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Is This 8% Body Fat


#1


I am:
Height: 6'2
Weight: 205lb
Waist:32"
Arms:16.8"
Age 20

I am aiming to achieve the definition/leaness in the pic below, which I assume is 8%, so:

205 X.86 = 176.3 (My Weight @ 0%)
176.3X1.08= 190.4 (My weight @ 8%)

So if I lose 15b assuming I don't lose any muscle will I be a true 8% bf ? Or do you have to factor in other things.

I have been cutting successfully around a week lost about 2lb


#2

Just look in the mirror


#3

Do you look like the pic? If you do, does it matter what the percentage is? If not, keep working on it.


#4

The first rule of cutting is “you’re fatter than you think”. You assume that your current bf percentage is in the low to mid teens - is this a guess or an accurate measurement?


#5

[quote]Ecchastang wrote:
Do you look like the pic? If you do, does it matter what the percentage is? If not, keep working on it. [/quote]

This.


#6

[quote]Ecchastang wrote:
Do you look like the pic? If you do, does it matter what the percentage is? If not, keep working on it. [/quote]

x2.

I’ve really started to think an awful lot less about what my bodyfat percentage may or may not be, and a lot more about a) whether my body is performing the way I want it to perform and b) whether I look the way I want to look. Seems like a much more reasonable way of doing things.


#7

[quote]ActivitiesGuy wrote:

[quote]Ecchastang wrote:
Do you look like the pic? If you do, does it matter what the percentage is? If not, keep working on it. [/quote]

x2.

I’ve really started to think an awful lot less about what my bodyfat percentage may or may not be, and a lot more about a) whether my body is performing the way I want it to perform and b) whether I look the way I want to look. Seems like a much more reasonable way of doing things.[/quote]

Amen


#8

[quote]ActivitiesGuy wrote:

[quote]Ecchastang wrote:
Do you look like the pic? If you do, does it matter what the percentage is? If not, keep working on it. [/quote]

x2.

I’ve really started to think an awful lot less about what my bodyfat percentage may or may not be, and a lot more about a) whether my body is performing the way I want it to perform and b) whether I look the way I want to look. Seems like a much more reasonable way of doing things.[/quote]

AG, you’re starting to become my favourite poster. Apart from when you disagree with me obviously.


#9

[quote]dagill2 wrote:

[quote]ActivitiesGuy wrote:

[quote]Ecchastang wrote:
Do you look like the pic? If you do, does it matter what the percentage is? If not, keep working on it. [/quote]

x2.

I’ve really started to think an awful lot less about what my bodyfat percentage may or may not be, and a lot more about a) whether my body is performing the way I want it to perform and b) whether I look the way I want to look. Seems like a much more reasonable way of doing things.[/quote]

AG, you’re starting to become my favourite poster. Apart from when you disagree with me obviously.[/quote]

How many Internet points do I get for this?


#10

[quote]ActivitiesGuy wrote:

[quote]dagill2 wrote:

[quote]ActivitiesGuy wrote:

[quote]Ecchastang wrote:
Do you look like the pic? If you do, does it matter what the percentage is? If not, keep working on it. [/quote]

x2.

I’ve really started to think an awful lot less about what my bodyfat percentage may or may not be, and a lot more about a) whether my body is performing the way I want it to perform and b) whether I look the way I want to look. Seems like a much more reasonable way of doing things.[/quote]

AG, you’re starting to become my favourite poster. Apart from when you disagree with me obviously.[/quote]

How many Internet points do I get for this?
[/quote]

Dude, you know you only get internetz pointz for squats and milk.


#11

If you go to Tim Ferriss’ 4hourlife website, you’ll find a button called ‘photos and tracking.’ Have a look.