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    Originally Posted by Tucane View Post
    For bulking purposes you're already lean enough. Cutting further for looks and prolonging bulk won't hurt though...

    I'd guess around 2 months for 10%BF. Note that it might be mentally harder cutting further.
    Okay awesome...Do you think I have enough muscle mass to cut down to 10% and still look good and not scrawny?

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    5'6", 163.

    Looking for an estimate to start a diet and workout plan.

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    I have been trying to clean bulk last 3 months.
    I am 6' 183lbs. I tried measuring with calipers and they say ~ 16%.

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    Don't suppose you could tell me what you think I'm at in the lefthand photo as well?
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    Originally Posted by Tiltonconnor View Post
    5'6", 163.

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    Approx 23%.

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    Originally Posted by Lexar123 View Post
    I have been trying to clean bulk last 3 months.
    I am 6' 183lbs. I tried measuring with calipers and they say ~ 16%.

    Here is unflexed pic. please estimate.
    Around the 23 to 24% mark, calipers can give very inaccurate readings.

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    Originally Posted by Jimbob81 View Post
    Don't suppose you could tell me what you think I'm at in the lefthand photo as well?
    Pretty similar in both photos, one on the left has slightly different lighting and I'd say approx 15%.

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    Hello everyone. I'm revisiting for an opinion on my progress since last check-in. I was 282 in the top half of this pic (november 22)in which someone in this thread said I was around 30% bodyfat. That sounded right to me. Where do you guys think I stand now bf% wise @ my current 261 lb body weight in the bottom part of the pic (last day of February)? Also, could I afford to lose weight quicker or should I stay at this same pace?

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    Originally Posted by ROARlions View Post
    Hello everyone. I'm revisiting for an opinion on my progress since last check-in. I was 282 in the top half of this pic (november 22)in which someone in this thread said I was around 30% bodyfat. That sounded right to me. Where do you guys think I stand now bf% wise @ my current 261 lb body weight in the bottom part of the pic (last day of February)? Also, could I afford to lose weight quicker or should I stay at this same pace?

    Thanks. Really appreciate this thread.
    I'd say you're around the 27 to 28% mark at the moment. 20 pounds in 3 months works out to approx. 1.5 pounds per week, I think you can go a little quicker until you reach the 20% BF point.
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    Originally Posted by Tigerzen View Post
    I'd say you're around the 27 to 28% mark at the moment. 20 pounds in 3 months works out to approx. 1.5 pounds per month, I think you can go a little quicker until you reach the 20% BF point.
    Thanks. Sounds good. Time to lower the calories

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    Originally Posted by Tucane View Post
    Around 17-18%BF.

    Count on ≈3lbs for a 1-point drop in BF%. So somewhere 165–168 for 12%BF should be reasonable.
    Thanks for helping Tucane! I plan to cut down until 10-11% before trying clean bulk by adding just 300 calories higher than maintenance. I want to know how long does it take to go from 10-11% to 15% if it's clean? I like bulking for around 6-8 months before cutting again. Or I should go to 16-17% with that period of time?

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    Originally Posted by Deerhunter911 View Post
    Okay awesome...Do you think I have enough muscle mass to cut down to 10% and still look good and not scrawny?
    Yeah, I think ≈10%BF would look good. Past that will likely not be worth it for now.
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    Originally Posted by piratandhasetti View Post
    Thanks for helping Tucane! I plan to cut down until 10-11% before trying clean bulk by adding just 300 calories higher than maintenance. I want to know how long does it take to go from 10-11% to 15% if it's clean? I like bulking for around 6-8 months before cutting again. Or I should go to 16-17% with that period of time?
    No sweat:-)

    It depends on how "clean" your bulk is. So tracking carefully and being aware of your needs helps alot in prolonging a bulking phase. Small benefit in keeping fats lower as in skewing nutrient partioning the right way.

    Im general people do gain up to 1%BF per month of bulking. Be a little more precise than the average bulker and you could stay in the range 10-15%BF and make it fit your preferred timeframes... also, small surplus -> small deficit -> More LBM.
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    Originally Posted by Tucane View Post
    No sweat:-)

    It depends on how "clean" your bulk is. So tracking carefully and being aware of your needs helps alot in prolonging a bulking phase. Small benefit in keeping fats lower as in skewing nutrient partioning the right way.

    Im general people do gain up to 1%BF per month of bulking. Be a little more precise than the average bulker and you could stay in the range 10-15%BF and make it fit your preferred timeframes... also, small surplus -> small deficit -> More LBM.
    Thanks again Tucane. I just understand how hard it is since it's been almost 4 months cutting. I used to gain 2kg per month last year and it was too much fat on my body. Do you think 1kg per month (1lb/week) is 1%BF per month? What calories surplus do you recommend?

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    Originally Posted by piratandhasetti View Post
    Thanks again Tucane. I just understand how hard it is since it's been almost 4 months cutting. I used to gain 2kg per month last year and it was too much fat on my body. Do you think 1kg per month (1lb/week) is 1%BF per month? What calories surplus do you recommend?
    I'd usually say 'as small as possible' when it comes to surplus. Around 250 calories of surplus should mean a weight gain of ≈1kg a month. What that weight will consist of is decided by your lifting progress and lots of other factors.

    A smaller surplus would be practically unrealistic due to errors in food labeling, scale fluctuations and whatnot.
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    Originally Posted by puvindran View Post
    Im 5'5" and 152 pounds
    Around 21%BF.
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    22 years old 80kg 6ft
    Wondering if i should bulk or cut going away to europe for a month holiday wondering whats the next step after it. I thing im around 15 percent but would like your opinions!



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    Originally Posted by Shifuu View Post
    BF estimate?

    6'4''
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    Approx 17 to 18%.

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    Originally Posted by TheCrane View Post
    22 years old 80kg 6ft
    Wondering if i should bulk or cut going away to europe for a month holiday wondering whats the next step after it. I thing im around 15 percent but would like your opinions!



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