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Old 10-29-2010, 07:42 PM
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Default What's The Lowest Amount Of Body Fat, You Can Get To, Whilst Still Being Healthy?

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Old 10-29-2010, 08:46 PM
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Generally speaking depends on your bodytype and genetics. I would say somewhere around 8% is something you can maintain through out the year
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:55 PM
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8-10% for a high level athlete.

But like the above poster said, it depends a lot on your body type.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:31 PM
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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%.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:00 AM
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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!
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:06 AM
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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.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:16 PM
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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.
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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%.

I'd say at 7/8% you're fine and you're still very very cut at that percentage.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:01 PM
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If you're Amir Khan, it is 1 %. But for the rest of humanity anything under 5% you are pushing the absolute limits.
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:16 AM
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I walk around at 7 or 8 easily. fight at 5. not unhealthy in my book.
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