Another question hit us yesterday
From our man Dan who is fantastic with his curiosity
This time he wanted to know about the sort of bodfat % fast bowlers should have ideally
Here is what he asked
Another quick question if you don’t mind?
What body fat percentage are you bowlers typically.
Looking for the outside I would guess there is a fair range.
Of course it varies for person to person … but is there a rough idea you can provide of what a young bowler should be aiming for?
Ok lets get stuck in
Yep it definitely varies from person to person
You couldn’t say a definite figure of what every bowler should be, as like you say, everyone is different
We don’t actually work in percentages we work in mm from take the skin folds at 8 site
Ideally we want the sum of 8 to be no higher than 80, so an average of 10 through the sites, based on the ISAK method
What we really want to see is the number between 40 at the bottom end and 70 at the very top, so anywhere in that mid section would be great
Remember that bowling places immense forces through the body with every ball
Up to 8 times the body weight through the front foot
So for every bit of extra body fat that there is that is increasing the force and placing a higher workload
So being strong and lean, think Dale Steyn or Brett Lee, is a pretty good framework to think of when it comes to what the body looks like
The bigger heavier lads can suffer a bit more, and as we know there are already multiple ways for fast bowlers to get injured, so the ones in our control, like not having excess weight, we should make sure we are on top of
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