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    Very good and very bad news....help!

    So I went yesterday and got my body fat checked.....I have 7.07%. The thing is, I used to be really fat when I was 12-15 and because of that my skin is not as tight as it should be....and because of that I don't really have much in the way of ab definition.

    Is there some kind of lotion/oil/pill I could take/use to get my skin tighter? A tummy tuck is not really an option seeing as those cost like $5k.

    Thanks for any help.
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    I think the only way it's going to tighten up naturally is over time.
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    Are you really 7%? If you cant see your abs you are probably closer to 10 or 11. Post some pics!
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    where did you get it checked? what method did they use? I'm around 5'11 and 190-195 and i can see my abs pretty clearly when i flex. Lowest body fat that i've had tested was 9% in the beginning of wrestling season.
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    It could be just lot of extra skin if he was really over-weight. I'm impressed if it's really 7%.

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    dude ABOUT 7%. I have gotten mine checked and most of the time they are off 2-3%. I have maybe 10-13% ish and i can see the our side of my abs forming... if ur 7% u should have a 6-pack.
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    mate i used to be really overweight as well in my younger teens but when i was 15/16 i got down to 9% body fat and you could see my abs clearly, i also think i have gotten slightly lower and my abs were even more visable. maybe its just that the measurement is off and you are not truely 7%?

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    I dunno, I lost a lot of weight, and though I have no clue what my bf is, i have never even seen the hint of ab definition. I know i may not be near 10% now, but I had to be darn close at my lowest weight (5'10, 135)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamirider View Post
    So I went yesterday and got my body fat checked.....I have 7.07%. The thing is, I used to be really fat when I was 12-15 and because of that my skin is not as tight as it should be....and because of that I don't really have much in the way of ab definition.

    Is there some kind of lotion/oil/pill I could take/use to get my skin tighter? A tummy tuck is not really an option seeing as those cost like $5k.

    Thanks for any help.
    Take a look at Marc Bartley's log on elitefts.com. He was using something to draw his skin in since he lost over 100lbs.

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    Well I have washboard, its just not as defined as I think it should be. I will post pics soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    Take a look at Marc Bartley's log on elitefts.com. He was using something to draw his skin in since he lost over 100lbs.
    I believe he mentioned it relatively recently too.
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