Amir Khans Body Fat ?.

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  1. YAPUREHEAVYDAFT Orange Belt

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    Im just starting watching the fight and Amir is beign interviewed and says his body fat has went from around 16% in his first pro fight too just 1.5% now.
    I can see hes a totaly difrent physical speciemen from then and is as ripped as ive seen a fighter but is it possible to have such little BF without it effecting you in a fight?.
    As far as i heard if your BF is that low your likely to die as you need some fat on your body just to live.
    Ive heard fighters say there BF is around 5% which would seem about right but anything lower than 3% im sure would have a negitive effect on your body or am i totally wrong in thinking this?.
     
  2. Infinitycombo Blue Belt

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    shit for a second i thought BF = boyfriend

    lol
     
  3. YAPUREHEAVYDAFT Orange Belt

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    LOL hes making Gomez his bitch just now.
    Think i better change that.
     
  4. mw192 White Belt

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    I doubt he'd be that percentage when hes actually fighting as he will of put waterweight back on overnight. 1.5% is roughly what bodybuilders bf% is at competitions.

    Hes also put on alot of muscle on his frame, i think he said 12lbs in the interview.

    looks impresive, just needs to sort out his clinching for the next fight
     
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    i'm not buying the 1.5% bf claim. i think that is over exaggerated or he was just told wrong.

    to me he looked more lean than anything compared to his last fight.
     
  6. Chute Stomp Brown Belt

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    Yeah I heard that and laughed. Pro bodybuilders don't even get down that low. At the lowest he was about 7%, at the weigh-in that is.
     
  7. MMAmouse Brown Belt

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    I'm pretty sure Ben Wallace had a body fat percentage that low. It's definitely possible.
     
  8. dengar Orange Belt

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    No he didn't and no it's not.

    Gilbert Arenas also said he had like 3% body fat in an interview a few years ago.

    A lot of these guys really have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to body fat numbers.
     
  9. King Ghidorah Brown Belt

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    1.5% is bullshit even 3% is pushing it. I read that the human body retains 5% body fat.

    John Berardi is pretty lean and he is at 8%
     
  10. YAPUREHEAVYDAFT Orange Belt

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    Yeah id heard anything lower than 3% could lead to your body shuting down.
    Ive never heard of anyone with 1.5% body fat.
    I rember watching a documentry on this body builder and they made a big point out of the fact his BF was about 3% which they said is pretty much unheard of even amongst body builders Olympic athletes etc.
    I rember them saying that anything less could mean death as your body just needs that fat to live off.The body builder also said it left him so drained that he found it hard to just walk which if thats the case i doubt you could be ready for twelve rounds were anything can happen.
     
  11. YAPUREHEAVYDAFT Orange Belt

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    Body fat and water retention arent the same thing.You can sweat out a lot of weight in a few hours training and put it back on as fast as you can drink.
    You cant burn a few pounds of fat in a few hours and again you cant put much on in a short time.
    I guess he was either informed wrong or is trying to get some physcological edge either way from what i heard i just didnt think that 1.5% body fat would be possible or an advantage for a fighter.
    Risking organ failure crippling fatigue etc doesnt sound right for someone trying to win what could be a twelve round fight IMO.
     
  12. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    corpses have 1.5% body fat
     
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    Bodybuilding.com - David Robson - Calipers: Are They Effective For Measuring Body-fat?

    Even when pro body builders get to like 5% or so they don't sustain that level for very long. Basically long enough to compete and then they rehydrate etc.
     
  14. thatsmydin Blue Belt

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    What kind of a post is this TS? Whats next, how bigs his kak.
     
  15. pr0ne2gr8tness Orange Belt

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    amir is always coming out with how great he is physically.. maybe this is a sign of his insecurity..1.5% makes me laugh.. he's no way close to being below 6% ..
     
  16. pr0ne2gr8tness Orange Belt

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    read the post and replies first :mad:
     
  17. Cracky Fanny Pack

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    not healthy.. but anything is possible.
     
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    Wow. This thread sucks.
     
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    i think 8-12+% is ideal for fighters.
     
  20. codysweet02 Brown Belt

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    I could be wrong but i think i read that anything under 8% is not healthy and that having too low body fat will reduce the ammount of testosterone your body produces. Can anyone confirm this?
     

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