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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 10:02 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 02:16 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 10:10 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 09:31 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 09:12 AM
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Stronger Gym performance or Stronger Diet

So I'm doing low carb, I weigh my food (and like to cook at home so its not a big deal) and eat under 20gs of net carbs a day and around 1600-1800 calories. I'm looking to trim down and get that definition on the lower abs. Anyways I've also been doing IF, but I've noticed that if I do IF my...

Bond232518‎, Today 11:26 AM
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Endomorph, hypothyroidism, trying to lose body fat

Hi guys, I really really need advice. I am really frustrated and my self-esteem is -1. I recently had my thyroid killed, I was hyperthyroid and had to do radiation to become hypothyroid for health reasons. Since March 2019, I gained 20lbs of body fat. Originally I was 140lbs, now I am...

BlueSystem200‎, 01-26-2020 09:49 PM
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Question More exercise instead of less food

Hi! I'm currently doing an upper/lower split, hitting each muscle group 2x a week, plus lots of walking daily (15k+ steps) and focusing on abs/core 3x a week. Some running and/or cycling for fun on the weekends. I'd like to lower my body fat %, but I don't like lowering my calorie intake (honestly...

michsdv‎, Today 10:21 AM
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Plateau-Just started??

I just started a diet regiment on January 1st. It was going great at first, dropped 11lbs, but after about two weeks it just all stopped. Some information about myself and my body, as well as how the diet is going. I started at 263. I am now 252. I am about 6'1". Currently I am...

BiganItalian‎, Today 08:48 AM
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Red face Keto diet doubt

I have read a lot about the keto diet but i have one doubt... All websites state that you will burn "fat" instead of carbohydrates. But they dont specify which fat: stored bodyfat, or the fat you are eating for energy, instead of carbohydrates! Even on a standard diet you burn bodyfat, so...

Maoll‎, Today 08:01 AM
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Body Fat % Increasing

Hello All, Recently I bought a triomph body composition scale. I have been using it for the past 6 weeks to track my progress. I weigh myself first thing every Monday morning. I have what I think is a decent diet and I do a full body workout 3 times a week. I feel that I am seeing results from...

SinCitiesSin‎, Yesterday 02:10 PM
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Angry PCOS weight gain won't stop

Hello all... I'm Anja almost 20 years old, female and I suffer from PCOS / polycystic ovary syndrome, and for those who dont know what that means. In young women with PCOS, high insulin levels can cause the ovaries to make more androgen hormones such as testosterone & having a insulin resistance...

Sjofella‎, 01-25-2020 02:01 AM
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Creatine on cut?

hey guys I'm half way through my cut and I'm thinking about trying pre workout. I have never used it before and the gold standard brand contains creatine. Should I take creatine during a cut? I know my weight is going to go up from the water weight.

Alvinthechip‎, 01-23-2020 02:07 PM
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Smile Am I doing this right?

Hi all, I’m new here and looking for some advice. I’m a 50 year old woman looking to lose a serious amount of body fat and build some muscle and strength. Currently I’m 110kg (about 240lb) and I’m 5’ 10” (about 177cm) tall. I estimate that I need to lose about 30-40kg (around 65-90lbs) to be in...

RhesusNeg‎, 01-22-2020 05:49 AM
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10 week transformation.

10 week cut after not going to the gym in over 4 years. was taking D Aspartic Acid to boost test, just basic magnesium for cramps and some BCAA now and then but most of it was just diet. start of 1800 calories week 1 and 2, then drop to 1700 week 3 and 4 then drop to 1600 week 5 and 6, then finish...

madman94‎, 01-15-2019 08:45 AM
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Smile 2020 January/February Losing Weight

All are welcome to join in and post your weights each week. Starting weight: 160.4 lbs Goal for this thread: -8 lbs 1/03/20: 1/10/20: 1/17/20: 1/24/20: 1/31/20:

DebiLynn‎, 12-31-2019 11:01 PM
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Protein intake while on a cut? How does it look

Howdy all, I've been going to the gym a little over a year, with a month or two hiatus in July and August of 2019. But I've been going pretty strong 3x a week since October. I was on a dirty bulk just eating whatever and hoping to increase my strength. But I got a fever in the beginning of 2020,...

