hey guys, i am about to start my cutting cycle, and i am at around 17% body fat right now. I heard that anything above 18% is considered unhealthy, but i've also heard up to 25% for men is acceptable. what do you guys think is the highest body fat percentage guys should get up to? also what should be my goal for body fat? i was thinking around 10-12, like does anyone know what they average body fat percentage is for most bodybuilders?
Thread: healthy body fat percentage?
12-19-2010, 09:43 AM #1
healthy body fat percentage?
12-19-2010, 10:32 AM #2
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You should achieve whatever BF% is most comfortable for you and your desired look. Only you can decide that.
Posted the below in another thread:
Via Tom Venuto (pretty accurate - IMHO):
Competition Shape ("ripped"): 3-6%
Very Lean (excellent): < 9%
Lean (good): 10-14%
Satisfactory (fair): 15-19%
Improvement needed (poor): 20-25%
Major improvement needed (Very poor): 26-30%+"I am strong because I've been weak. I am fearless because I've been afraid. I am wise because I've been foolish. I am confident because I've been uncertain. I have learned and will continue to learn. Be proud. Just never be satisfied. No stop. No quit. EVER." -MG
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12-19-2010, 10:46 AM #3
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