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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 recently, 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 online 'trainer' who's only trying to scam their $$$. ...

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

Welcome to the 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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My body is weird, need advice?

I just turned 25, I been dieting and losing weight off and on the past 3 years. You know how depression creeps up and Rob you for everything. Ok enough of the sad stuff I stand at 5'6 and I am about 150 pounds. I don't really care about my weight and the scale because I lose inches more so...

PlaineJane‎, Today 12:10 PM
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Smile Am I gaining fat due to lack of sleep?

Hello experts, I noticed that I have gained considerable amounts of fat during the last 4 weeks, albeit not having changed my daily macros or energy intake, nor my workouts at all. The only possible explanation I can think of is that my quality of sleep has decreased drastically (it gets bright...

staengsen‎, Today 09:22 AM
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Cool What happens when lifting and cutting

Bit of a thinking out loud question but trying to fill the gaps in my knowledge so far .. I know obviously we lift when cutting to preserve muscle but I'm just curious what is actually going on. For example I'm eating at a defecit and eating mostly protein.. and lifting in the gym after some...

JMarbs‎, Today 11:48 AM
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Need help with calories

So I've been trying to get really lean before a clean bulk. I'm 5'11" 160. I work in a busy kitchen, lift 5 days a week and cardio 2-3 days. I've been doing keto for the past 16 months. I have a decently slow metabolism. I have been cutting at 1600 calories with a weekly refeed of around 2000...

Joebell9414‎, Today 04:25 AM
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I'm noticing a drop in strength after 1 week of cutting?

I'm wondering is this normal? Not a major drop I would add but I'm down roughly 2.5kg on BP, OHP and dumbbell press. I have dropped roughly 500 cals, I'm eating at 1500 cals. 6ft, 165lbs. If cals are such an important factor it would explain why my lifts were stalled at maintenance, I never really...

Dj1891‎, Today 09:52 AM
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My body is weird, need advice?

I just turned 25, I been dieting and losing weight off and on the past 3 years. You know how depression creeps up and Rob you for everything. Ok enough of the sad stuff I stand at 5'6 and I am about 150 pounds. I don't really care about my weight and the scale because I lose inches more so...

PlaineJane‎, Today 12:12 PM
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Noob :Scale won't budge

I started lifting seriously like 2 months and half ago , been making good progress in the gym emproving my form , my strength , and i actualy feel my gains tbh ! I loaded on creatine like 6 weeks ago , although my body fat % was decreasing (tape measure waist and caliper meadurements) , fat...

Mooncef‎, Today 03:14 AM
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Unhappy I've been exercising like a nut and dieting for 2 years, but can't lose the weight??

I'm feeling kind of stuck right now. I was overweight as a kid and lost about 70lbs my freshman year of high school. Slowly gained about 15lbs even though I was still dieting and exercising. Last year I lost almost 40lbs and became borderline underweight. Then I randomly gained it all back plus...

Crewlife‎, Today 06:41 AM
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Exclamation Skinny fat - bulk or cut?

Hello. I'm 22, 6'0 and ~165 lbs and if u take in consideration body "types" im probably an ectomorph. I used to be REALLY skinny ( 125 lbs) until like 3 years ago when i decided to do a big mistake and mostly just bulk without doing any type of exercise for a couple of months. That got me to like...

eddyville‎, Today 07:19 AM
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155 pounds and still high bodyfat

Hey guys. I started losing weight over a year ago at 220 pounds, 5'9". Just hit 155 pounds this morning. I've been lifting more seriously for 4 months now, but its hard to progress much in my current deficit. I'm anxious to start my first bulk, but my body fat seems to still be very high. I'm...

Nerdicide‎, 05-04-2017 02:06 PM
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Apr/May 17 Fat Loss & Motivation Thread

OK, I'll bite the bullet and volunteer. I'll be doing a spreadsheet to keep track of everybody's losses and goals throughout this thread. Link to spreadsheet: Each week send me a PM with...

BecomingSmaller‎, 03-31-2017 01:01 AM
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Losing weight but it's hard to see a difference on mirror?

I've gone down from 71.5kg(maybe 14%bf) to 69kg, I took pictures at the start but when comparing them now in the same lighting to how I look now it's really hard to see any difference. For example it's hard to see any more ab definition. Is this simply too small of a differerence to see on a mirror...

