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    Got Hydrostatic Bodyfat Testing

    Went from skinny fat 172 to 140 in 9 months....Lost a lot of fat a little bit muscle but still looked around 12% bf, but surprisingly, I measured at 10% in the hydrostatic testing, I carry most of my fat in my abdomen area....Now time to lean bulk for a long time.
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    wat the fuk

    that does not look like 10% at all lol.
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    Originally Posted by Shepherd1125 View Post
    wat the fuk

    that does not look like 10% at all lol.
    this.

    in the end it's just a number, and what matters is if you're satisfied with how you look.
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    Originally Posted by Shepherd1125 View Post
    wat the fuk

    that does not look like 10% at all lol.
    I think it does. Nice and lean. Not a great amount of muscle mass, but making progress! Great job.

    http://www.leighpeele.com/body-fat-p...nd-percentages
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    Originally Posted by ejthomp View Post
    I think it does. Nice and lean. Not a great amount of muscle mass, but making progress! Great job.

    http://www.leighpeele.com/body-fat-p...nd-percentages
    Ditto. A few lbs of muscle would make a big difference.

    Way too much debate here on what constitutes a ~2% difference in BF. I mean, really, does anybody here weigh and dissect corpses of varying fatness and musculature, and weigh the fat so they know what a certain %BF looks? My own %BF can vary between two different and commonly-accepted methods by over 2%.

    It's another thing when somebody who is obviously holding onto lots of bodyfat comes in and says they're only 9%, but this isn't the case.
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    Originally Posted by Shepherd1125 View Post
    wat the fuk

    that does not look like 10% at all lol.
    Considering your height and weight I also think it does look like 10%.
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    if that's 10%, I am at most 8%, I don't see any kinda of definition in the abs area, and I am only 4 lbs heavier, and 1 inch shorter.

    wats waist size around the navel man? I am at 27''....

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    OP is kinda white, kinda hairy, poor lighting, and has a less-developed core vs. you. He has no visible hanging deposits of accumulated fat, veins in his shoulder visible even in poor lighting. He has less overall muscle vs you.
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    Originally Posted by Shepherd1125 View Post
    if that's 10%, I am at most 8%, I don't see any kinda of definition in the abs area, and I am only 4 lbs heavier, and 1 inch shorter.

    wats waist size around the navel man? I am at 27''....

    Are you kidding me. You're really arguing that he's not 10% by posting up pictures of yourself. refer to csb's post and then refer to a good book on anatomy
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    Yea I had 14 pounds fat 125 lean mass and almost all the fat I see is on my abs...i jus wanted to be less than 12% before I begin my bulk...and my ab muscles are not visible because of an underdeveloped core. Thx for all the feedback time to put on weight
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    more pics...when i was about 1 or 2 pounds heavier....

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    Bruh, u look a lot leaner than me in those pics, but the lighting is much better, our bodyfat mass is probably similar...it's jus that u have a lot more muscle mass. at low body weight, i would figure even a bit of muscle makes a huge difference in appearance

    @ejthomp....thanks...yea, im ready to continue the progress, tired of this cutting and dieting!
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    Originally Posted by maroon5777 View Post
    more pics...when i was about 1 or 2 pounds heavier....

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    Bruh, u look a lot leaner than me in those pics, but the lighting is much better, our bodyfat mass is probably similar...it's jus that u have a lot more muscle mass. at low body weight, i would figure even a bit of muscle makes a huge difference in appearance

    @ejthomp....thanks...yea, im ready to continue the progress, tired of this cutting and dieting!
    honestly bro, I think we about the same BF. Even tho u don't have much ab definition and still have a bit of fat on ur lower belly, but ur chest is alot more cut up and defined than mine, so I think different ppl stores fat differently.
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    Time to lean bulk for 1-2 years.....srs.
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    Originally Posted by hiimnotcool View Post
    Time to lean bulk for 1-2 years.....srs.
    no doubt, I have it planned out....I'm thinking I should aim for .75 pounds per week to get about 36 for the year? I don't want to gain too much fat but I'll accept some fat gain and I've heard doing things right, you can only gain about 24 pounds of lean mass in an year even as a newbie?
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    Originally Posted by maroon5777 View Post
    no doubt, I have it planned out....I'm thinking I should aim for .75 pounds per week to get about 36 for the year? I don't want to gain too much fat but I'll accept some fat gain and I've heard doing things right, you can only gain about 24 pounds of lean mass in an year even as a newbie?
    Gaining 24 pounds (12kgs) of lean muscle in a year would be an amazing feat.

