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!
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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“I persevered and finally made it! I have been exercising 2 hours per week but I would say that achieving this goal was 90% diet. I try to eat as little processed foods as possible and I know that helps. Excited to finally reach 14.8% body fat and planning to keep working toward my goal of eventually gaining that elusive 6-pack.”
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Steve S Started at 15.43%
Finished at 13.86%
Might have something to do with no alcohol for 60 days! :)
Helmie Sheha My current body fat is 32%. Hope to achieve 14-12% in a year. I think I can! Let's do it!
Sam S answered the question Hi, pardon my ignorance, but how do I measure my body fat? I have a BMI of 18, but that isn't the same as body fat, is it? I have recently been told by my doctor that I am underweight, so I am looking to gain muscle mass while lowering body fat. Thanks :)
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 answered the question Hi, pardon my ignorance, but how do I measure my body fat? I have a BMI of 18, but that isn't the same as body fat, is it? I have recently been told by my doctor that I am underweight, so I am looking to gain muscle mass while lowering body fat. Thanks :)
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 answered the question Hi, pardon my ignorance, but how do I measure my body fat? I have a BMI of 18, but that isn't the same as body fat, is it? I have recently been told by my doctor that I am underweight, so I am looking to gain muscle mass while lowering body fat. Thanks :)
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...
Emma L encouraged this.
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?
Đorđe T I checked it few days ago, I have 19.2...I do not know how much time I need to get 15%, but I'll try...
Justin M I have done 2 tests for body fat % today. One reading 15.4% and the other 9.4%. I need to confirm what it really is and then hopefully cross this one off. Wouldn't be worth assuming now
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!!!
Allison H Been lingering at 20%. My goal is 15% I have always wanted a athletic build and I am finally doing it at age 33 and having 3 kids/3 c sections. I started at over 40% a little over a year ago. I have hit a plateau here and am trying to find a way through! Any tips or ideas are appreciated!!
Matteo R encouraged this.
Lisa Anne G According to the results from a link on TS, I am around 25%, which is around where I was thinking. I am going to ask at the Y next time I go to see if they offer more accurate measurements.
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!