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2008/05/16 15:39:26 (permalink)
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Bodyfat Percentages?

What sort of levels do people get down to?

For example, a competing bodybuilder?

A Men's Health cover model?

I'm aiming to get to about 10% this summer, but I'm not really sure what that looks like.

I'm not even sure what I was in avatar (2 years ago when I last cut).
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    RE: Bodyfat Percentages? 2008/05/16 15:46:28 (permalink)
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    5-8 on stage i think.
    Footballers are probably 9-10 perhaps.

    Im cutting to around 8%, so i have a nice long lean bulk (Although ill be zigzagging too avoid being a fatty at the end of it ).
    I think mens health are probably 7-9% mark, but ive seen some super lean and others not so lean...
    I found this page http://www.naturalphysiques.com/cms/index.php?itemid=144
    http://www.johnstonefitness.com/ scroll down to see him at 9% ish, he uses calipers/tape measures etc to get that average figure.
    http://forums.johnstonefitness.com/showthread.php?t=31392 quite a few pics too.
    post edited by richsINS - 2008/05/16 15:47:02
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    RE: Bodyfat Percentages? 2008/05/16 15:48:21 (permalink)
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    i'm at ~ 12 per cent in my journal


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    RE: Bodyfat Percentages? 2008/05/16 15:50:35 (permalink)
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    I reckon I'm 12% in my avi <<<<<
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    RE: Bodyfat Percentages? 2008/05/16 15:50:46 (permalink)
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    What am I there then?

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    RE: Bodyfat Percentages? 2008/05/16 15:54:44 (permalink)
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    R3261 - Caliper measurementsi assume?
    Id of estimated lower, 10% perhaps.

    My calipers put me 12%, i still have more fat than you on my lower stomach (belly button) and legs (Not much leg definition).
    7 and 9 site reading, averaged.

    Brittas - I'd say 12% like R32 probably? Do you have similar leg definition as he?

    Journal post = http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/fb.asp?m=2691811
    Edited direct image link to journal instead, should you wish to remove the links.
    post edited by richsINS - 2008/05/16 15:55:29
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    RE: Bodyfat Percentages? 2008/05/16 16:02:27 (permalink)
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    Brittas - I'd say 12% like R32 probably? Do you have similar leg definition as he?




    My Avatar pic is 2 years old and I struggle with leg training (long, thin legs), so I don't even know what they looked like.
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    RE: Bodyfat Percentages? 2008/05/16 16:05:04 (permalink)
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    Ah same, 6ft 2 and legs arn't that great... although with only 1 month training its not suprising (knee injury).

    12% i reckon, but we could be way off. Its all relative to goals anyhow, i dont want to go to lean as potential muscle loss and the time to get there just isn't worth it IMO.
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    RE: Bodyfat Percentages? 2008/05/16 16:10:42 (permalink)
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    no idea what im at, latest pics pg 50 in the journal, anyone wanna take a stab
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    RE: Bodyfat Percentages? 2008/05/16 16:11:36 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: richsINS

    Ah same, 6ft 2 and legs arn't that great... although with only 1 month training its not suprising (knee injury).

    12% i reckon, but we could be way off. Its all relative to goals anyhow, i dont want to go to lean as potential muscle loss and the time to get there just isn't worth it IMO.


    To be honest mate, I just want to get back to the shape I'm in over there <<<<<<

    Thats nearly 2 years ago and it went a bit downhill after that holiday. I'm about 19% BF at the minute, and it has to go! I'd got 10% as my goal, but I probly don't need to go that low.
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    RE: Bodyfat Percentages? 2008/05/16 16:38:12 (permalink)
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    Brittas - YEah know the feeling of falling off the wagon mate, been there many times in the time i signed up to MT. Only now am i keep consistency and progressing, leanest and strongest ive ever been. THis games a marathon not a sprint, something i didnt really think about or care about when i was 17/18 sadly

    Whats your current weight?
    I mean its all relative of course, youll cut untill you get to that picture/appearence but it can be nice to see a goal on black a white text.
    Although no doubt when you get that lean youll set a new goal to achieve game never ends!
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    RE: Bodyfat Percentages? 2008/05/16 20:34:25 (permalink)
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    How do you measure your bodyfat %?
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    RE: Bodyfat Percentages? 2008/05/16 21:34:00 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: richsINS

    Brittas - YEah know the feeling of falling off the wagon mate, been there many times in the time i signed up to MT. Only now am i keep consistency and progressing, leanest and strongest ive ever been. THis games a marathon not a sprint, something i didnt really think about or care about when i was 17/18 sadly

    Whats your current weight?
    I mean its all relative of course, youll cut untill you get to that picture/appearence but it can be nice to see a goal on black a white text.
    Although no doubt when you get that lean youll set a new goal to achieve game never ends!


    I just topped 14 stone last week and 19% BF (using the scales at the gym), but I was 13 lb 7 tonight so I've lost a bit already.

    I was about 12 st in my avatar.
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    RE: Bodyfat Percentages? 2008/05/16 23:24:53 (permalink)
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    man, I'm about 10% going by some of those pics then
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