Thomazo‎, Yesterday 02:50 AM
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loosing weight and face changes

Hey fellas/ladies. i'm currently sitting at 19% body fat 230lbs and i'm at the moment trying to get under 14%.. my face has always looked like chubby. when loosing weight especially going from 19% to 14% or under will it make huge difference on my face? like more jaw line and cheek bones more...

icelandicteen‎, Yesterday 05:40 PM
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PPL while cutting?

What do you guys think? Even when I started to go to the gym, I ALWAYS when 6 days a week. I dont really want to do 5x5 for 6 damn days.

dannyesh‎, 05-16-2017 05:52 AM
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how many carbs can i take to lose fats

hello, i was 100 kg i work with diet only without exercises to be 85 kg i will start to play in the gym how many carbs i should take in day to lose fats, i read alot of carbs system like keto diet and carb cycle iam new and need some tips thanks;

gadalla567‎, Today 03:04 AM
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Smile Carb Cycling Question!

Hey there! I have a fairly quick question and all i want to know is what do i eat on my high carb days and my low carb days? I am not asking for any meal prep or for you to write an essay but just like a simple 5-10 numbered list for high carb and low carb. It would truly help me and i would...

2Eternity‎, Today 03:54 AM
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Stair climbing at work

Hi, I'm a male, 37 years old. Being a father of three and a full time software engineer is a recipe for giving exercise a low priority. I play basketball with friends every now and then but not enough to satisfy my health needs. I tried freeing time for a jog in the evening but my energy...

ccyk‎, Today 06:22 AM
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Weight not changing

I'm 6ft 158 Ibs and I've been eating super low cals because when I was eating around 2000 I wasn't dropping any weight, even though I'm eating super low the scale still says I haven't lost any except like 3 pounds of water weight and it's my second week in a deficit, in your opinion what should I...

Gtjones75‎, Yesterday 06:31 PM
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No surprises We all know that "calorie expenditure" devices are usually way off. This article claims those devices are pretty good with heart rate but none achieved within a margin of error of 20% for Calories burned. Some as bad as 93%. It doesnt say if it under or over...

TommyDigital13‎, Today 06:40 AM
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Am I cutting right/enough/too much?

I'm 5' 8", 73 kg (160 lbs) and roughly have 16% body fat. I've started cutting about a week or so ago gradually from usual bulking intake. I'm not massive nor am I looking to be. So I've decided to cut down to about 1500 cals a day (maintenance is around 1900-2000 for me), and cutting down on...

meanwhileinhell‎, Today 03:13 AM
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is it ok to reduce my workouts to twice a week instead of 3?

I've been working out M W F (full body), and i've been making good progress and getting stronger too, but I feel like my body doesn't recover fast enough, and I still feel sore all the time. I'm getting enough protein and fat and sleep.... Is it ok to reduce my work outs to twice a week (M F) or do...

Drajrod‎, Yesterday 03:10 PM
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If I had stretch marks...

Does that mean I'll have lose skin no matter what once I lean out?

Sweatyteddytaco‎, Yesterday 03:51 PM
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Cutting and bulking transition?

is there any transition on cutting and bulking? for example i finished cutting, will i start to bulk asap or will i stay on low body fats for a while ? additional info: i started on 165lbs bw/5"7 now im 153, my target is 143-145lbs bw then slow bulk. thanks in advance.

Maverick021‎, Today 03:08 AM
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Cool Journey to 10% BF

Hi guys, I’m planning a cut over the next 18 weeks or so. I say 18 weeks as I’ve a holiday booked for then so it’s a good target to aim for. If I could achieve my goal in less time and have time to do a mini lean bulk, that would be even better. At the minute, I’m estimating my BF% around 16%. The...

JayBelfast‎, 05-22-2017 06:59 AM
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going to start clean bulk

i went from 84kg 16%BF (1,80cm) to 71kg 9%BF in 2months. i did strict diet and cardio+weight training. but i lost 6kg of muscle, but now hope to gain again some muscle and not alot of fat. (i cannot do more cutting, i was really tired lol)

ecobuddy‎, Today 02:00 AM
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