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    How to Lose Fat While Maintaining Muscle

    Hi everyone,

    I’m new here I’m wanting some advice from you guys. I’m 27 6’2 170lb’s sitting around 17% body fat according to my scale.

    I’m wanting to drop that body fat percentage down to start showing my abs. How do I shed that layer of fat?

    I know losing weight would help reduce body fat, but at the same time I feel like I would look way too skinny and like a twig. I’ve been hitting the gym 5 days a week for the past year and now doing home workouts.

    I’m currently weighing my food/counting macros and calories maintaining my weight through the Transform app.

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    I appreciate your help and any advice. If you need any further info let me know!

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    Originally Posted by Doverr1 View Post
    I know losing weight would help reduce body fat, but at the same time I feel like I would look way too skinny and like a twig.
    build more muscle before cutting further, or accept the fact that you will look like a skinny twig if you cut now. there's no other way around it man
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    Originally Posted by faithbrah View Post
    build more muscle before cutting further, or accept the fact that you will look like a skinny twig if you cut now. there's no other way around it man

    Thanks man for your honesty man I appreciate it
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    You definitely don't need to be cutting at 6'2" and 170. How much weight have you put on in the last year?

    I would probably just accept the fat for now and slowly add another 20 lbs or so over the next 10-12 months and then try to cut.

    Make sure you're lifting following a program that has you progressively overloading.
    All it takes is consistency, effort, proper nutrition, good programming, and TIME.
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    Originally Posted by xsquid99 View Post
    You definitely don't need to be cutting at 6'2" and 170. How much weight have you put on in the last year?

    I would probably just accept the fat for now and slowly add another 20 lbs or so over the next 10-12 months and then try to cut.

    Make sure you're lifting following a program that has you progressively overloading.
    Hey Squid thanks for the reply! I started at 195 (it was a fat 195 and not muscular) and dropped to 170 within a year through diet and weight training. Right now i've just been maintaining my weight focusing on lifting and getting stronger. From what you've mentioned it seems like i'm on the right track and should stay on course with my lifting program and gain some muscle then cut.
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