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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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First time and lost

I currently weigh 159.3 lbs and my height is 5ft 4in i eat 1,800 calories daily i do workout 5 days out of the week with Hiit training some days and i would like to lose fat on my chest and arms i just dont know how to go about doing it however i used to be in wrestling and i lost 40 pounds in 3...

Edgy89‎, Today 04:07 PM
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Having a lot of trouble getting abs

Hey guys, I've been trying to get abs for several weeks now but Im not really sure how lean I need to be. Ive been doing intermittent fasting (and fasted HIIT training) for about 3 weeks now. I started at 199 and am now 189. Im 6'0 with 15.5 in biceps, 42 in chest, 48 in shoulders and 32 in...

jvl8124‎, Today 04:03 PM
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Help! Bulk or cut?

Hey guys, I have been on a cut for a couple months. I am currently 175 pounds at 5/11. I have been lifting for about a year (haven’t been very consistent with my diet or training). I’m not happy with my physique because of my overall lack of muscle mass and high body fat. With a shirt on, I...

Adolfhernan1‎, Today 07:22 AM
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Lost and need direction

Before I ask my questions here's a little information about myself. I'm a 23 year old guy, 6'3 tall , 365lbs, I'm an endo predominantly with a small percentage of ecto. My goals are to lose body fat, gain muscle, strength, and arm definition. I know being an endo I'm never not going to be a...

captainstone61‎, Today 02:04 PM
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do you need muscle to lose overall body fat?

i am a skinny fat guy. i tried to bulk as everyone suggested. i went from 143 lbs to 156 lbs but i gain only fat. i am now back down to 143 lbs but my body fat is 19%. if i cut more than can i lose body fat till 15%. ?? or do i need to gain muscles first to lose fat? i don't wanna bulk cause it...

alex1798‎, Today 02:00 PM
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20M and 417lbs

After a recent ACL knee injury it inspired me to lose weight and get fit if i do not get started now i feel i never will iv'e started counting calories with my fitnesspal and bought a big water bottle for when i get i get an urge for soda or food. Diet is the first step but i have no control on...

Camm009‎, 01-04-2019 04:42 PM
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Estimate my bodyfat %?

Sorry if this is in the wrong place. I'd like to hear some estimates on my bodyfat %?

spilinga‎, Today 11:28 AM
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Old man needs help! Legs are almost dead with spine/nerve problems

I am 50 years old, recently disabled. Ten months ago I was the 360lb guy who played every sport and could easily out lift most of my friends who were in great shape. Then I started falling, loosing my legs. Doctors said I was too fat, been hearing that all my life. After the 4th fall, I never said...

FatManNananana‎, 09-15-2019 05:19 PM
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can't lose lower belly fat :( ?

hi guys i am new here and i really want some help. 21 years old male here. my height is 5 feet 6 inches . my current weight is 140 lbs. i checked my body fat on 9 September 2019 and it was 19%. it was 19.8 % when i last checked it in april 2019 but i didn't follow any diet after that . i started...

alex1798‎, Yesterday 12:48 PM
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Diet Input for Skinnyfat Beginner

Hi All - I am just starting my first serious foray into consistent strength work at age 34, and I could use some pointers on how to support this program with nutrition. Here is some background. 1. Last Fall weighed in at about 6'/190, started crossfit and a a heavy distance running routine at...

Reyn0170‎, Yesterday 02:57 PM
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Should I do cardio after lifting/on the same day?

So I finally started going to the gym again and I am more pumped than ever. I am 5'7 217 pounds overweight. I want to lose weight but also want to keep my muscle/gain some more muscle. I keep reading mixed reviews about performing cardio the same day as lifting. How I usually do this is during...

xfrancis92x‎, Yesterday 07:04 PM
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Cutting that last 3-4%

Hey guys, hoping someone who has been there done that can help out. I'm 30 6ft 183ish pounds 13-14% BF, I say 183ish because my weight can fluctuate 7-9 pounds any given day. Goal is to get to 10% BF I started out back in May at 210 pounds around 25% BF. I started slow the first month and ramped...

itsatrap2‎, Yesterday 08:28 AM
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Losing fat - 90 min per day only

Hi guys, i'll try to be simple. I only have 80 to 90 minutes to workout, starting at 5:00am, daily. I normally do weight lifting but this time is only enough for that, but no Time to do some cardio at the end. Not sure if I should reduce the weight routine so I can do some cardio... What...

