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2011/04/05 18:39:32 (permalink)
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Fat loss and time frames

Hello there. I'm currently 194.4 pounds and around 14%body fat. At the moment im on a lean bulk.
 
Im fairly happy with my shape at the moment i don't have a six pack but i don't have a gut either. Im going on holiday on the 9th of June. My plan was to start cutting on May the 1st giving me 5 weeks of dieting. My question is will 5 weeks be enough time to get to sub 10% body fat bearing in mind i may be 16% body fat by May?
 
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    winder731
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    Re:Fat loss and time frames 2011/04/05 18:43:45 (permalink)
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    I'm not speaking from experience here but I would have thought going from 16% to sub 10% in 5 weeks would be a tall order.
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    Re:Fat loss and time frames 2011/04/05 18:49:39 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the reply Winder. I was worried my self to be honest. It does sound quite tough, maybe it would be wiser for me to lower my calorie intake at the moment to gain minimal weight by May. I don't really want start cardio and being strict this month it seems silly as im going away on the April bank holiday, the begging of May just seems like a good time to get strict with my food intake and cardio.
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    Loose Cannon
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    Re:Fat loss and time frames 2011/04/05 18:51:07 (permalink)
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    Does anyone know a rough time frame that it takes to lose 1% bodyfat?
     
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    Big Les
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    Re:Fat loss and time frames 2011/04/05 20:10:32 (permalink)
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    2lb a week is what you should base any calculations on.
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    Re:Fat loss and time frames 2011/04/05 20:22:44 (permalink)
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    I take it you're all natural?

    If so it's a tall order but without seeing/knowing you nobody can say.

    How much weight are you looking at dropping to go down that 6%?

    I'd extend your cutting by a few weeks personally, better to hit your target early and maintain/surpass it for a few weeks than not hit it at all.
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    Re:Fat loss and time frames 2011/04/06 19:01:54 (permalink)
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    Ive attached a picture of how im looking at the moment. I think im fairly lean. I cant help thinking 5 weeks should be enough providing i don't put too much on before i start cutting
     
     
     

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    Re:Fat loss and time frames 2011/04/06 20:36:11 (permalink)
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    It will depend on how strict you are with following your diet.....keep your calories at maintanence level leading up to your cut.....whats your diet look like and how often are you traing and hitting the cardio?
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    Re:Fat loss and time frames 2011/04/07 11:08:50 (permalink)
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    Based on your current level of lean mass (assuming your figure of 14% body fat is accurate) you would need to reach 185lbs to hit 10%body fat (assuming you lose no lean mass during the cut). Provided you don't gain too much fat on your holiday this could be do-able in 5 weeks. Personally I think your body fat looks a touch lower than 14% from your piccie, so definitely think you could hit 10%.
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    Re:Fat loss and time frames 2011/04/07 18:07:19 (permalink)
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    i think you will find it difficult and there is no way you can do the calculations to work it out you may be able to give yourself a rough ideal of how much weight you need to lose but you wont just be loseing fat you will lose water and proberly some muscle as well like someone else mentioned start a bit earlier so you hit your goals
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    Re:Fat loss and time frames 2011/05/11 19:00:19 (permalink)
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    Just an update. I cut my calories down to maintenance level before I went to visit family up north for a week. I started my cut last week on May the 3rd and weighed 192 pounds.
     
    Ive been doing cardio every morning unfuelled for 45 minutes at 60% max heart rate. I have also started taking BCCA pills and ECA's. Well the fat appears to be falling off nicely as I can already see a noticeable different in definition on my torso. I was actually able to move up weight on my gym sessions as well (that could be the eca helping me) I have lost 3lbs in the first week, I haven't cheated once on my diet that i have posted below. I'm confident im going to make 10% bodyfat but i will post an update with my picture in 4 weeks time.



    post edited by Loose Cannon - 2011/05/11 21:44:43
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