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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: 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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CannaLeafz CBD Gummies :- It A 100% Natural CBD Gummies !!

CannaLeafz CBD Gummies :- There are a number of supplements available in the market as of now. The users have a lot of options but at the same time the options can be very deceptive too. The products that actually work on the body and contain exotic ingredients cost high and not all the individuals...

Cliffoeaton‎, Today 11:33 PM
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Lower belly fat is really as stubborn as they say!

Hey guys, So back in early 2020, I buckled down and started tracking everything I ate. I went from 180lbs to 145lbs current day. I am 5’ 7, 27 years old, I’m fairly lean and have some defined muscle around my arms, shoulders, and back HOWEVER, I still have some lower bellyfat and love handles that...

mvarrone995‎, Yesterday 07:25 AM
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September to Christmas Fat loss thread

Here we go again, same as always... Come and go as you please, everyone is welcome. No pressure No sign up fee 😂 Hold yourself accountable with others that are in the same boat. Friday 17th September is the first date and we go to Christmas Eve. Set yourself a target and smash it

Beavertown‎, 09-10-2021 02:07 AM
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How to Lose Belly Fat in 1 Night With This Diet

How to Lose Belly Fat Fats? The real monster is the fat in the abdominal cavity, also known as belly fat. Not only does it bring you health problems, but also it is one of the most difficult types of fat to get rid of. However, you can get rid of it in just a single night. Each of us has some...

bador35‎, Today 04:39 PM
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Toning up but not putting on mass. Confused. Thoughts?

Hi All I’m new here, and could do with some help. Just for context I’m a 36 year old female who is pretty new to the gym. I have been going for a few months now and doing a variety of weight lifting exercises. Worked out my macros, and happy with those so far. I usually do the same kind...

Ally2900‎, Today 12:28 PM
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Unhappy Need your support. I feel miserable.

Hello people, Before I get into details. I want to share a story that in my head sounds like an excuse, but nevertheless, I just don't know where to put myself psychologically, because frankly nobody gives a damn. I'm Rob, I'm 27 years old and my whole teenage life and early adulthood was...

SealReborn‎, Today 07:49 AM
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Starvation Mode?!?!

Sorry for the book but I'm frustrated and trying to figure out what to do next. I’m a 36-year-old male that is 6’5” and weigh 240 lbs. with 15% bodyfat (confirmed via fat caliper self-test and scale). My goal is to build muscle while also reducing my body fat. My problem is that I’ve been...

WorkoutWarrior7‎, 09-27-2021 12:57 PM
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Post 5 Months Bulking Results (Pictures)

So I have been clean bulking since June (almost 5 months). My strength has increased considerably. I gained about 15 lbs. I realize I accumulated some fat along the way, but I'm not too bothered about that as I'm a pro at cutting. I still fit into smalls/mediums and my waist is below 30 inches. ...

AbdulazizSab‎, 10-11-2021 07:17 AM
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Losing weight

Hi. I need to lose a stone and a half. What is the best way to do that without losing muscle gain? I can easily eat healthily but I think I might lose mass without supplements. Any suggestions welcome cheers guys 👍

RAMBO3602‎, Yesterday 03:19 PM
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Journey on Loosing Weight

Hello everyone, I'm currently a bit over 400 pounds. I've always struggled with my weight since I was little. Food is like my wife, I've had a lot of traumas and I always used food as an outcome to suppress my depression. Over covid, I had a big spike in gaining about 80 pounds from 330. I hate...

itzSeptar‎, Yesterday 05:35 AM
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Next move after stronglifts?

Next move after stronglifts? Hi there, Im currently trying to do a body recomp. My lifts currently are: 185lb squat 5x5 95lb OHP 5x5 160lb Bent over row 5x5

1OldSoul‎, 10-13-2021 06:45 PM
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25 year old female who can't lose weight anymore

I was about 220 when I first started a couple years ago (I'm 5'10 so I don't look that big) and I've gotten down to 195ish through body recomposition over a 2 year period but I simply can't lose weight anymore. I'm working out 4-5 days a week, eating about 1000-1200 calories a day 6 days a week. I...

ATB194‎, 10-06-2021 04:54 PM
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40, fat, weak, and willing to try!

i am 40, fat and very weak. i am weak due to office, seated jobs all my life. never done exercise. my 12 to 14 year old nephews are stronger then me. heavy smoker and being seated all my life has taken its toll. however i have few questions. if you can answer the questions is good. rest of the...

asghar‎, 10-13-2021 08:32 PM
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Can intense bicycling preserve quadricep mass during a cut?

