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Sticky Thread Sticky: What is My Body Fat Percentage? - Post Your Estimate Request Pictures Here - Vol III

This is the one and only place in this forum to post body fat estimate requests. Previous threads:Vol I,Vol II Calipers, Dexa, hydro-static weighting, all have error rates, and this thread is no different. If you think you are 13% BF and others think you are 15%, consider thanking them...

EjnarKolinkar‎, 03-03-2017 09:02 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Under 18s

The moderators here have a policy that we do not advise anyone under the age of 18 to restrict their calorie intake. So please do not ask for such advice here. This is because there is the possibility that you could stunt your growth or develop an unhealthy relationship with food. If you have...

SuffolkPunch‎, 11-20-2018 01:16 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: All you ever needed to know about losing fat.

VKs0oEIVOck VKs0oEIVOck First time embedding a video, so bare with me.

Junsuiakai‎, 08-06-2017 09:10 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: DON'T LOOK PAST the BASICS

From what I've been reading in this forum for the past several years---and it's getting worse, not better---most posters here are, for some reason, missing the basics of fat loss, and instead, are looking for some magic bullet, or worse, putting their faith in some TV or youtube guru, or some...

ironwill2008‎, 01-05-2015 08:31 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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What can I do better, and what "should" I do better?

Hey all, my name is Colton. I'm brand spanking new here and probably joined for the same reasons as a lot of others do: To lose weight and seek professional advice. But for some information for the people willing enough to offer me honest tips, here you go...: Date of Birth: June 20th, 1999...

ColtonKettler‎, Today 12:06 PM
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A bit frustrated with fat loss. Need some advice.

I’m 5 weeks into a deficit. Have been very consistent with my training and diet thus far. Problem is the scale weight has barley dropped. However, my measurements have gone down week to week. I also haven’t felt any hunger,appetite, or energy problems at all. I’m getting stronger overall as well on...

sexchampion‎, Today 11:50 AM
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Am I doing something wrong?

Alright, I've been trying to gain weight; Currently at 190. I thought being at 190 at 6'2 would be great for me because I wanted to run fast, But it's had the opposite effect. I can't even run at all because my legs feel so light half way into a run and my energy starts to drain. Not to mention...

Jake74707‎, Today 11:26 AM
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Sudden weight lose?

So first of all i want to be clear im not thinking i have any medical issues going on as i am healthier than i have ever been. Last week was the first day of my new bulk program, as the week before was finishing a 6 week cut. So i am immediately back on a higher carb diet and i cut my workout...

MonasheeMan‎, Today 11:01 AM
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How much more do I need to lose?

I am 26F, 5’7.5”. I am down to 134 lbs. from 200 lbs. about 1.5 years ago. I have been losing weight by counting calories and eating mostly clean consistently. I think my ultimate goal is about 125-120 lbs. After I reach that, then I guess I will try to recomp and gain muscle, or perhaps bulk?...

dawnmarie92‎, Today 08:30 AM
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Intermittent Fasting - First meal/breaking fast

Cant really find a proper answer only for this and I think I am over thinking this but I am wanting to know what an ideal first meal would be to break my fast. I am doing a 8 hour eating window (first meal at 12pm) and usually training in the am (fasted) I usually like to have either oats or...

Daniel678‎, 08-16-2019 03:48 AM
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Cutting advice

morning (from the UK) i have been lifting for 11 months currently and i have managed to cut from 13st 3 to 11st 8 (185lbs to 162lbs)(83.9kg - 74.5kg) height is 179cm The first 4 months i was bulking like a moron i.e calories to consume was 2800 ended up eating more... long story short i got...

brandon0122‎, Today 12:54 AM
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Need Help, have not been able to lose fat

So I'm struggling to lose fat right now. I am currently 5-11, 202 and have not been able to break below 197 for the last 3 or 4 months. I have been fluctuating between my current weight and 197. I'm trying to get down to 185. I go to the gym Monday through Friday and do a lot of compound...

johnlewy‎, 08-16-2019 07:50 PM
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Skinny fat - When to cut?

I started bulking around 3-4 years ago which at that time I weighted about 120lbs, after a long period of learning, stopping and restarting I now weigh 150 lbs. My goal is to bulk more and weigh at least 160 lbs at 12-15% BF. The problem is that over the time I was bulking I obviously gained...

notthestone‎, Today 05:56 AM
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How to *reliably* track body fat percentage & muscle mass

I find the body composition anaylis machines at the gym to be quite inconsitent in their readings. What's a reliable way to track the body fat percentage and muscle mass?

stargate6t2‎, Yesterday 08:23 AM
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Question Scale Weight not gone down

Age: 22 Height: 5"11 Weight 80.9kg (178lbs) Bodyfat: 18-23% Been cutting for a while now on and off, on 1500-1800 calories and have been losing weight on the scale & I can feel it. I weighted myself today and im 80.9kg which was same as last week but I feel like I have lost some fat as my...

