If you want to get defined abs or stronger glutes, understanding what body fat is and how it relates to changing your body composition is essential. Body fat is simply the total fat in your body, which can be measured by getting your Body Fat Percentage (BFP).
Body fat is actually needed for cushioning, insolation, and proper functioning of the organs, as well as the overall central nervous system. The fat that our body needs is called essential fat. Having too much fat, however, can cause complications such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The ideal body fat range for women is 25%-28% and the ideal body fat range for men is 12%-15%. Check out this ARTICLE to learn more about how to lose body fat and get ripped.