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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 10:02 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 02:16 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 09:31 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 09:12 AM
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Cardio after weight training

Through quarantine I have noticed that I have put on a bit of fat. I can’t really see my abs anymore even though I have gotten bigger. I was thinking of doing a 30 minute run after every weight training session in hopes of this reducing my body fat. Will this help with that? Also will it reduce my...

JustinSmith52‎, Today 08:13 AM
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Rapid burning fat exercise. Help!!!

Hey peeps in forum I am new in the site and wanted what is the fastest way to burn fat and be fit with my routine. See I go about walking 2 miles a day three times a day, so that makes 6 miles per day. Though I want to build muscles to just the basic ones I don't want to need a treadmill or a bench...

Illvoices14‎, Yesterday 02:44 PM
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Is it possible that I'm building muscle as fast as I'm losing fat?

I'm 5'8, about 93.4kg, 29 year old Male. I've done little to no exercise for about 2 years, but started doing intense 30 minute calisthenics exercises, + more focused stuff with a pair of dumbbells (8kg) about 3 weeks ago. I've done this 5 or 6 days each week. I've gone from skipping...

Craig36091‎, Today 05:08 AM
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Going below 1500 cals - acceptable in my situation?

So I am 5'8, 18yo and 66kg male. I've gotten.back into lifting 2 and a half weeks ago after a one month break. However, throughout the year I was lifting inconsistently, didn't follow a program and didn't track cals and just half arsed it due to being in my final year of high school. I didn't see...

CheekyCuntt‎, Yesterday 05:32 PM
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Smile body recomposition - Help

Hello everyone, i am pretty new here so i would like to introduce myself first. My name is George and i am 15 years old. Ive been lifting for about 8 months and ive managed to build an okay physique. Ive bulked for about 3-4 months and i am pretty happy with my current physique. I have gained some...

feorge‎, Yesterday 04:03 AM
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Hit a Fat Loss Plateau - Can I Break It?

Firstly I'd like to ask what you think my BF% is based on my pics, but also I think I've got stuck with losing fat in the last 2 months and wonder what I can do to keep pushing - or indeed if I can - as I think maybe I don't have enough muscle to make me lose more fat? I'm hoping to reach under...

jkpel‎, 11-14-2020 07:33 AM
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How to lose muffin top/back fat?

Ok so long story short, ive been bed riddled for like 7+ months, yes very bad I know. I havent really gotten fat or hideously deformed but in addition to less muscle I have these huge lumps of fat around my waist just above my glutes. Not on my ass but just above it around and behind my waist, its...

Yoseph162‎, 11-05-2020 09:17 AM
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5 weeks in...Advice.

Started at 312lbs, down to 309 currently. 6'2, experienced lifter. Goal of 225-220 by June 2021, endo/meso, endo dominant. Got a good remote trainer (actually has articles on this site as well) and he setup a great program, almost pure conditioning/fat loss. Lots of bodyweight stuff etc.....

snufy‎, 11-15-2020 04:04 PM
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hey am alex , am needing to lose a lot

Hey am Alex am 43 from Scotland am female to male transgender at the moment most of my body weight is a big stomach , hips and butt am more of a pear shape my top half is a lot thinner and i want to burn fat the only two things i have at home is my treadmill and very light weights i dont...

Alexftmuk‎, 11-23-2020 03:48 AM
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Fat Loss Plateau help!

Hey guys, I am currently 184LBS at 5’6 and 22 years olds. Dropped down initially from 225 to 193 and then from 193 and 33%BF I have dropped down to 184 at 27% BF I have been at this weight for quite some time now and cant seem to drop weight or bodyfat. Ive cut calories, bumped up cardio,...

nkatsou98‎, 11-22-2020 10:42 PM
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The Minnesota Semi-Starvation Experiment

Has anyone read up about this? It's an interesting insight into the psychological effects of prolonged calorie restriction. Cliffs of the experiment: Active men with a maintenance of ~3000-3500 calories were given 1570 calories a day for a prolonged period, lost 25% of their bodyweight...

nestbrother‎, 11-15-2020 08:02 AM
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I'm 35 male and pushing 500lbs

Hello bodybuilding.com I'm new here. My name is Levi. I live in Idaho, I've been disabled with Sarcoidosis Disease since 2012 and Have been my mother caregiver since 2015, she has Parkinson's. My bariatric doctor wants me to lose 100lbs before he will do surgery, I will be 35 on December 4th and...