    Allot of pro bodybuilders are flatout gaining 11 pounds in a year, and they're on all sorts of wonderful multi-vitamins.
    -80 kgs in 15 months.
    -100 kgs goal (75kgs bodyweight)

    Abs on a skinny guy is like a fatgirl with big tits, it doesn't count.
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    Originally Posted by roybatty6 View Post
    Gaining 24 pounds (12kgs) of lean muscle in a year would be an amazing feat.

    Allot of pro bodybuilders are flatout gaining 11 pounds in a year, and they're on all sorts of wonderful multi-vitamins.
    I was under the impression that's because they are near their genetic potential. But I just got started lifting seriously this year. So even as a beginner, it's impossible? So if I gained 30 pounds in an year, most of it would be fat? I read the Lyle McDonald muscle potential article, he seems to know his stuff.
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    Originally Posted by maroon5777 View Post
    I was under the impression that's because they are near their genetic potential. But I just got started lifting seriously this year. So even as a beginner, it's impossible? So if I gained 30 pounds in an year, most of it would be fat? I read the Lyle McDonald muscle potential article, he seems to know his stuff.
    Depending on where you are in your journey. It a noob bulked for 30 weeks, with a 500 calorie surplus, he's going to add more lean body mass than someone who has been lifting for 3-4 years. As you progress, it becomes harder to put on mass and it'll slow down.

    Bulk for x number of weeks, whilst eating well and following a good tested routine and you COULD potentially but on half a pound a week. It could be more, could be less than you think you'll put in. It's never linear, though eating more than 500 will just add excess fat.
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    Originally Posted by maroon5777 View Post
    I was under the impression that's because they are near their genetic potential. But I just got started lifting seriously this year. So even as a beginner, it's impossible? So if I gained 30 pounds in an year, most of it would be fat? I read the Lyle McDonald muscle potential article, he seems to know his stuff.
    You've worked so hard to get lean.... I wouldn't be in a hurry to gain any extra fat. Why not take a bit more cautious approach? How about 2 lbs per month? At the end of six months you are only up 12-15 pounds max. You look in the mirror and give yourself an honest evaluation. If it looks good, commit to another six months. If it isn't what you want, maybe you spend a couple months cutting 5 or so pounds of fat to get you back where you want to be. Then go for another six months and 12-15 pounds from there.

    You're in a great position to grow and you're doing it right. Hat's off to you!
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    Originally Posted by ejthomp View Post
    You've worked so hard to get lean.... I wouldn't be in a hurry to gain any extra fat. Why not take a bit more cautious approach? How about 2 lbs per month? At the end of six months you are only up 12-15 pounds max. You look in the mirror and give yourself an honest evaluation. If it looks good, commit to another six months. If it isn't what you want, maybe you spend a couple months cutting 5 or so pounds of fat to get you back where you want to be. Then go for another six months and 12-15 pounds from there.

    You're in a great position to grow and you're doing it right. Hat's off to you!

    Ur right, I've worked hard to get lean...yea I'll gain slow and give it time. haha good things are always slow to come
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    Depending on where you are in your journey. It a noob bulked for 30 weeks, with a 500 calorie surplus, he's going to add more lean body mass than someone who has been lifting for 3-4 years. As you progress, it becomes harder to put on mass and it'll slow down.

    Bulk for x number of weeks, whilst eating well and following a good tested routine and you COULD potentially but on half a pound a week. It could be more, could be less than you think you'll put in. It's never linear, though eating more than 500 will just add excess fat.
    Ok sounds good, yea i don't plan to go more than 300-400 over maintenance.
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    Your nipples look like mine. Puffy nipples fml. feelsbatman.jpg but you are looking lean gj.
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    Your nipples look like mine. Puffy nipples fml. feelsbatman.jpg but you are looking lean gj.
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