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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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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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12 sets of 100 jump ropes vs 6 sets of 200 jump ropes, which is better?

12 sets of 100 jump ropes vs 6 sets of 200 jump ropes, which is better? I used to do 10 sets of 8 weighted sit ups and 12 sets of 100 jump ropes. Now I do 10 sets of 9 weighted sit ups (i do sit ups faster with this weight 22lbs now, so it takes the same time) and 6 sets of 200 jump ropes. Extra...

bearondiet‎, 01-08-2022 10:21 AM
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217 to 179, how much more?! Pics Attached.

I was stuck at 184 a couple weeks back, and thanks to the forum I’m back on track and have lost another 4-5lbs. I was originally asking about starting to bulk because I’ve been at this for what feels like forever, but I was told I have a ways to go. My smart scale (I know, I know) said I was...

coyoteugly50‎, 12-30-2021 10:01 PM
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Smile 9 tips to help you lose weight

1.Drink plenty of water. 2.Eat breakfast every day. 3.Eat regular meals. 4.Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. 5.Being active.

userOO8ZXJPUX1L‎, 12-31-2021 10:03 AM
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Smile A Beginners Guide To Weight Loss

A framework of how to lose weight covering the basics of diet, non-dietary factors

Warshi‎, 01-06-2022 12:26 PM
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Am I Doing Anything Wrong?

I'm 5'9, 140 lbs., 23 years old, male, and about 15-25% body fat. My long-term goal is to be lean and muscular, but my short-term focus is getting lean, before getting muscular. I had been eating an average of about 2500 calories, 160g protein, 65g fat, and 320g carbs for several months but I...

greglevine‎, 01-11-2022 02:58 PM
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Am I doing something wrong?

First off sorry if this is the wrong place to post this but a quick run down of what's going on: I'm currently 12st 5lb at age 27, trying to cut down the weight at the moment I'm eating 1500 cals with high protein and about 3 litres of water per day, my excersise is hitting each muscle group...

Jj2021‎, 01-09-2022 10:21 AM
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Are My Weekly Weigh-In Averages Correct?

22 Male I've been bulking for 2-3 years now and put on some solid size but now it's time to cut as I'm decently overweight. I was bulking at 3400/3500 calories, did a maintenance week around Christmas at 3000/3100 calories, and then Jan 1st started my cut and dropped to 2500 calories. I've...

MondoDuke‎, 01-16-2022 09:51 AM
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Are These Macros good For Cutting?

Currently 5'9 210 pounds. Decently overweight because I have been bulking for the past 2 years and put on some good muscle. My goal with this cut is to maintain as much muscle as possible. I'm doing 12 weeks deficit then a maintenance week. Then I'll do another 12 weeks in the spring. Macros:...

MondoDuke‎, 12-29-2021 12:14 PM
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Beginning my First Ever Cut

So as a brief introduction, I’ve been training since I was 13-14 and have always needed to force feed myself to put on any size as I started out as extremely skinny. I have turned 18 a couple months ago now and currently I am 6’3” at 94kg (207 pound) body weight and I think now is a good time to...

StumpingIron‎, 12-30-2021 12:06 AM
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Bloating Has Wreaked Havoc On Me

I want to tell you about something that has undermined my ability to look lean my whole life. I had the misfortune of being born with a health disorder that causes my face and body to bloat intermittently throughout the day. This means that I can appear very lean and attractive one moment, but...

Joer1212‎, 01-09-2022 02:52 PM
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Thumbs up Burning excess fat and building muscle

I have been lifting weights for about 6 months now, I have lost 19 lbs (269‐250). I workout 5 days a week, each workout being a hour long. I do see changes in my body but I still have some body fat, mainly belly fat. I changed my diet and started eating more protein. Any advice on how to burn more...

Blues217‎, 01-05-2022 12:13 PM
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Do you put value in jeans size?

Title boys. I'm 6 feet and I won't let myself go above 32x32. When they are tight that's my cue to cut back and up my workout intensity. Do you guys do the same or do you think it's a bad metric?

xwac2021‎, 01-17-2022 09:41 AM
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Does my fat loss macros look ok?

