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Why Under 20% Bodyfat?


#1

Why is it that you need lower than 20% body-fat? Is it something to do with the test turning in to estrogen from excess fat? Sorry for the noob question I tried to research this and couldn't find much on this subject.


#2

Partly, i did a cycle over 20% bf, got high blood pressure towards the end, plus insulin sensitivity is lower at higher bf so muscle gain isn't as efficient and it is easier to store more body fat.


#3

also if you're over 20% then your diet sucks, and there's no point cycling til you have that shit locked down.

Just as well Prof X doesn't post in the AAS subforum, could you imagine what'd happen to this thread? lol


#4

when i stay at a leaner BF% my gains are better... this has been my experience.... and getting bigger and staying lean is nice... always beach ready.


#5

x2. Anyone taking (or considering taking) AAS should be "beach ready". Better insulin sensitivity, better control on diet.


#6

I agree as that's how I do it too, but many powerlifters, strongmen, and linemen would disagree with us...


#7

theres a difference between strength gains and muscle gain... any time i put on any amount of weight (fat, muscle, or water) i get stronger.