A new goal met!! Bodyfat down to 8.3%

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    Apr 23, 2009 12:15 AM GMT
    About 3 months ago when i started seeing my trainer again, I was at 9.8 percent... she measured me today and I'm down to 8.3%!! yay! my goal was 8.5, but now that I see what 8.3 looks like, I think i'll go for 7.8-8.0 - I don't wanna get crazy... I was anorexic for 8 years, so I don't want to fall into any destructive eating habits...

    but anyway, YAY!
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    Apr 23, 2009 2:03 AM GMT
    Congratsicon_biggrin.gif.
    Now take some pix and show us what 8.3% look like icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 23, 2009 2:03 AM GMT
    Keep up the awesome work icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 23, 2009 2:44 AM GMT
    Jerk! Congrats, I guess.
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    Apr 23, 2009 2:57 AM GMT
    How are you shedding the fat? ... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 23, 2009 3:16 AM GMT
    Congrats! Yes, please show us a current photos and please tell us what you are doing. I'm currently 13% body fat and I would like to move down to 8%. Long way to go!
  • DrewT

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    Apr 23, 2009 4:54 AM GMT
    dancerjack saidAbout 3 months ago when i started seeing my trainer again, I was at 9.8 percent... she measured me today and I'm down to 8.3%!! yay! my goal was 8.5, but now that I see what 8.3 looks like, I think i'll go for 7.8-8.0 - I don't wanna get crazy... I was anorexic for 8 years, so I don't want to fall into any destructive eating habits...

    but anyway, YAY!


    Congrats! I'd be happy with 15% right now. icon_smile.gif
  • torontoguy222...

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    Apr 23, 2009 1:41 PM GMT
    Wow nice! You have a super hot body =P
  • Timbales

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    Apr 23, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
    congrats! celebrate by eating a giant hot fudge sundae icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 23, 2009 1:50 PM GMT
    Amazing icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 23, 2009 1:52 PM GMT
    Happy to hear the results... so... how is this happening for ya? ;-) tips?
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    Apr 23, 2009 4:51 PM GMT
    bleh. I´d be happy for now to get below 20%. I am made of lard.

    Edit... I am not: the way of measuring body fat that I have access to is not accurate. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 23, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
    Congrats hun!
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    Apr 23, 2009 5:15 PM GMT
    jelous ;(
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    Apr 23, 2009 5:17 PM GMT
    Woot woot!

    I see my nutritionist today...I hope for 13%!
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    Apr 28, 2009 6:14 AM GMT
    I want to be realistic, so I'll say 10% is my goal. But congrats to you!!!
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    Apr 28, 2009 6:19 AM GMT
    Pics.

    Or it didn't happen.
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    Apr 28, 2009 6:23 AM GMT
    Hey - that is brilliant - well done. But do you need to get it any lower? At 10% or less the six pack is clearly visible and you look terrific. Beware the health hazards of getting your body fat much lower.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 28, 2009 7:07 AM GMT
    Um. That's not really a healthy bodyfat %. That's like taking the shocks and springs out of your car. The fat insulates your internal organs and protects them from injury. The fat has other physiological functions that I would have to research to pass on. But zero % bodyfat is not the goal. That would be incompatible with life.
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    Apr 28, 2009 11:30 AM GMT
    theres a limit for this right? under what percentage does your body fat start to be unhealthy?
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    Apr 28, 2009 11:33 AM GMT
    charlitos saidtheres a limit for this right? under what percentage does your body starts to be unhealthy?


    That's a good question. I'm actually curious about the answer here.

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    Apr 28, 2009 11:56 AM GMT
    BradySF said
    charlitos saidtheres a limit for this right? under what percentage does your body starts to be unhealthy?


    That's a good question. I'm actually curious about the answer here.

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    It is neither necessary nor wise to go below 10%. That gives you a sixpack and muscular definition will be excellent. But it is also worth remember the errors possible in the measurement. Measurements need to be taken at the same time on each occasion and without drink or food for 3 hours beforehand. If the measurement technique used is biomedical impedance than there is a 3% error either way
  • dreamer121

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    Apr 28, 2009 12:00 PM GMT
    charlitos saidtheres a limit for this right? under what percentage does your body starts to be unhealthy?


    Couldn't find much on google, but it seems that it varies person to person, and the faults can be that it impairs your health and performance. Seems to be that if you get sick often, you're either too low, or are keeping a diet/plan that is making you sick, so don't do it. And if you're ectomorphic, you're gonna be okay at a lower body fat % than someone who is meso, or endomorphic.

    From what i'm seeing, it seems as though below 5% is getting towards a scary low for fitness buffs, and for those just trying to stay in shape (ie, those who naturally have low bodyfat) is around 8.

    http://chetday.com/bodyfatindex.htm
    http://www.snac.ucla.edu/pages/Weight_Fitness/Weight_Managment.htm
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    Apr 28, 2009 3:13 PM GMT
    ive been always told by some trainers that I should never hit under 8% of body fat...anyway Ive found this


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  • rnch

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    Apr 28, 2009 3:14 PM GMT
    "this thread is useless without pics"