The Reach Your Peak Experience

Episode #100: Your Body-Fat Percentage - What Is Safe & Realistic For Active Individuals?

September 03, 2021 Aleksa the Sports Dietitian Episode 100
The Reach Your Peak Experience
Episode #100: Your Body-Fat Percentage - What Is Safe & Realistic For Active Individuals?
Show Notes

In this episode, I deep dive into body fat percentages for athletes and answer the question: what is a safe and realistic body fat percentage that you should aim for? Many athletes (if not all), want to be leaner and/or super lean - thinking it will help them improve performance, improve health, and also because they simply want to look lean. 

When we think of athletes we think of individuals who are physical specimens and we think of very lean human beings. This is the reality and it translates to practice in the athlet world too as most put in a lot of work to get lean or stay lean. 

Perhaps you yourself also want to get leaner and wonder what a good target would be. 

What is a safe body fat level?

What is an optimal body fat percentage?

Do lean athletes actually perform better?

Today I want to share the answers from the perspective of a Sports Dietitian. 

In today’s podcast, I will cover:

  • What is body fat percentage?
  • The different methods to measure body fat percentage
  • Considerations you NEED to have when it comes to your body-fat percentage
  • What body fat percentage should athletes aim for? (deep dive into the nuances of this topic)

Listen to the full episode to learn the truth and get a deeper understanding of body fat percentages in the athletic space. 

Hope you enjoy!

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