Just wondering what kind of body fat percentage most people are looking to achieve in order to get visible abs. I did a caliper measurement of skinfolds in order to calculate my body fat percentage just a couple hours ago. The final result was 5% body fat.My abs kind of show, although they're not by any means cut. I'm guessing it's just the way my body stores fat. My second highest measurement (after thigh) was abdominal at 13.4 mm skinfold (right beside the belly button).Also, I never would have thought that my body fat percentage was that low. I thought it would likely be under 10%, but not as low as 5%. I've done some reading and apparently I'm right at the minimum bracket for a healthy male body fat%. It's not like a don't eat much, I usually eat a very well balanced diet and I consume more than the average number of calories in a day (although haven't measured exactly how much on average for awhile). The strange part is that I haven't been doing as much distance running and swimming as I would during other parts of the year, although I have been doing a lot of sprinting and strength training.
Usual body fat % for visible abs
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I dont think theres to much of a standard. It all depends on the individuals body type
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I don't think there is really a standard body fat percentage for abs to show. I don't think you need to worry about your body fat percentage to much either.
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