What Body Fat % am I???
- 09-22-2018, 12:05 PM
- 09-22-2018, 12:33 PM
I've tried this road you are on man. Keto and cardio mixed with high rep, low weight resistance workout does not work, for me at least. Carbs are not bad, I cant stand when people chastise it. I guarantee if you start eating clean carbs [100-150g] and then start lifting very heavy... you will look bigger. LBM at 20% BF looks bigger than flat muscle at 15% BF. Just sayin. I dont overdue it on carbs, but I dont ccut them out totally.
09-22-2018, 01:35 PM
I just tried to go heavy on the bench and felt like I was gonna f*ck up my shoulder again. I should’ve known I’m not ready for it. Eating in a big surplus should help me recover faster though. It’s been 4 months since I injured it and I’m still only doing my shoulder isolation exercises at 50-75% of the weight I used to use. So for now I’ll have to stick with medium to light weight.
@mikeymike85 - I was probably quite a bit under 150g of carbs on most days for the last couple months. I was getting a lot of my carbs from fruit. I’m getting out of that “carbs are bad” mindset now. I’ll probably add 5 lbs in the first week just from holding more water and muscle glycogen.
09-22-2018, 03:10 PM
I dont preach using gear, but if you know what you're doing, I think dmz would help you out too.... calorie deficit on dmz should change your physique substantially
09-22-2018, 03:57 PM
09-22-2018, 05:36 PM
Instead of bench, I do elevated push ups with handles, switching from regular tempo to 4:1:1 (4 seconds lowering). After 1 year of doing that and DB hex presses, I tried if I could BB bench. Guess what... I did 11 reps with 225lbs and a few reps with 265lbs. Meaning: Elevated push ups are a valid substitute for bench press. Cant complain about an underdeveloped chest either.
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09-22-2018, 05:38 PM
09-22-2018, 05:59 PM
09-22-2018, 06:03 PM
10-04-2018, 12:12 PM
So it’s been about two weeks since I added in a lot more carbs and here are some things I noticed.
1. I burp, fart, and shyt way more
2. I require at least two more hours of sleep, but my sleep is very deep
3. I’m way more fatigued throughout the day
4. My skin looks like hell, I’m breaking out with acne really bad
5. Anxiety increase (probably the result of blood sugar spikes)
1. I’m gaining weight easily (was 190 on day one and after two weeks I’m 193-194)
2. I feel stronger in the gym
3. I’m looking slightly fuller
4. The act of eating carbs is extremely satisfying, like consuming a drug
I’m getting my carbs from a variety of sources like potatoes, rice, oatmeal, some noodles, granola. Those are some examples. After eating low carb for a while and then adding them back in, it’s pretty obvious to me how they effect my body. Overall I don’t enjoy what it does but I’ll continue to eat them because they do help with muscle and strength gain.
10-04-2018, 12:25 PM
11-11-2018, 09:54 AM
I’m almost 8 weeks into the bulk and I’m up 9 pounds. I went from 190 to currently waking up at 199. So far the extra weight looks good. Fat gain appears minimal but I definitely did gain a little fat. My strength is climbing very fast. Adding carbs and focusing on heavy compound lifts was a great idea. Thanks to those who suggested it. Also, I added mk677 at 20mg ED and some creatine at 5g ED about two days ago. Up until that point I’ve been completely natty, no PED’s or supplements. Now I’m just looking for an extra boost. I’ll probably do a progress pic in a couple months. I plan on running a tbol cycle sometime early next year.
11-11-2018, 10:15 AM
11-11-2018, 10:38 AM
11-11-2018, 10:46 AM
Wow, I didnít look at my old pics before doing that update. But I just checked them out now and the 9 pounds I gained are definitely significant in certain areas. Looking back at those pictures is good motivation for me moving forward. Iím going to get up to 205 and then evaluate what I should do from there.
11-11-2018, 10:58 AM
01-02-2019, 12:36 PM
I’m weighing in at 207 lbs the last couple days. I’m stopping the bulk here. All my lifts have gone up significantly during this bulk, my muscles look bigger and fuller, but so does my midsection. So it’s about time I cut back down. I don’t have a specific target weight in mind yet but I’ll probably go back down around 190 since I assume it’ll be a more muscular 190 lbs this time. But I’m not exactly sure how much weight I want to drop yet. I’m also going to cut my mk677 dose down to 10mg a day. It’s bloating me up like crazy. I’m holding onto way too much water.
01-02-2019, 12:53 PM
01-03-2019, 11:58 AM
01-03-2019, 12:07 PM
So I’m down 4 lbs after one day. Obviously I’m just pissing out a lot of water right now. I did 16:8 intermittent fasting yesterday with the carnivore diet (I may have consumed up to 5g of carbs but that’s it). I also did an hour of cardio which is probably the most I’ll do in a day but I plan on doing a little bit each day, even if it’s only 15 minutes some days. I do intervals on the treadmill of walking, jogging, and a little sprinting. I’ll do some weightlifting after cardio to preserve muscle. But cardio comes first right now because fat loss is my focus.
I’m going to be a little flexible with my diet but it’ll have some basic principles. I’ll try to at least do 16:8 for intermittent fasting. It won’t always be strict carnivore but everyday I’ll at least keep carbs very low, so I’ll at least be keto. I’m hoping the mk677 and creatine will help keep my muscles looking full while my glycogen stores are low.
01-05-2019, 02:15 AM
16:8 is awesome bro i swear by it. Keep it up man! Have you ever tried EC stack to help during your cut?
01-05-2019, 12:21 PM
I’ve never tried EC. I’ll look into it. I definitely get a lot of caffeine already though. I’d say on average I drink four cups of black coffee a day. I’m not sure what the ephedrine in that stack does. I guess that’s a stimulant too?
01-05-2019, 12:34 PM
Ephedrine and caffeine are both powerful central nervous system (CNS) stimulants and work synergistically when they are taken together. Some people have a hard time on it I’m personally used to it and I enjoy the euphoria/ type of buzz it gives in the morning.
01-05-2019, 02:07 PM
01-05-2019, 03:17 PM
Well typical dosing is 200mg(1pill)caffeine, 16mg ephedrine, 2-3 times a day so you already taking quite a few but sometimes if I feel like taking a coffee I use it instead of the pill and still take ephedrine. But it’s gonna take a while before you actually think about taking a coffee lol the stack itself should give you more energy than you want
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