Im a male, 5’7 and 200 lbs. Maintenace: 2800 Calorie goal: 2200 (600 deficit) Protein: 190g Carbs: 220 Fat: 60g

JitsuLifting‎, 01-02-2022 06:18 PM
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Drinking Habits To Avoid in the event that You Don't Want Visceral Fat, Say Dietitian

These propensities can guilefully prompt an expansion in the "destructive" kind of midsection fat. By Umar Hayat Aheer 6 Jan 2022. All things considered, you've known about instinctive fat and its aftereffects. That is on the grounds that it's known as the "risky" kind of fat, and assuming...

UH786‎, 01-06-2022 06:52 AM
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Question Fatloss & Muscle gain caloric intake?

Hey!! I'm soooo lost. So, I started working out Jan '21 and lost about 55ish pounds and for some reason I cannot seem to get passed that. I started at 260 I'm now around 206 to 208. I'm confused about protein intake. I think that's about at least 0.75g per lb? Also, I'm not sure how many calories...

Devloraine‎, 01-11-2022 06:36 AM
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Great Fatloss Progress...then injury. Anybody have shoulder pain experience?

Hey guys - I was on a weight loss diet and lost a good 10 lbs, while maintaining as much muscle as I could. Unfortunately, during one of my bench press days, while going down to my chest I heard a few "wet" clicks in my right shoulder. I couldn't move my right arm for a good week after that....

lbntuk‎, 01-04-2022 02:31 PM
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Help for the over 50 guys...

I just turned 54. Been working out all my life. Struggling with too much fat around the midsection. I was trying to gain some muscle but put on too much fat. Haven't been eating lean like I should have. Struggling with adding muscle losing fat. I know it is next to impossible to do. I need...

diamonddavel‎, 01-02-2022 05:23 PM
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Help with belly fat and love handles

Stats: 5'8/173 cm, 180 Ibs/82kg, 25 years old, body fat (according to smart watch): ~20% I've actually been lifting for 2 years but one of those years the gyms were closed for months because of COVID. Anyway I wanted to get a little bit more serious so once the gyms reopened a few months ago I...

Weakassmfer‎, 01-02-2022 05:01 PM
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How far to drop overall calories in a defecit

I started my fat loss programme in Oct 2021 cutting out booze and tracking my calories. I train on a split programme 4 days a week and walk for 30 mins every day. I am 46 year old 183lb and 22% BF. I calculated my macros at maint at 2600. To begin my cut I dropped to 2100 and monitored for 6...

meddy76‎, 01-08-2022 01:53 AM
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How long should it take to cut from 200lbs 20% bodyfat to 180lbs 10-12% bf

Im just wondering of time frame for someone that wants to cut from 200lbs 20% bf to 180lbs 10% bf. I would also appreciate some info on diet macros and exercise In my mind Im thinking for diet 2000-2500 calories 200g of protein and fat and carbs can be a a combination of what I want to eat on a...

JakeArmitage‎, 12-31-2021 10:18 AM
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How much muscle will I lose going from 20% to 10% BF?

I've been slowly cutting and based on the calculators I've used, I'm somewhere between 19 and 21 percent body fat. I've recently bought some size 32 pants and it feels good to be back at this size after over 10 years of buying 36+. My goal is to cut to 10ish percent and maintain. I want to get my...

thetruth1985‎, 01-07-2022 05:33 PM
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I need help losing weight

I'm currently 17 years old and I weigh around 180-190 pounds and I'm 5'8. I am skinny fat and I do not like the way my body is right now. Honestly, I have a poor diet due to not really knowing what I should eat on a daily basis. I honestly need help.

Trillx‎, 12-29-2021 10:22 PM
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I'm back again after many years away, SLOW weight loss!!

Hi All, I'm back again, this time focused with a completely different mindset. So my current stats are: Weight: 288lb Body Fat: 37% Muscle Mass: 60.1%

Baxter88s‎, 01-25-2022 07:09 AM
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Is this deficit good or too much?

I just used a website to calculate my daily calories. According to it, I burn 2800calories /day. I am 22 ,178cm /5'10 and 104Kg/ 229pounds. I use "Yazio" on my phone and I chose "-1kg /2.20pounds per week" and it calculated 1976calories because due to university, I do not have too much time, I...

okay8239‎, 01-22-2022 06:49 PM
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Just started a fat loss phase.

So i just started a cut, right now im weighting myself 3 times a week and take the average. How often do you guys weight yourself and take progress pictures? And do you use any app to log the weight? Also how often do you guys drop calories during a fat loss phase?

JitsuLifting‎, 01-03-2022 04:41 PM
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