Bodyfat % ??

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    Bodyfat % ??


    Please can some one tell me, is it possible for some one to have 1% bodyfat or even 2%? Im just curious, also when the professionals compete what %BF are they usually before comp??

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    I think serious illness or death would accompany 1% BF.
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    just cos there was a few buttheads in the gym arguing, 1 was saying he is 1.75% and the other was saying he was 2%, and that he knows cos he used his calipers at home and tested himself...
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    For extreme bodyfat measurements, it is better to talk about absolute fat weight instead of BF percentage.

    For example,

    - a 250lbs bber @ 3% BF would be carrying 7.5lbs of fat mass

    While,

    - a 160lbs bber @ 3% BF would be carrying 4.8lbs of fat mass


    The former is obviously more realistic than the latter.
    I believe there are some areas/organs of the body that have to contain some fat mass - 4.8lbs is just too low, whereas 7.5lbs is more or less realistic.
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    Yes, like Ripped said. There is a certain amount of essential fat. Your organs require a certain amunt of fat in and around them. As Jake mentioned, there would be some serious health issues at that %.
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    Originally posted by scotty2
    Yes, like Ripped said. There is a certain amount of essential fat. Your organs require a certain amunt of fat in and around them. As Jake mentioned, there would be some serious health issues at that %.

    With one of those being death...
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