Body Fat 0.4%
0.4% Body Fat men - Essential fat
Men who have normal body fat have a more efficient metabolism and therefore can maintain their body weight easier than men who have too much body fat. The six-pack stomach appeals to others and provides a confidence booster.
0.4% Body Fat women - Essential fat
If your low body fat percentage results from eating disorders, you might experience the risks that accompany those conditions as well. Low body fat levels can lead to bone loss, chronic fatigue and infections.
0.4% Body Fat Men
Body fat percentage is the percentage of fat in our body.
A small percentage of fat is essential for our body to function. We need a certain minimal amount of fat to insulate our tissues and organs and to regulate our body temperature.
Fat is also the way our body stores energy. The necessary amount of fat is called essential fat and the minimum percentage for survival is 3 to 5 percents in men.
A body fat percentage of 0.4 is characterized by extreme vascularity, so that veins are visible over just about every muscle in the body. There is clear separation between muscles, and striations visible on almost every muscle.
The buttocks even has striations, some vascularity, with little fat. If your buttocks doesn’t have any body fat, you’ve got very low body fat!
Some bodybuilders can drop as low as 3 or 4% body fat when preparing for bodybuilding competitions.
Essential fat for a man is around 2%, which is the basic amount of fat a man needs for the body to function.
0.4% Body Fat Women
Body fat plays a significant role in reproduction. Sex hormones are fat soluble and they are stored in the body’s fat layers. Women that have a low body fat produce a reduced amount of estrogen which can lead to an abnormal menstrual cycle, Amenorrhea, or the lack of a menstrual cycle.
A body fat percentage of 0.4 in a woman is an extremely low body fat level typically attained by female bodybuilders.
Essential fat for women is round 8-10% compared to 2% for men. Why the difference? Women have more fat in breast tissue and the area surrounding the uterus.
This level of body fat is not considered safe, or healthy for women who will be unable to menstruate.
Striations of muscle, separation between muscles, clear vascularity are all noticeable at this level.
Calculate your body fat percentage
Percent body fat is the percentage of fat your body contains.
Exact body fat percentage cannot be precisely determined, but multiple methods are used to estimate it. You can use our body fat calculator to estimate your body fat percentage: