Body Fat % Pics (15%, 12%, 10%, 7-9%)
- 02-21-2008, 09:17 AM
Body Fat % Pics (15%, 12%, 10%, 7-9%)
The following is taken from another board...it gives a generalized visual of 4 different levels of male bodyfat percentages:
Hard - 15%
Some muscle separation appears between delts and upper arm. Abs are still not visible. Approximately 15% bodyfat.
Here's a picture of Railz in the Hard state:
Cut - 12%
More muscle separation appears particularly in the chest and back, outline of the abs begins to appear slightly. Approximate bodyfat level = 12%
Here's are 2 examples of Abdominator in the Cut state:
Defined - 10%
Muscle separations get deeper in the arms, chest, legs and back, and abs appear when flexed. Approx. bodyfat level = 10%
Here's an example of Abdominator in the Defined state:
Ripped - 7-9%
Abs are clearly visible all the time, vascularity in arms is prominent, chest and back separation is obvious, and face is starting to appear more angular. Condition can be held indefinitely. Approximate bodyfat level = 7-9%
Here are some examples of the Ripped state:
Railz & Abdominator:
- 02-21-2008, 09:36 AM
02-21-2008, 01:24 PM
02-21-2008, 01:44 PM
02-22-2008, 02:55 AM
02-22-2008, 04:22 PM
awesome post bro, reps for putting something like this together. helps to give me a better idea of where im at
02-22-2008, 04:35 PM
02-22-2008, 04:37 PM
Remember that this is not written in stone. For example, I am sub-9%, but still do not have abs that rival some of these pics.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
02-22-2008, 05:22 PM
02-23-2008, 06:47 AM
As Rodja pointed out everyone is different...we all hold fat a little differently.
Here is an example of 15% bodyfat where more fat is held in the lower abs. I think this guy was measured using hydrostatic testing...after he'd lost 20 pounds to get down to this level.
02-23-2008, 07:05 AM
This is an interesting set of photos of a crossfit trainer named Maximus Lewin. I don't know what method he used, but he is experienced in measuring bodyfat for his clients...
He achieved the following over the course of almost one year:
12/12/05 210 lbs 30% bodyfat 147 lbs lean -------- 12/12/06 181 lbs 18% bodyfat 148.5 lbs lean
11/01/07 171 lbs 14% bodyfat 147 lbs lean -------- 11/15/07 168 lbs 13% bodyfat 146 lbs lean
02-23-2008, 07:15 AM
Thanks man. Now i know for sure im definitely over 20% bf...............today WAS my off day. time to go hit the treadmill.
02-23-2008, 07:29 AM
Here is a client (Karl Slater) of trainer John Hansen. His bodyfat was measured using
the Hydrostatic Weighing Body Composition Test so it should be fairly accurate.
Bodyweight 165 lbs 19.4% bodyfat - Bodyweight 159 lbs 14.6% bodyfat
02-24-2008, 01:34 PM
02-24-2008, 02:16 PM
02-24-2008, 02:21 PM
02-24-2008, 03:33 PM
You can't determine bf% by abs alone. Everyone carries fat differently so what it comes down to is don't worry so much about the number. Focus more on how you look in the mirror and use numbers like your weight and bf% as tools for figuring out whether your cutting properly.
02-26-2008, 02:34 PM
03-29-2011, 01:15 PM
No need to worry 25 is not a big figure....
you can control it easily but need some good ambitions towards success...
03-29-2011, 01:22 PM
03-29-2011, 04:23 PM
03-29-2011, 07:26 PM
03-29-2011, 07:48 PM
04-02-2011, 01:09 AM
last week i got to witness how its true..everyone is diffrent.
my buddy got tested using a super accurate method --- the bodpod.
and he is 9.5% bf and you cant see his abss.
its crazy... he does have a weird body compisition.. hes holding all his fat in his abdominal area/hips.
everything else is super lean.
so yeah everyone is definitely different...
i will try to get some pics of him.
04-02-2011, 11:52 AM
I am that way as well... My arms have veins popping all over, my legs have no fat, I have a hard time pinching something for the caliper test, yet, my chest and abs? Wow...
Just to give an idea: Pinching arms, legs and whatnot for the caliper test, I get roughly around the 10 - 15 mark. Pinching my abs? 25 - 30...
Probably all left over from being chubby as a teenager and it hunts me till this day. One day I'll just liposuck the **** out of it and call it good.
Androhard + Andromass Log
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