Well, to be honest there is no set number that is going to correlate to everyone. Someone mentioned 15%, and that is probably true depending on a few things...johnbu1981 wrote:
-What % of body fat does the typical male need to get down to to start seeing a six pack; too look really cut basically?
How much muscle mass you are carrying is going to have a large effect on this figure. Someone who is 6'0" 220lbs at 15% is going to look leaner than someone 6'0" 180lbs at 15%. The less muscle you have the more someone will just look emaciated at low bodyfat levels. If you have bones visibly protruding, like a rib, you're doing it wrong, lol.
So, what I'm saying is, the more muscle you have, the leaner you'll look at higher BF %, and the less muscle you have the lower your BF% will have to be to have the look you are looking for.
The other factor at play here is your genetics. There are people with "visible" abs upwards of 18%... It depends on where you store your fat, muscle belly, muscle shape and a whole host fo other things.
Look, bottom line, use the mirror test to determine how you are doing rather than the calipers and reacting trying to hit a specific number. Focusing on a number is a waste of time, focus on the look you are going for and let the number fall where ever it may.