Must-Know Bodybuilder Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"About 71.4% of bodybuilders report using dietary supplements, according to a 2006 study."

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"About 50% of bodybuilders suffer from some form of body image disorder, known as muscle dysmorphia."

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"Between 12-53% of competitive bodybuilders have reported using anabolic-androgenic steroids."

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"The number of people participating in bodybuilding has increased by 9.9% from 2012 to 2017."

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"Approximately 47.3% of competitive bodybuilders engage in cardio activities for over 100 minutes weekly."

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"Only 54.1% of bodybuilders reported using a pre-competition carbohydrate-loading strategy."

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Statistic 7

"The average body fat percentage for male bodybuilders is 6.7%, while female bodybuilders have an average body fat percentage of 11.7%."

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"During peak performance, male bodybuilders tend to have ~5.5% body fat, while female bodybuilders have 11% body fat."

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Statistic 9

"Competitive bodybuilders generally increase dietary protein to a level of 2.9 g/kg daily."

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Statistic 10

"The US protein supplement market is projected to reach $7.5 billion by 2027, driven by demand from bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts."

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Statistic 11

"Approximately 35% of bodybuilders report using whey protein as their primary supplementation."

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"The International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB) has over 30,000 registered professional bodybuilders."

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"Over 60% of male bodybuilders and 20% of female bodybuilders report engaging in binge eating."

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"Nearly 65% of bodybuilders experience a drop in energy levels during the final week of their competition preparation."

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Statistic 15

"It is estimated that 38% of bodybuilders consume five or more daily meals to support training and growth."

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