Body fat % -- how low is too low?
So I was measuring my body fat with my calipers this morning and it came out to 6.2%... It varies a little day to day, so I'd say a conservative estimate is maybe around 6.5%. The last couple weeks have seen it drop a little, where it had seemed to stabilize around 7% for at least a month, maybe more.
Anyway, so I've been thinking this morning -- how low should I let it get? I'm sure there comes a point where it's too low, and you have more potential for possibly getting sick or whatnot. Interestingly, my weight hasn't changed much during the last month -- so it's staying the same, but body fat is dropping... That's a good thing I guess, since it implies that it's only flab coming off -- if the calipers are correct.
Any thoughts are appreciated. I'll probably do some googling and see if I can find some more information on it. I may get my body fat checked by a professional too, just to see if the calipers are in the right ballpark. Kinda scary that I was over 15% when my weight peaked over the winter.
- SM -