and they're completely drained and very weak at that moment. They're only like that for a very short time. I mean look at the late Andreas Munzer, this is 3%.
http://give-me-a-break.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/andreas-munzer-a-sick-puppy.jpeg
I'd say at 7/8% you're fine and you're still very very cut at that percentage.

TheTruthIs
11-01-2010, 11:01 PM
If you're Amir Khan, it is 1 %. But for the rest of humanity anything under 5% you are pushing the absolute limits.

them_apples
11-02-2010, 01:16 AM
I walk around at 7 or 8 easily. fight at 5. not unhealthy in my book.

rockymarciano1
11-06-2010, 06:28 AM
When khan fought Gomez he had 1.5% body fat. I hear that low body fat will give you less energy and effect your punch resistance.

BrooklynBomber
11-07-2010, 10:48 AM
When khan fought Gomez he had 1.5% body fat. I hear that low body fat will give you less energy and effect your punch resistance.

Thats bull. No one goes down to that low bodyfat. Especially not boxers.

TheTruthIs
11-07-2010, 11:22 AM
lol khan did say that. but obv he says a lot of retarded things and 1% bodyfat = bedridden. it was a running joke for quite a while...until he decided to start photographing and sending pics of his weener. haha

Squirrel
11-07-2010, 12:42 PM
Amir Khan never had anything remotely clsoe to 1.5% BF. It was absolute bull; eitehr he willingly lied on record or he hasn't a ****ing clue and regurgitates garbage people tell him to.

El_Forklift
11-07-2010, 01:11 PM
Id say 10% is healthy but I believe the books have 8% as the limit