nikitohbk‎, Today 06:00 AM
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how to lose belly fat

i dont want to good shape sixpack for now , i just want to get rid of body ft to get v shape and then leanbulk is that ok , and what should i do to lose that lower abs fat

HellcrowZero‎, 09-14-2019 12:02 PM
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Carried weights for cardio

Hi guys I recently started weightlifting and the AllPro training routine because I want to loose weight and get in shape. I changed my diet aswell and started to count calories every day. I work out at home I got a adjustable bench and a set of dumbbells and a barbell and some weights but I don't...

themre‎, Yesterday 09:13 PM
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Losing weight but not fat.

Hey guys Im 25 days in to cutting and weight scale is going down (2kg) but I literally havent lost any fat in my face,chest ,love handles or stomach. Im 21 yo ,eating 1950 kcal ( 170 protein / 47 fats / 200 carbs) and I train 5 times a week ( with some cardio). My diet consits of...

Kiks44‎, Today 01:50 AM
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Unhappy Losing fat without losing weight?

Hi,Im very upset. Last month I losed weight and became underweight. Bmi 16.6 but I look like 19. I have some fat on my Belly and legs and a thick waist (from side). skinny fat ☹️.I dont want to lose weight but i want to lose fat. And... I dont know how? Like when i eat in a surplus i gain muscle...

Xaika‎, Yesterday 10:58 PM
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Everybody knows you can’t lose fat and gain muscle...

While you are in a deficit. But what about maintenance? I want to stay 170 lbs. I think this a good weight for my body if I had lower body fat. Can I stay here and just train harder and expect to see results? In say a 4 month time span, what’s the most EFFICIENT way of ending up 170 lbs, but...

Blazenwave‎, 09-17-2019 12:34 AM
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Unhappy Weird issue?

Hey so I’m 21 years old 215 pounds, 5’11 and I’m having a weird issue. I’ve been lifting weights for 2 years now. I’ve been trying to cut down on some body fat and on my fitness pal it says I should be eating no more than 2500 calories to hit the calorie deficient needed to lose 2 pounds a...

carrera727‎, Yesterday 12:06 PM
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Will body recomposition do the trick? i need cardio or just lift?

I am 5'6", 155lbs, and about 19% bf, i am kinda skinnyfat, have a little belly but not much, that is the thing that bother me the most, i am a novice with 1 month gym so my routine has been 20 min run everyday for cardio (6 mph), and then i go lift, my main goal by now is get fit and in a...

Falange97‎, Yesterday 02:47 PM
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What happens when you eat 700 or more calories less than TDD

Hi, I went to free dieting.com and found that I need to eat 1218 calories for a 500 calorie deficit. What would happen if I ate only 900. Would that accelerate fat loss? Would it be detrimental to my health In a given day when Im not trying I can eat Breakfast 2-3 eggs for breakfast...

mitulmgandhi‎, 09-05-2019 07:20 AM
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Linear weight gain while Hypocaloric

Hi, I‘ve been hitting the gym often (probably too often) now for a month. 4-5 times per week, plus occasional cardio. I‘ve turned from eating a very low carb diet to a more balanced diet of around 2.200kcal, 250-300g protein, 120g carbs, 60g fat. Supplementing with Creatine for a week now...

estikei‎, Yesterday 10:56 AM
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Thumbs up Hypothyroidism and weight loss

Seeking some advice of anyone who may have a similar problem. I'm a 27 yo female, 5'1 and about 58kg. My main goal is to lean down and keep the muscle I have/possibly put on a bit more muscle. My problem is I am a coeliac and have hypothyroidism. I find it really difficult to loose...

thatgirlralf‎, 09-17-2019 02:44 AM
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Coffee, caffeine and diet soda...too much?

This probably belongs in the supplements section so please forgive me. I’m just wondering if I should cut back on my consumption of these products for health reasons or it’s not gonna matter. It helps me while going through this cut I’m on. I generally drink 3-4 cups of coffee per day and I do...

sexchampion‎, 09-12-2019 07:58 PM
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Metabolic age to low?

So I went to the studio and did some test of my body. One of them was to see my metabolic age. I have no idea if this is important or what this says about my body. What's weird is that they found out my metabolic age is 12. I am 23. They said they never have seen such low metabolic age on a 23 year...

Patini‎, 01-12-2015 07:37 AM
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