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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Pics of abs untensed and tensed

    I think I've posted this in the past without much luck so thought I'd try again..

    I have tried searching for comparisons but can't find much results considering anyone who posts pics on the Internet tends to be tensed.

    The thing is when I tense and pose I look pretty ripped and comparible to competition levels I think, but untensed (especially in bad lighting) my gut has a chubby kind of look and next to no ab definition.

    So I was wondering if some people here who a single digit bodyfat would be keen to post some pics of themselves tensed and untensed (in similar lighting conditions if possible), or post up any links you may have.

    Just trying to figure out how low bodyfat I might be able to go

    Thanks!

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    Just post some pictures of yourself and these guys will guess it pretty close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Just post some pictures of yourself and these guys will guess it pretty close.
    This is from a week ago, I have since lost another 2lbs (strength in all lifts gone up)


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    You are lean, But I'll let the experts guess the %
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    Here are some more pics to show you more what I mean.

    Here is a pic of me tensed, and below is one of me untensed leaning over. See the epic difference? Same lighting and same time





    Is it normal to have that kind of difference? I want to get low enough bodyfat to look lean in any position lol. Also any estimates on bf%?

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    ha how often are you lent over like that though?
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    hahahaha. I'm glad to see a guy with an 8-pack looks droopy fat like me sometimes. I guess I might be a normal human being. Thanks.

    You have a well defined 8-pack, and are very symmetrical. Be happy with what you have. Hope someone has the pics for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordie1986 View Post
    ha how often are you lent over like that though?
    Not often I guess, but just sucks to look ok walking round then look like a fatty bending over to pick something up lol. But to be fair my abs are usually slightly tensed almost all the time, in that bottom pic I'm purposely completely relaxed

    Quote Originally Posted by BallsWideDeep View Post
    hahahaha. I'm glad to see a guy with an 8-pack looks droopy fat like me sometimes. I guess I might be a normal human being. Thanks.

    You have a well defined 8-pack, and are very symmetrical. Be happy with what you have. Hope someone has the pics for you.
    Cheers. Yeah I am fairly happy with progress so far, just kind of want to see if other people are like me this way or if I am strange haha. Also wouldn't mind a bf% estimate. I'm about 5-6 weeks into my cut (lost 5.5lbs so far)
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    Quote Originally Posted by greemah View Post
    Not often I guess, but just sucks to look ok walking round then look like a fatty bending over to pick something up lol. But to be fair my abs are usually slightly tensed almost all the time, in that bottom pic I'm purposely completely relaxed
    just be glad your not fat walking round then and an absolute sloth when you bend over ha also regardless of bf% you look pretty lean so should be pleased with your progress.
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    No one got an idea of bf%?

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    I'm no expert but I would guess 9-11%? It's really hard to tell between the first two and the last picture lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by JacobH View Post
    I'm no expert but I would guess 9-11%? It's really hard to tell between the first two and the last picture lol
    Haha yeah the last pic really throws it out aye. The second to last pic is a better one to go by, the last pic I am completely relaxing and bending over, which normally wouldn't happen to that degree, I just posted it to show what I was meaning really

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    The difference is normal.
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    Thanks Behemoth

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