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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: All you ever needed to know about losing fat.

VKs0oEIVOck VKs0oEIVOck First time embedding a video, so bare with me.

Junsuiakai‎, 08-06-2017 09:10 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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Looking leaner with shirt on when cutting?

So the past 1.5~ months I have been cutting and lost around 4kgs/9lbs so far. I feel like my body without shirt looks way better than it used to, since I dropped from around 17% body fat to 13%ish. Veins are starting to pop out, waist gets leaner and so on. However I feel like with shirt on I...

AntonisMastro‎, Today 12:40 AM
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Gained 25lbs in 2 months. Constantly gaining.

I apologize if I sound frustrated. I officially weigh 185lbs. Gained 8inches in my waist. Lifestyle changes recently was quarentine/stay at home. I force myself to walk at least 1hr a day. I am at the power walking phase where I am now trying to transition into jogging. If I cannot jog. I...

BlueSystem200‎, 05-22-2020 04:53 PM
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Red face Day 1 of a New Journey (215 and fat/trying to transform)

So today I decided to get serious about my fitness and make a lasting change. I currently weigh in at 215 lbs with around a 38inch waist and huge lovehandles. In high school I was a distance runner and always played sports Growing up. At my high school graduation I weighed around 140 lbs and...

Nowanza‎, Yesterday 02:57 PM
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Muscle memory affected by age?

Just turned 40. Also just finished a 6 month cut that I started back after Thanksgiving. Kept it going through quarantine with limited equipment at home, definitely wasn't able to keep up the intensity of the gym, no bench/rack/45s...mostly just pull ups and dips with 1 dumbbell for accessories. ...

sunsean‎, Yesterday 07:19 PM
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Exclamation 2020 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 as most gyms are closed and boredom makes you wanna eat sometimes. Feel free to join, introduce yourself, share your goal for this current...

JohnCyr‎, 04-27-2020 06:55 AM
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Am I cutting properly?

Hey, I’m fairly new to the cutting and bulking regiment and I wanted to make sure that I am losing fat while trying to preserve muscle. I started at a very low body fat and built up to around 15%, I then thought it was time to cut. I have lost around 8-9 pounds in like 3 months and have cut 2.5%...

itsJamesStewart‎, Yesterday 09:59 AM
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Getting smaller rather than getting Bigger

I'm having a hard time loosing weight and also getting into shape. I naturally gain muscle really fast, specifically on my legs, which i dont want my legs to get bigger, i rather want them to get lean but smaller then there are now. I'm still trying to lose weight so i watch what i eat and also...

riia1‎, Yesterday 04:10 AM
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Looking for Advice

Hi everyone I recently lost 62 pounds and now weigh 483 pounds. This was done through diet, although it does need tweaking. I want to start working out, but the gyms are closed. So I'm going to buy equipment. I'm going to walk too, and I can squat, just want to add more variety. What...

WillAguero‎, 05-31-2020 11:05 PM
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Unhappy My cut failure.

I was 85kg, dropped down to 67kg at my lowest, I was still 20 percent body fat at my lowest. I felt really good at 20 but 12-15% would have been perfect, and then i was going to try and maintain while I lean bulked until about 70 to 80 kg or as big as I can natty for the rest of my life. I...

jaybeeee‎, 05-31-2020 11:06 PM
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I don't know what to do.

Some back story from 13 to around 19 I weight 180lbs consistently. I use to do martial arts but when I moved out to go to school I ate alot of fast food and now at 28 i weight 240. I deal with major depression and anxiety so I lost interest in caring for my self for a long time. I am disgusted in...

Celexion‎, 05-31-2020 11:20 PM
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How long for a female to get abs?

I am 5’7 and 128 pounds so fairly lean. I have been working out and lifting for about 4 months now and have noticed great change in arm and leg mass from it. I am fairly lean and don’t know my exact bodyfat %, but my waist is a 27 inch. My core muscles are lacking very bad since i’ve never really...

AL459‎, 05-31-2020 07:31 PM
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Had a stressful week while on cut, how much muscle have I lost?

I am currently on a cut. I’m cutting gradually and eating 2100-2400 cals everyday which is the goal. I’ve had some personal problems and I’ve had times where I’ve had to eat super later like at 3am just to get around my protein goal. Stress has caused my appetite to suppress itself. I was...

hphillips18‎, 05-30-2020 12:10 AM
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Cardio before/on off days vs. post-weights

Is there any significant difference in results seen from cardio after lifting vs prior to or on off days? I'm talking steady state fast walking or running, not HIIT or sprinting or anything. I usually try to run post-weights because glycogen already burned, energy from fat stores etc. etc. but I...

