Here's a few pictures I took a couple minutes ago.
I've been cutting on and off since September. I'm really not happy with the way things went up until January. I think the first 4 months I lost way too much muscle and way too little fat. Since then I think I've had some improvements. I'm done cutting now.
I'm 6'4 / 206 in these pictures. I think I was at a slightly lower body fat at 210 a couple weeks ago, but I went on spring break (and drank ...a lot), got back, worked out twice, and then got sick for the past 3 days. Now I get to start really packing on muscle.
Anyway, I had a couple questions on body fat tracking. I got a digital skin caliper. I know it's not perfectly accurate. Soo... (a) What is your estimation of my BF% right now? (b) Let's say the skin caliper throws out an inaccurate estimate that my BF is 45%. If it moves to 53%, does that necessarily mean that I gained 8% body fat (or very close to it)? Or, can I only safely assume that I gained fat, but not for sure what percent? (I chose 45% so that it doesn't prejudice your estimations. I don't think anyone on this site is that high)
Last edited by KingJustin; 03-17-2007 at 11:18 AM.
Here's a few "before" shots.
The first two are September (225 lbs), the second two are January (~215 lbs). The last one is from last April (~220 lbs, and probably the highest bf%), in that one I actually had a tan.
Last edited by KingJustin; 03-17-2007 at 11:22 AM.
Didn't realize your legs were as lean as they are. You and your BBing **** haha. Glad I'm stronger hehehe.
Fuck, fight, or hold the light.
You look awesome bro, I would say about 8%.
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
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epitome of what i wanna look like in 2. 5 years. id say maybe even a little under 8.
10/06:150lbs---8.5% bod fat--------------------3/25/07: 170 lbs
8/25/07: 163lbs---------goal @ 185 by (5/1/08)
-deadlift 370x6 (current 315)
-flat bb bench 205x5 (current 185)
-squat 265x6 (current rehab in knees, light legs)
-lat p/u BW+50 x 6 (current 35x6)
are you a pro body builder or something? because i didnt even think you needed to cut at all in the before shots. but the after shots look great. you look incredibly cut up.
I think you're 7% right now.
Looking great too.
Getting back in the groove
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ATF squat- 275 RAW
Bench- Two 100lbs DB's four times
190lbs 15% BF (Estimate)
I cant guessetimate male bodyfat at all so all I have to say is
your legs look great!! well so does the rest but legs are what impress me most
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Awesome lats and shoulders. I'd say around 8-9%.
20 y/o, 6'1", 186 lbs, 14% BF
bench: 350 deadlift: 560 parallel squat: 465
total: 1375 @ 186
Thanks for the feedback guys
Last edited by KingJustin; 03-17-2007 at 07:10 PM.
DAMN - you look GREAT! Nice size, small joints, nice and lean, great pec genetics. Back looks bigger AND leaner. Sweet!
i am horrible at bf estimation
your delts/arm definition is really great
Looking really good!
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I second Built, you have the right combo to do well in competitions. Have the illusion to look bigger than you are. After another bulk and cut you'll be even more impressive!
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Wow nice job. Looking awesome. Lats are craaaazy.
Oh yea, I bet you're on teh roidz aren't you!!!
Last edited by Chubrock; 03-19-2007 at 10:18 AM.
Fuck, fight, or hold the light.
Looking shredded - 8% is about right IMO.
Lats are really really good. Only criticism I can give is that your traps are lagging a little IMO. Looking pretty awesome though!
Somewhere between 8% and 12%.
The thing is, it doesn't matter. You are clearly very lean, and I think you have a good bit of bodybuilding potential should you choose to pursue it.
With calipers, the key is to do the same thing every time, and track trends... If the measurement is getting smaller, that's good, right?
Squats work better than supplements.
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