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same bodyfat for different bodyweights
« on: October 10, 2012, 09:53:02 am »
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The gist of the table above is that a person who weighs 10 pounds more but is at the same bodyfat percentage will carry only 1lb more of fat. I haven't seen this discussed or emphasised anywhere else but I think a table like this is most illuminating in establishing a realistic idea of bodyfat.

Lets look at some examples. A striking comparison can be made of two people with the same bodyfat, one 160 and the other 190. There is 30 pounds of difference in bodyweight and the heavier guy only carries an extra 3lb of fat. A lean 200 pounder would only carry one more pound of bodyfat than his 190 brah.

For our kilogram brothers it's instructive to compare bodyfats for 60-70-80-90-100kg at 10% bodyfat. They are respectively 6,7,8,9,10kg. So guys 10kg heavier only carrry an extra kilo of bodyweight.

A lean 220 pounder or 100kg brah is carrying only a few kilo or pounds of bodyfat than a ripped 70kg guy.
 
If you can pinch a good amount of fat on your gut or back than would be the difference between a lean 170 and 200 then you are probably too heavy for your amount of lean mass. Most people underestimate their bodyfat (and thus overestimate lean mass). A reality check is a good idea by cutting to 10% to shed the extra fat and get an accurate idea of how much lean mass you have. Subsequent bulks go more efficiently starting from a low bodyfat too which is a nice bonus.

« Last Edit: October 10, 2012, 10:22:14 am by entropy »
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Re: same bodyfat for different bodyweights
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 08:09:51 am »
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This is interesting! :) Good one man!
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Re: same bodyfat for different bodyweights (FAO T0dday)
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 11:50:27 am »
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http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/reducing-body-fat-percentage-by-gaining-muscle-qa.html

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Impact of Muscle Gain on Body Fat Percentage



Muscle Gain   Fat Mass   Total Weight   Body Fat Percentage
5 pounds   25 pounds   175 pounds   14.2%
10 pounds   25 pounds   180 pounds   13.8%
15 pounds   25 pounds   185 pounds   13.5%
20 pounds   25 pounds   190 pounds   13.1%
40 pounds   25 pounds   210 pounds   11.9%

As you can see, adding muscle mass doesn’t really have the impact on body fat percentage that you might hope.  Every 5 pounds of true muscle gained reduces body fat percentage slightly (by about 0.4%).  Sure, if our lifter can gain a tremendous 40 pounds of muscle mass with no fat gain, he will reduce his body fat percentage by nearly 4% but we need to consider the time frame involved here.

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Re: same bodyfat for different bodyweights
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 02:34:32 pm »
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What the heck this makes it seem impossible to me. When I was 190lbs I was about 10% body fat. If I gained just a single pound of fat while going up to 200lbs, I would have been the same bf%?!?!

Well, I guess it makes it seem easier on the flip side. If I'm 200lbs and 12% bf, and when I go down to 190lbs but lose 4lbs of fat and 6lbs of muscle (think about it... losing more muscle than fat), I will have gone down to 10.5%.


So far in my cut I went from 200lbs to 195lbs without losing an ounce of strength. Actually, I've GAINED a tiny bit of strength but I feel the deficit is catching up to my recovery and will probably go back to baseline levels where I was at the start of my cut.
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