Xpiro‎, 05-30-2020 07:08 PM
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Question Cutting too fast?

I've been cutting for a couple months and have done almost every TDEE calculator and determined my cutting calories was around 2300-2400 and it was going well for a while I was losing at a normal rate but recently the last 5 days I've lost almost 4 pounds. It's been warmer where I live so when I...

SkylarForrest‎, 05-31-2020 12:24 PM
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My Weight Loss Journey

Hi guys, For all my life I was an overweight/obese person. I find losing weight extremely difficult as I tried everything from Keto to Intermittent fasting and nothing has worked effectively. I lose 5 kg (11.1 lbs) in 3 weeks and then 2 weeks later I regain the weight. I don't understand why...

BigRickyRick69‎, 05-31-2020 04:22 AM
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In Need of some major guidance Im 24, formerly 295 max currently 205-208

I was 295 3 years ago, currently sitting at 208 with about 2 weeks of hardcore dieting and lifting 5 times a week. I can workout 5 days a week. I just need help building a workout regimen for beginners with little lifting experience. Im strong though and I can push myself to do slightly heavier...

Prometheus808‎, 05-30-2020 08:54 PM
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Weight cut

For the last few months I've varied my diet. Very low calorie and then eating higher intake eating anything. Including junk. Have seen no significant change in weight. I've also tried very low calorie intake. Still stays the same or little change. Have tested different cycles of IF. Since the...

training12‎, 05-30-2020 02:54 PM
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How much cardio?

I’ve been working out of and on since I was in high school, but I haven’t really done anything for the last couple years. I’m in possibly the worst shape of my life and I’m trying to get back into fitness. I have a garage gym so I have no excuse lol. But anyway to my first question I walk a lot at...

deandme64‎, 05-30-2020 06:03 AM
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Confused by conflicting advice!

Hi guys, I’m confused! I am 38 years old, been training about 6 months and loving it.... But... really confused about how to reach my goals. Not through a lack of research, I’ve done plenty, but a lot of websites give conflicting advice and it’s hard to k ow what’s real when they all seem to...

chubbrock‎, 05-29-2020 06:54 AM
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Gyms are opening how to go about my deficit??? Should i change?

Hey So gyms are reopening and my main goal is to cut so. Right now im 1.80 M / 5 Ft 10 86.5 / 191 LBs 17% BF

Noctive‎, 05-29-2020 04:40 PM
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Gaining weight - need to lose the fat. Newbie alert

Hi all. I truly hope someone can help me here in this great community. Without digging too deep into my life/back story - I suffer from severe depression, anxiety and have a stressful job (but love what I do). The past 3 years of my life have been pretty bad being involved in a very abusive...

firehawk1‎, 05-27-2020 11:03 PM
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Should u take diet break if in long deficit?

Started my cut in december at 185 lbs. probably 17-18% bodyfat. Now im only 10 lbs down but much leaner. During this whole quarantine/gyms closed mess i still tracked my calories, still in deficit but estimated alot and could have been in larger deficit. Lately ive just been ravenous hungry and...

livindagym‎, 05-29-2020 05:33 AM
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Losing last bit of belly fat HELP

Hey Guys! I’ll try to provide as much info as possible. SWIM is a 21yo, 6’5 215lbs elite athlete. SWIM recently gained a newfound motivation to get in the best possible shape for his sport. He started dieting extremely hard cutting out all processed foods, essentially all carbs if it didn’t come...

Higgi21‎, 05-28-2020 12:43 AM
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Question Need help..

I am almost 250 pounds and Im 5 foot 5 inches I don't have any exercise equipment but i want to cut down on my weight, does anyone have any advice?

Jaxonosborn‎, 05-28-2020 09:51 PM
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4 Foods essentail to a healthy bodybuilding diet

4 Foods essential to a healthy bodybuilding diet Let's take a look at some foods that I feel are essential to a bodybuilding diet. Some of them are for health reasons whilst others are there for their anabolic muscle-building properties. You are welcome to continue the list. 1. Fresh milk...

SteveWeber‎, 05-28-2020 03:35 AM
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