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    Further cut or recomp?

    I've lost 13kg in 6 months and my body currently looks like this : im gur.com/a/3BExykh
    I'm 185cm and weigh 78kg
    What do you think I should be doing now? Cut the fat more, or try to recomp and shred fat into some muscle?
    I kinda want to get leaner and rid of the remaining fat but at the same time I will be even lankier so I dont know whats the right thing to go for.
    Also whats my body fat approximately?
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    I would suggest to further cut since you still got a quite a bit of body fat. Body fat is prob around 20 percent at least. People tend to underestimate their bodyfat percentages.
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    Originally Posted by JAszczur1 View Post
    I've lost 13kg in 6 months and my body currently looks like this : im gur.com/a/3BExyvh
    I'm 185cm and weigh 78kg
    What do you think I should be doing now? Cut the fat more, or try to recomp and shred fat into some muscle?
    I kinda want to get leaner and rid of the remaining fat but at the same time I will be even lankier so I dont know whats the right thing to go for.
    Also whats my body fat approximately?
    Sorry about my mirror.
    I would agree that you're probably around 20% - you seem to carry most of your fat around your midsection, just like me. Actually, we are the same height and your physique is similar to mine before I got in shape. I chose to cut first, but it's up to you - deal with whatever bothers you more first.
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    Bent Over Row - 5 x 67.5kg (149lb), 10 x 60kg (132lb)
    Front squat - 5 x 67.5kg (149lb), 8 x 60kg (132lb)
    Back squat - 3 x 80kg (176lb), 5 x 75kg (160lb)
    RDL - 9 x 85kg (187lb)
    Deadlift - 3 x 100kg (220.5lb), 7 x 97.5kg (215lb)
    Overhead Press - 6 x 40kg (88lb)
    Chin Ups - 7 x bodyweight + 10kg (22lb), 13 x bodyweight
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    Originally Posted by RapidFail View Post
    I would agree that you're probably around 20% - you seem to carry most of your fat around your midsection, just like me. Actually, we are the same height and your physique is similar to mine before I got in shape. I chose to cut first, but it's up to you - deal with whatever bothers you more first.
    Alright that's what I'll do. What weight should I get down to? I'm guessing something like 72kg?
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    I would suggest to eat like a champ (quality calories, plenty of protein), get plenty of sleep, and try to gain as much muscle mass as possible. Essentially, recomp like you mentioned in your original post, but make gaining muscle mass your priority. I looked at your images and you look like you have so much more opportunity for solid muscle mass gains. If you go into a nutritional deficit and try to cut fat, it will be much harder to gain quality mass quickly vs eating a surplus of calories. Don't get hung up on trying to get as lean as possible with your physique at this point. I feel you would be better off and happier if you added about 10 more pounds of lean mass (which is definitely doable judging by the way your physique looks now), and then chisel the fat away with a long, slow cut. Just my 2 cents
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    Originally Posted by JAszczur1 View Post
    Alright that's what I'll do. What weight should I get down to? I'm guessing something like 72kg?
    That seems like a reasonable number. I got down to 70kg before I was satisfied with my leanness and began to see my abs (faintly in good lighting!).

    Or you could bulk first - does your body fat or lack of muscle bother you more?
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    Weight: 77.05kg (169.9lb)

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    Bench - 4 x 65kg (143lb), 6 x 62.5kg (138lb), 16 x 50kg (110lb)
    Bent Over Row - 5 x 67.5kg (149lb), 10 x 60kg (132lb)
    Front squat - 5 x 67.5kg (149lb), 8 x 60kg (132lb)
    Back squat - 3 x 80kg (176lb), 5 x 75kg (160lb)
    RDL - 9 x 85kg (187lb)
    Deadlift - 3 x 100kg (220.5lb), 7 x 97.5kg (215lb)
    Overhead Press - 6 x 40kg (88lb)
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    Originally Posted by RapidFail View Post
    That seems like a reasonable number. I got down to 70kg before I was satisfied with my leanness and began to see my abs (faintly in good lighting!).

    Or you could bulk first - does your body fat or lack of muscle bother you more?
    I think its the body fat that bothers me more, will continue to lift and stay on a deficit. Thanks

    Btw looking at my physique, how hard do you think its going to be to get my forearms more muscular? I think its the weakest part of my body and would like to work on that once I start bulking.
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    Originally Posted by JAszczur1 View Post
    I think its the body fat that bothers me more, will continue to lift and stay on a deficit. Thanks

    Btw looking at my physique, how hard do you think its going to be to get my forearms more muscular? I think its the weakest part of my body and would like to work on that once I start bulking.
    Forearms take a long time to develop they have slow twitch fibers and take a lot of reps to train up. The two guys I know with the most jacked forearms didn't get them in the gym one works with a jackhammer all day the other is a rock climber. That isn't to say you cannot train them in the gym they just take a lot of time. You could get some grippers and squeeze at them all day while you work.
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