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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:57 am 
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how does bodyfat affect the strength of a human? especially at olympic lifts you often see people with a high bf% lifting huge weights. what if a human with a bodybuilder-like physique (8% bf or so)with the same bodyweight, would he reach the same or maybe better results than the guy with more fat?

general question: with same bodyweight, is the person with the lower bf% the stronger one?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:10 am 
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Body fat itself doesn't provide any strength benefit, just that when weight doesn't matter, it's easier to retain muscle.

Yes, the stonger person will be the one with the lower BF% assuming the same body weight. Of course this assumes that one doesn't have abnormally large bones or organs. Some taking human growth hormones may fall into that category.

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