Body Fat 7.4%
7.4% Body Fat men - Athletes
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.
7.4% 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.
7.4% 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.
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 7.4, 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.
7.4% 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 7.4 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: