Anyone know the body fat % of some current MLB pitchers


#1

I’ve recently got down to about 9.5%-10 bf at 6’3 185 lbs. My strength is really peaking in the weight room, but I know with more mass I can really turn things up.

It got me wondering what the body fat % of some of my favorites like Aroldis Chapman, Harvey, Wainwright, and Kershaw are all at in season? I don’t think there is a official way to tell unless your there strength coaches but If you could guess a rough estimate?


#2

Pitchers should be > 12%. You’re good where you are from a BF%. The key is can you continue to gain weight/ add mass and stay under 12%? You really should be 215-225 in my opinion.


#3

Ya my goal is the 220 mark. I’ve climbed pretty high so far, but gaining pure muscle mass takes a bit of time my strength coach has told me. I could just bulk up but trying to keep it pretty lean and flexible.


#4

In my experience, you can add about 3-4 pounds of lean mass per month by boosting daily calories by 500. I find calorie/meal tracking apps super helpful not to overdo it, but also make sure you’re staying balanced and getting enough calories.


#5

Ya I’m putting enough into the gym with your TuffCuff Phase 3 and 4, so I think I just need to eat a ton more food.