My journey to cutting

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  1. Thanks! I'm useing the HBF-514. The B.F reading on the scale can be all over the place is kinda frustrating.one day it could read 13% the next it could be 15% I have not figure out why. Water weight?? The calipers are more consistent but their is also a lot of room for user error. Their is days that I get the same readings on both scale and caliper


  2. Scales that measure body fat send a mild electric current through you when you stand on it, or hold it, and calculate the time it takes to travel.
    Since electricity takes the shortest distance between two points, the kind you stand on ends up measuring the body fat in your lower body only,up one leg and back down the other. The kind you hold only measure your upper body, up one arm and down the other.
    Because of this they are almost always wildly inaccurate.
    You are better off using Skin fold calipers.
    Peace
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  3. Ok so in tha case of the scale that I use it also has a handle you hold. So would it go up your legs and down your arms? So if that's the case why so much fluctuation?

  4. Because the water in your body fluctuates, muscle is primarily water, the skin holds water, the blood etc.
    Their is little to no water in adipose tissue.
    The water in your body effects the current.
    Again most are highly inaccurate, you can do as good a job just looking in the mirror and guessing.
    To track your progress a simple tape measure and a mirror are going to be your best tools.
    By the way your making great progress, keep it up.
    Peace

  5. Thank Todd for the info and compliment .
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  6. Cool your replies helped me as well. I was asking because I was thinking of buying one of those scales - but only if it was accurate. I guess I will stick to my calipers.
    Thanks Tod and mk

  7. Getting shredded!

  8. Quote Originally Posted by xerbia View Post
    Getting shredded!
    Thanks that's the goal! Down to 191lb and still putting some good numbers at the gym. Hurt my lower back glute area during Karate last night so my squats was not up to par this morning.

    Todays log.

    Wide squats
    135x8
    225x8 (three set) this wear it started to hurt so I kept it at that for the rest of the workout set.

    Thigh adductor
    190x12 four sets

    Thigh abductor ( this really hurt my glutes so I had to lower the weight hope to get better soon because this sucks )
    100x12
    100x12
    100x10

    Leg extension
    115x10
    140x10
    165x10

    Dumbbell bench press
    80x8
    85x8
    90x8
    95x4
    100x3

    One arm dumbbell row
    75x8
    80x8
    85x8
    90x8

    Dumbbell shoulder press
    55x8
    60x8
    65x7
    70x6

    Dumbbell incline fly
    45x10
    45x10
    50x10

    Cable tricep push down
    60x12
    70x12
    80x9
    90x6
    50x15

    Hammer curls
    20x15
    25x15
    30x10

    Revers barbell curl
    30x12
    40x12
    50x9

  9. Progress pic 191lb @ 12% B.F
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  10. Great progress mk! Looking good

  11. Nice progress man! Just compared this new pics to your day 1 pics.. geebus! Keep it up bro!

  12. Congrats!!!

  13. Thank you all. It's been a fun journey so far. I'm loving the challenge of improving every week! Down to 190lb this week.

    Today I walked into the gym with two goals that I was determined to set. I was only able to set one of those goal but overall it was a good workout.

    Sumo deadlift
    225x8
    315x8
    365x6 (I was determined to set a new pr of 405 but after 3 faild attempt I had to settle for 365. O so close another 40 lb to go)

    Leg press
    200x10
    400x10
    600x5 (this was my other goal that I was able to set)

    Leg extension
    115x10
    140x10
    165x10

    Dumbbell incline press
    80x8
    85x6
    90x8
    75x4

    Dumbbell shoulder shrug
    100x8
    105x8
    110x8
    115x8

    Dimbbell incline fly
    45x10
    45x10
    50x10

    Barbell curl
    80x10
    90x10
    100x5
    100x5

    Standing calf rise
    315x12
    335x12
    355x12

    Parallel bar dip
    25x10
    35x10
    45x8

    Cable triceps push down
    60x12
    70x10
    80x6
    90x5
    50x15

    Hammer curl
    25x15
    27x15
    30x12

    Overall not bad and this was at the towards the end of a 18hr fast.

  14. A side by side comparison of 215lb and 191lb
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  15. Quick up date down to 190lb. 5 more pound to loose to reach my goal and 3% body fat. I'm still doing 19hr a day fast and consuming 1900 cal on non workout days and 2150 on workout days. Strength still improving.

