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#42 - mcdubwise (09/12/2013) [-]
Its why you don't see most fighters with the stereotypical '6pack abs' They have them, they just have a layer of fat over them. Fat is great for storing stamina.
#158 to #42 - rotownhero (09/12/2013) [-]
Are you kidding? Most of these guys have less then 8% body fat. Its because they work on there muscle endurance. Believe me they do not want any more fat then they need.
#53 to #42 - anonymous (09/12/2013) [-]
"Fat is great for storing stamina"
What, stamina doesn't get stored, especially not in fat. Stamina isn't even a physical thing you can store.
#66 to #53 - sweetwilliam (09/12/2013) [-]
Don't know much about human anatomy do you?

Fat stores twice as many calories as muscle or glucose (blood sugar), when you run out of blood sugar the fat begins to get converted.

This only works in well-trained individuals off course, a landwhale can't compete in martial arts, and every time they try they tire out too quickly unless they get in a fast KO

Fedor Emelianenko was a great MMA fighter, who looked like he was chubby, but he had amazing endurance and fighting skills.
#75 to #66 - anonymous (09/12/2013) [-]
Well actually, I do know a lot about human anatomy, considering i study Sport and Exercise Science...

You just confirmed that FAT DOES NOT STORE STAMINA! Stamina is all about your aerobic endurance. Yes fat does produce a lot of energy, but it does not hold "stamina". Your mistaken aerobic endurance for energy production.

Of course there is nothing to say a fat person will not have great endurance, but they will have to train like mad.
#128 to #75 - ohfudgemyballs (09/12/2013) [-]
In an ideal world, you'd have near endless "stamina" with 200 lbs of fat, considering the amount of glucose it could produce over time. The stress of the extra additional weight far exceeds the benefits of said energy though, and 200 lbs of extra weight increases the oxygen and glucose needs of the stressed musculature far more than the extra fat would help.

You can have a really well trained individual weighing 300 lbs and having more stamina than a 300 lbs couch potatoe, but you'll never have a 300 lbs man with more stamina than a 120 lbs well trained stamina athlete. Even if his vO2max is huge, the extra weight will bring him down helluva quickly.


I hate when people start putting fat people on treadmills. Breaks their knees :p
#77 to #75 - sweetwilliam (09/12/2013) [-]
Hrmmm, I will have to take back my accusation..

Hate it when that happens
#62 to #53 - luthervonappledorf (09/12/2013) [-]
I beg to differ.
User avatar #58 to #53 - omfgitszack ONLINE (09/12/2013) [-]
But it's good for fighters to have a layer of fat because it acts like a shield for the internal organs and the bones. It basically protects the body from heavy punches.
User avatar #64 to #58 - klavi (09/12/2013) [-]
You just described one of the main functions of the muscles perfectly.
User avatar #76 to #64 - omfgitszack ONLINE (09/12/2013) [-]
Well yes but if let's say a fighter takes loads of punches around the stomach, the fat will also help. Muscles is good for protection aswell, don't get me wrong but the layer of fat makes it so that the muscles can keep going for a little while longer. Like I said, a shield.
#50 to #42 - trash (09/12/2013) [-]
That's right.
#49 to #42 - manhattenproject (09/12/2013) [-]
that´s right! i mean the baddest man on the planet looks like this or atleast looked like this before he retired.
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