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    Anyone can have a 6 pack. The difficulty in...

    Anyone can have a 6 pack. The difficulty in getting one is the genetic part. People partition calories differently, some people partition more calories towards building muscle and others towards...
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    Poll: They say that because its impossible to not lose...

    They say that because its impossible to not lose LBM. Every lb of human adipose tissue contains a small portion of LBM. (Water, connective tissue, veins etc...) This is why a lb of adipose tissue...
  • ^^This^^ If your going to blow 25% of your...

    ^^This^^

    If your going to blow 25% of your calories on a slice of pizza the other 75% need to be high volume, low calorie foods. Green Veggies, Egg Whites, Chicken Breast... Etc.... Etc...
  • That's because the majority of people quit before...

    That's because the majority of people quit before they ever get big. It takes years of hard work to build a lot of muscle naturally so we tend to end up with a few really big guys and a bunch of...
  • That is kind of the point of body building.........

    That is kind of the point of body building...... to attain an impressive physique that is uncommon. If we wanted to look like everyone else we could sit around all day eating bon bons and playing...
  • Come out of the losing fat section bro.... there...

    Come out of the losing fat section bro.... there are some massive dudes here.
  • ^^This.... I find it annoying that MFP forces...

    ^^This.... I find it annoying that MFP forces percentages on you as well but its by far the best calorie calculating tool around.
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    Neither, your macro's should be calculated based...

    Neither, your macro's should be calculated based on your body size/composition.

    Protein - 1g/lb of lean body mass
    Fat - .35-.4g/lb of body weight
    Carbs - What is left over
  • FWIW I would have pegged you at 15-16% but I am...

    FWIW I would have pegged you at 15-16% but I am not particularly surprised. The vast majority of people base visual estimates on the idea that you will have visible abbs at 10%. Those estimates...
  • It was actually more of a question on my part, I...

    It was actually more of a question on my part, I didn't realize you could even store glycogen in a fat cell but after some research I think your right on the money. Glycogen can be stored in a fat...
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    Time to start rubbing your belly with ice cubes...

    Time to start rubbing your belly with ice cubes and let us know how it works!!
  • Glycogen is stored in muscle tissue so in that...

    Glycogen is stored in muscle tissue so in that respect carbs will actually make you look more muscular. (Contest body builders often carb load prior to competition) As far as partitioning goes only...
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    That doesn't entirely surprise me, the average...

    That doesn't entirely surprise me, the average joe can be 20-25% body fat and be completely healthy. (Maybe even healthier than some of us) It's really only those interested in aesthetics who aim...
  • You think its preservation of illusory...

    You think its preservation of illusory superiority or simply waiting for the train to wreck. (People love to watch a good crash) Despite overwhelming scientific data, consensus from people who have...
  • Oh man I missed so much while I was on vacation!!...

    Oh man I missed so much while I was on vacation!! I am entertained!!
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    At your height I would say 140lbs of lbm, how...

    At your height I would say 140lbs of lbm, how long have you been bulking?
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    Every take a look at a heavy weight power lifter?...

    Every take a look at a heavy weight power lifter? They do exactly what your suggesting. This is what you will look like without a cut, if that is your goal than go for it.
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    For what its worth I would put you in the low 20s...

    For what its worth I would put you in the low 20s as well. People tend to over estimate body fat % when the person has above average muscle mass. We tend to look at your mid section for signs of...
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    Your under the wrong impression. As you lose fat...

    Your under the wrong impression. As you lose fat your body drops its leptin levels, one of the side effects is increased hunger. You can combat this by using low calories high volume foods like egg...
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    I am guessing your have 150-160lbs of LBM so...

    I am guessing your have 150-160lbs of LBM so 150-200g is fine. Part of the reason you need more protein on a higher deficit is because your liver will convert protein to use as glucose in very...
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