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07-24-2003, 01:20 PM
What BF % are you guys who compete typically at?
I'm talking during contest time, what BF% are you at, or strive to be at?
08-01-2003, 12:46 AM
As best I know it
an average athelete is16-20%
figure/fitness is 9-15%
if anyone else has imput that would be great
08-05-2003, 08:44 PM
Well a healthy BF% is between 6% to 12 %BF.
08-06-2003, 04:21 PM
Sorry, above I meant average "person", not athlete. Depending on who you talk with, the percentage often will vary a few degrees.
I also believe someone involved in figure competitons could go as low as 5%. The lowest I have heard of was 3.3% in a marithon runner.
A great reference is this website, scroll down just past 1/2. It gives averages for different sports etc.
here is their fairly
dependable "average "
bodybuilders 5-8% 10-15%
08-31-2003, 04:46 PM
well 8% is whats needed to get that ripped look for contests, but i usually dont go below 7 or past 10 unless im bulking so keep it between them figures to look ripped and stuff
09-04-2003, 08:31 AM
average person 16-20%!!!???! On what planet is this - certainly not here in the US.
09-12-2003, 09:34 PM
spec, you mean people are a lot fatter?
The average person who doesn't work out or lift weights isn't exactly defined.
09-20-2003, 06:18 PM
lol yeah....average people are reallly over 15-20% a good athelete will run around 10-12%........people who compete can go to high 3% to like 5%ish