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2005/08/05 09:43:28 (permalink)
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Body Fat %

Measured myself yesterday and have got a body fat percentage of 20.2% I weigh 220lbs, what do you consider to be a good body fat percentage and how much would I have to loose to reach this.

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    footdee
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    RE: Body Fat % 2005/08/05 09:51:19 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: happyharry
    good body fat percentage

    Hi happyharry, would that be for general health or a bodybuilding competition? Here's a link to a thread where some pics have been posted that you might be interested in...
    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/m_415468/mpage_1/key_abdominator/tm.htm#415468
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    happyharry
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    RE: Body Fat % 2005/08/05 10:11:21 (permalink)
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    Great Link I have done 6 steroid cycles and have just started a cutting diet 12% is where i'd like to be at,once again thanks for the link How many lbs do you reckon I need to loose as I weigh 220 and am 6 ft tall with a % of 20.2

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    wiffers
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    RE: Body Fat % 2005/08/05 10:14:23 (permalink)
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    I think 10-18 is normal mate. I've gone from 25% to 19% in a year or so, then to 15.5% in last few months and would not consider myself fat now.

    I want to get sub 12% - I think that looks good, and ultimately sub 10% for a 6 pack

    You'd be happy with 15% ... till you get there ... then with 12% ... till you get there. Just a little bit off here, and a little bit of muscle added here ... gets addictive

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    RE: Body Fat % 2005/08/05 10:27:07 (permalink)
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    Be careful as it can get addictive and you can end up with an eating disorder if you are not careful .... 10% is just fine anything less than that is tough to maintain for most normal people most of the time .. IMO

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    RE: Body Fat % 2005/08/05 10:30:42 (permalink)
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    Be careful as it can get addictive and you can end up with an eating disorder if you are not careful

    I agree Pulsar, it can turn out that way for some folks. My advice is always listen to a good trustworthy friend if they tell you you've gone too far. Easier said than done once you're in that position though.
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    RE: Body Fat % 2005/08/05 10:38:04 (permalink)
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    not least if you go too far you will lose all the muscle you have gained which is criminal after all the hard work you have put in ... I personally don't like the "Mens Health " cover model look all abs and skinny frames and i think they should stop promoting that look as desirable as it is unobtainable and unsustainable for the vast majority of people .. I notice that Mens Fitness is putting more normal models on the front of its mag now ..

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    RE: Body Fat % 2005/08/05 10:50:40 (permalink)
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    MF seems a much more knowledgable mag then MH anyway. Their routines are better, diet advice better etc

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    RE: Body Fat % 2005/08/05 12:28:48 (permalink)
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    I am currently dieting for a contest and I am now at 6.5% bf.

    In my opinion 20.2% bf is quite fat. I wouldnt bother doing any more bulking mass cycles if I were you.

    A very good ulitmate goal for you to get to would be 8% bf. You will be lean and have that six pack.

    By my calculations you have around 45lbs of fat on you.

    This would mean that you need to drop about 30lbs of fat to get to 8% bf.

    That would be 190lbs without losing any muscle.

    If you want to do this you should aim to be around 180lbs at the end of the cutting diet / cycle...............

    During this cutting diet I have gone from 231lbs @ 13.5% bf to 182lbs @ 6.5%bf. I have lost alot of water weight too along the way. I have found it hard but well worth it.

    I hope you succeed in your goals.

    Good luck mate........

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    RE: Body Fat % 2005/08/05 12:48:49 (permalink)
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    wyllis

    Thanks for the reply I know I have a long way to go your information is very helpfull I now know what my goals are,only time before I achieve them,did you cut clean or did you use any gear to help you.
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    RE: Body Fat % 2005/08/05 13:57:08 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: whiffin

    MF seems a much more knowledgable mag then MH anyway. Their routines are better, diet advice better etc



    was it MF that had the "get bigger arms" feature this month?

    Good article with proper exercises and diet.
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    RE: Body Fat % 2005/08/05 14:23:01 (permalink)
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    Personally I used AS but that is not how I got cut. There are plenty of natural bodybuilders who achieve amazing condition whithout using AS. A guy called Rob Feesey springs to mind.

    I have a nutritionist who I see regularly now (weekly). Point is to get your diet sorted and you can achieve anyting you want to mate.

    I would advise anyone to do the same. I have tried dieting myself in the past and I have never achieved the results that I am getting now.

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