The average fat percentage for males is in the range of 18 to 25 precent and in females it is 25 to 31 prevent. The athletes have low fat percentage in the body as compared to the average fat percentage. As an athlete, the person required to have lean and flexible body. Fat contributes to the bulkiness and rigidness in the body. Therefore the ideal percentage of fat in male athletes is 8 to 14 percent and in female athletes it is 14 to 18 percent.