>tfw you start cutting and realize most of your "gains" are just fat
Now I truly understand this whole fake natty witchunt. Anyone who denies it are just living inside their little bubble.
This chart is 100% the truth for bodybuilding, there is no way you can escape this truth. This is for the genetic ELITE,most people will never attain your number in this chart even with a lifetime of training.
>Who the fuck is trying to be 5 percent bf. There's plenty of guys that are 5'5' and up that are 170-180+ and lean.
This lmao. Almost anyone will look better at like 8-11% than at 5%, if they are natty. At 5% you'll look so fucking depleted and tiny... no point desu. 8-11% = ideal pretty much...
If a guy who is 5'5" is 137lbs with 0% bf, he would have 20% bodyfat with 170lbs
For Amerikeks this is probably 'lean' but for the rest of the world, it's just fat fa'm. Sorry to bust your bubble
5'10" and 165 lb.
7 pounds off the "generic elite"
Lmao is this srs?
I'm 5'11, was 179 here.
I've been training for 2 years, pretty sure I'm not even close to my limit.
>I'd be more interested to see an idea of what you could weigh natural at ~10% bf
As would I, and this is where it gets difficult.
First, a natty in contest condition is dehydrated and glycogen depleted at ~210 (207 - 214). So, the 6'3" - 6'4" guy, hydrated and replenished, is ~215 - 220.
Another huge factor for natty guys who get to contest condition is that they can't hold as much muscle mass at such low levels of body fat (testosterone drops, growth hormone drops, etc.). So, take the 215 - 220 lb. guy at 5% bf., carrying ~205 - 208 lb. of LBM. At 10 - 12% bf, total body weight is ~225 to 230 lbs. Plus -- and this is what's tough -- account for the lean body mass that would be lost as a natty drops from 10 - 12% to 4 - 6%, and hormones plummet. Perhaps 235? 240? From what I've seen, pure meso or endo/meso guys blessed with robust bone structures, thick joints, broad shoulders, wide hips, etc., may be able to hit 6'3" - 6'4" 230 - 240 at 12 - 15%. At a legit 10% bf, 225 is probably the upper-limit.