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Old 09-17-2013, 04:57 AM   #8
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Default Re: Ben Affleck IS Batman!! - Part 8

Originally Posted by Bangarang View Post
As impressive of a physique as Cavill attained for MOS. He was NOT 3% body fat. Those pictures look close to 13-14% at best. He gained a LOT of muscle but his body fat was never what I would consider ripped or lean. So for those saying should he get bigger for BVS? I say yes, but that's because I personally think it would look awesome. Will he? No, he may get much leaner for this film however and through doing so LOOK much larger than MOS.

Originally Posted by Superherofan123 View Post
Cavill was at most 10% body fat there. I played college soccer and was anywhere between 6-8% when I played. I'd guess Cavill was in about that range...definitely not 13-14%. One of our goal keepers was the highest bodyfat on the team and he was around 15%, and didn't have near the definition or size that Cavill has. To be that size and have the definition that he had you have to have a low bodyfat %. Plus there's no reason for Twight to lie about Cavill's bodyfat %

Originally Posted by ArmsHeldOut View Post
Cavill's body fat in MOS appears to fall somewhere between 10 and 12%. If you look at slightly higher quality images (like the one I posted below), you'll notice that his abs are indeed quite ripped -- although not to the extent of someone with a much lower body fat percentage. That said, for the MOS sequel, I don't think Cavill needs to look anymore lean than he does in the original, especially considering that Superman owes his impressive muscularity to the Earth's sun, as opposed to working out at a gym.

One thing to realize is that, when you are seeing bodybuilders on stage with 3 percent body fat, everything is geared towards showing off that low body fat. They are completely shaved, oiled up, bronzed, with appropriate stage lighting, water depleted, carb depleted, and flexing to the max. And many other tricks body builders do.

Cavill was doing none of these things, he was extremely pale, very hairy, in very flat drab lighting (actually horrible lighting) and not flexing at all. It is entirely different circumstances. He was just playing a normal man stealing some clothes and running away. I daresay you would see much more of his muscle definition if he did a body building photo shoot with all the bells and whistles.

But this much is certain he had low body fat. Look at the pictures below.

Abs are bulging but look at the arms. Look at the separation between the biceps and the delts, and the pecs and the delts, he is very sharply cut. This kind of sharp appearance comes with low body fat. So even though he might not be 3%, he's definitely single digit.

And both Twight, Snyder and Cavill claimed that figure so it wouldn't be very far off the mark. Cavill very widely claimed that he was at 6% body fat in Immortals. And he looks much much sharply defined in MOS. So he might be around that number.

But remember, the physiques of body builders and actors are presented in extremely different circumstances. It is actually a very disadvantageous way for the actors to present their results, because they just do an incidental scene in films.

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