Cautious1‎, 08-16-2019 04:43 AM
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Can strength and muscle be gained in a deficit

I know people bang on about a surplus to build muscle and deficit to lose weight and thats the be all and end all but if you were on a cut and made significant increases in strength due to not being as experienced (bad diet, bad programme, bad form etc.), would your muscle size increase or would it...

tpreston92‎, Today 06:08 AM
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Can’t figure out what my body fat percentage is

I’m 6’2 and weigh 193 lb. I’ve been trying to figure out what my body fat percentage is, as I’ve been cutting for a few months and would like to bulk soon Front: https://i.imgur.com/5gTBHy0.jpg Back: https://i.imgur.com/9AgTztO.jpg

beq1991‎, 08-17-2019 10:44 AM
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Lightbulb Fat loss advice

33 male 5'10 200lbs. Lowering my body fat for about 3- 4 weeks now this is the first time ive atempted something like this im down about 5lbs. Is 1.5 -2 a good rule of thumb for fat loss and not muscle loss becuase one generaly wants to keep whatever muscle they have, so does 1.5lbs a week...

croobjobin‎, 08-15-2019 05:04 PM
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Losing Weight Advice Needed

Hey Guys. Just wanting some advised from you all. I am 23 years old and weigh 95.5kg. I used to be 69kg when I was in highschool and then bulked and lost weight and then gained it back again over the years. I work in a office job where I sit around all day and occasionaly go gym 1-2 a week for...

zidman‎, Yesterday 10:05 PM
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HIIT ratio and in between sets

Just started HIIT on a treadmill. I was doing 1 minute fast, 2 minute rest, for 10 minutes. Some sources I've read give an opposite ratio, ie. 2 minute fast, 1 minute rest , and to do sets (ie. 4 sets of 4 minutes). Which way is 'correct'? And if sets are the way to go, how much time of rest...

Wilioli‎, Yesterday 08:21 AM
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22F, 360-370 lb?

Well, I was watching a video about Jesse Shand and his incredible journey to losing 350 lb and was inspired to join here and start my journey too.. A little backstory, growing up(since about 11-12) I had always been on the heavier side when a steroid I was taking for my asthma shot my metabolism...

Strafeology‎, Yesterday 07:45 PM
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Hormonal problems or stress from training?

Hello people, after taking a break from working out decided to go at it again, started cutting diet at around 2.5kcal doing cardio 4-5 times 30-40 mins training 4-5 times a week (probably a bit too much for a start, but that's how i always have done). I'm 23 yo 5'8 (173cm) 166.5lb (75.5kg) Done...

concernedfella‎, Today 03:30 AM
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Cutting whilst injured? Good idea or bad Idea?

Have been told by my doctor to take about 5 weeks off any sort of heavy lifting after a minor back injury and it's come near the end of my cutting phase (I usually cut down to around 10% once I surpass 18%, currently down to 12.5 - 13%). My initial reaction was to go up in calories and eat around...

Jarred98‎, Yesterday 11:57 PM
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Love handles

Hi everyone I’ve been working out for about 12 years now and actually competed in a couple of competitions and done reasonably well however the biggest thing that bugging me I can’t get rid of these pesky love handles I’ve tried every nutrition plan intermittent fasting,keto low carb high fat...

Keithhaggart58‎, Yesterday 10:12 AM
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Not sure what I'm doing wrong

Hi, I started going to the gym once or twice a week since December, but in March I upped it to 3 times and have been consistently doing that since. I have started eating alot better than before, don't get me wrong I don't eat perfect but alot lot better than before, I basically only drink water...

Jordanlong06‎, Yesterday 10:31 AM
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20M and 417lbs

After a recent ACL knee injury it inspired me to lose weight and get fit if i do not get started now i feel i never will iv'e started counting calories with my fitnesspal and bought a big water bottle for when i get i get an urge for soda or food. Diet is the first step but i have no control on...

Camm009‎, 01-04-2019 04:42 PM
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Talking 2019 - July/August Fat Loss and Motivation

2019 July - August Fat Loss And Motivation Starting this late, but for anyone who wants to join. I am not going to do a spreadsheet, but if people want to do it - that would be great for someone to take that on. Post your starting weight, goal weight and weekly weigh-ins in this thread. ...

NextPound‎, 07-08-2019 10:35 AM
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BF% estimates plz

Im looking for a BF% estimate. There are photos in my profile. Im 140lb and 5 foot 7. Im trying to decide if i should bulk again. Ive lost 20ish lb. Im trying to decide if I can/should start putting on size and strength again or would it be smarter to cut a few more lb.

Lizzy3200‎, Yesterday 10:40 AM
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