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Just Under 6’ Tall, 262 Pounds. Lose More Weight?


So I’m 29 and 262 pounds. I’ve been in the gym for about 8 months now and I feel great. I started at 278 and lost weight to 249 now I stand 262. I’m just under 6 feet tall so I know I weigh a lot for my height but I don’t feel heavy. I play basketball 3 times a week in a league and lift weights 5 times a week so I stay active. I’m thinking about starting AAS but I’ve been told not to. Anything you suggest to work on before starting? Or don’t start at all? Here’s a pic of me I’ll post more when I get home as I only have these pics on this device I know shitty leg pic but I’ll upload more.


Lose more weight.



Possibly try recomping, hard AF, and 262 is a lot for that height. I’m 6’1" and 175 now and while I’m way too skinny, I feel a lot better at this weight than I do at 195, 210, or 220, so weight loss helps with hormones and a bunch of other stuff. When I was 195 I was around 16%BF and my blood sugar was still borderline. It isn’t at 175.

But, I’m also 55, so there is that.


Congrats on the progress thus far. If your ultimate goal is to have an aesthetically pleasing physique, you have a long way to go in terms of fat loss. (On the other hand, if you want to be a strong fat guy, no reason not to juice now.) You seem to be in denial regarding the true state of your current physique–you posted pics in which the extent of your gut is concealed (ie, you posted pics intended to be maximally flattering of your current physique rather than maximally revealing of it); and while you know intellectually that 260#+ is very heavy for someone <6 ft tall, you imply this fact can be set aside because you don’t “feel” that heavy.

The truth is, you have 60-80# of fat to lose before you will sport a good physique. Importantly, juicing will not change that fact. Consider: If, via AAS, you managed to gain 20# of muscle without adding an ounce of fat–a very unrealistic scenario, but set that aside–you would go from a 260# guy with 60-80# of fat to lose to being a 280# guy with…60-80# of fat to lose.

There’s simply no getting around the fact that, if you want to look good, you’re going to have to lose all this fat. For multiple reasons, I would recommend losing it sooner rather than later. Best of luck achieving your goals.


Have you considered weight dysmorphia treatment? Identifying as lean but having a physical state that doesnt match can be very damaging to your well being.


Simple diet change.


I would say you should probably lose at least 60-70 more lbs. Without AAS.

You’re going to need to start eating well. You clearly don’t right now, your body reflects that. The fact that you’re 70+ lbs overweight and you’re that active tells story pretty well.

For reference, I’m about 200 lbs in my picture on here, at about your height. And I’m going to assume you aren’t carrying nearly as much muscle as I am. So that should give you an idea of just how much extra fat you’re currently carrying.