Body composition is regularly measured but not always fully explained in elite football. Learn here the relevance of body fat percentages, and what yours should be.
Why is it important?
Body composition refers to a footballer's fat mass (or body fat %) and muscle mass.
Elite players regularly have their body composition measured, as part of health and performance monitoring.
Optimising body composition can help players improve their power-to-weight ratio and acceleration capacity.
What body fat percentage is best for football?
The typical range of elite players' body fat is 8-13%.
It is important to plan optimal body fat and weight with care to minimise risk of illness or injury.
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