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15% Body Fat: Get Your Body Fat Below 15%

Get that body fat % down and get lean. Lean is quick!

Getting your body fat percentage below 15% is a good step in the direction of being really lean. Through whichever means you choose, aim to reduce your fat to a point where only 15 per cent of your body is comprised of fat. Once you do that you are only 5% away from a fully enveiled six pack.

Note: this is not recommended for women who need at least 15% bodyfat

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“Currently am at 14% due to my bulking phase. But I can see abs peeking so Am going on the route of lean bulking. It is a long road ahead to reach my target.”

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Ameer S get your body fat below 15% Challenge

Contributorbronze Ameer S Have embarked on this journey. Currently at 23.8%, target is to be at ~12% in 12 weeks time. Combination of a strict but healthy diet, solid cardio and weight sessions.

It seems daunting but taking one day at a time.

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Tony H get your body fat below 15% Challenge

Contributorsilver Tony H Hi all, managed to get mine down to 10.7%, target is 10%. Not bad for a 50 yo who likes a bottle of wine, though I say so myself.

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I've been stuck on this challenge for a while, just curious how you are measuring body fat. I have some scales but they just seem to move the % up and down with my weight even though I feel I have more muscle than I did.

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Hi Damian. I have had problems with scales too. I use an app on my talent called, imaginatively, Body Fat Calculator, that I got from the Play store. It takes your age, gender, height, weight, waist and neck size and gives you a percentage. Females have the additional hip measurement added in. It may not be as accurate as callipers but if you consistently use this one tool you can see your relative progress. I also know the figure I get from this is more accurate than the scales, just by pinching myself around the middle, if you know what I mean. Hope that helps.

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I've used a couple of the calculators and at least one had me below 15% whereas scales are more like 17%. I suppose I need to check these out again and at least use them as a guide if nothing else. Thanks.

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Alt D get your body fat below 15% Challenge

Alt D I'm hovering between 15% and 14.5% - and really want to get to the 10% range - which I know if HARD work. Right now I am cycling @ 20 miles a day, core/arm training at the gym, my diet over the past 4 months or so is vegan, with a tiny bit of red wine, cream in 2 coffees a day (ave) - otherwise no meat,wheat ( Although I do Whey Powder protein) ,dairy or alcohol. I've lost @ 30 lbs - from 186 to 157, I've just turned 56 and returning to hard training after a decade layoff from USCF bicycle racing. Where to get that last 5% from - I understand it's more visceral fat, deep internal that needs real effort. Added Creatine - (just finished loading phase) and BCAA, looking for advice on to get to 10%

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Can't help with advice but post up what you find out. Inspired and motivated by other older guys getting their body fat % down.

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Jez B get your body fat below 15% Challenge

Contributorgold Jez B Happy with progress on this challenge, think I'm about there for this challenge, but gonna keep going to see where it takes me.

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I still not sure how to measure this but think I'm getting closer.

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There are various links on the challenge page that give you options, one is just showing pics of guys and telling you their bf% and you can see how close to them you are, but I bought some callipers which is supposed to be pretty accurate, but only if you use them properly. After a quick check I decided I was close enough to hit "complete". Gonna keep with the clean eating and gym work and see if I can shed a bit more. Is it possible to get a six pack in your 40's? I don't think I'm THAT dedicated!! :)

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I still haven't completely given up on the 6-pack idea but unless someone makes beer, chocolate and biscuits illegal its going to be tough!

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Jez B get your body fat below 15% Challenge

Contributorgold Jez B Ok so this is me committing to this challenge. I'm on the left and that's some dude on the right who claims to have about 15% body fat.
Some way to go for me but a good way to compare. Sorry about sharing but going public is a good motivational tool, so I've been told.

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Jez B get your body fat below 15% Challenge

Contributorgold Jez B Ok I signed up for this challenge about 100 years ago, but now I've just come back off holiday, beer, cake and chocolate are out, gym, healthy eating and completing this challenge are in. Gonna need plenty of encouragement to keep me motivated and on the straight and narrow. Starting now, come people don't let me down!

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Know exactly how you feel, I've been trying to get mine below 22% for what feels like forever! I've retaken the Eat Clean for a Month starting again tomorrow. We will succeed!!

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Steve S get your body fat below 15% Challenge

Contributorgold Steve S Started at 15.43%
Finished at 13.86%
Might have something to do with no alcohol for 60 days! :)

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Sam S get your body fat below 15% Challenge

there are a few ways to measure body fat, BMI is not one of them! BMI was developed in the 50's for health insurance companies to gauge the longevity of subscribers.... it is still  used today, why? I don't know. You...

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Kylee F get your body fat below 15% Challenge

I agree with Chris, you need to have it measured professionally. Most fitness centers or rec centers on college campuses have someone who is trained to do it. Oftentimes, you have to pay for it, but it is realtively...

Chris F get your body fat below 15% Challenge

I'm afraid that the healthyform link will not do the job - At all. Taking waist measurement and measuring it againt weight and height and does not give you a bodyfat percentage. Secondly not all body types ev...

Sam S get your body fat below 15% Challenge

Sam S So currently I'm at 22%. My carb intake has been low for the past few months and I've been on a plateau for the past 3 weeks. Does anyone have any advice?

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I was at 24 percent for awhile. Your best option that worked well for me is HIIT (High Intesity Interval Training). Google it and find a program. The one i used was the 21 day bizzy diet. Good luck!! :)

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S C get your body fat below 15% Challenge

Contributorbronze S C I sign up to this challenge a while ago and have been really slack... to much stuff happening... but today I woke up and said this is the beginning, I am going to behave. Reading all these comments with you awesome people trying to do the challenge I MUST DO IT!!!! I CAN DO IT!!!

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