So I’m 26 and I’ve been lifting consistently about 16 months or so. I’m 5’6"ish and weight like 230’s lbs @ 25% body fat (skin fold calipers). My lean body mass is around 175lbs.
My brother in law has been lifting consistently for like 5+ years. He’s 5’9-5’10" and around 170’s and looks shredded with respectable amount of muscle. He was going to do his first bodybuilding show a couple months ago but cancelled for emergency. He looks 7-10% bodyfat …
…which means his total body weight is around my lean body mass …
What does this mean for me?
If I lose a bunch of weight and got down to around 170’s of losing mostly fat would I look more muscular than him?
Because that seem hightly unlikely… we look to have around the same amount of muscle right now he might even have a tad more it’s hard to tell as I’m obviously a fatas*
Could bone structure(broad shoulders, etc) play a huge role in lean body mass weight being mistaken for muscle/water weight?