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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 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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Need cutting advice (6 weeks in)

I'm currently 5' 10", 170 pounds, 15-ish percent body fat and just got back into lifting 6 weeks ago after recuperating for over 1 year from a shoulder injury. About 6 weeks ago i started a cut to lose some of the weight i had gained while unable to exercise. I'm consistent with my macros and lift...

thehb‎, Today 09:35 PM
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Lost 930 calories today!

I think this is a great achievement and hopefully I keep repeating this process 'cause I'm missing my jawline and all that and hopefully it will appear soon. Gotta stay motivated! Did so much under 1 hour workout.

GodzPlan‎, 06-15-2017 08:53 PM
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Started my cut with very low calories

Hello, I've been cutting for a couple of weeks now and I can see changes in my body but I started my cut at around 1800 calories/day until I did some research regarding dropping calories slowly. So assuming I maintain at around 2300, was it a good idea to start at a deficit of 500 calories? I've...

IBgrind‎, Today 12:32 AM
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Idea for losing fat then building muscle

Hi, I am currently around 230 LBS and 6ft 2, quite overweight. I want to lose a lot of fat and then build muscle, I am planning on doing a low carb diet to get down to an ideal weight and losing fat. Then building muscle. Is the low carb route a good idea, and if not what would you suggest, also...

JackAB97‎, Today 06:35 PM
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Unhappy Gaining strength but losing fat. No idea about nutrition?

Ok so i'm one month into my stronglifts 5x5 program and loving it. My strength is steadily gaining as it should be, but I haven't yet switched up my nutrition. I don't eat terribly, but I don't track macros at all. I need to lose about 30kgs of fat, but I don't want to lose the muscle I am gaining....

Caitloin‎, Today 05:45 PM
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Question Stronglifts 5x5 - Proper TDEE, Maintain/Deficit?

I'm starting the SL5x5 (recommended for beginners) and I'm not quite sure what calorie goal I should be aiming for? First off, which calculator will give me the best starting point for TDEE? One is telling me my TDEE is 2200, another is saying 2750. Secondly, once I have a starting point,...

ButtChew‎, Today 05:16 PM
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Seemingly stuck at 13-14% bodyfat

I have been cutting for almost 6 weeks now, coming from 16-17%. I was 6 feet and 190lbs at that time, currently sitting at 178-180lbs. I'm still consistently losing 1-1.5lbs a week, and I already do cardio a couple times a week. My strength in the gym is not decreasing either, it's increasing. My...

Nesthetics‎, Today 01:44 AM
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Fat or gynecomastia?

Hey guys I had a consultation and was told that I would need lypo and it didn't count as gynecomastia. The stuff behind my chest is pretty soft, but I never felt anyone else's gyno so I wouldn't know what to compare it to. I just wanted to have another set of eyes even though this came from a...

moobsneedlypo‎, Today 03:10 PM
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Lost in search of guidance.

Okay, so i know something similar has been posted a thousand times. Ive read forum after forum and found a million conflicting answers. So im just posting my own for help. Goal: Lose body fat. Stats: Age: 23 years old Height: 6'1" Weight: 230lbs

Kgreier‎, Today 03:25 PM
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dizziness, fatigue, extreme hunger... normal ?

i'm about 10ish weeks into this cut. been dropping a steady pound per week up until the past week. yesterday and today i've felt very disoriented, dizzy, fatigued, and i feel like i could eat non-stop. what's going on? is this normal? should i up the cals for a week? current stats:...

wanttodoitright‎, Today 12:11 PM
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I am at my wits end!!! Gaining weight like crazy? Eating nothing? 1kg per week

Hi guys, I am absolutely mind boggled. I have just started a new office job meaning I am sitting at a desk 9-6 min-Friday. I have gone from 53kg to 54kg in a week and then from 54 to 55.5 kg the following week. I am 163cm and do a 7.2 km run faster in the morning and an hour of weight training...

haeloo‎, Today 12:43 PM
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Still gaining muscle while losing belly fat

Hi, this is my first poat, I'm curious on how to lose belly fat ( ive tor about 2/3 inches if i pinch my stomach) while trying to build muscle. Ive looked up and found out i nees to eat arouns 2800 calories a day and im wondering if that'll hinder fat loss? Im 5'11 and last time i checked 75kg...

Carlwithak‎, Today 03:12 PM
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I think I have broke my metabolism

So this is complicated so I will try to make it short. I went on a low carb diet and lost 30lbs a couple of years ago.. Well I had an awful bounce back and gained back my 30 plus another 15 or so. So for probably over a year now I start off every Monday eating low carb and make it...

