My progress v. no longer skinny fatty (just skinny)

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  1. Bacchus

    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    Start : 160lbs, ~25% body Fat (in febuary....20%+ in picture)
    Current: 145lbs, 12%

    For those who don't know my story, i started off by just wanting to get in shape and getting flat. Realized i wasn't getting stronger (or bigger), so i started to eat more. After being on a bulk diet for 3.5 lbs, i cut for a few weeks just before a vacation.

    i'm on a cutting diet still, that's pretty close to carb cycling. 275g prot/100g Fat and 100g carb. Right now i'm on the edge on deciding on a full carb cycling diet, or just maintaining until the end of summer, where i plan to bulk.


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    (yeah i know, i'm obviously more tanned...but ya still get the idea)

    hate my skinny ass all ya want, i'm happy with the results. no more muffin top, and muscle density i've never had in my whole life. I'm 27 years old, and i feel the best i've ever felt in 10 years.
     
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    You don't look 1/4 body fat % in the first pic. 25% is huge.
     
  3. Bacchus

    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    i got bigger after that.. :wtc:


    that picture is actually 2 years old, but my best show in comparison. I was surely over 20% though. I think having my arms ups also hinders to show how big my gut was.
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    i'd do u
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    and i think you're closer to 8%
     
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    he doesnt look 25% in the first pic... he doesn't look 8% in the 2nd either.
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    8% before

    like 1.6% after
     
  8. Bacchus

    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    that's cuz i got up to 25% within the two years after that picture. That's just the only topless picture taken of me in those two years.

    dont think i'll ever get that low.... :rofl:
     
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    how tall are you?
     
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    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    just under 5''8

    i got my body fat tested at the new gym i'm going to, so i know my current is close to accurate accurate. i might have been off a percentage or two on my febuary guesstimate, but i was surely over 20%.
     
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    Please tell me you're kidding.
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    with Bacchus you gotta multiply everything by 2...or was it divide by 2? :o
     
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    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    my lbm would be about 125 right now...and that's surely higher then it was in febuary . the growth that i have is defintely noob gains - but they're still gains. so let's say i (conservitavely) gained 3lbs of muscle mass in those 4 months. That would mean my previous lbm was about 121. if you do the math, (121-lbm/160 weight) = 25%

    correct me if i'm wrong?
     
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    cute
     
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    14-16 is just about what I would have guessed by just looking.
     
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    He's at least 14 in the 2nd pic.
     
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    Well, yeah, you might not be wrong, but your math is. You undoubtedly did lose some muscle mass during your cut. It's inevitable and happens to just about everyone. You're using your old numbers and new numbers in the same calculation when you need to be using old numbers that aren't based on what you know now. Basically, if you were 160, you probably had much more lbm than just 122. I would be highly surprised if you didn't, actually.
     
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    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    really eh? I'm gonna try to get a better reading done. the gym i'm at doesnt have anything to measure resistance. it's one of teh scale ones.
     
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    Quite possibly the worst way to measure body fat next to eyeballing. None of them work properly. The only time you should be using those is calculating % lost, aka, you start with "12%" then after your cut you're down to "8%" when in fact the numbers might actually be 4 or 5 percentage greater than listed.
     
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    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    i see what you're saying, and that's why i used 3 as a conservative number.

    my arms had NO muscle . I've gone from 10'' to 12.5'' inc biceps. I've added 2'' on my chest. Gained lots on quads and calves.
     
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    the chick tried to tell me their method was more reliable then calipers, and i was like oah rearey.

    that's pretty much what she said about it being off. She didn't say it could be off by that much though. she said 2 at most, so i was going by her.
     
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    Realize, it's not your fault. 90% of guys guess to low on their bodyfat. At some point, everyone got convinced that natural's can achieve 5% bf, not realizing that's an on stage bf level. I worked with a lot of people and have seen some women achieve unreal low levels of bf, including my ex's. Yet, they would still be at 8.5-9% on stage. Throw in pro level "contest prep" the last 2 weeks and they would have been bodybuilder level.

    At a true 10%, you have a really good set of abs, not just an outline.
     
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    Electrical resistance scales and handheld devices are so unreliable I wouldn't even use them at all. The caliper method is still as good as it gets for the money. There are obviously more accurate methods, but calipers cost next to nothing in comparison.
     
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    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    my long term goal is 165 and 10%. i think i'd have to start eating like hell now to get there by next summer. I realized how hard it was to put on weight in those 3.5 months this spring. even traying to eat as much as i could, i couldn't reach back up to 160 in that time. I got up to 157, before cutting down on carbs for 3 weeks (and to get where i am now)
     
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    her argument is that calipers can be different due to human error. her words were "unless you have a tattoo to mark the same point of measuremeant - you're bound to be off by a larger percentage then the error of our machine"
     
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