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Friend Looks Buffer, But I Have More LBM?

So my frend has 120lbs of LBM and I have 143. We’re about the same height, but he looks so much more buff than me. He’s 10% fat and I’m 20%, but even considering all the fat covering my muscles I can’t picture looking that big - my biceps are pretty small.

Is it an illusion?

If I cut to his level should I look significantly bigger considering I got 23lbs of muscle more than him?

more dolan plz

lolwut

Here’s some math. If you are 20% bf then your lbm constitutes 80% of your bw therefore you weigh 143 / 0.8 or 178ish lbs. similarly your friend weighs 120 / 0.9 or 133ish lbs

I don’t know how tall either of you are but if the situation you describe is really accurate I doubt any of the estimates you gave are correct

[quote]Facepalm_Death wrote:
Here’s some math. If you are 20% bf then your lbm constitutes 80% of your bw therefore you weigh 143 / 0.8 or 178ish lbs. similarly your friend weighs 120 / 0.9 or 133ish lbs

I don’t know how tall either of you are but if the situation you describe is really accurate I doubt any of the estimates you gave are correct

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You got our weights right. We’re both 5’9

gooby plz.

[quote]Mr. Walkway wrote:
more dolan plz[/quote]

Of course a 133lbs girl will look better than a 178lbs one…!

lol

How can you compare someone who looks like broom handle - 5’9 @133 to someone who doesnt look like they lift - 5’9 @ 180 and 20%BF.

[quote]optheta wrote:
gooby plz.

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[quote]valkairon wrote:

Is it an illusion?[/quote]

Yes. Leaner people look more muscular. If you’re in this forum because you want to grow big muscles, then you need to stop worrying about that for at least a few years.

This is poor quality trolling you need to study up…

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