im 5/9 weigh i have large body frame i weigh 240 lbs 27% body and body fat mass 65lbs i dont want to be super ripped starting out i want to be lean with a little muscle nothing to crazy i actually i have a ok muscle but you cant see cause its under my fat how do i lower my body fat so i have a lean body thank you and i apreciate your advice
04-16-2012, 10:16 AM #1
what is a good body fat percentage for me to be at and how do i get there?
04-16-2012, 10:24 AM #2
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You have a lot more fat on you than you want to admit.... "Healthy" is body fat under 20%. Abs start to appear around 15%. Most guys want to shoot for that 10% body fat, but that is a long road from 5'9" and 240 lbs
5'9"... a good target weight for you is probably 160-170A diet isn't punishment. A diet is a way to reward your body with the wholesome, nutritious food that it needs. Your body composition is a direct reflection of what you put in your mouth.
04-16-2012, 10:42 AM #3
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04-16-2012, 11:19 AM #5
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Most guys that are in good shape (15% BF or less) are not much more than 165 pounds and are pretty muscular at that height and weight.
Check out XNickEdgeX's profile, guys is close to that size and very lean.
The chances of a guy who is just starting to workout having 170 pounds of lean mass at that height are pretty unlikely. Many people overestimate fat mass because of some crappy scale or online calulator.
I have a pretty large frame for my height (49-50" shoulders) and probably around 140-150 pounds of lean mass. That would put the OP (2" taller than me) with more than 25 pounds of lean mass on me. He would have to be truly massive at his height to carry that amount of lean mass and not be an ex-lifter or something like that. Even then, that's a lot.Vikings--Wolves-Gophers
04-16-2012, 11:23 AM #6
04-16-2012, 11:30 AM #7
[QUOTE=ejthomp;867158581]You have a lot more fat on you than you want to admit.... "Healthy" is body fat under 20%. Abs start to appear around 15%. Most guys want to shoot for that 10% body fat, but that is a long road from 5'9" and 240 lbs
5'9"... a good target weight for you is probably 160-170[/QUOTE
sory im new why would i lie i have no reason i used a body fat caliper i got 27% i carry my weight diffrent it dosent go all to my stomac its balanced everywere i dont care how much i weigh i just want to look slim
04-16-2012, 11:43 AM #8
You say you want a "lean" body, but lean is somewhat subjective. Most people won't have much in the way of larger localized accumulations (gut/love-handles) of bodyfat in the low teens %BF, and truly visible abs start to come in closer to 10%. This varies depending on one's muscularity and particular bodyfat distribution. But basically, you are going to have to find out for yourself where that lies.
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04-16-2012, 12:22 PM #9
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