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    looking very more ripped...why?

    I was 149 ish 3 months ago and soft but recently I look alot more shredded at 146. Is it that I have bigger muscles now/ or will 3 pounds of fat really make that much diffrence?
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    At 150 pounds, 1% bodyfat is 1.5 pounds. Losing 3 pounds, you lost about 2% bodyfat. If you were at 10% bf, now you're at 8%. That should make a noticeable difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtrout View Post
    At 150 pounds, 1% bodyfat is 1.5 pounds. Losing 3 pounds, you lost about 2% bodyfat. If you were at 10% bf, now you're at 8%. That should make a noticeable difference.
    ohh wow thx rbrout , i never knew that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtrout View Post
    At 150 pounds, 1% bodyfat is 1.5 pounds. Losing 3 pounds, you lost about 2% bodyfat. If you were at 10% bf, now you're at 8%. That should make a noticeable difference.
    where'd you get that data? is there an online calculator somewhere?

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    i would assume he just did a bit of simple maths. 150/100 gives you 1% being 1.5pounds...

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    But how accurate is that calculation?


    Total bodyweight isn't just muscle and fat it's also blood and bone which would throw off the math a bit.

    Then again, I was never very good at math...
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    Quote Originally Posted by powerboy93 View Post
    I was 149 ish 3 months ago and soft but recently I look alot more shredded at 146. Is it that I have bigger muscles now/ or will 3 pounds of fat really make that much diffrence?
    (My feelings about this post...) You've got to be kidding me. Stop with the body image obsession ( it's not healthy ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Songsangnim View Post
    But how accurate is that calculation?


    Total bodyweight isn't just muscle and fat it's also blood and bone which would throw off the math a bit.

    Then again, I was never very good at math...
    As close as you can get. How else would it be measured?
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    The calculation is accurate. The assumption is that the OP has 10%bf. How accurate is the assumption?

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    I can take a dump and lose 3 lbs. So, I see no big difference in losing 3 lbs. of fat.

    So if the visual difference is that dramatic it might be fair to say you've added a bit of muscle mass to you're frame.

    And Songsangnim is right, LBM is more than just muscle. So I'm not buying that 3 lbs.= 2% BF. But I suppose it's possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTallOx View Post
    (My feelings about this post...) You've got to be kidding me. Stop with the body image obsession ( it's not healthy ).
    there's no obbsession ,I was just interested about why I look more ripped and not rlly drop much weight.

    lmao "very more ripped" sorry bout the bad grammer bros
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    Quote Originally Posted by photon1k View Post
    The calculation is accurate. The assumption is that the OP has 10%bf. How accurate is the assumption?

    And how do you know the calculation is accurate?

    Ever hear of hydrostatic weighting? That is considerably more accurate than any rough calculation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtrout View Post
    At 150 pounds, 1% bodyfat is 1.5 pounds. Losing 3 pounds, you lost about 2% bodyfat. If you were at 10% bf, now you're at 8%. That should make a noticeable difference.
    This assumes that no muscle was gained. It's possible he put on 3lbs of muscle and dropped 6 lbs of fat. He also could have just dropped 3lbs of water with no change in his body mass which could make him look leaner. Really no way to tell unless he was measuring. Ox has it right though.
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