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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: 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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Lean bulking consistency

Not sure where the best place for lean bulking topics is... Has anyone else found that consistency and trackability is more difficult while lean bulking than when cutting? Whenever I cut, I'll usually drop 2lb in the first week, then an average of 1lb per week from then on - although it often...

RapidFail‎, Today 05:33 AM
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Unfortunate genetic coctail

Unfortunate genetic coctail Height 180cm, current weight 84kg (5.9 feet, 180 pounds). I havent lifted in 3 years, had lower back surgery (spinal fusion) about 15 years ago, right now i am on a diet to get rid of fat. My goal is basketball playerlooks/strength/stamina, i want to look decent in a...

runninghope‎, 06-30-2022 02:45 PM
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Question Learning maintenance calories

Hello I am new to fitness. I am trying to find out what my maintenance calories should be (ballpark). I am 6’4” 347 roughly 35% body fat. Recently started working out (last 2 months) I’m about to step up to a 5 x week program. I was told I should be eating 3200 calories to lose weight and build...

Smw25‎, 06-30-2022 08:27 AM
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Fat Loss Thread 12 weeks Apr/May/June

Welcome ❤️ As stated this is a continuing thread that has been going on quite a few years now this will cover a 12 week period. Enter starting weight next Friday and then weigh in on a weekly basis using your weekly average. Good to be back with you since having the last 12 weeks bulking. ...

Beavertown‎, 04-01-2022 05:10 AM
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Post Losing fat but need to pinpoint my calories. Any suggestions?

Hey all, I have been losing weight for about 8 months post bulking and a move across the country. ( Was in maintenance for about 3 months before and during the move). I have gone from 207 lbs to 185 where I am at now. Obviously my strength has gone down due to that but my question is I have never...

DylanBohbot‎, Yesterday 04:19 AM
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show the abs

Hello all. I've been a fairly thin person my whole life, never had noticeable abs, not ecto. More like between meso.. I've been working out a year now, I'm 28, 5'11. 165. I'm gaining strength, everyone in my family has a cut. Rest of their old fat bodies are fairly thin. So on a GOOD day,...

Rsurf72‎, 06-28-2022 05:00 PM
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Am I ready for a summer cut?

Hi, Last 2 years I've been going to the gym to gain muscle mass and optimize for aesthetics, went from ~71 kg to ~77 kg at 181 cm height. Now I'm wondering if it's time to do a cut during summer, i.e. will I look good or do I need to put on more muscle mass first?. I feel like it's hard for...

mykeray‎, 06-29-2022 11:57 AM
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❖❖LF Chat v13.0❖❖Unlocking your genetic fat loss potential, now with more waffles❖❖

Losing Fat Chat Thread Version 13.0 1rd Thread - 2st Thread - 3th Thread - 4rd Thread - 6rd Thread - 7th Thread - 8th Thread - 9nd Thread - 10th Thread- 11th Thread- 12th Thread-

EjnarKolinkar‎, 07-07-2015 09:27 PM
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Lower abdominal fat retention

Hi folks. This is my first post ever. I am looking for ideas on how to lose my lower abdominal fat. My stats are 5’3” and currently 135 lbs. I’ve been training along with the beach body programs for the past two years and I am the leanest I’ve ever been. I’ve been in a low carb calorie deficit for...

Mpena0012‎, 06-29-2022 03:19 PM
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Advice on Fat Gain

Hi, I am 5'9 170 lbs. I need advice on my current plan and where I should go from here. This is my workout 3x a week Day A: 3x5 Squat 3x5 Bench 1x5 DL 3x8 Pull ups/Chin ups Day B:

eatthedamnyolk‎, 06-28-2022 02:55 PM
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Stubborn belly fat

I've been on the weight loss journey for 10 months now. I've gone from 204lb with 30%BF to 160 with 18%BF, this was a combination of calorie deficit and cardio training. Now I'm stuck at 160 with 18%BF, the measurement comes from a scale. I know many will jump and say it's crap, I did tape myself...

darkjfman‎, 06-28-2022 07:26 AM
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Maintenance diet and resensitization training?

Just finished 12 week of fat loss, lost around 15 lbs, still got 20 lbs more to lose. My question is how important are maintenance phases and lower volume training between the phases? People like Mike Israetel and Layne Norton always preaches some type of reverse diet or maintenance phase after...

JitsuLifting‎, 06-27-2022 01:15 PM
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Losing weight from my upper body fat reserves ?

I have been living a sedentary lifestyle and so accumulated weight. Being an ectomorph I don?t gain easily, but by not moving, and a little older now, it has come on a bit. Far more active these last few months, walking every day for a couple of hours, I have been able to get my weight down by...

