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Journeyman
08-24-2005, 01:51 AM
Im thinking about purchasing one of those bodyfat percentage scales..What is an ideal body fat percentage for a welterweight, or any weight class for that matter? And what does body fat percentage really mean in the end? Thanks, ahead of time.

Sweat
08-24-2005, 02:09 AM
hhahah the last time i checked, my body fat was like 6 percent.

PunchDrunk
08-24-2005, 03:58 AM
hhahah the last time i checked, my body fat was like 6 percent.

Not in that picture, it isn't. That is over 10%.

To answer the topic question, most scales that measure bodyfat are very inaccurate (maybe that is panicpunch's problem?).

The easy answer to the second question is, as low as possible. However, it all depends on your bodytype, and you as an individual. I'd say as low as you're still strong, and generally comfortable. For most people, getting below 10 can be pretty hard. Below 5-6, I wouldn't recommend. Most people can't even get that low anyway, even if they think they're that low. Again Panicpunch is a good example.

EXIGE
08-24-2005, 11:49 AM
Not in that picture, it isn't. That is over 10%.

To answer the topic question, most scales that measure bodyfat are very inaccurate (maybe that is panicpunch's problem?).

The easy answer to the second question is, as low as possible. However, it all depends on your bodytype, and you as an individual. I'd say as low as you're still strong, and generally comfortable. For most people, getting below 10 can be pretty hard. Below 5-6, I wouldn't recommend. Most people can't even get that low anyway, even if they think they're that low. Again Panicpunch is a good example.
Why do you believe he is not that body fat percentage?

PunchDrunk
08-24-2005, 12:41 PM
Why do you believe he is not that body fat percentage?

I'm judging it by his picture. 6% is VERY low, and his arm is no where near that cut. Furthermore, he's not that muscular, so that just makes his fat% that much higher.

Mozoot
08-24-2005, 02:37 PM
haha, that **** is funny

Chiro/Physio
08-24-2005, 02:46 PM
Ditto: Punchdrunk, tis all true.

r_snowrider
08-25-2005, 10:29 PM
This is my first post. Right before the 2004 National Golden Gloves I was 3.9%. But that was too damn low. I didn't feel all that well. Need a little more fat to burn. 6-10% feels good. It's hard sometimes to mix your training with nutrition. Sometimes they are off balance and your either too high or too low. And on top of that you have to make weight, and I like to be 165 even.

- Evil -
08-26-2005, 07:27 AM
Im thinking about purchasing one of those bodyfat percentage scales..What is an ideal body fat percentage for a welterweight, or any weight class for that matter? And what does body fat percentage really mean in the end? Thanks, ahead of time.

Bodyfat scales are worthless unless you buy the one that can take into consideration muscle mass. the majority of them just take your height and weight then just throw a % out at you, if your carrying a good amount of muscle dont get one.

ophqui
08-26-2005, 08:35 AM
As a general rule anywhere in the low teens to high single figures is ok, but ur better off getting the measurements done professionally in a bodystat test that tells u levels of lean muscle, fat, water etc in ur overall mass.

spinksjinx
08-26-2005, 09:16 AM
Last time I had mine checked it 3.3%

All of the scales you can purchase in stores are bogus they will give you a good estimate overtime but so wont the online calculators. The only true way is to be tested in the water....Save your money.

Journeyman
08-26-2005, 05:55 PM
good looking to all the replies.