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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: 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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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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Shirataki Noodles? Good or Bad?

They seem to be the most amazing thing ever. How come more people don't have them included in their cutting diets? They seem to be amazing and you could eat so many without worrying about it at all. Is there a reason why people don't use them?

ChallengeOn‎, 02-18-2012 09:11 PM
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September to Christmas Fat loss thread

Here we go again, same as always... Come and go as you please, everyone is welcome. No pressure No sign up fee 😂 Hold yourself accountable with others that are in the same boat. Friday 17th September is the first date and we go to Christmas Eve. Set yourself a target and smash it

Beavertown‎, 09-10-2021 02:07 AM
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Your Best Fat Loss Tip?

Let's make this a thread about the best advice to cut. I just came across some advice that was new to me. We all know smaller plates lead to smaller portions and less kcal, and eating more slowly increases makes you more sated. But what was new to me is putting away the cell phone, turning off...

klbbr‎, 06-23-2021 06:03 AM
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Question Confused on why i have high(ish) bodyfat- pls help :(

(Female, 5"4, 119 pounds) Apologies prior if this seems messy and long. I checked the number of calories i should be eating on various calorie counters (including the bodybuilding one) for curiosity and its WAY above what i actually eat. On average they say i should be eating 1700 calories...

bitMEL‎, 09-11-2021 06:31 PM
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25 year old female who can't lose weight anymore

I was about 220 when I first started a couple years ago (I'm 5'10 so I don't look that big) and I've gotten down to 195ish through body recomposition over a 2 year period but I simply can't lose weight anymore. I'm working out 4-5 days a week, eating about 1000-1200 calories a day 6 days a week. I...

ATB194‎, 10-06-2021 04:54 PM
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Lower belly fat is really as stubborn as they say!

Hey guys, So back in early 2020, I buckled down and started tracking everything I ate. I went from 180lbs to 145lbs current day. I am 5’ 7, 27 years old, I’m fairly lean and have some defined muscle around my arms, shoulders, and back HOWEVER, I still have some lower bellyfat and love handles that...

mvarrone995‎, 10-14-2021 07:25 AM
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Losing Body Fat

Hi Guys Im skinny fat, and I'm trying to lose body fat, and its not goin well at all I used to weigh 74 kilos, and I did home workouts for the last 2 month in the half (Bullyjuice 30 day challenge, a mix of cardio and muscle building) I now weigh 71 kilos, with around 26% body fat and 5"4...

userFMRTRTAPOGP‎, 09-23-2021 03:32 AM
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Help for sort of a recomp?

I need your help, bbbros. So I'm at weird state of my fitness/fatloss journey. I have been losing weight for a good long while, and have gone from around 265 to my present weight of 167. Around two years ago, I was in solid shape, also muscle wise, and was probably around 180 or so. Not super...

Dickling‎, 03-29-2021 04:46 AM
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Starvation Mode?!?!

Sorry for the book but I'm frustrated and trying to figure out what to do next. I’m a 36-year-old male that is 6’5” and weigh 240 lbs. with 15% bodyfat (confirmed via fat caliper self-test and scale). My goal is to build muscle while also reducing my body fat. My problem is that I’ve been...

WorkoutWarrior7‎, 09-27-2021 12:57 PM
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Should I start cutting now? First time bulking.

I'm 5'6" (167.64cm) and 143lbs (64.68kg). I have been lean bulking, gaining 2 pounds a month. I've included pics below (no pump in those pics). First time bulking and just wanted to make sure I was doing this right. My main concern is my midsection and it's the reason I'm asking this question. ...

GMan2495‎, 10-02-2021 01:03 AM
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Exclamation burning 6000 calories a day from playing chess?

Is there any truth to this? I won't link the website because I might be spam filtered but this is what it says: "According to Robert Sapolsky, Stanford professor of neurology and neurosurgery, a grandmaster chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories per day. True to his word, some elite chess...

clydeashelton‎, 10-04-2021 06:20 PM
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Question 39 y/o female: body recomp?

Hi all, I’m new here! I will be 40 in a few months (have two teenagers) and have been physically active to some extent my whole life. Martial Arts when I was younger, kickboxing, and now my primary focus for the last 18 months has been weightlifting boot camp style, while incorporating some mild to...

MomInCT‎, 09-22-2021 06:38 AM
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My stomach is so much fatter than any other part of my torso

It wont let me submit links, so basically i have 3 ribs showing, that line in the middle of your chest, but a fat stomach, thighs and face. stats: bfp: 7.3 bmi: 15.6 (us navy method) lbm: 112 pounds body fat mass: 8 pounds height: around 5’8” to 5’9” age:14 weight: 120 pounds. How do i fix this and...

