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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: 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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Weight loss has stopped

My weight loss has taken a strange turn the past few weeks and not sure what to do to get back on track. I started dieting beginning of october and have gone from 201 to 170 in that span (16 weeks). On January 1st I was 170 though and haven't lost anything since then (25 days). The scaled has been...

youknowit84‎, Yesterday 10:28 AM
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I'm back again after many years away, SLOW weight loss!!

Hi All, I'm back again, this time focused with a completely different mindset. So my current stats are: Weight: 288lb Body Fat: 37% Muscle Mass: 60.1%

Baxter88s‎, Yesterday 07:09 AM
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Talking New Year Fat Loss thread

New Year Fat Loss thread hats off to our fearless leader @Beavertown for his leadership up till now!!! go rep the man for puttin' in the work, please?!? do what you like here - check in on Fridays - use this time to get your goals on point. first weigh in will be last day of the year -...

mtnmama‎, 12-17-2021 06:40 AM
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Is this deficit good or too much?

I just used a website to calculate my daily calories. According to it, I burn 2800calories /day. I am 22 ,178cm /5'10 and 104Kg/ 229pounds. I use "Yazio" on my phone and I chose "-1kg /2.20pounds per week" and it calculated 1976calories because due to university, I do not have too much time, I...

okay8239‎, 01-22-2022 06:49 PM
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Do you put value in jeans size?

Title boys. I'm 6 feet and I won't let myself go above 32x32. When they are tight that's my cue to cut back and up my workout intensity. Do you guys do the same or do you think it's a bad metric?

xwac2021‎, 01-17-2022 09:41 AM
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Smile Why is it harder for women and men over the age of 30 to lose weight

The reasons why it’s so hard can vary from person to person, particularly due to the role of genetics in weight gain. But reduced metabolism in older age is a major factor, as are changes in hormones, particularly in women going through menopause. And lifestyle-related factors play a role as...

brainhealthdoc‎, 01-12-2022 04:23 AM
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Am I Doing Anything Wrong?

I'm 5'9, 140 lbs., 23 years old, male, and about 15-25% body fat. My long-term goal is to be lean and muscular, but my short-term focus is getting lean, before getting muscular. I had been eating an average of about 2500 calories, 160g protein, 65g fat, and 320g carbs for several months but I...

greglevine‎, 01-11-2022 02:58 PM
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Serious Training Partner Wanted -

Ive been working out for years but now what to get serious training for bikini competitions. Looking for someone to do this with who is ready for the journey. And/Or experienced trainer willing to help out. Disciplined, diet, motivation!!!!!

jispizale‎, 01-23-2022 05:07 PM
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Are My Weekly Weigh-In Averages Correct?

22 Male I've been bulking for 2-3 years now and put on some solid size but now it's time to cut as I'm decently overweight. I was bulking at 3400/3500 calories, did a maintenance week around Christmas at 3000/3100 calories, and then Jan 1st started my cut and dropped to 2500 calories. I've...

MondoDuke‎, 01-16-2022 09:51 AM
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When/how long do you bulk for? (semi clean semi dirty)

So I'm 19, 6'3 about 219lbs, I don't really know what body fat but I should have some pics posted on my profile. Until this time last year I ate anything and everything and trained more for strength, I was about 248lbs, then I started to eat clean (chicken and rice pretty much every meal) until I...

userFFKRS7AJRFX‎, 01-08-2022 09:54 AM
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Losing fat

Ive been bulking properly at least for a little over a month now and I have noticed I am leaner then I was before but I am heavier is it true when u start out bulking some fat will be lost? My bodyfat is right now 17 percent it was around 19 percent 3 months ago despite the fact I am eating in a...

hadi2007‎, 01-17-2022 10:24 AM
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How much muscle will I lose going from 20% to 10% BF?

I've been slowly cutting and based on the calculators I've used, I'm somewhere between 19 and 21 percent body fat. I've recently bought some size 32 pants and it feels good to be back at this size after over 10 years of buying 36+. My goal is to cut to 10ish percent and maintain. I want to get my...

thetruth1985‎, 01-07-2022 05:33 PM
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When to end cut

Hi Everyone, Looking for some advice. I have been cutting for the last 14 weeks and have went from 175lb to 162lb. I’m 6’0. I want to go on a lean bulk for basically as long as I can until I get too fat and need to cut. My question is am I lean enough to end my cut and start bulking yet? I don’t...

JS1888‎, 01-10-2022 08:21 AM
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When should I start my cut to lose 10lbs for the summer?

