Have a friendly bodyfat competition with my buddy, where we’ll use DEXA scans to determine the winner. It’s our method of choice to be objective, as we’ve both gotten readings in the last few months, and I’m about 2% higher than he is. I’ve got about 3mths to lean up, and my last reading was ~11% @243lbs. Single digit fat is “uncharted territory” for me, so I’m fully aware I’ll have to cut some lbs to hit my goal in the 8’s… but not certain how much to lose? Friend of mine shared his DEXA results with me, albeit at a much lighter bodyweight & higher BF%… and interestingly he lost fat/muscle in a 75/25 ratio. So I did the “math” for myself, and assumed a more conservative 50/50 loss between fat & muscle, targeting 225lbs bodyweight (15-17lb loss).
Does anyone have experience with this? It seems that nearly everyone who wants to get lean, always has to lose a helluva lot more than they expect (but typically because they are much, much fatter then they think to begin with). We’re doing this just as a gentleman’s bet, basically so one can say “haha fuck you I win”.
I am not a physique guy per se, really just a strength competitor who has made some solid body composition changes over the last 8 years or so, looking to get lean (not stage-ready leanness… the hell with that misery). Willing to lose weight, but don’t want to panic and starve away too much muscle… way too tough to build it.