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November 20, 2012 6:08 AM
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At 5% BF you should be able to see sharp details in all your muscles. Tendons, striations, fibers, etc.... No matter how much muscle you have.

5% BF is a freakishly low BF% and unsustainable, people that get that low do so only temporarily for a specific date.

You're not at 5% BF.


And this is why I love Waldo.
November 20, 2012 6:11 AM
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it is near impossible for me to eat that amount of calories like say around 2500-3000 a day because i burn most of it off and also the foods i eat mostly only contain carbs and not that calorie dense..my only option is to turn to junk food like mcdonald's etc...should i cause that is the only way because for one i don't have much time to cook nor the money to spend on ridiculous expensive foods!!


So you want to change your body, but not change your behaviors? Good luck with that. If you want change, you need to change. You need to eat more, lift weights, and possibly do less cardio.

I never pay more than $1.99 per pound for boneless chicken breast. Great source of protein there, and you'll get a LOT more bang for your buck from a pound of chicken than a McDouble and small fry.

A typical dinner for me is about 6-8 ounces of chicken stir fried with frozen vegetables, mixed with some kind of sauce or marinade, on a bed of pasta or rice. Probably about $2 worth of food, and is cooked within 20 minutes. Cook up a pile of chicken ahead of time, and that'll save you more time on a daily basis. I baked a pile of chicken tenderloins last week, and I've been adding a couple ounces to Lean Cuisine type frozen entrees for lunch, since they're woefully low in protein, but easy and convenient.
  3240741
November 20, 2012 6:13 AM
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At 5% BF you should be able to see sharp details in all your muscles. Tendons, striations, fibers, etc.... No matter how much muscle you have.

5% BF is a freakishly low BF% and unsustainable, people that get that low do so only temporarily for a specific date.

You're not at 5% BF.


^^
November 20, 2012 6:22 AM
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I never pay more than $1.99 per pound for boneless chicken breast.



Omg where do you buy your chicken breast? The back alley of wal-mart?

Any half way decent chicken is usually 3.99 a pound or higher. I typically buy the locally raised Amish chicken breasts and that is 5.99 a pound.
  19292682
November 20, 2012 6:23 AM
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how long do you think it will take keeping in mind that i do a lot of running so that should help a bit as well...pretty much what you're saying is i just need to develop my abdominals right?


It will take as long as it takes. There are no timers on these things.

You not only need to exercise your abs ***HARD***, this means ***with added weight***, but you will need to eat more. The ONLY way to grow muscle volume is to increase strength, and the ONLY way to increase strength is to (1) lift heavier and (2) eat more. Period.

it is near impossible for me to eat that amount of calories like say around 2500-3000 a day because i burn most of it off and also the foods i eat mostly only contain carbs and not that calorie dense..my only option is to turn to junk food like mcdonald's etc...should i cause that is the only way because for one i don't have much time to cook nor the money to spend on ridiculous expensive foods!!


Whole milk is your friend.

It is grow juice.

It is cheap.

2400 cal/gallon, 128 g protein. Add some chocolate milk powder, and you can eek out 3200+ cal/gallon.
Edited by waldo56 On November 20, 2012 6:25 AM
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November 20, 2012 6:25 AM
If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.

Drop the cardio. Pick up heavy weights and eat more. Now if you are unwilling to do things different, just tell us and accept your body as it is.
  11614737
November 20, 2012 7:00 AM
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If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.

Drop the cardio. Pick up heavy weights and eat more. Now if you are unwilling to do things different, just tell us and accept your body as it is.


and there is nothing wrong with accepting your body like it is.
just sayin

but if you want to see that abs, then yeah, do what everybody said
November 20, 2012 7:12 AM
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QUOTE:

I never pay more than $1.99 per pound for boneless chicken breast.



Omg where do you buy your chicken breast? The back alley of wal-mart?

Any half way decent chicken is usually 3.99 a pound or higher. I typically buy the locally raised Amish chicken breasts and that is 5.99 a pound.


Wegmans, Price Chopper, and Shur-Save are the main places I go. Wegmans always has it $1.99 in the "big packs" of 5 pounds or more, and the other stores are often around $3.99, but go on sale for $1.99 regularly.... I guess to compete with Wegmans.