Ryoon1‎, 06-26-2022 05:20 PM
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Post Wedding Season

I am about to have to go to about 3 weddings in 4 months and I am trying to lose my covid weight. I used to play collegiate sports around 2 years ago and that was how I kept my weight down, but now I work an office job and dont have access to the resources i had in college. However, I do have a gym...

thehill96‎, 06-25-2022 08:12 AM
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13.6 % body fat how much?

Hi so I did a body fat bod pod scan I’m 13.6 % body fat 9.7 kg ( fat mass) 61.4 lean body mass 71 kg over all and I’m 6.1 Yes I know it’s light for my height but I just want to get rid of the stubborn fat so my abs pop out. Then I’m going to clean bulk. So I need to get to 10 % body...

Donnie786‎, 06-25-2022 02:49 PM
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Food diary for -2lb a week, good or not?

https://gyazo.com/319206d25f818d8f6d63282ffe5bb7cc 252lb 5 foot 10 inches. 25 years old. M Monday chest- 15 sets 5 min walk Tuesday- 30minute of 2.8 speed cardio walk (will eventually start jogging over time) Wednesday- back - 15 sets 5 min walk Thursday- 30minute of 2.8 speed cardio...

aymen265‎, 05-16-2022 02:40 AM
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Am i loosing weight too fast?

May 15th weight- 254 June 21st- 237 calorie intake- 1600-1700, protein 170-190 grams Monday: 22 total sets of chest tri shoulders +20min walking Tuesday: back- 20 total sets of back and bi +20 min walking Wednesday: legs: 15 total sets of legs, yes I know i work legs left often that's...

aymen265‎, 06-21-2022 07:39 PM
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Water weight effect on hydrostatic body fat test?

Hello I’m wondering how water weight effects this type of testing? If I gain weight from water while using creatine and say that all muscle mass and fat stays the same. My underwater weight will also stay the same right? even if it is a, let’s say 6 pound gain from water retention on the scale? So...

Nick828460‎, 06-25-2022 10:35 PM
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Need help. How should I go about getting to 10% bf?

I'm at a crossroads here. I'm a little frustrated but learning to enjoy/accept the process lol. I'm new here as of today but I've been obsessed with bodybuilding and the fitness lifestyle on and off for 10 years now. As far as genetics go, they aren't great. Always struggled with weight my entire...

Dwalls1997‎, 06-25-2022 01:01 PM
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Angry Feeling tired when running

Hi Guys, Not sure why i always feel extremely tired when running. I can do weight lifting for 1 - 2 hours without any problems, but during the cardio days, I cannot even running on the trendmill for 10mins. I start to feel tired after 5mins of the run ( 6.0 speed on trendmill). Today I pushed...

cvcccccc‎, 06-23-2022 02:28 PM
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Should I bulk or cut? [Picture]

I’m 5’9 weighing around 180lbs. I want to look better when I lose the fat but I’m not sure if I’ll have a good look or not. Should I cut down or gain some muscle mass/strength first? Bench: 200lbs 3x5 Squat: 265lbs 3x5 Deadlift: 315lbs 3x5 OHP: 110lbs 3x5

xwallysmail‎, 06-08-2022 12:13 PM
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Body dysmorphic looking for advice

Working out for 10 weeks - increase strength but I don’t know if my body has changed. I have before and after photos - not sure how to post these here? Wondered if someone could have a look and let me know if they see any differences? If not - I don’t know what I’m doing wrong! Following the...

rocketfuel91‎, 06-06-2022 08:41 AM
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Does weight loss have a delayed effect?

I’ve Been doing a hour of cardio, lifting, and eating one light meal a day in a one meal a day fasting the other 23 hours a day. Haven’t lost one pound in 2 weeks of doing this. Is there’s usually a delayed effect to losing weight that hits weeks after the work and diet done, or is something...

Umirin223‎, 06-19-2022 02:27 PM
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Are love handles mandatory if bulking/building strength?

I'm fairly new to fitness, worked out for a few months, eventually stopped because of stuff, now I'm kind of chubbed up (M17, 5'11.65, 78kg/171.9lbs) cause I stayed at the same ~300 caloric surplus give or take, hence gained some fat, especially on my lower back and hips. I got back onto working...

liminalspace‎, 06-22-2022 02:49 AM
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Lost 44kg weight now standing still help!

Eating 1700 calories a day 124kg avg day looks something like this after 30 days I lost 0 grams I do 15000 steps a day + 35-40 min bike every other day + full body every other day how did I not lose any weight ? Had this happen before been struggling lately losing weight after I lost...

Wagleml‎, 06-07-2022 06:13 AM
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