A question what we get from clients is, “what is the optimal body fat percentage for me?” Well, it really depends on where you’re looking. The American College of Sports Medicine would tell you that, for a few years now, it’s going to be 20%-35% for females and 10-22% for males. Frankly these numbers are not very helpful at all. What we should be focusing on is how to get from point A to point B. How do I take my 43% body fat and get it down to 38% body fat and not so much what is my optimal level. What you should be focused on is maximizing your genetic potential. Your genetic potential might be above or below those norms so what you should be focused on is progress toward your genetic potential.