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    If I'm 360 pounds with 16% bodyfat, how much weight would I realistically have to cut to not embarrass myself in a local NPC show? Seventy pounds? More? Thanks.

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    Originally posted by JJWalker View Post
    If I'm 360 pounds with 16% bodyfat, how much weight would I realistically have to cut to not embarrass myself in a local NPC show? Seventy pounds? More? Thanks.
    I'll just hop in an suggest you toss out some pics, which will really be needed to give you any kind of meaningful answer, I'm guessing most would say.

    (If you can drop 70lb and step on stage at a shredded 290, even if you're 6'4", you're not likely to embarrass yourself...)

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    • #3
      I'm 6'5" - and although the person doing 7 site testing is university trained I'm getting re-test done Thursday by a PhD who tests a local IFBB pro. I thought I was about 20%.
      Last edited by JJWalker; 06-14-2011, 08:49 PM. Reason: trying to get pictures up and not succeeding

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      • #4
        For some reason I can't upload a png file.

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        • #5
          Best I could do was make the mic my avatar. Wouldn't let me upload it to the post.

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          • #6
            save them to photobucket then post the link . . .thats what I had to do

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            • #7
              Profile pic is not 16%. 20 is closer
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              • #8
                25-30% might be closer, unless he is ripped in the back and legs.

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                • #9
                  Yeah, judging by the avi you'll need to lose well over 100lbs

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Theseus View Post
                    25-30% might be closer, unless he is ripped in the back and legs.
                    x2. you are probably mid 20's bodyfat percentage.
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                    • #11
                      Personally, I wouldn't get too caught up into numbers or a time frame yet. You are likely going to need some time to shed that kind of poundage, which is fine, so don't stress over a timetable or numbers. Just get a plan and work it. As you begin to see a physique that is within striking distance of where you want to be, then schedule a show and start to track a little more closely. But, for now, don't worry about all that, just develop a plan and stick to it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Knickerbocker24 View Post
                        Personally, I wouldn't get too caught up into numbers or a time frame yet. You are likely going to need some time to shed that kind of poundage, which is fine, so don't stress over a timetable or numbers. Just get a plan and work it. As you begin to see a physique that is within striking distance of where you want to be, then schedule a show and start to track a little more closely. But, for now, don't worry about all that, just develop a plan and stick to it.
                        I'm not stressed about time frame, but I am looking for a goal weight.

                        For the past year the goal has been 295. Not for a contest, just a personal goal. I gained 130 pounds between November 2006 and November 2009 and wanted to lose it. Plus at that weight I felt really good and could do everything I wanted to (i.e. dunk a basketball, run a 5k, stuff like that).

                        Once I started lifting heavy again I started thinking it would be fun to enter a bodybuilding contest. I'm not saying next month, or even this year.

                        So maybe I can ask my question another way: what is the typical percent body-fat for someone stepping on the stage at a local NPC show?

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                        • #13
                          depending on the person and how they hold it 4-6% to be competitive...
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JJWalker View Post
                            I'm not stressed about time frame, but I am looking for a goal weight.
                            Why? Not, trying to dismiss what you're thinking, but I don't believe that mindset will serve you well. To drop that kind of weight you are probably looking at a 2-year-ish time frame. Having a goal that far away can easily bring you down and/or make it hard to stay focused. I suggest you develop more action oriented goals, like how well you execute the things necessary to get there (diet, weight training, cardio, consistency, etc.). Plus, to be honest no one is really going to be able to give you a number that will be very accurate for you & it won't really have much relevance. Just my opinion, but I'd recommend you focus on the things that are important & ignore the fluff numbers like weight, body comp, etc.

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                            • #15
                              1. Most people grossly underestimate how fat they are.

                              2. Try to get the 9 site caliper test done instead. I for one, hold a lot of fat in the lower back and legs so the 9 site puts me about 4% higher then the 7 site. Here is an on-line calculator http://www.linear-software.com/online.html

                              3. Even if you lost 100lbs, 260lbs shredded @ 6'5" is still very impressive for an NPC show.
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