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Old 01-27-2009, 01:19 PM   #21
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Re: What's my body fat %?

I'm amused by this thread.

I would also guess that the educated estimates here will be better than online calculators, and I do think BF is an estimated parameter that can come in handy. But mostly I'm amused because where else will you find a community of people so up front about their physical parameters that they will post shirtless pictures of themselves and then say "tell me how fat am I. Seriously!"

Ok, Barry, so 20% seems to be the consensus. I don't know when those pictures were taken, or what your up to now, but I hope you drink some koolaid and then let us know when those become the "before pictures." Rock on!
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:47 PM   #22
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Re: What's my body fat %?

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I'm amused by this thread.

I would also guess that the educated estimates here will be better than online calculators, and I do think BF is an estimated parameter that can come in handy. But mostly I'm amused because where else will you find a community of people so up front about their physical parameters that they will post shirtless pictures of themselves and then say "tell me how fat am I. Seriously!"
David is right... and to illustrate his point, and my own opinion about your BF%, here's a pic of me when I was about 23%:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...aboFeb2005.jpg

And here's a pic of me at about 10% - after many months of the Zone and about 1 year of CF.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...llenge06-1.jpg
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:08 PM   #23
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Re: What's my body fat %?

Honestly, I hate these threads and am surprised there aren't more on here yet. But props to you for having the cajones to post it! I would say around 18% - you have some meat on your arms for your size but the lack of a tan or flex/pose probably makes it look more like 20% in the picture. Either way, I think shooting for sub 15% in the near future would be a healthy idea, and I'm in a similar situation so I can relate. But really, any estimates over 15% are going to be really varied. Below that, you get to start actually seeing bits of muscle and IMO pic guesses are more accurate.

Also, In the future, I'd post your height, weight, and CFT to get more reasonable estimates. Two people that look the same up top and squat 200 vs. 400 are going to have much different BF%.

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Old 01-27-2009, 02:11 PM   #24
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Re: What's my body fat %?

Focus on getting your squat over 400 and your Fran time under 3 minutes, and the bfc questions will evaporate like so much sweat.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:05 PM   #25
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Erase that **** off your camera, buy Starting Strength, and get to work.

You're also internally rotated. Do some wall slides and face pulls before you start pressing.
Head is forward as well... strengthen neck flexors. Glutes might be a little long from sitting too much from a desk job too.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:38 AM   #26
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Head is forward as well... strengthen neck flexors. Glutes might be a little long from sitting too much from a desk job too.
That would be neck extensors.
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:51 PM   #27
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That would be neck extensors.
Actually, that would be neck extensors and deep neck flexors (to tilt the chin downward.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:25 AM   #28
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That would be neck extensors.
Nice try but...

Anterior head translation generally corrects itself with proper posture -- increased thoracic mobility, retracted scapulae, & neutral rotation of the humerus. Thus, there is very little need to focus specifically on the neck extensors as the cervical spine will reorient itself correctly when the lumbar and thoracic spine are put in correct posture. However, the neck flexors which are elongated need to be strengthened to correct the "chin up" posture that results.

Don't worry.. when I post I try to think of the correct anatomical position for lifts, posture, etc. and give the according "corrections" that should be made... I'll try not to steer you guys wrong.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:05 AM   #29
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Re: What's my body fat %?

1. Paul, watch out, you might get a lot more photos w/ that experience>
2. Sean, great job, I got hooked on crack(sugar) again after going a year w/o & loosing 40 lbs. I've got to finish what I started.
3. Steven, I think you got them there.
4. Jamie, I hear that.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:34 PM   #30
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go for it Barry, Jamie is right but your thought of getting ripped will show performance results as well.
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