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    I abs problem - 12.5% bodyfat?

    I'm starting my second week of keto (having great results so fat).
    I'm sitting at 12.5% BF (calipers) with 18mm of fat on abs.
    Goal is set to 9-10% then, bulk time.

    Although, after looking at some pics of other guys rocking 12.5% BF, I'm starting to doubt I am too.

    I do feel my abs and been crunchin em for a while now but there's this annoying fat trolling me.

    Judging by the attached pic (relaxed pose), what's your opinion? You think this is 12.5%?
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    I don't think you are quite 12 percent yet man. How many points is your caliper test? I would try and add more muscle first, then when that fat comes off you will look ripped around 12%. good work so far man.
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    Looking more like 14ish to be honest.
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    Thanks for the quick response man!

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    Originally Posted by J_dazzle23 View Post
    I would try and add more muscle first, then when that fat comes off you will look ripped around 12%
    That's what I was starting to think too. Might bulk during the cold season then resume my cutting when I got some muscles to work with.
    Wondering if I should stick with that keto diet while bulking...

    Anyway, thanks for the props man! Attached another picture so you can see my overall progress so far. Can't see the body but it gives a good idea of where I started at! 195lbs to 132lbs.
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    lmao you need to deadlift some more, or fix your form if you are, torso looks frail
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    No more like 15-16%
    You don't have a lot of muscle mass yet
    In general, you will see an outline of the abdominal plate at about 14-15% depending on how developed the abs are.
    At 12% you should be able to see a 4 or 6 pack flexed, and at 10% you'll see a 6 pack at rest
    I'm about 11% in my avi for comparison
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    I'd even guess 17%. You'll be much lighter when you start to see a six-pack.
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    Originally Posted by fittofattofit View Post


    No more like 15-16%
    You don't have a lot of muscle mass yet
    In general, you will see an outline of the abdominal plate at about 14-15% depending on how developed the abs are.
    At 12% you should be able to see a 4 or 6 pack flexed, and at 10% you'll see a 6 pack at rest
    I'm about 11% in my avi for comparison
    * this, with the exception of water. I'm 10.9 in my avi, but look closer to 13, as i am not afraid of carbs or sodium lol. Also, 10% on 230 lbs will always look softer than 10% at a lower weight. Got a buddy at 10% at 160, he is wayyyyy ripped. I guess at higher weights technically you are carrying more lbs of fat at the same percentage. Only thing I can figure.
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    Ok. So I should bulk.

    How much time?

    You guys have any workout to suggest me?
    Ideally, to go with my keto depletion workout, I'd like to do something like a 3 day split (which I am doing right now but I'm thinking I might get better results with proven workouts from here you know).
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    looks like 17-18%, get a fat better? calipper and you can know an ok estimate for yourself.... no you shouldnt bulk, atleast i want to go below 10% before i bulk
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    Originally Posted by steelbath View Post
    looks like 17-18%, get a fat better? calipper and you can know an ok estimate for yourself.... no you shouldnt bulk, atleast i want to go below 10% before i bulk
    Well a guy at my local gym took it for me but I'm getting it taken by a dietist this friday so we'll see.
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