What Body Fat % am I???
- 09-20-2018, 11:36 AM
- 09-20-2018, 12:05 PM
I used to take people's BF readings- You are easily 25%. It doesn't matter anyhow, gain some more LBM and you will drop it quicker.
09-20-2018, 12:14 PM
Hahaha damn dude that hurts. I’m just kidding. All I ask for is honesty so I appreciate it. I’m thinking that’s the right direction to go. I’ll probably try to slowly put on somewhere around 10-15 lbs. I don’t want to get to crazy with it and just add a lot more fat.
09-21-2018, 02:17 AM
09-21-2018, 06:51 AM
09-21-2018, 06:55 AM
YoungThor. Im still sticking by what i said though. Go lean bulk mode gain as much muscle as possible over the next couple months then hit a cutting cycle to preserve muscle.
09-21-2018, 09:17 AM
Of course it’s harder outside. If I were gonna do it outside I’d do it on a track. I’ve gotten good times doing that. Now if you throw hills and bad weather at me, yeah that’ll make me much slower. Plus, I live in philly and the air quality sucks here. You’re basically equal to smoking half a pack of cigs a day just by breathing the sh!tty polluted oxygen in this city haha. But it makes you stronger!
I know I’m not fat and I’m not offended by the 25% bf estimate. That could be spot on. But I’m still fitting in a 34 inch waist pants and I got some wiggle room and usually have to wear a belt. To me that’s not bad. I think that’s another decent way to measure progress. When I get back down to 32 inches I’ll be happy. That’s what I was before I started working out and stuffing my face with pounds of steak.
09-21-2018, 10:29 AM
09-21-2018, 11:19 AM
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09-21-2018, 11:43 AM
09-21-2018, 05:51 PM
and stick to it.
09-21-2018, 06:50 PM
09-21-2018, 08:55 PM
09-21-2018, 10:55 PM
09-22-2018, 12:23 AM
09-22-2018, 12:51 AM
YoungThor if you want to build good sized muscle you gotta do lots of compound movements. Heavier the better. Theres lots of conflicting info on this as well. But its whats worked for me calisthenics and endurance training lean you out but youre not gonna get big doing em. You ever seen someone into calisthenics thats huge? Theyre lean and can look kinda big because of how lean they are but the ones that look like that are doing it hours a day and prob on gear anyways. You wanna get big you gotta lift big and eat big. And as far as endurance training if you want to look malnourished good for you lol
09-22-2018, 12:57 AM
Lately making good progress doing once a month a "heavy azz week" , the other weeks moderate weights and volume, mostly isolation and using TUT.
I am hairy all over, like the crotch of a menopausal hippie woman.
09-22-2018, 01:01 AM
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09-22-2018, 02:52 AM
09-22-2018, 03:25 AM
09-22-2018, 10:16 AM
The eating aspect of this bulk won’t be an issue. I’m hungry constantly and I can really throw down a lot of grub. I’m actually an ectomorph, if you believe in those categories. I was always 155-160 lbs through high school and into my early 20s (and I’m 6’1). I was an all league basketball player and could run up and down the court all day, but stamina was all we worked on. Our team’s strength training was a joke. Then I went through a phase for a few years were I was making bad choices that were destroying my health, I only weighed 150 lbs, and I finally decided to get myself in order, started eating healthy and working out, ballooned all the way up to 200 because I overdid the eating and wanted to get there way to fast. I spent about a year working out at home doing mostly calisthenics and fighter-type workouts (I love boxing). The next year I started going to the gym but my workouts were predominantly isolation movements, and the compound movements I’d do were with dumbbells. This year I added some of the powerlifts but consistentcy hasn’t been there for me because of an injury. Now I’m finally healthy enough to pretty much do any type of lift again.
Well that was a little bit of my back story, but there is a question at the end of this. If I start making heavy compound movements my main focus when pursuing a more bulky looking musculature, should I stick to the medium to high rep range like a bodybuilder (let’s say 8-15 reps), or should I go close to my heaviest most the time like a power lifter (so more like 1-5 reps)? Obviously doing both is an option but there’s only so much time in a week, so which one should be my focus?
Thanks for any input. I’m glad I made this thread, it’s been productive.
09-22-2018, 10:19 AM
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