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dms
10-14-2005, 10:02 AM
I recently had my fitness test at my gym. They said i have 18% body fat. I currently weigh 170-175. Is it possible to gain my weight to 185 but stil ldrop down my body fat to around 10-14% and get abs or am i askin for too much? My goal is to be 185 and pack on some mass but i want it lean and also have abs at the same time. ill show u a pic

muscleup
10-14-2005, 10:28 AM
Is it possible to gain my weight to 185 but stil ldrop down my body fat to around 10-14% and get abs or am i askin for too much?
Bulk to 195 and then cut to 185. This will be a lot faster than trying to obtain the impossible as you have stated above.

Can't ask your body to go in 2 different directions. It will just get confused and stay the same.

rookies
10-14-2005, 01:33 PM
Yes, of course it is possible.
Remember that body fat % is a ratio of lean mass vs body fat.
So if you gain 10 lb of LEAN muscle and all your existing fat stays the same, your body fat % ratio gets lower..

muscleup
10-14-2005, 01:40 PM
Yes, of course it is possible.
Remember that body fat % is a ratio of lean mass vs body fat.
So if you gain 10 lb of LEAN muscle and all your existing fat stays the same, your body fat % ratio gets lower..
Sure it probably can be done, but the chances of him putting on 10lbs of lean muscle and ZERO extra fat/mass are pretty low.

bubba booey
10-14-2005, 02:32 PM
Christian Thib - Beast Evolves article at t-nation.com, actually lost fat and gained muscle - granted, he already had a ton of mass, and you don't. Also, tough to say from the pic, but I'd guess you're lower than 18% - how tall are you.

I would suggest the Watebury Method as an option, link:http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do;jsessionid=2F01332921F3865EB85001730EE74E1E.titan?id=534922

my suggestion is to perform heavy compound exercises, which should help w/ body recomp - since they use multiple muscle groups, they should help both pack on LBM, as well as stimulate your metabolism to burn more fat, assuming your diet is in order.

You could try eating at approx 250 cals above maintenance cals, which at approx 170-175, if lifting 3-5 days per week, is probably approx 2850. See how that goes for a few weeks, and if not gaining enough muscle, and you don't see much if any fat added, go up to 3050. That should help w/ a slow bulk.