I scour online circulars before I shop and only buy what's the best price.
  3240741
November 20, 2012 8:00 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I never pay more than $1.99 per pound for boneless chicken breast.



Omg where do you buy your chicken breast? The back alley of wal-mart?

Any half way decent chicken is usually 3.99 a pound or higher. I typically buy the locally raised Amish chicken breasts and that is 5.99 a pound.


I usually pay $1.99/lb as well. Sometimes maybe $2.49/lb at the most. I don't live near any Amish people. It sounds like they think very highly of their chicken. I usually buy either the Smart Chicken brand or the Bare chicken brand that are both supposed to be free-range. Sometimes I get mine from a local meat market, when I'm buying meat by the bundle. (It's also free-range) Buying it by the bundle, it actually comes in at around $1.75/lb.
  25631519
November 20, 2012 8:01 AM
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how long do you think it will take keeping in mind that i do a lot of running so that should help a bit as well...pretty much what you're saying is i just need to develop my abdominals right?


It will take as long as it takes. There are no timers on these things.

You not only need to exercise your abs ***HARD***, this means ***with added weight***, but you will need to eat more. The ONLY way to grow muscle volume is to increase strength, and the ONLY way to increase strength is to (1) lift heavier and (2) eat more. Period.

it is near impossible for me to eat that amount of calories like say around 2500-3000 a day because i burn most of it off and also the foods i eat mostly only contain carbs and not that calorie dense..my only option is to turn to junk food like mcdonald's etc...should i cause that is the only way because for one i don't have much time to cook nor the money to spend on ridiculous expensive foods!!


Whole milk is your friend.

It is grow juice.

It is cheap.

2400 cal/gallon, 128 g protein. Add some chocolate milk powder, and you can eek out 3200+ cal/gallon.


Chocolate is my favorite way of adding calories! bigsmile
  25631519
November 20, 2012 8:11 AM
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using the body fat callipers as i've been told that's the most accurate method...i also used some formulas on the internet by measuring my waist etc and got around the same


Even if you're not 5% BF ... if you're a long distance runner then you won't have a lot of muscle but you should have definition. I was on the track team and I saw lots of skinny long distance runners all the time. No fat, not much muscle, but you could see all of it.

If you bulk up you will gain weight. I don't know if you run competitively but if you're doing long distance runs and you gain muscle, your run times will not like you.
November 20, 2012 8:11 AM
Sounds like you need to bulk and actually put on muscle. :)
  7740730
November 21, 2012 11:24 PM
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If you have 5% body fat and cant' see abs, I think you may be legally dead. Consult the local police department.

trying to be clever are we, how about you just STFU ***** and get back in the kitchen i never said i was a body-builder did i?
  32043520
November 21, 2012 11:26 PM
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it is near impossible for me to eat that amount of calories like say around 2500-3000 a day because i burn most of it off and also the foods i eat mostly only contain carbs and not that calorie dense..my only option is to turn to junk food like mcdonald's etc...should i cause that is the only way because for one i don't have much time to cook nor the money to spend on ridiculous expensive foods!!


So you want to change your body, but not change your behaviors? Good luck with that. If you want change, you need to change. You need to eat more, lift weights, and possibly do less cardio.

I never pay more than $1.99 per pound for boneless chicken breast. Great source of protein there, and you'll get a LOT more bang for your buck from a pound of chicken than a McDouble and small fry.

A typical dinner for me is about 6-8 ounces of chicken stir fried with frozen vegetables, mixed with some kind of sauce or marinade, on a bed of pasta or rice. Probably about $2 worth of food, and is cooked within 20 minutes. Cook up a pile of chicken ahead of time, and that'll save you more time on a daily basis. I baked a pile of chicken tenderloins last week, and I've been adding a couple ounces to Lean Cuisine type frozen entrees for lunch, since they're woefully low in protein, but easy and convenient.

i don't live in america so food is much more expensive
  32043520
November 21, 2012 11:51 PM
u not 5%... the pic on my profile of my abs is like 12-14%
  18466206
November 23, 2012 5:29 PM
Damn dude. You're the one who needs to get back in the kitchen if you want to get abs. Let’s not use overplayed internet memes when we're asking for help. Keep that **** on /b/ please.
  5318632
November 23, 2012 5:50 PM
squats and deadlifts. work up to at least your bodyweight; preferably 150%.

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