Guys I think I'm around 8% bf now, But I want to get on 6 or maybe 5% and stay there.. But everytime I get on 6% I get back to 8% the next days if I stop doing cardio, no matter how my diet look like. Is it a must to keep doing cardio so I don't get back to 8% ??
Just wondering, I'm a bit confused.
Thread: How to maintain a low bf%....???
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How to maintain a low bf%....???
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My friend was at 4% all year round for free diving (being lean helps you sink faster) and he said that his diet for each day was <50g carbs, >150g protein, 50-100g fat
also timing of the intake is key but im not gonna explain all that but main message is that it is possible but would be harder to make gains staying at same BF
just so you dont accuse me on severe case of BROSCIENCE ill chuck in a bit of year 12 h-bio
the stimulation from Glucocorticoids (including cortisol) which regulate carbohydrate metabolism by making sure enough energy is provided to the cells of the body. this stimulates glucogenolysis (conversion of glycogen to glucose). also increases the rate at which amino acids (broken down protein) are removed from cells. some of these amino acids may be converted to glucose by the liver if glycogen and fat levels are low..
this shows that at a lower BF youll need more protein because Fat levels will not drop as fast because of the reluctance of the breakdown of them.. pretty much means that you should make the gains you want before and then cut because making gains without gaining fat will be harder when fat is harder to be broken down later onCompete in Powerlifting, not bodybuilding.
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03-04-2011, 09:56 PM #16
It can't be possible to jump from 6% bodyfat to 8% body fat in a day or two like you said, unless you eat a ridiculous amount. Whatever bodyfat scanner you are using is fluctuating due to changes in your body water. I used to scan myself alot for wrestling on a pretty high end tanita body scanner and it would go up or down a couple percent everyday.
-Just my personal experience. But, if you are at 5 or 6% bodyfat, don't you think it'd be difficult to gain muscle? Don't really know if that's a goal of yours though.
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Seriously, 5 years from now you'll look back at this and think to yourself "Why was I so anal and stressing myself over nothing.
Unless you're a professional male model, that needs to look good for photos/magazines/competitons all year round, I don't understand why you would want to do this.
I do admire your ambition and discipline though.
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