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Split: Body Fat Discussion

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by bucknut11, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. bucknut11

    bucknut11 Defense still wins Championships

    2% is wrong. The general rule is that anything under 5% is unhealthy. My All-American cross country friends are barely a shade under 5% (4.7 or so) and they run 80+ miles per week. No way he's got half as much fat as they do.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2004
  2. KevinBuck

    KevinBuck Gave up the ghost

    2% is completely possible--didn't Marlon Kerner have 0.5% body fat?
  3. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    Wasnt Eddie down around 2% in his prime??
  4. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    2% is the low end of where you want to be... below that... and you may not have enough fat to literally cushion your organs, regulate your body temerature and store energy.

    Kerner may ahe tested once at .5... but i would doubt the accuracy (More precsion) of the test.. and its not something you'd want to maintain.

    Even 6% is still pretty damn low.
  5. Alan

    Alan Banned

    wonder what the average % is for this site? i can guarantee you i am in double digits....
  6. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    If I had to guess...

    I'd say I'm somewhere between.... oh lets say 2% on the low end and.... 32% on the high end... somewhere in there.... :wink2:
  7. Alan

    Alan Banned

    is that 2% in your cankles and 32% at the waist... :wink:
  8. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Dude- I'm not the new head coach of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. :biggrin:
  9. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Excellent. Baron von Majerus.
  10. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    [voice heard from AKAK's PC echoing through the INternet]


  11. The KSB

    The KSB 4-4-11/11-5-11

    I've found that the best way to keep bodyfat concerns to a minimum is to follow the Belushi diet. Train hard and eat little chocolate donuts

  12. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994


    That was a great SNL ad. Right up there with Schmitz Gay, Colon Blow, and Nerf Crotch Rockets.
  13. MistriBuck

    MistriBuck aka MartyrBuck

    i'm not saying whether or not the guy has 2% body fat, and if it is possible or not, but in comparing to your cross country friends, they run, and they run alot, but they don't build muscle the way Wells does, and needless to say building muscle will burn fat faster..........i'd have to think you can only burn so much fat by simply running, at some point to get to the ultra low levels you've got to do some serious weight training
  14. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    I have known of two people that ever measured under 5% ... the one was a distance runner... and it actually caused big problems... I'm not a doctor and didn't sleep at the Holiday Inn Express... but the body gets fuel from three places.. 1) the food in your stomach 2) fat and 3) muscle.. once you burn thru food and fat the only thing left is muscle... deductive reasoning will tell you that if the athlete (who burns at a much higher rate than average) has too low body fat, his body must start into muscle to get the fuel it needs... and obviously performance starts to suffer greatly... so if anyone were to be at 2%, that better be where they are AFTER a workout... because if it's BEFORE the workout or sporting event, forget about the 4th quarter...

    I avoid this problem by keeping my body fat around 30..:wink2:

    PS From what I understand, the only true way to get a correct reading is in a water tank.. not the calipers most gyms use...

    Folanator probably knows this topic in spades... and can correct me where I'm wrong... BrutusBase too...
  15. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    I hear that low body fat is bad for you, so I keep it up by drinking plenty of beer. :biggrin:

    Keep in mind that I conducted this study myself. :wink2:

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