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    WannabebigAZN
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    Bf%

    I freaked out yesterday. Just from not working out and drinking heavily for 2 weeks, my bf % went up.

    If I am 174 lbs. @ 11.5% bf =>
    How much will I weigh at best if I tried to get it down to 8-9%
    My goal is either maintain lean muscle mass or increase it while I drop fat. I really don't want to drop lower than 170. I start looking too scrawny under my clothes.

    I started running 2 miles today and plan to do it Mon-Fri.
    On top of that, workout in the evenings for an hour while trying to get stronger and eating plenty of protein.


    How possible is it to do this naturally?

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    what are you worried about.... 11%....


    i wish

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    Running 2 miles everyday?! I doubt you'll put on any LBM, and in any event you'll probably lose some.

    At 174lbs if you got down to 8-9% you might still be 170 but pushing it. If you don't lose any LBM.
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    WannabebigAZN
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    If you're going for pure aesthetics, it's almost not worth trying to get big if you are way over 10%. I'd rather try to fluctuate between 6-10% bf. Be beefy when I'm 10% and trim when I'm down to 6%. In this case, I'd look good for the most part year round.

    I have friends who workout all the time who fluctuate between 14-19% bf. Why do that if you never look good?

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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Well, doing the math..if you are at 174 lbs with 11.5% BF, then you have 20 lbs of fat and 154 lbs lean body mass (muscle, bone, organs,..etc.)...if you decided to go to 8% BF and assuming you managed to lose no muscle at all you would weigh 167.4 lbs ( 13.4 lbs of fat)...so you would then need to add a little more muscle mass if you wished to remain above 170. hope this helps.

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