LeviH35‎, 11-22-2020 11:08 AM
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Is beef jerky good protein

I absolutely love beef jerky and was wondering how good it actually is for you. Amount per Serving Calories 50 Calories from Fat 0 % Daily Value * Total Fat 1g 2% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 430mg 18%

Seyton‎, 05-14-2009 03:06 PM
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Where Am I?

Hello everyone, My name is Scott P. I am 26 years old, and I have always had a fitness goal I've never successfully reached. I am going to share a brief story of my mistakes, successes, and current obstacles. I am hoping that I can further step towards my success by reaching out to everyone...

sprater94‎, 11-21-2020 10:02 AM
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Unable to lose weight?

Hi firstly thanks for taking the time to read any advise would be much appreciated Have gain 1 stone bulking, (168lb now) Believe I’m skinny fat, Waist is around 37” While bulking I gained a steady 1lb per week sometimes little less Started a cut 6-7 weeks ago along with tracking calories...

Sidney2222‎, 11-21-2020 01:30 PM
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Exclamation Need Help with fat loss

Hi, I have been completely stuck at a plateau for a while now and I'm not sure what to do exactly. I currently weigh 75kg at 6 foot and I'm struggling to lose that last bit of fat. I've been continually cutting was originally 83 and slowly dropped down to 75 in 4 months whilst my lifts have...

jama123‎, 11-22-2020 11:00 AM
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Does fasting cause muscle loss?

I usually have one meal a day because I enjoy having one large meal in one sitting than splitting them at different times. It’s more filling. If I’m in a surplus at the end of the day, and I’m fasting for 23 hours, would my body start breaking down my muscle if I start feeling hungry? Would...

dmeanor‎, 11-22-2020 03:21 AM
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Post Starting to lose muscle during cut 11 weeks in, where to from here?

Hi all, hope someone can help As a detrained lifter (lifted hard for 8 years, took 4 years off to travel and another 2 on/off (but mostly off lol) getting back into it), I decided to get back into the gym and cut down before trying to pack on muscle. I've never cut before, only "perma-bulked"...

Seqhael‎, 11-21-2020 04:58 PM
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Question Should I stop cutting whilst the gyms are closed?

Hi, so I started a “fat loss phase” around a month ago been feeling okay but as of late been a lot hungrier however the gyms have closed for the time being and I have no equipment other than a resistance band, should I raise cals up to maintenance until the gyms reopen & continue with the “cut” or...

Damon628‎, 11-22-2020 09:05 AM
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Activity level when finding maintenance calories?

So I've heard that to build muscle while losing fat you gotta enter into a 5-20% deficit (100-500 calories) I've calculated my maintenance cals using the tdee calculator website when I entered that I was sedentary and it was 1850 calories. When I entered that I did light exercise 1-2 days a...

CheekyCuntt‎, 11-19-2020 04:21 AM
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Involuntary Intermittent Fasting

I've been taking stims every weekend for the purposes of studying for some certs. So I feel like I might as well fast and not waste the appetite suppression and increased fat burning from the stims. How should I structure my diet for the other 5 days of the week?

monster0ultra‎, 11-21-2020 08:52 PM
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Cool 2020 October/November/December weight loss thread

Hello all, I am creating thread for selfish reasons. I need to lose some weight and these threads helped me to stay motivated in the past so I figured maybe it helps a little bit again. Everybody is free and welcome to join. This thread will cover the following dates: Oct 2: Oct 9: Oct...

JSim83‎, 10-02-2020 04:03 AM
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Any advice appreciated

Have been reading these forums for years, but have never really had the confidence to post anything or comment. I have followed numerous weight loss and training strategies with varying degrees of success, I have tried calorie-counting, macros, veganism, low-carb, PPL, Fullbody, Upper-Lower...

nr3279‎, 11-19-2020 06:45 AM
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Lightbulb How to make my waist smaller?

Hi guys, I'm 5ft3 and around 52kg give or take and I am really trying to shrink my waist but I'm not sure how to do it? I run 2 miles 5 times a week and I would say my diet is generally good. I went from 10 and a half stone to around 8 which I am happy with. The only problem I have is I want a more...

Slashton1‎, 11-19-2020 04:56 AM
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Low calories, high protein prevent muscle loss?

If I’m trying to cut, and I lower my calories even more, but I increase my protein intake, can that prevent muscle loss? Or maybe even bulk?

dmeanor‎, 11-17-2020 10:29 PM
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