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    lean body mass question

    Sorry this question might seem a bit stupid but I want the answer.


    Can a boxer who has 155 lbs of lean body mass if he dehydrates himself etc.. get to a weight of 155lbs of lbm? Like lean body mass only refers to bones/ligaments/muscles right and not any water weight or blood?

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    Sure, if he is dead. You can't have 0% body fat and be alive. Even show levels of 4-5% can only be held for short periods of time.
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    I just am a bit confused. On my last cut. I weighed in at 190 lbs and had 155 lbs of lean body mass. After months of dieting I got down to 165 lbs ( I had no idea what my lean body mass was at that point). If I hypothetically had 155 lbs of lean body mass still and 10 lbs extra of whatever tissue/blood/water, it would be impossible for me to make 155 lbs for a short amount of time?

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    Sorry to make this confusing. Here is to simplify.

    Matt Hughes has 170 lbs of lean body mass. Can he cut/dehydrate to exactly 170lbs for the pre-fight weigh in? Impossible or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy Tucker View Post
    Sorry to make this confusing. Here is to simplify.

    Matt Hughes has 170 lbs of lean body mass. Can he cut/dehydrate to exactly 170lbs for the pre-fight weigh in? Impossible or not?
    Of course he can cut to exactly 170lbs. But, he'll have to lose some muscle to do it.

    So, the answer to your question is that no, if you have 170lbs LBM you can not weigh 170lbs. As was already said, it is impossible to have 0 percent bodyfat.
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    No, it's impossible to to have 0% water or fat weight, unless, like Unreal said above, you are dead.

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    I believe something like 2-3% is essential to support organs/life/etc.

    so the basic answer to your question is NO
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    Thanks guys.

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