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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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Should I cut or bulk?

Hi, I'm a 5"11 183lb 20-year-old and have been lifting for about 8 months focusing on compound lifts. Currently, my lifts are Squat: 315, Deadlift: 315, Bench: 200, OHP: 145. Trying to figure out if I should cut away some body fat or continue to add weight slowly. I was thinking I could bulk for...

JCG2000‎, Today 12:00 PM
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Body fat percentage 24% to 27%! Need help!

Hey! Lately, I haven't really worried about my weight, instead I've been taking time to really focus on lowering my body fat percentage. I've been going on a calorie deficit, limiting my carbs, and eating a lot more protein. I've also put in a lot more time and miles on the treadmill and my...

BigDonny123‎, Today 06:33 AM
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Not sure where to go next

I hope this is the right forum, if not I apologize. Looking for some honest advice. Now 39 years old, 5'11 165lbs. Started serious nutrition, weight, and cardio training about 9 years ago. During this time I started eating every 3 hours, very clean, and never cheat. (no alcohol) During...

diesel1218‎, Yesterday 05:19 PM
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Hi guys I'm a 17 year old trying to look better

Hi, I'm Akshay, and I really need your help in deciding whether I need to put on some muscle or cut some fat, as I'm lacking in both areas. I would also appreciate it GREATLY if somebody helped me calculate my body fat percentage as I'm a beginner, I also do not have calipers( I only have measuring...

axshayyy‎, Today 08:12 AM
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July/August/September - 90 day weight loss thread

This one will be dedicated to John Cyr and his inspirational weight loss and to healing. I stole what he wrote for May/June weight loss thread. Hey Everyone!! Figured i'd make a thread so that everyone remains motivated and committed during confinement measures. I know for sure how it isn't easy...

LeaninBack916‎, 06-30-2020 01:58 PM
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Over 650 + Pounds: Starting A Brand New Life.

Hi, my name is Matt and I currently weigh close to 650 pounds or better. I wouldn’t be surprised if I was closer to 700 pounds this morning. It all began last December 2019 when I had it my third year as being bedbound and extremely morbidly obese, are used a CPAP machine during the day and also at...

poundbypound600‎, Yesterday 06:04 PM
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Can’t seem to lose anything

Hello everyone, I’m new here first post. I’ve come looking for whatever information you guys are willing to share. A little bit about me. I’m 26’ 5”11 and 238lbs I’ve recently met with an army recruiter because that’s where I see my future. The problem I’m having is losing weight in my waist and...

Styz‎, 08-03-2020 07:16 PM
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Another should I bulk or cut thread for skinny fat

Last 3 weeks or so I have been on a pretty strict cut, Has been all clean food, Oats/sweet potato, chicken, fish, spinach, eggs, protein powder, etc, Trying to carb cycle a little as well and just keeping carbs lower on off days. Plan was to get rid of my...

lousainus1988‎, Yesterday 07:47 PM
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Lowering my BF %

I’m currently at 17% BF My goal is 14%. Aside from upping my daily cardio, intensity of my workouts and sticking to my meal plans anything else specific I can do to reach my goal?

sammieG90‎, Yesterday 07:57 PM
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Calorie Deficit

Hey, I am 6'2 and currently 182 pounds and 19 percent body fat. I know my average maintenance cals, and know I should eat around 250-500 cals less then that to loose weight. I have started to freak out, and eat prob around 800-1200 cals a day. I am losing weight, but the scale says my body fat...

BenPossible‎, 07-31-2020 08:13 PM
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What do you think my body fat is?

180 lbs, 6'2 Pics attached

BenPossible‎, 08-03-2020 08:00 AM
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Ephedra?

Hello everyone. New to forum, so forgive me if I'm asking a question that is "forbidden". I'm currently in the process of cutting a lot of weight. I'm 38 years old, 5'11", and 317 pounds. Down from 337 in a few months but I'm looking for a bit of assistance with burning this fat. Does anyone have...

1assassin‎, 08-03-2020 06:35 AM
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Almost at my goal but need help

Hey guys, my name is Austin out of Smyrna, TN. I'm getting ready to join the US Army but I was told my BMI is too high. About 2 weeks ago I weighed in at 231.6 pounds with a BMI of 30%. I have recently dropped 9 pounds weighing 221.4 pounds with a BMI of 27%. The recruiter says i need to be at 24%...

