shrug You can make estimates based on the stats of others. Accuracy of the estimates isn’t perfect but it’s not terrible and generally gives you an idea of what’s a likely size you could reach. (which is nearly always bigger than you are now) Whether or not you find the estimates valuable is up to you.[/quote]
All I’m saying is this magical number seems to be pretty silly in and of itself. This scenario seems plenty reasonable:
135 @ 20% = 27
225 @ 10% = 23
That’s 95 pounds of something other than fat. Call it LBM, LBM + other tissue, or whatever. It’s still over 80lbs of weight that is not fat. [/quote]
Yes, it’s counted as LBM.
CT already explained this in detail in the American Sniper thread.
[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
As it was mentioned the goal was to look like Chris Kyle. I think the result is pretty darn good considering Cooper only had a few months to reach a level similar to what Kyle did in his lifetime
The “claim” was that he added 37lbs of “lean mass”. Not muscle. Understand that water and glycogen are part of “lean mass” … lean mass is also called “fat-free mass” which includes every tissue in the body except fat. But since his bones and organs aren’t likely to have grown, we can narrow it down to muscle, water and glycogen. [/quote][/quote]
I thought CT had written something along those lines, but I couldn’t remember which thread (probably for good reason…) [/quote]
Yeah. What gets confusing is when you weigh someone in a GLYCOGEN DEPLETED STATE or when someone is dried out for a contest and compare that to his starting point, which I presume is how these guys are getting their natural limits numbers.