Lower body fat= more size?
- 01-23-2019, 07:21 PM
Lower body fat= more size?
Iíve been noticing that the less I weigh/less body fat I have, the bigger I look! Obviously due to muscle definition and what not but it makes me wonder if a lot of people have the concept of being aesthetic wrong, it is more low bf than it is having muscle, others think this is true? Chime in
- 01-23-2019, 08:28 PM
There are downsides though. You can still look good in clothes (if there are tight enough) but just walking around in public without a pump you wonít look jacked. Sure youíll look good but not big, (if that matters to you). The constant diet too can be a bit challenging at times as well and Iíve noticed to stay this lean I havenít added that much muscle. (About 2-3 pounds in the last 5ish months)
The main thing also about low bf is that is enhances your proportions. So your waist will appear very small while your shoulders nice and broad. Also, when in good lighting + pump you will look insane.
01-23-2019, 10:08 PM
When someone has low BF% and weighs between 160 and 180, they will look bigger, better, with their clothing off than someone around 200 with higher BF% because someone with lower BF% usually has more lean mass.
01-23-2019, 10:39 PM
Why not both? To the average person you can look big/muscular pretty much by just having a bit of muscle and being lean (hell, people think Brad Pitt from Fight Club was ripped lol), but for people that are into fitness/bodybuilding/etc. youíll still need a solid amount of muscle to look big/aesthetic.
01-23-2019, 10:41 PM
01-24-2019, 06:47 AM
The golden ratio looks pretty good regardless of size and it's quite easy to achieve with low bodyfat and a little upper body mass.
01-24-2019, 10:06 AM
01-24-2019, 10:51 AM
01-24-2019, 11:10 AM
I typically walk around 215ish with about 12-13% BF and simply dropping some water weight by consuming less sodium and being a little more strict with my diet, I will look shredded and always get comments. If I was a little more vain, I'd probably do this more, but when pool season isn't around I just don't care enough.
01-24-2019, 01:19 PM
I think for most being very lean year round probably means sacrificing strength......now if your on the smaller side that probably means strength isn’t great (I know there’s exceptions and I’m sure people on here are pulling 500+ at 170 and 8% but for most people I think my statement would hold true).
Don’t get me wrong I’m in this for the aesthetics but if a grizzly bear attacks my wife and kids I want a fighting chance against the big furry c unt
I’d sacrifice being really lean for being lean (12-13%) but strong.
01-24-2019, 01:23 PM
01-24-2019, 06:47 PM
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01-24-2019, 11:12 PM
01-25-2019, 09:19 AM
01-25-2019, 11:12 AM
I’ve been sitting sub 10 body fat, 5 foot 9, at around 155-160ish, and I look bigger than 90% dudes at the gym on campus.... they all think I’m like 180-190. I laugh and say sure, they ask how much I bench and I know my low bf and underconsumption of calories makes my lifts not as impressive so I scratch the back of my neck and say “I haven’t actually maxed in a few months, but when I did it was about 275”* then proceed to pull out a video of me at the peak of my bulk and cycle from last year* and they are like woah wow damn I wouldn’t **** with you bro... I smirk and keep the secret to myself, then they ask me “how do I get big” I say “ just eat as much as u possibly can and lift heavy” so they never achieve the low bf and shredded physique so that way I Can look better surrounded by fluffy guys
01-25-2019, 11:19 AM
01-25-2019, 11:29 AM
Also, are you saying you intentionally give bad advice to people asking you so you can stay ahead of them? Who do you think you are, Arnold in Pumping Iron?
01-25-2019, 11:30 AM
01-25-2019, 11:44 AM
01-25-2019, 11:45 AM
01-25-2019, 04:44 PM
Wait did OP reply to his own thread trying to pump himself up?
I was going to answer seriously but this took a turn a couple times.
01-25-2019, 04:47 PM
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