Monday, April 25, 2011

Muscular, Powerful Athletes Outperform Fat Athletes

Its common sense right? Muscular, powerful athletes outperform fat athletes. Why do I see so many fat athletes--whether its youth, high school, college or professional leagues? Maybe its the culture we live in.

Either way, this phrase remains true:

"Other things being equal, a muscular, powerful athlete will outperform a fat, slower or skinny, weaker athlete. Sports Fitness Hut's Fat Blaster Athletic Power Training System will give you your "lean and mean" athletic machine!"

If you want to be your best at your sport(s), you need to control your body fat.

The best way to burn body fat is to increase lean mass (including muscle mass) through regular weight training (including power and bodyweight exercises). Body composition is the key to peak athletic performance.

Stated another way, how much lean mass does your body have in relation to fat mass. One major athletic goal should always be to decrease fat mass to an acceptable level for your sport.

Have you ever seen an overfat athlete who was performing her or his sport at a high level. That same athlete would perform at an even higher level if her or his body fat was at an acceptable level for athletes. Acceptable levels of body fat for athletes are as follows: Women 14-20%, Men 6-13%.

Some athletic positions, like a catcher in baseball, might require a little more body fat (like 10% instead of 8%). Whereas a swimmer would need less body fat. The point is this: if you are serious about your athletic performance, being overfat will not help you achieve your highest athletic potential.

Work hard and prepare to succeed!

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you. Muscular athletes have more upper body strength than fat athletes that's why the fat ones are outperformed.

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