RLW212‎, Today 12:33 AM
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I have a few questions about my body and lifting

I got some good advice the last time I posted and just had something to clear up. I am trying to fix my stomach up a bit, it seems fat. Would you say I am fat? I realized that I have been walking around with my stomach sucked in a little bit for as long as I can remember. Does everyone do this? The...

aidanB09‎, Yesterday 04:41 PM
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26m 5'8" 160lbs 24% BF - Should I cut?

Basically it's all in the subject. Beginning bodybuildling / weightlifting and want to know whether I should lose some fat first and then start to recomp? or just recomp at my current weight?

craned70‎, Yesterday 03:10 PM
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Red face Hey guys n gals

Been sick with cold this week Haven't hit gym in 7 days..but i weighed myself today and lost 2 lbs.. I have cut out the cookies(3boxes per week) And been drinking smoothies.. Spinach, carrots, honey. Blueberry, strawberry. I actually love it...and feel great getting more fruits n veggies in...

dcastle44‎, Yesterday 09:17 AM
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Have I made visible progress on my stomach between these photos?

Between the grey dress photo (taken about a year earlier) and the red dress one. Both are side profile photos.

rlouise94‎, 01-25-2020 09:14 AM
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9 week cut long enough??

Hi guys, I am tending on starting a cut for 9 weeks in 6 weeks time. (5 weeks more bulk, 1 week deload) I am 6ft tall, 33 years old, and currently weigh 181lbs (12st13lb), my original aim was to get to 187lb (13:5) then cut to 173lb (12:5) but I am not gaining as fast as originally planned....

archyash86‎, Yesterday 03:43 AM
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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 05:42 PM
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Vascularity

Does increased water intake decrease vascularity? I got a bit off track on the holidays and now back on track and drinking almost a gallon of water a day(twice as much i usually drink), but i also realized my veins barely show no more even though my weight is down.

Alvinthechip‎, 01-23-2020 03:45 PM
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How should I do my first cut?

I have been going to the gym for about a year now and I've been planning to start my first cut in Februrary. I would say I'm about 20% body fat and 220lbs 6ft6. Was about 180lbs before I started working out. How long would you say I should cut for and at what deficit? Was thinking of going...

MaxMS99‎, 01-23-2020 11:18 AM
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Scale not moving?

Hi Guys! I’m a 24 years old female. I’m 5 feet 1/2 inch tall and weight 111-110 lbs. I’ve been on a strict diet. I used to calculate my calories and macros. Don’t do it anymore cuz I know around how much I need to eat. I try to eat mainly protein. I excercise at least everyday. Take boot...

esmeraldaaa‎, 01-25-2020 02:16 PM
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Losing weight workout ?

I’m 36 M 6’4 365. For the first time I am planning on focusing my efforts on losing weight instead of building strength. I already lift and have been lifting consistently since I was 16. I definitely don’t need a beginners program. With that being said as far as lifting regimens go does it...

Snacks099‎, 01-26-2020 05:27 PM
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Cutting at 19% bf

Basically I’m a 22 yr old male 5’11 been bulking for a while now but recently did my stats and found out I’m at 19% bf which obviously isn’t ideal( have a pic up as my profile) should I cut down and then continue to bulk and what would be a good bf% to get to or should I just continue bulking. Any...

ike9778‎, 01-24-2020 04:49 PM
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Red face Guy with fat hips and thighs

Hi. I am a 25 year guy with fat hips and thighs. My bf % is 25. And most of my fat is around hips and thighs. I am pretty lean on upper body. I have been working out since 3-4 years on and off and currently have been working out quite diligently since last 4 months. Please suggest a way to reduce...

ABU1994‎, 01-26-2020 06:13 AM
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I'm back, fatter than before.........help!

OK, I had been on here about a decade ago and was trying to lose weight/get stronger, but didn't have much luck on the weight loss side of the equasion, then had money and health issues (both mine and Mom on the latter) that caused me to walk away and managed to gain weight, even while I was still...

BJoe‎, 12-26-2019 11:00 PM
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