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Paul_J
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16th Nov 09 at 01:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I think i'm gonna have to drop the amount of work outs i do a week down...

6 days is a lot of days to give up, and I've got a lot of project work on at the moment requiring me to work out of hours... Also quite a few things i need to personally be learning / doing software development wise...

I'm thinking of dropping to about 3 / 4 days a week...

Yoga instantly can fuck off.


I'm thinking...

Chest + Arms + Ab ripper X

Plyometrics / Kempo X + Ab Ripper X

Sholders + Back + Ab Ripper X

... then on any other spare days try to do another thing of cardio?

The problem I'm finding is I'm staying up till 2-3am because I need to do things other than p90x, and by the time I finish p90x, have dinner and wash it's then 10 ish pm.

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If I were you Id do the non-cardio days inc. ab-ripper and then fit in the cardio as and when you can around that.
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Yeah thats true... i may just try that.

I actually find i have more time for cardio at the weekend, which is actually where my rest days are at the moment.
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How can you possibly want bodyfat :/ the idea is to be lean isnt it

Im down to 16.3% (measured by calipers)

I dread to think what i was when i started. Time for the gym in a min, hoping to crack the 100kg deadlift tonight


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Mine was just under 16% when I started, measured using callipers. No idea what it is now as havent measured it yet.
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Mines 13% apparantly.
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quote:
Originally posted by ashleh
Mines 13% apparantly.


And you want to up it?
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Id love to be 13% lol!!

Its gonna take a while for me to get there. just under 1% in 4 weeks, be happy to lose another 1% in 8 weeks now lol.

Putting on weight now, think the amount of weight im moving now is beginning to get me some real mass. Love it


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Just done first day of phase 2, and

Some of those are fairly hard, but much much better than the shitty rest week Looking forward to seeing how many I can do of those exercises in 4 weeks.
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Ok I'm not posting this to be ridiculed but here goes

Firstly I fully acknowledge that digital scales aren't the most accurate method of measuring body fat but I have access to two different sets, each made by a different company.

They both showed my weight to be within a couple of pounds, water retention % to be very similar but the main thing was that they showed my body fat % to be 5-6%.

I'm going to get some calipers for measuring it to, just looking for some on the net now. I know there are discrepencies with scales but two independent ones showed almost the same result
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get some from amazon for a few quid.
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how do scales calculate body fat?

8% is ideal body fat iirc, well to show abs etc.

I fucked up tonight, got in from work, was tired, lay down for a quick nap and just woke up
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Sensors measure the speed at which electricity travels through your body.
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by ashleh
Mines 13% apparantly.


And you want to up it?


I don't remember saying I wanted to up it lol.
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how do you lot find the best way to measure body fat %? can you get scales that do water retention % too?
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The only way to properly do it is to get a physician measure it with calipers. There is no way a set of scales can give an accurate reading of bodyfat.
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quote:
Originally posted by Pop
Ok I'm not posting this to be ridiculed but here goes

Firstly I fully acknowledge that digital scales aren't the most accurate method of measuring body fat but I have access to two different sets, each made by a different company.

They both showed my weight to be within a couple of pounds, water retention % to be very similar but the main thing was that they showed my body fat % to be 5-6%.

I'm going to get some calipers for measuring it to, just looking for some on the net now. I know there are discrepencies with scales but two independent ones showed almost the same result


this is 6% BF:




Id be suprised anyone who's diet isn't perfectly tailored to them would be in single figures!

[Edited on 17-11-2009 by DizzyRebel]
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Tim (pop) is like a rake though so i imagine it's low

I've managed to injure both my fucking forearms and i have no idea how, i can't lift anything, was trying to move sofas around yesterday and was struggling to lift them. Even a fecking lawnmower i have just boght i couldn't lift the box
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I imagine i've been using the bodyfat calipers wrong aswell, because my stomach looks the same as the clowns on day 1 yet i got a much higher reading than 16% from the calipers
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TBH I dont have a huge amount of fat anywhere else other then a beer belly, my legs for example are solid so measurement was next to nothing, same with areas on my back and arms.
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I only did the measurement to the left of my stomach didnt measure anywhere else with the calipers

Just did size measurements
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Ah right, you're meant to do about 7 or 8 measurements and then work out some sort of calculation to give you the %.
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quote:
Originally posted by Cosmo
Ah right, you're meant to do about 7 or 8 measurements and then work out some sort of calculation to give you the %.


Didn't read that, thought mine only said the one area

Will have a look when i get in and do it again, not really started this yet because of my injury

After seeing the change in paul and you in a month it's defo worth doing
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They do only say one area on the ones i have (accu-measure).

But this usefull link is pretty good...

http://www.gain-weight-muscle-fast.com/skinfold-measurements.html

That shows the places, then at bottom it has a link to the calculator


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Originally posted by DizzyRebel
The only way to properly do it is to get a physician measure it with calipers. There is no way a set of scales can give an accurate reading of bodyfat.



Not true, there is hydrostatic body fat testing, which is also the best way.

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