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Old 07-12-2011, 05:54 AM   #1
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Default Body fat makes such a MASSIVE difference

OK so an obvious comment, but I didnt realise just what a massively dramatic effect swapping a few lbs of fat for muscle could actually make. I was trawling through some of the classic bb'ers pic last night and came along this guy (Jules bacon - 1943 Mr America)





Now by any standards he has an impressive physique. He is only 10lbs lighter than me, is almost the same height and a lot of his other measurements are identical to mine.

Bacon/me
height 5'7"/5.6"
Weight 175/186
Arms 15.5/15.5
Neck 15.5/15.5
Forearm 12.5/12
Chest 44/42.5
Waist 31/36.25
Thigh 23/24
Calf 15/15.5
Wrist 7/7
Ankle 9/9

I dont know whether to be happy that a lot of measurements are the same or depressed, as I am certainly no Bacon lol...

So i found some stuff about height to weight ratios, If you divide Jules Bacon’s weight (175 pounds) by his height (67 inches), you get this number: 2.61 (which is incidentely the lowest h:w ratio of all Mr Americas winners (Grimek was 3.2 !!!), this is assuming a 10% bf%

My ratio is 2.79, so this shows me 2 things, how much fat i am carrying and how much muscle i am not

So if you want to know (as a rule of thumb) how heavy you need to be to look like the guys from the golden era its simple, get your ratio to 2.6 at 10% body fat. DONE.

Carl.

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