What's my body fat in these pics?

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Forticks
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Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:51 pm

Stats: 5'8 about 180 pounds. Navy body fat calculator has me at 19%.
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Early 20s guy living in the US. I want to have an awesome live.
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Do a home workout every other day while maintaining a deficit
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HyperR
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Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:26 pm

Close to 18% probably
no more than 20 and no less than 16
Primary goals till the end of the year:
Laycount of 3 (4)
Approach a girl a week
Lay from approaching
Get to a lean 65kg (61)
Finish a side project
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dopeysammy
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Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:30 am

HyperR wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:26 pm
Close to 18% probably
no more than 20 and no less than 16
Is there a particular percentage of body fat, that when achieved, most men will start to notice women responding to them more favourably?

Just curious if it's something that the community has come to a conclusion on. Thanks.
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Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:15 am

OP, my guess is 21 or 22. you're carrying enough muscle that if you were in the high teens you'd have some abs.
dopeysammy wrote:
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:30 am

Is there a particular percentage of body fat, that when achieved, most men will start to notice women responding to them more favourably?

Just curious if it's something that the community has come to a conclusion on. Thanks.
I started getting a lot more attention around 15%. haven't really bothered to get down to 10 but i'd guess the effort:reward ratio to maintain 10% gets a bit worse. I don't have any shirtless pics on OLD profiles tho, and getting down to 10ish for a picture then walking around daily within striking distance (say 13?) is probably the best use of your effort, since you only have to get "challengingly" lean for a brief period of time

more importantly (for both this reply and the OP) who cares about the number? the only time the body fat number ever really matters is when you're near the bottom of the healthy/athletic range and have to decide whether to keep cutting or maintain or bulk.

otherwise, the only things that really matter for the purposes of this discussion are:
- how you look
- how you feel about how you look

and body fat % is just a proxy for those things. some guys will carry 18% beautifully and not want to cut more, others will need to hit 10% or lower. the number doesn't really matter. you don't need a proxy when you can just look in the mirror and at pictures and decide for yourself.
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past goals:
- get a software engineering job (achieved May 2021 after solving 72 leetcode problems)

current short/medium-term goals:
- 1000lb powerlifting total
- under 13% body fat
- one-arm chin-up

Progress towards current short/medium term goals:
- 845lb PL total (B 185x1, S 285x1, D 375x1)
- 15% body fat, 136lb bodyweight
- weighted chin-up PR: +80lb
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