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KingJustin
03-17-2007, 11:07 AM
Here's a few pictures I took a couple minutes ago.

I've been cutting on and off since September. I'm really not happy with the way things went up until January. I think the first 4 months I lost way too much muscle and way too little fat. Since then I think I've had some improvements. I'm done cutting now.

I'm 6'4 / 206 in these pictures. I think I was at a slightly lower body fat at 210 a couple weeks ago, but I went on spring break (and drank ...a lot), got back, worked out twice, and then got sick for the past 3 days. Now I get to start really packing on muscle.


Anyway, I had a couple questions on body fat tracking. I got a digital skin caliper. I know it's not perfectly accurate. Soo... (a) What is your estimation of my BF% right now? (b) Let's say the skin caliper throws out an inaccurate estimate that my BF is 45%. If it moves to 53%, does that necessarily mean that I gained 8% body fat (or very close to it)? Or, can I only safely assume that I gained fat, but not for sure what percent? (I chose 45% so that it doesn't prejudice your estimations. I don't think anyone on this site is that high)

Ok pics

Unholy
03-17-2007, 11:10 AM
My guess is around 10%

KingJustin
03-17-2007, 11:16 AM
Here's a few "before" shots.

The first two are September (225 lbs), the second two are January (~215 lbs). The last one is from last April (~220 lbs, and probably the highest bf%), in that one I actually had a tan.

Chubrock
03-17-2007, 11:33 AM
Didn't realize your legs were as lean as they are. You and your BBing **** haha. Glad I'm stronger hehehe.

Sidior
03-17-2007, 11:36 AM
You look awesome bro, I would say about 8%.

Bohizzle
03-17-2007, 11:42 AM
You look awesome bro, I would say about 8%.

:withstupi

Mr. D
03-17-2007, 12:04 PM
I would definitely say ~8%. great work.

dabaugh
03-17-2007, 12:31 PM
epitome of what i wanna look like in 2. 5 years. id say maybe even a little under 8.

PoutineEh
03-17-2007, 02:01 PM
are you a pro body builder or something? because i didnt even think you needed to cut at all in the before shots. but the after shots look great. you look incredibly cut up.

Jordanbcool
03-17-2007, 03:23 PM
I think you're 7% right now.

Looking great too.

stepto180
03-17-2007, 04:44 PM
I cant guessetimate male bodyfat at all so all I have to say is

your legs look great!! well so does the rest but legs are what impress me most

Organichu
03-17-2007, 04:48 PM
Awesome lats and shoulders. I'd say around 8-9%.

KingJustin
03-17-2007, 07:10 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys

Built
03-17-2007, 07:15 PM
DAMN - you look GREAT! Nice size, small joints, nice and lean, great pec genetics. Back looks bigger AND leaner. Sweet!

the doc
03-17-2007, 07:34 PM
i am horrible at bf estimation
your delts/arm definition is really great

excellent work!

FighterInSnatch
03-18-2007, 09:48 AM
Looking really good! :bow:

bill
03-18-2007, 10:38 AM
I second Built, you have the right combo to do well in competitions. Have the illusion to look bigger than you are. After another bulk and cut you'll be even more impressive!

Cirino83
03-18-2007, 11:13 AM
Wow nice job. Looking awesome. Lats are craaaazy.

bjohnso
03-18-2007, 04:08 PM
You look awesome, ripped as hell!

KingJustin
03-18-2007, 05:12 PM
Somehow I missed this.


Didn't realize your legs were as lean as they are. You and your BBing **** haha.
Well, if you would do high rep pump workouts maybe you'd get toned legs, too. Stupid low rep powerlifting crap...


And thanks for the additional feedback

Chubrock
03-18-2007, 06:24 PM
Somehow I missed this.


Well, if you would do high rep pump workouts maybe you'd get toned legs, too. Stupid low rep powerlifting crap...


And thanks for the additional feedback



You're just jealous of my chest hair, Chuck Ts, and my ability to squat more than you...

Chubrock
03-19-2007, 10:18 AM
Oh yea, I bet you're on teh roidz aren't you!!!

Rock Steady
03-19-2007, 02:39 PM
Looking fantastic man. Have you been tracking your measurements? Either way, would you mind sharing what they are now?

Davidelmo
03-19-2007, 02:45 PM
Looking shredded - 8% is about right IMO.

Lats are really really good. Only criticism I can give is that your traps are lagging a little IMO. Looking pretty awesome though!

Paul Stagg
03-19-2007, 04:12 PM
Somewhere between 8% and 12%.

The thing is, it doesn't matter. You are clearly very lean, and I think you have a good bit of bodybuilding potential should you choose to pursue it.

With calipers, the key is to do the same thing every time, and track trends... If the measurement is getting smaller, that's good, right?

fiy123
03-19-2007, 06:13 PM
wish i looked like that lol