I've got knee problems and am prepping to do a cut. I don't want my quads shrinking. But the only way I can use more weight on my knee is if I don't go down far or if I use assistance once down far. Bicycling seems my best bet, and I can get them burning. If I lose 0.7% of my body weight per...

Darkius‎, 10-06-2021 09:20 AM
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Shredded with a social life?

So I always struggle with trying to maintain a social life while also trying to live sub 10%bf. I am one of those people that probably has a binge eating disorder. But the way I work around it is I track everything I eat using a Fitbit. Unfortunately even those days I have on holidays or such I'll...

pinfante‎, 10-13-2021 12:50 PM
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Was cutting slower before protein powder was invented?

A can of beans is 420 calories and 24g of protein, about 22%, protein. It is the densest source of protein in vegetarian whole food, and still less protein than what is recommended. I can't hit 150g while eating 1800 cal of just beans. Does this mean that before protein powder, people just had...

Darkius‎, 10-11-2021 08:03 PM
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How much does exercise increase maintenance calories?

I am going by a tdee calculator which I can't link because low post count but it's probably the first option when you google search. It adds an extra 300-400 calories depending on your activity level which starts from: light to moderate to heavy to athlete. The 'light exercise' applies if you...

clydeashelton‎, 10-12-2021 09:44 PM
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bulk? cut? how long?

Hi everyone, I am 29 years old, 185cm, 81kg, 22% body fat, 60kg muscle mass. I started 6 months ago from 105kg, 30% bf, 66kg muscle mass. I've been eating clean, doing regular calisthenics workouts, cycling for cardio. By the end of the NEXT year I want to be around 75-78kg / 12%bf, so I still...

faful94‎, 10-13-2021 06:04 AM
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Do gram scales round up, down, or both?

If you put 12.8g of oil on the scale, does it read 12g, or 13g? Same question for 12.3g on the scale? I worry it reads 12g both times. Some people might have scales with 0.1 grams. When I eat 4-5 five micro-course meals, and many of my items are 12g and maybe really 12.7g, my 1800 cal for...

Darkius‎, 10-12-2021 05:37 PM
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What am I doing wrong? (high BF% fat loss, trying to change my life))

Hey all, I have been trying to lose weight for a little over 2 months now and just cant seem to drop from my starting weight. I think I am doing things right but every time I check the scale or look in the mirror I see no change. I was hoping someone might be able to look at my typical plan and...

LeeOwnE‎, 10-12-2021 06:54 AM
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calorie deficit or surplus? want to build muscle

Hi everyone, Would appreciate direction on this. I'm 5'9, 34 and about 180lbs. I am wondering if I should be in a calorie deficit or surplus as I'd like to build muscle. Here's a photo to show where I'm beginning. Aside from building muscle, one of my main goals is to tighten my chest,...

tb226‎, 10-12-2021 11:59 AM
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Exclamation burning 6000 calories a day from playing chess?

Is there any truth to this? I won't link the website because I might be spam filtered but this is what it says: "According to Robert Sapolsky, Stanford professor of neurology and neurosurgery, a grandmaster chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories per day. True to his word, some elite chess...

clydeashelton‎, 10-04-2021 06:20 PM
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Confused on where to start?

I keep reading/watching conflicting things on the best way to lower body fat % and become leaner. Cutting, bulking, body recomp, etc...? Which one do I do? Currently trying to eat at a 300 calorie deficit and introduce a structured weight plan. I am 180 lb, 24 y/o male, guessing I'm somewhere...

stet123‎, 10-06-2021 02:50 PM
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Need Help!!!

Hello Everyone, I am 36 years old, BMI 32%, height 175 cms, Weight 99 kilos. I have to bring my BMI close to 28.0 by end of December 2021, that works out to 88 kilos. I have already been doing cardio everyday, and have been consuming 1200-1500 calories a day, with cardio for 40+ minutes,...

Aviatorhawk11‎, 10-10-2021 01:36 PM
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Calorie counting short cuts.

How meticulous are you at calculating all your macros and micros? I had been estimating most large roma tomatoes as 30 cal, grapes as 4 cal, sunflower seeds as 9 cal per gram, sweet potatos as as 1 cal per gram. I've since gotten more accurate: Yams are 6 cal per 5 gram, and sunflower...

Darkius‎, 10-11-2021 03:20 PM
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