If you read my last article, you know that the Pioneer Tribute meet didn’t go all that well for me. And you know that I believe it didn’t go well because I tried to diet too hard, got too lean, and ended up paltroxt
—predictably—getting injured. In hindsight, that whole scenario could have been avoided had I simply understood my own limits for training at very low levels of bodyfat. If you’re a strength athlete who also wants to look good on the beach, you might have similar concerns. How lean is too lean?