  16. So I decided to give front squats a try this week. Wow what a big difference compared to regular squats def can't go as heavy as a back squat. I had to play with the grip till I finally settled on cross grip felt the most comfortable to me. I enjoyed doing them so I think I'm going to alternate my workout from front squat to back squats.

    Front squat
    95x8
    135x8
    155x8
    175x8

    Thigh adductor
    190x12 four sets

    Thigh abductor
    150x12 three sets

    Dumbbell bench press
    80x8
    85x8
    90x7
    95x5
    100x4

    Cable seated row
    150x8
    165x8
    180x8
    195x7

    Dumbbell shoulder press
    55x8
    60x8
    65x8
    70x7



  17. I'll follow.
    Hardcore Purus Labs {Rep}
    Lift the fücking weight from the floor, or leave it on the ground. The thoughts are supposed to be daunting. The pain is meant to be tormenting.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by mk3less View Post
    Quick up date down to 190lb. 5 more pound to loose to reach my goal and 3% body fat. I'm still doing 19hr a day fast and consuming 1900 cal on non workout days and 2150 on workout days. Strength still improving.
    How did you workout that you need to lose only a further 5lbs to achieve 3% body fat? If you're currently at 12% you would need to lose 9% body fat to achieve 3%. A 1% drop equates to 1.9lbs and if you don't add or lose muscle in the process then this equates to 17.1 lbs. Very good progress by the way.

  19. No no that's not what I ment lol. I need to lose 5lb and a further 3% body fat to reach my goal of 185lb and 9% body fat. Wow is a 3% body fat even possible? And to tell you the truth by this point I'm not even consern with the weight I'm more focus on the body fat number. Because if I end up at 195lb and 9% body fat I'll take that too. Shoot it would be even better 200lb and a 9% I'll be rip!

  20. Quote Originally Posted by mk3less View Post
    No no that's not what I ment lol. I need to lose 5lb and a further 3% body fat to reach my goal of 185lb and 9% body fat. Wow is a 3% body fat even possible? And to tell you the truth by this point I'm not even consern with the weight I'm more focus on the body fat number. Because if I end up at 195lb and 9% body fat I'll take that too. Shoot it would be even better 200lb and a 9% I'll be rip!
    Haha...makes sense. I thought your goal was achieving 3% bf. I think some body builder may have achieved this aided by a concoction of synthetics....I think 9% is achievable without losing perspective!

  21. It's been a weird week my weight has gone as far up to 198 and back down to 190. Water weight ?? Maybe I don't know. But other then that it's been a good week. I continue to get stronger and leaner.People at the gym are starting to take notice and ask question. A lot of them freak out when I tell them I do a 19hr fast lol!.

    Sat log

    Sumo deadlift
    225x8
    315x8
    365x5

    Leg press
    200x10
    400x10
    600x10. Woot woot!

    Leg extension
    115x10
    140x10
    165x10

    Dumbbell incline press
    75x8
    80x8
    85x8
    90x7

    Dumbbell shoulder shrug
    100x8
    105x8
    110x8
    115x8

    Dumbell incline fly
    45x10
    45x10
    50x10

    Barbell curl
    80x8
    90x8
    100x8
    110x3

    Standing calf rise
    335x12
    355x10
    375x8

    Parallel bar dip (weighted)
    25x10
    35x10
    45x9

    Cable tricep push down
    60x12
    70x11
    80x7
    90x4
    50x15

    Hammer curls
    25x15
    27x15
    30x10

  22. Tip the scale at 188 this morning.
    And a back shot pic
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  23. Looks impressive....! Leaning out very nicely!

  24. Super impressive lats + shoulders! Keep going, mk!

  25. Quote Originally Posted by gokix811 View Post
    Super impressive lats + shoulders! Keep going, mk!
    Thank you very much to both you and saggy. It's sure been fun. According to the skin fold test I'm down to 11.7% B.F. Single digits by year end or bust!

    Todays work out. I was a little out of it everything felt so heavy had to take a little longer between sets.

    Barbell sumo squat
    135x8
    225x8
    225x8
    315x8

    Thigh adductor
    190x12 (4 sets)

    Thigh abductor
    150x12 (3 sets)

    Dumbbell bench press
    80x8
    85x8
    90x6
    95x4
    100x3

    One arm dumbbell row
    80x8
    85x8
    90x8
    95x6

    Dumbbell shoulder press
    55x8
    60x8
    65x7
    70x5
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