Re-evaluating fitness goals

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    Nov 15, 2008 12:22 AM GMT
    I went for a health and fitness check up with student health to get some perspective on the 10lbs I gained since moving two months ago. Good blood pressure (126/64) and apparently in the top 2% of students in terms cardio vascular fitness.


    I know it's not 100% accurate but do I look 154lbs, 6.8% body fat?

    and where should I aim for, I was overweight as a kid really want to get more built and more definition. But I'm not sure if it's even possible to ever look like or close to my desired body ideal.
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    Nov 15, 2008 5:29 AM GMT
    i think thats a very good starting point. im a little embarrassed to be 155 lbs at 6'0... u have tone and 10 more lbs of muscle seems like a reasonable goal but maybe others have better insight.

  • GQjock

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    Nov 17, 2008 6:57 PM GMT
    Sounds to me like you are in good health just judging by the BP and the body fat analysis you provided
    Most men would kill to have a % under 10%
    Now if your health is good
    then basically all the results you'd want would be cosmetic...or aesthetic
    you want to increase your overall muscle mass
    or just increase in certain areas?
    It depends on what you want to shoot for
  • EricLA

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    Nov 17, 2008 7:07 PM GMT
    There was one year where I did three Body Fat measuring tests: caliper, impedance, and water displacement. The water displacement is considered the most accurate, which came to 9%. The impedance came in at 7% and the caliper came in at 11%. Either way, it was within a couple of percentage points. And unless you're a professional athlete and really need to know whether your fat % is 7% or 9%, then you have nothing to complain about.

    Sounds like everything else is really good. A cardiovascular fitness that beats 98% of your fellow students? Congrats.