From Ken’s ajc column.Sophomore B-back Jerry Howard has trimmed down, confirming Johnson’s observation earlier in spring practice that he is “leaner, faster, stronger.” Howard said he was around 227 pounds when he arrived and dropped down to 215 after his first preseason camp but said he was still carrying a lot of fat. In the offseason, he got up to 230 but is now down to 210 with nine percent body fat, he said.
From Ken’s ajc columnHoward is competing with Jordan Ponchez-Mason for the No. 2 job behind KirVonte Benson. He ran 23 times for 175 yards and two touchdowns last season. The three have a camaraderie, Howard said.
“We’re all just competing right now,” he said. “Like, every day’s a competition. We’ll talk junk to each other or encourage each other, we even coach each other up and tell what each other needs to do, because it’s what’s best for the team.”
9% body fat? That's pretty dang low. What's considered normal/healthy for the average Joe?
http://www.coachmag.co.uk/exercises/lose-weight/3809/what-is-a-healthy-body-fat-percentageFor men aged 20-39, the healthy range for body fat percentage runs from 8% to 20%, and for men aged 40-59 it’s 11-22%.
OK, so I am definitely fat. It's nice when science and art agree.