DreadUnlocked‎, 09-14-2021 04:24 PM
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Can intense bicycling preserve quadricep mass during a cut?

I've got knee problems and am prepping to do a cut. I don't want my quads shrinking. But the only way I can use more weight on my knee is if I don't go down far or if I use assistance once down far. Bicycling seems my best bet, and I can get them burning. If I lose 0.7% of my body weight per...

Darkius‎, 10-06-2021 09:20 AM
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New here just looking for info

So I'm new and this is my first time on a forum like this. Backstory for those interested When I was young I did Mauy Thai kick boxing and gymnastics stayed in good shape. Now I'm older and have an office job and I'm fat in the middle. Not legs or arms. I did keto for a while and had tremendous...

Azzyeli‎, 09-20-2021 07:32 AM
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Need help with GF and her weight loss goal.

I have a gf who is currently trying to lose her body fat. She has been working since April and has only lost a collective 15lbs of weight. Currently she is eating 1600 calories and walks over 13000 steps each day and lifts weights for an hour 3 times a week. She can't lose her weight and she is...

Kasnay‎, 10-01-2021 09:01 AM
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Should I bulk or cut?

hey guys. I'm 1.80 and 83.5kg. Ive been training for 3 months and half. I'm eating like 1700~1800 daily but saturday and sunday I eat 2300~2500. I do ABC x2 ~ Push pull legs Push pull legs. I'm wondering how to proceed to eliminate the fat, i dont know if I need to reduce the calories,...

riibes‎, 09-27-2021 12:29 PM
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How Much Further to Cut?

I'm 5'10" and 174 lbs, down from 200lb. Goal is to lean out before doing first bulk. I'd like to hit 15% so that I have some room to gain weight without BF% getting too high. Based on pics, how much more weight do I have to lose before I hit 15%? And is 15% a good BF to bulk from, or should it...

spottedcat1234‎, 10-06-2021 11:03 AM
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1000 calorie deficit and no weight loss

Hello I’m new here but have been reading these boards for a years. I’m current at 344 and 44 years old and cut all sugar from my diet and breads, sodas etc. just drink water all day and eat clean. No diet soda either and have been eating about 1500-1800 cal a day and won’t budge from 344 lbs. ...

losevas08‎, 10-04-2021 04:05 PM
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Is using the stairs in your own home unironically one of the best forms of cardio?

I'm an admittedly fat guy, so results may vary, but I think that going up and down the stairs in your home may legit be one of the best forms of cardio. This evening I decided to put on my heart-rate monitor and see what it would tell me after a flight (15 steps) to get an idea of what (the HR...

TheJimmyRustler‎, 09-25-2021 12:50 PM
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Post 5 Months Bulking Results (Pictures)

So I have been clean bulking since June (almost 5 months). My strength has increased considerably. I gained about 15 lbs. I realize I accumulated some fat along the way, but I'm not too bothered about that as I'm a pro at cutting. I still fit into smalls/mediums and my waist is below 30 inches. ...

AbdulazizSab‎, 10-11-2021 07:17 AM
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Confused on where to start?

I keep reading/watching conflicting things on the best way to lower body fat % and become leaner. Cutting, bulking, body recomp, etc...? Which one do I do? Currently trying to eat at a 300 calorie deficit and introduce a structured weight plan. I am 180 lb, 24 y/o male, guessing I'm somewhere...

stet123‎, 10-06-2021 02:50 PM
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How to balance between Losing fat and not looking too skinny?

I'm 25 M , and my height is 167cm (5'6). I'm trying to lose 5-6 kilograms (11-13 pounds) to reach my ideal weight for my height. I'm not obese but my body isn't the skinny shredded type so I need to lose some fat. How can I lose fat and weight without looking too skinny, I'm not that tall so I...

JuicerSeducer‎, 09-25-2021 09:19 AM
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Question 5'11 181lbs 20ish% BF, don't know if i should Bulk or Cut

Hey brahs, i've been training since December 2020~January 2021, i was anemic (158lbs) following CoolCicada's PPLPPLx My current lifts on the big compounds are: OHP: 143lb x 5 reps BP: 170lb x 6 reps SQ: 225lb x 6 reps DL: 315 x 1 rep As you can see, i'm still weak as f*ck lol, but i'm a bit...

IcarusBleed333‎, 10-05-2021 05:57 PM
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Stubborn Fat Gut Problem

So my problem is that I always seem to have fat around the gut I just can't shift. This is a real pain in the arse for me. Literally I don't think I have any fat anywhere else just around the gut. So it literally seems to mean that I would have to hit a pretty low body fat content ratio to get rid...

Phil2021‎, 09-30-2021 12:41 PM
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