CATCH17‎, 06-12-2017 06:15 AM
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Angry Help! Motivation

Hey all! Brand new to this site, but I've been lurking around for awhile. I could use some motivation. I started my fitness/fat loss journey in January. I've been counting macros, lifting weights 3 days a week, and cardio twice a week. I had a bod pod test done at the beginning of my journey and it...

kwegybo1323‎, Yesterday 06:07 PM
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Losing Fat first or last query?

Hi. Which is the most efficient way of increasing muscle mass, Scenario 1: Person is 6ft 1", 33 years of age, and is overweight by about 20lbs with over 20% body fat. They weigh 200 lbs. Scenario 2: Same person has around 12% body fat and is quite toned, they weigh 170 lbs. Is it better...

ZakWray‎, Today 12:38 PM
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Conflicting info on fat loss

Hi, just to start with my stats, Currently 220lbs , 5"10' , 27yo 5 years previous training experience but had a year off recently. Got back to training 7 weeks ago. so I've reached an all time low on my physique, back when I was younger I never had to worry about cutting , just bulk and...

Bensteve89‎, Yesterday 05:53 PM
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I get fat when I count proper macros and eat clean, but get jacked eating unhealthy?

Hey people, I have over the past three months found an insane passion for fitness, and notice I loose muscle and get more fat when tracking macros, calories and eating clean. But I gain a ton of muscle and loose fat when I eat a lot and a lot of bad food does anyone know why this is? and is it...

nberns‎, Today 01:23 AM
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Physical Labor Job and cutting

Hi i'm 25 yo male ,5f 9, 178 lbs and have been lifting for 2 years. September 2017 i started a cut and the goal was 10% body fat ( i was about 20% at the time ). After 16 weeks i got down to 14%, but i started to lose my discipline and getting exhausted from dieting, so i decided to take a break...

bloodsymbol‎, 06-20-2017 10:50 AM
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Favorite ab workouts for shredded abs?

Hi all, I'm an 18 year old male weighing in at 165 with 9.5% body fat. I've been killing it in the gym and I'm seeing results all over my body EXCEPT for my abs! I've been switching it up between body weight exercises and weighted exercises, watching every calorie and macro I eat, but I'm still not...

caveman33‎, Yesterday 11:47 PM
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Vegetarians/Vegans Struggling With Weight Loss

Hi. I'll just be frank. I'm looking for any and all experiences that differ from my own. I stopped eating meat and became a vegetarian last year, losing 30 pounds without exercise. I plateaued at 140 pounds and decided to become a vegan (assuming, at the time, that the remaining weight was...

Nitagurl‎, Today 08:03 AM
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Angry Spinning Wheels Dieting

As what the title says, the last 6 or so months I have been viciously spinning my wheels, suffering from a severe case a fu*karounditis. I've been hovering around the 12-13% bf point for the last 6 months and cant seem to break past my bs. My problem is late night eating/ binging. By night time...

CoreyW347‎, Today 06:26 AM
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Unhappy Can't lose weight no matter what I do.

I used to be in very good shape. I used to have abs and be very cut. Something happened in my personal life two years ago that made me very depressed. I stopped working out and started eating like crap. I put on 20 pounds within a year. I went from 180 to 200. Fast forward a bit. I started having...

ShowStopperBB‎, Today 09:53 AM
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Exclamation (Male) Losing Love-Handles but Keeping Muscle Elsewhere

Hi all, I'm looking for help on the best way for a guy to lose love handles, but still work/build/sculpt muscle. I say it like that because yeah, I know cardio will get rid of them without issue, but I'm a true ectomorph and ex-high school distance runner. If I run seriously and religiously, I...

GuyFierisAss‎, Yesterday 07:33 AM
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How much do i need to cut before i bulk again?

currently 6' 179lbs Been bulking up for ~1.5 yrs and put on roughly 30lbs and now its time to cut down a bit. im looking for advise on how much weight i should loose before i start bulking again. https://imagecdn.bodybuilding.com/progress-photo/14548858/426f46dfdbd84dedb58d777d9bfa9928-610xh.jpg

KCMann‎, 05-09-2017 10:03 AM
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whats my body fat percentage

hey guys, I've been working out for a while and just started a clean eating program a couple of weeks ago to shed the excess. Was wondering if people can let me know what percentage they think I am at on body fat? Obviously, don't expect 100 percent accurate. I was only partially flexing in the...

Ryanthelion4444‎, Today 07:14 AM
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