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    I just had a hydration test today. I totaled in at 7 percent body fat and I am going to wrestle the weight class 140.

    Now I have a question pertaining to that. Say you and your opponent are exactly the same weight, does that usually mean that the person with lower body fat is stronger?

    To add unto that, whats your body fat percentage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrestling_Prodigy View Post
    I just had a hydration test today. I totaled in at 7 percent body fat and I am going to wrestle the weight class 140.

    Now I have a question pertaining to that. Say you and your opponent are exactly the same weight, does that usually mean that the person with lower body fat is stronger?

    To add unto that, whats your body fat percentage?
    he could just have bigger muscles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrestling_Prodigy View Post
    I just had a hydration test today. I totaled in at 7 percent body fat and I am going to wrestle the weight class 140.

    Now I have a question pertaining to that. Say you and your opponent are exactly the same weight, does that usually mean that the person with lower body fat is stronger?

    To add unto that, whats your body fat percentage?
    lower body fat doesnt necessarily mean you are stronger, all it means is that you have more muscle mass.

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    Oh okay.
    "Every artist was first an amateur."
    "You miss 100% of shots you don't take."


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    yeah well I mean look at it this way, whoever has a lower BMI (assuming your both equal weight) is going to have more muscle mass. That weight has to come from somewhere if not from fat. However, it doesn't nessaccarily mean that he's stronger, for instance if he was cylcing creatine and his muscles were just filled with water. Alot of wrestles take creatine and get water trapped in thier muscles that they have difficulty sweating out. This is one of the weight disadvantages of Creatine and its just the nature of the product. Then on the opposite end of that, you have those real skinny but tall kids who just dont have very much fat to begin with so although they have a low BMI, they have little strength (These are the kids who are apt to tech the hell out of you.) So, generally, Lower MBI means more muscle mass per pound. Whether that means more strength is debatable.

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