[quote author="QUIKAZHELL" date="1138292375"]
[quote author="utfootball4" date="1138291887"]
lol, im not lean and cut but i can run.. i still disagree..
What is your height weight and bf%? What are your times?
Anyone "can" run. Fat people run all the time. Heck fat people even complete marathons. My throwers even "can" do sprints.
Do you not think you may be faster if/ they you dropped bodyfat?
Its common knowledge. Fat isn't helping you. Its something that is part of your body that has weight and no purpose in helping your performance like muscle. So if you have 8 pounds of something on your body and you get rid of it you're lighter and your strength to weight ratio improves which allows you to run faster.
lol, I DO NOT THINK IF I LOST BF IT WOULD HELP ME, BC Most people struggle at under 8% bodyfat unless they're naturally that way so I would consider that a lower limit for most. but anyways i am 5'8 200 8-9%bf an i do not have abs nor cut like u r but i run a 4.38 yd dash and 10.5 100m.. we should race sometimes, i get free plane tickets??
I said in my last post all I needed to say. It is quite obvious if soemone is carrying excess bodyfat they will perform better in speed/power events where strength to weight ratio reigns supreme. To add to that I work with athletes every day. I am a strength and conditioning coach and a track coach. When athletes bodyfat drop there is usually an increase in there vertical jump, pullup max reps, and sprint times. Since you do not "think" that dropping bodyfat would help your sprint times perhaps give it a try sometime and report back although I agree 8-9% is an acceptable range especially for a football player. But if sprinting was your main focus you may perform better if you got lower. That is all I can see without seeing you in person. Also note this thread is not about just yourself (who may in fact be an exeption to this rule) but a thread about bf% recommendations.