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2007/06/17 20:01:10 (permalink)
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Any difference at all?

Hi all

Just to get an opinion, is there any difference between these photos? First 3 were taken in May, the last 2 were taken today.

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/1954/dsc00278bw5.jpg

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/3305/dsc00279rt7.jpg

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/2786/dsc00276yk6.jpg

today's:

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/9574/dsc00295zk1.jpg

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/3409/dsc00293vm3.jpg

Have I actually achieved anything, or do I need to try harder?
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    ToxicToffee
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/17 20:12:17 (permalink)
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    you are eating 1600 calories every day

    you will not grow off that
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    EarlGrey
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/17 20:14:00 (permalink)
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    I know, I meant does it look like I've lost any weight?

    I wouldn't dream of trying to bulk on 1600 calories, ideally I'd prefer 4000 but think ~2500 might be more realistic
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    ToxicToffee
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/17 20:16:37 (permalink)
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    IMO?

    honestly?
    brutally honest?

    you are holding fat but have limited lean muscle

    this is as a result of trying to shed weight at 8 or 9 stone

    personally i would either try and lose weight or add muscle

    cutting is futile as you have nothing to cut around as such
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/17 20:19:57 (permalink)
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    Yes, be brutally honest.

    I understand - I've been trying to lose weight rather than cut. I have lost weight, perhaps 50% fat, 50% muscle. I know if I keep doing what I'm doing now then I will get down to a lower weight - but I am trying to keep what little muscle I've got.

    As a rough estimate, what would you say my BF% is?

    I would say I do look slightly slimmer, but then that could just be me fooling myself.
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/17 20:24:36 (permalink)
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    As a rough estimate, what would you say my BF% is?


    you are not carrying a huge amount of BF in terms of kilos but your BF% wioll be high due to a lack of muscle

    am i right in thinking you are 8-9 stone?
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/17 20:27:38 (permalink)
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    I have been weighing myself every Saturday morning, and so at yesterday I was 8 stones 5 lbs. At March I was 9stones 8 lbs after trying to bulk - but because of the fat I decided I should lose weight first?
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/17 20:33:54 (permalink)
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    Bulk bulk bulk bulk bulk
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    EarlGrey
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/17 20:38:29 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: cricket_fire

    Bulk bulk bulk bulk bulk


    I'd love to - do you think I should lose the fat first though?
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/17 20:41:12 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: EarlGrey


    ORIGINAL: cricket_fire

    Bulk bulk bulk bulk bulk


    I'd love to - do you think I should lose the fat first though?


    Judging by the last picture i would say no.

    Start bulking but just monitor yourself to keep any fat gains in check.

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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/17 21:25:09 (permalink)
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    As people have said, go and bulk.

    Lead guitarist and vocals of a one man band...
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/17 21:39:14 (permalink)
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    dang, I guess I still got a lot to learn and a long way to go.

    Ok, will gradually increase calories over the coming weeks.

    Although, any idea on how? what my bf is currently?
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/17 21:44:16 (permalink)
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    im gonna have a slightly different take on this TBH.

    your clearly now in position to go on a "bulk" and gain nicely. however, as a newbee you probably wish to loose a bit more fat- partly as your in a fat fighting mood, partly as you just want to look cut, and partly seeing a defined small muscle is more appealing than a larger less defined muscle. you may also not wish for your weight to flucuate significantly like it would on a bulk. perhaps you just want to see your weight decrease a bit, or just get a glimse of your (small) abbs before they disappear.

    whatever your reason, if your certain you dont want to go on a bulk yet:

    its near impossible to gain muscle & loose fat at the same time- but if anyone can do it, a newbee can. you have clearly made progress in the past month, and so long as your lifting weights 3x a week, doing am steady cardio and HIIT training, consuming a healthy balanced diet with restricted cal intake you should certainly cut the fat with minimal muscle loss (admittedly you dont have much muscle to begin with) but you shouldn;t loose much, your strength may go up a bit- you will become familiour with your routine and exercises.

    do the above for another month- shed a bit more fat and then bulk.

    must stress a bulk at this stage is a good option too!
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/18 21:10:57 (permalink)
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    Definately bulk mate. You havent much fat on you really. If you keep "cutting" you are in danger of looking really skinny with sod all muscle. The word "twig" springs to mind.
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/18 23:24:01 (permalink)
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    At the gym today, felt reeaaal little (I'm a little guy anyway, but just felt really small).

    Ok, so I'm going to slowly go into a bulk...

    thanks for the advice all

    Although I do really need to watch the fat...
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/06/18 23:46:47 (permalink)
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    Ok, so I'm going to slowly go into a bulk...


    No not slowly. Bulk hard! 6 Cheeseburgers and a Protein Shake six times a day. That should do it.
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/07/06 18:10:43 (permalink)
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    bloody hell, I started out like a whale compared to you, there was still no option but to bulk!! As a result, I weigh around about the same but have a tighter waist and much larger shoulders and chest. Bulking whilst a newbie can still give you pleasing to the eye results e.g. You will naturally lose some of your "flab" even whilst eating a lot. all imo obviously, anyone else back up what I said?
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/07/07 00:38:17 (permalink)
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    Shut up and squat

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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/07/07 00:46:40 (permalink)
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    how tall are you mate?

    you look a lot heavier than me, those who have seen me know i look like a rake

    don't take pictures only one month apart, you won't see any change
    post edited by skinnyoriental - 2007/07/07 00:47:08
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    RE: Any difference at all? 2007/07/07 01:07:16 (permalink)
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    BULK !!! post your pics 6 months down the line instead of after 2ish months. since may when i finished uni, i have from frm 9.5stones to 10.11 stones , gains have come at a decent rate and my stomach is the same, i would deffo not post my pics after just 2 months, i'd do it when i hit the magical 14 stone mark . just make sure you eat CLEAN and the weight gains should come.

    boom
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