[quote]swhole milk wrote:
oh, do we?
thx for clarifying, i thought clothing could factor in, too… you know how some guys look swole in tee’s and stuff
if you actually don’t get it, please refer to page 7. given my height and weight, if I am @ or below 20% bodyfat, I am at my genetic peak according to the equation
thus… my J O K E[/quote]
The equation is going to be less and less accurate the further away from contest condition you get, because as has been noted many times in this thread, one of the key limiting factors of natural BBing is the ability to maintain muscle mass while dieting. You may indeed have ‘broken the calculation’ at 20%+, that doesn’t mean you would still be ahead of the curve for sub 10%, or sub 6%+dried out.
FWIW, I agree with Maiden’s post a page or two back that the 10% calcs seem a tad small, even though I am otherwise fairly in line with the arguments on that side of the debate.
Edit: speaking of that calc seeming small for the 10% mark, it could be that when whoever made his chart of the equation he(by no fault of his own really, it would be pretty impossible to account for) didn’t ‘add back in’ water and glycogen weight. While you do a certain amount of filling out for contest day, it’s certainly not anywhere near what you will add with complete rehydration+restoration of glycogen stores, along with regaining some fat(which then comes with more water). Simply taking the LBM/0.9 doesn’t get you a person’s actual weight @10% bodyfat.