My goal is to lose 10lbs and break 210 for the summer. Currently im around 217. Should I do like a 100 calorie deficit and kind of recomp until the summer now, or wait until mid march and cut then at around a 400 calorie deficit? Trying to lose as little fat as possible. Im 6'3 19yrs old, pretty...

userFFKRS7AJRFX‎, 01-13-2022 06:47 PM
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same weight but look fatter?

So ever since getting to college I have slowly noticed my composition change. Over the summer I was about 213-215lbs and fairly lean. (will attach pic) After 5 months of college, and yes I drank a fair amount but I would also try to eat under or around maintenance usually hitting 2600-2800 cals out...

userFFKRS7AJRFX‎, 01-12-2022 09:52 AM
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Less than 1500 calories?

Hello everyone, I'm trying to lose weight and I was wondering, is it bad to eat under 1500 calories? I'm male, 5'5 and 220 lbs. I've read a few threads but there were many opinions, I wanted to get some extra input from you guys. From what I read, it's best to eat at least 1500 calories...

Euthimios‎, 01-10-2022 09:36 AM
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Losing too much lean mass

TL;DR: From BuiltLean pictures, I estimated my BF at 33%, so I did a 1000 calorie deficit. Once I was below 30%, I reduced to 900. Now being closer to 20% I have changed it to 700 calories. I was losing about 1.5lb/week, however my lean mass went from 137.3 in August to 133.6 as of last week...

darkjfman‎, 01-12-2022 06:29 AM
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Sharing a bulk/cut calculator I built

For work, I spend most of my day doing analysis and forecasting. As this is how my mind works, I started playing around with ideas about forecasting the results of different bulks and cuts to try to both get an idea of how long it should last, and when I'm likely to hit certain goals (nobody wants...

hanzosbm‎, 01-13-2022 10:00 AM
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Question Fatloss & Muscle gain caloric intake?

Hey!! I'm soooo lost. So, I started working out Jan '21 and lost about 55ish pounds and for some reason I cannot seem to get passed that. I started at 260 I'm now around 206 to 208. I'm confused about protein intake. I think that's about at least 0.75g per lb? Also, I'm not sure how many calories...

Devloraine‎, 01-11-2022 06:36 AM
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What dietary changes should I make for this plateau?

I'm aware I shouldn't really pay too much attention to the scale, but my waist size hasn't reduced much since my cut has begun. (Lost 7 lbs)(Not actually 52, teenage lifter) I bulked up to 163 lbs, gaining a satisfactory amount of muscle but fat alongside. I decided to then start a cut, lowering...

userP2HZNRVDHSR‎, 01-10-2022 07:36 PM
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Skinny-fat need advice

I was about 21 in 2009 and started training for the first time in my life. I started out with calisthenics and then fell into the abyss of ****arounditis. Since then I've done kettlebell programs, barbell programs (power to the people) and made decent strength gains. My physique never changed much....

zaza88‎, 01-08-2022 03:36 PM
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Bloating Has Wreaked Havoc On Me

I want to tell you about something that has undermined my ability to look lean my whole life. I had the misfortune of being born with a health disorder that causes my face and body to bloat intermittently throughout the day. This means that I can appear very lean and attractive one moment, but...

Joer1212‎, 01-09-2022 02:52 PM
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Am I doing something wrong?

First off sorry if this is the wrong place to post this but a quick run down of what's going on: I'm currently 12st 5lb at age 27, trying to cut down the weight at the moment I'm eating 1500 cals with high protein and about 3 litres of water per day, my excersise is hitting each muscle group...

Jj2021‎, 01-09-2022 10:21 AM
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Postpartum

I am currently 5 months postpartum and am down to 165 lbs, from the 191 lbs on the day of delivery. I am pumping/BF, 6 ft tall and exercise 5-6 days a week. I lift weights, run and do Pilates. My weight has stayed at 164-167 for the past 2.5 months. I’m getting frustrated. Any ideas? I am trying to...

userYVWGOSLKZHW‎, 01-08-2022 05:11 AM
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How far to drop overall calories in a defecit

I started my fat loss programme in Oct 2021 cutting out booze and tracking my calories. I train on a split programme 4 days a week and walk for 30 mins every day. I am 46 year old 183lb and 22% BF. I calculated my macros at maint at 2600. To begin my cut I dropped to 2100 and monitored for 6...

meddy76‎, 01-08-2022 01:53 AM
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