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GeorgeD1958
12-29-2002, 03:17 AM
Hi, as a man in his mid 40's whose not a fraid to train hard (prefer to lift than run), but is past the age of counting calories ... likes the odd pizza with a beer ... but generally eats pretty clean;

What would be a realistic body fat goal? I am around 15% now, 6'6" weigh around 245lbs, with a goal to add more lean mass this year, and the next, and the next.

The only suppliment I take is a 'protein shake' after my work out.

Tks George

Fluid
12-29-2002, 11:41 AM
Set a specific long-term goal. ie, I want to weigh 200 pounds at 6% body fat. Then come up with smaller goals in order to reach that goal. ie, By the end of the month I would like to drop 2% bodyfat while keep muscle. Smaller goals help keep you motivated.

Fluid

zillamonster
12-29-2002, 08:45 PM
You will be the healthiest at 8-12%. I think anything lower than that is not good for long periods of time. Competitors get down to 4-6% at show time, but they can't stay there for long. They get very dehydrated to get that low. If you can hover at 10-12%, that is good.
Zilla

Saturday Fever
12-30-2002, 12:44 AM
Competitors are also extremely dehydrated and jacked on steroids. A natural man can't go below 7-8% (truly 7-8%, not the bull**** numbers internet people post) and continue to function properly.

GeorgeD1958
12-30-2002, 02:13 AM
Tks for the replies, I figure that if I can drop aim for single figures (read 9%) body fat by the end of the year that will be a slow steady drop (about 7kg / 15lbs), and put on 5kg / 11lbs of lean meat over 12 months that will me I have achieved something in the right direction.

George

bradley
12-30-2002, 03:44 AM
Originally posted by TallGeorgeNZ
Tks for the replies, I figure that if I can drop aim for single figures (read 9%) body fat by the end of the year that will be a slow steady drop (about 7kg / 15lbs), and put on 5kg / 11lbs of lean meat over 12 months that will me I have achieved something in the right direction.

George

Sounds like some good goals for the new year. I would concentrate on one goal at a time (cutting or bulking).

the doc
01-02-2003, 09:27 AM
10-12 % would be great and is my own goal for the new year