A lot of time though they are only good at a few different intensities. Go for high intensity, and they just don’t have a good combo of strength and endurance.
For example, I know a high level endurance athlete. He was going on about about how great his conditioning was. I said it was only good if low intensity. He doubted me. I said, lets find some kegs. We will get a pair that you and I can both pick up off the floor (same weight for both). Then we will carry them for distance and see who goes farther.
He wasn’t interested in that endurance challenge LOL. It was too high of intensity for his training to help him much.
I think he claims 545 lbs. He didn’t have a good squat. His bench and deadlift were pretty good though.
Yep. Most of the time I think this is due to people underestimating how much fat they really have. Then they lose 15 lbs and look almost the same, and realize they probably needed to lose 10-20 lbs more than they thought to be X % body fat.
If it is waist, I agree with you. I think someone could be 38" at the navel (sometimes this gets confused with waist) and be under 20% BF. I certainly think I am under 20% BF, and my measurement at the navel is like 36-37". I think my erectors are really developed though. My genetics for fat distribution also kinda suck too. I am vascular everywhere (shoulders, biceps, forearms, lats, quads, calves, etc…), and get comments on it frequently, but barely have have abs. Just hold fat in my stomach and face. Sucks man.