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    My buddy and I are having an argument on body fat percentage. I am arguing that 7% body fat is shredded as hell with good muscle mass. He is saying anything under 18.5 is underweight and unhealthy. Any credible info to offer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordy Johnson View Post
    My buddy and I are having an argument on body fat percentage. I am arguing that 7% body fat is shredded as hell with good muscle mass. He is saying anything under 18.5 is underweight and unhealthy. Any credible info to offer?
    Anything under 11% is unhealthy in my opinion. But on the other hand I look great at 6%.
    *sigh* life of a bodybuilder I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrobatt View Post
    But on the other hand I look great at 6%.
    That sounds like a full time job brother...
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    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    That sounds like a full time job brother...
    6 % is rather difficult for me. Im personally comfortable aroumd 9 to 14 % .
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    Ditto

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrobatt View Post
    6 % is rather difficult for me. Im personally comfortable aroumd 9 to 14 % .
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    below 18.5% unhealthy? only for women

    your friend must be a fat @ss
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    Ditto
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post
    below 18.5% unhealthy? only for women

    your friend must be a fat @ss
    Women can get down to 14% without being unhealthy. At 13% they are in the essential fat category.
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    Maybe he is referring to 18.5 on the BMI scale being underweight... Regardless, one should not confuse LBM % with BMI because for statistical outliers (most ppl that are of muscular build) the BMI scale is grossly inaccurate
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrobatt View Post

    Women can get down to 14% without being unhealthy. At 13% they are in the essential fat category.

    well the essential bf in men is 2-4%, but that doesnt mean its healthy for most of us to sit in the 5-6% area.

    regardless though, im almost certain that money0351 is right. i think the cdc goes by the under 18.5bmi = unhealthy. not that any of that applies to any of us lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post

    well the essential bf in men is 2-4%, but that doesnt mean its healthy for most of us to sit in the 5-6% area.

    regardless though, im almost certain that money0351 is right. i think the cdc goes by the under 18.5bmi = unhealthy. not that any of that applies to any of us lol
    2 to 5% more like it when it comes to essential fat. Look. 6 to 7 % or about that is considered unhealthy to me. 8 to 15 is where I want to be. Everyone is different though. Only way to tell is get that low. I for example feel very uncomfortable in my own skin at 6%. Its a pain to go to sleep at 6 . But for someone else it could be fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    Time to get back on our secret weapon - 25 mcg will do

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    Buhahaha and cheap . Alas my cut will be expensive . Lean cuts,ostraine,t3,ephedrine alphamine snd vanilean.
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    Dang dude, that's a mean stack!!!!! Youre BOUT TO GET PEELED
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrobatt View Post
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