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Old 08-07-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default when body fat% gets lower, does it go down faster?

it seems as though now when i drop 2 lbs on the scale my body fat % moves further then it did when i was 25 lbs heavier. Is this the case?

I measured last week at 219 lbs and was 11.4%, now at 217 Im showing 10.7%.

is that about right?


That is using a skin fold 3 pt method, acording to doug at m and s i was 13% at 219.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:36 PM   #2
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The more you lose the faster it goes down.

When you weigh 300 a 10 pound loss will result in a 3.33% bodyfat drop.
When you weigh 200 a 6.66 pound loss will result in a 3.33% bodyfat drop.

It's ratio driven, so the lighter you are, the more it reduces with each pound.
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thanks steve, thats what i thought but not sure.
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I measured last week at 219 lbs and was 11.4%, now at 217 Im showing 10.7%.
I just want to say good work!
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Yep. Also another reason why the last few percent make the most difference, fat comes off the stubborn areas last and really gives that impressive look.
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The more you lose the faster it goes down.

When you weigh 300 a 10 pound loss will result in a 3.33% bodyfat drop.
When you weigh 200 a 6.66 pound loss will result in a 3.33% bodyfat drop.

It's ratio driven, so the lighter you are, the more it reduces with each pound.
Yes this ^. its ratio's just as lifting progress. If you keep dropping the same amout each week. That amout lost to your new b/w is a larger %.

Think of it as a 200 lb bench press (fat lost each week).

If Steve, gasper and I do do the 200 lbs, its the same weight (fat loss each week) but my b/w to press ratio (new body weight) will smash Steves or G's (old bodyfat % )
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Did I just hear the big guys being called out? LOL
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Did I just hear the big guys being called out? LOL
lol , No, just a example. We have trained together, they know the point I'm trying to out.


This Q? really does belongs in "General Fitness & Health" not "Bodybuilding".
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thanks guys, I agree on the last bit makeing the biggest difference. I am not carrying extra fat anywhere but the abs are still not popping out. I think 1% reduction is going to make a huge difference right there.
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thanks guys, I agree on the last bit makeing the biggest difference. I am not carrying extra fat anywhere but the abs are still not popping out. I think 1% reduction is going to make a huge difference right there.
You ever try carb cycling or Paleo/keto style eating?
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