Hi 3 months ago I was a skinny ass 140lb teenager at 9% bf that people talk shit about, but over the months iv been powerlifting and jumped to over 160 at like 12-14%bf now. Now that i have more bf i feel like I have alot more energy and pull working out, especialy max effort. All that being said I run the 400m in track and an trying to get a scholership so I need to be sick shape.
My question is what kind of bf% would be the best for track? The question is because I feel better with more fat on and the 400m takes alot of energy, so the fat might help me pull at the end but its counterintuitive to be carrying extra weight that isnt propelling you forward. So what do you guys think?
Im also inturested in anything anyone has to say about energy drinks, stimulants, food timing, factors of glycogyn storing, anything you guys think will help after iv been runnin for 40 seconds already. By the way im 5'9" and I have the idea in my head that i want to run at 165 at a 7-8%bf so ya.
Thanks for any help