Workout4Lyfe19‎, Yesterday 03:59 AM
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27 with a hard beer belly. Need help losing!

Hello everyone so a bit about my past, used to be skinny, extremely skinny from 16-18, took some extra supplementation and got to 210 lbs 6% bodyfat by 21-22 yrs old. fast forward, now at 27 I am about 200 lbs probably 15%+ bodyfat. quit bodybuilding around 23 after i hurt my back, was drinking and...

uglybruh‎, Yesterday 07:29 AM
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Weight Loss Plateau

Hey Guys! Just here looking for advice on a plateau I’ve reached. So a bit of backstory, last year I was to my highest of 407 lbs, to date I’m ranging 326-330. It’s been a year and I’ve lost 81 lbs, but I can’t seem to go beyond the 326. Within the last year, I’ve done the intermittent fasting...

Johnnyboy2110‎, 08-03-2020 05:25 AM
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Most effective AB exercise for belly fat???

What's the most effective AB exercise for getting rid of belly fat???

cisekm‎, 04-14-2011 08:23 PM
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Need a program / help

Uploaded my pics current sitting at 215lbs / 6'0 tall. Covid hit and wasnt able to hit any weights / gym. Was at around 200lbs before covid. I feel i have lost alot of strength since not being able to go to the gym. I work 10 hour shifts 6am - 4:30pm for two weeks then do a 4:00pm - 2:3:30 am shift...

Charged14‎, 08-03-2020 09:45 AM
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Exclamation How should Teenagers cut fat

How can teenagers cut fat safely? Majority of users on here recommend teenagers to not cut unless you are obese and to just lift and eat healthy. But how are we supposed to lose fat if we are not actively cutting calories since you have to be in a caloric deficit to lose weight. I am 6'4...

brutus0‎, 08-02-2020 02:21 PM
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Body for life (or any program) +Intermittent Fasting

Hi all, I don't post here much, but I do read all the posts. I am back on the body for life program again, and I have a question. I am trying to loose weight, and I find that the 20 minutes cardio workout just aren't enough it seems. I am riding my stationary bike and I consistently get my...

dmegyesi‎, 08-02-2020 12:48 PM
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Can I successfully workout with dumbbells alone?

Hey guys, Wondering if you all can help me with some advice. Covid has completely frigged everything up for me and my gym has closed until further notice. The closest gym to me is an absolute nightmare to try and use as you have to book via their app (that doesn't work) and you can't stick to...

Dmcc89‎, 08-02-2020 02:02 PM
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Help me give advise to my mum (weight loss @ 70)

Hi, How can I help my mum lose weight (she is 70 and very very overweight)? I already taught her about different foods / calories so she does her best to pick healthier foods, so her dinners for example are as one would consider healthy but then she eats not healthy stuff in the evening while...

xorovatz‎, 07-20-2020 04:59 AM
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Losing weight without counting calories?

Over the past 6 months I’ve “let myself go”, with lockdown, graduating university and personal circumstances, I’ve piled on the pounds. I haven’t weighed myself, and don’t plan to - however, I know I’ve gained weight because “mom jeans” which used t be baggy on me, now won’t go past my thighs. ...

danuutka‎, 08-02-2020 05:49 AM
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Scale lies?

I’ve been in a deficiency for 5 months. I’m pretty meticulous about weighing and logging my food. I’m a cyclist and did a 80 mile ride yesterday and now my scale is going up higher than regular fluctuations. ‍♀️ This is despite staying in my calories. However I did eat different carbs than...

Lindsaymarx13‎, 08-02-2020 09:28 PM
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Metabolic Adaptation & Muscle Gain

Say I started off my at my maintenance calories being 2100. I start cutting, doing strict IF & strength training, after 4 months my metabolism has adapted and my new maintenance is now at 1500. If I then eat 1700-1800 calories a day, with high protein & strength training, will I gain muscle...

FitnessSeeker8‎, 08-02-2020 03:24 PM
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Body Fat Percentage Conflicts

Smart scale says 36.7%. Was taped today and it says 28%? What do I go with since there is such a huge difference?

GrapeBegins‎, 08-02-2020 07:49 AM
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