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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I am 15
@ 155 lbs
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.
Give chalk a chance.
49 years old
i would assume he just did a bit of simple maths. 150/100 gives you 1% being 1.5pounds...
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...
Last edited by Songsangnim; 08-27-2008 at 10:44 PM.
The calculation is accurate. The assumption is that the OP has 10%bf. How accurate is the assumption?
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.
It is currently a fad, at this writing, for boys to think they need a "six pack", although most of them don't have an ice chest to put it in.
Last edited by cphafner; 08-28-2008 at 07:20 PM.
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