Body Fat 6.1%
Athletes- 6.1% Body Fat men
Men are prone to storing fat around the abdomen area. Men who gain fat in the abdomen region are at a greater risk for developing serious health problems than men who gain fat in other areas of the body.
Essential fat- 6.1% Body Fat women
Women are prone to storing fat around the buttocks and thighs (pear-shaped). Too little body fat can lead to problems with reproduction and too much fat increases the risk of many diseases.
6.1% 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.
Approximately 6 or 7% body fat for a man is a bit less extreme than competition bodybuilders, but it’s still hovering at a level that is not sustainable for most men.
With a body percentage of 6.1, the face becomes gaunt, and your family starts worrying about you.
This body fat level, which is achieved by many male fitness models when doing photoshoots, is characterized by muscle definition in all muscles and clear vascularity in most muscles including arms, legs, and even abs.
Vascularity over the abs muscle is a sign of very low body fat. Clear separation of muscles as well.
6.1% 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 6.1 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: