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2005/07/30 19:03:25 (permalink)
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Natural Bodyfat Limit ?

I am considering bulking when I get back off my hols in a few weeks but I am already about 18% bodyfat. Now I was always a skinny kid and I have only really got to this weight through drinking. Now what I was wondering is , as a naturally lean person do you think I would just get fatter and fatter or is there a sort of natural limit to fat gains without extreme eating ? I know lads at work who eat and drink like pigs but dont seem to go over a certain weight for years , they are quite fat but certainly not obese. I dont know if I have got my point across here but any thoughts would be appreciated.
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    PAGAN
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    RE: Natural Bodyfat Limit ? 2005/07/30 21:31:48 (permalink)
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    No biggie like, there are a lot worse things for you than using steroids, I mean I probably shouldn't have been smoking crack or getting into bar fights at your age TBH  - drab4

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    RE: Natural Bodyfat Limit ? 2005/07/30 21:56:44 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: PAGAN

    I know lads at work who eat and drink like pigs but dont seem to go over a certain weight for years , they are quite fat but certainly not obese.

    Their calorie intake is about the same as their expendature in that case.

    Unless they start eating even more, or moving around even less, they'll stay at their current level of obesity.
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    RE: Natural Bodyfat Limit ? 2005/07/30 21:58:06 (permalink)
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    Personally i think you will get fatter and fatter.
    Did you see pics of dart player Andy Fordam when he was a young man? Very skinny and he made it to what? 35 stones ?
    But that takes a lifetime of abuse. You can be as fat as you want IMO, there is no genetic limit for this.
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    RE: Natural Bodyfat Limit ? 2005/07/30 22:01:29 (permalink)
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    I know what your saying is logical but I am talking about guys who drink 6 - 12 cans of lager most nights combined with crap food all day. Their cal intake must be over 4000 a day and their work is manual but only just (process ops) surely they are in a calorie excess most days

    No biggie like, there are a lot worse things for you than using steroids, I mean I probably shouldn't have been smoking crack or getting into bar fights at your age TBH  - drab4

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    RE: Natural Bodyfat Limit ? 2005/07/30 22:04:10 (permalink)
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    If they were in a calorie excess then they would gain fat. Unless they were diabetic or had some other condition where they pissed out sugar etc.
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    RE: Natural Bodyfat Limit ? 2005/07/30 22:14:47 (permalink)
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    Don't forget your BMR increased the heavier you get, so they could well be striking a balance, I'm sure they're probably slowly putting on weight anyway, this is what happened to me when I was about 14-16, theres no noticeable weight gain, you just slowly get fatter and fatter, maybe a 1lb every 2 weeks or something.
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    RE: Natural Bodyfat Limit ? 2005/07/30 22:23:23 (permalink)
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    I think everyone has a preset genetic size which the body tends to hover at providing they dont go over the top with eating drinking etc.

    At 18% fat I think you will add less fat with your bulk than if you were 10%. If you can get diet spot on then it may be possible to build decent muscle without adding any fat
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    RE: Natural Bodyfat Limit ? 2005/07/30 23:18:19 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: jimboy

    At 18% fat I think you will add less fat with your bulk than if you were 10%. If you can get diet spot on then it may be possible to build decent muscle without adding any fat


    there is research and ancedotal evidence suggesting that the reverse is true, i.e. the leaner you start the less fat you will add in a bulk


    as for the topic, there are no genetic limits to fat imo, your body will just eventually die e.g. heart attack, once it gets to a certain stage
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    RE: Natural Bodyfat Limit ? 2005/07/31 00:29:56 (permalink)
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    If we look at our good american friends over the pond, its simple to see that some of the less healthy individuals have no problem gaining weight at all. 40 stones+ is not unheard of, but i guess it may come down to genetics or just how much the body can cope....

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