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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post

Victor, how do you still have abs and visible skeletal muscle separations and tendon insertions at 18 to 20%? Also, I highly doubt that the average BF% is between 10-12% for males in that wide of an age range that are not athletes by profession. I'm sure Coxie can weigh in on this more accurately, but if you are going to call someone skinny fat, the medical "facts" you provide them shouldn't be misleading.

PS. I really enjoyed the above images.

my normal weight is 76 to 80 kg. At this weight I have 10-12% body fat. This fact is recorded in different ways measurement. On the photo I posted above, my weight is about 86-kg. It is easy to calculate what percentage of fat there.

The abdominal muscles are visible due to their size and elaboration. and also due to the vertical lighting that makes the relief stronger. With a body weight of 76-kg I look quite different.

And the fact about 10-12% percent body fat is normal for men - true.
just a modern consumer society is very focused on the immense gluttony, sedentary lifestyle and laziness.
And right guidelines health really changed.
it's a business. Sad but true.

I like this. And often fattening up to 100kg(love to eat), and then painfully forced to lose weight. - I'm lazy and the consumer. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

A problem with this is that we all tend to (incorrectly) view body fat percentages. If you have a fit frame to start with, a slight uptick in bodyfat will not prevent the body from appearing as Victor's does, with musculature quite evident. Viktor is clearly in good shape, but his is not at all some unattainable physique, assuming it is one's desire to do achieve something along those lines. I would even argue it takes less discipline (at least from a dietary perspective) than many people believe. On another note, while Viktor's choices in bespoke clothing do much to flatter his frame, it is his frame itself that similarly allows the clothing to fit and drape so excellently.

I think Viktor intended the 10-12% to be what's one body fat percentage SHOULD be, rather than what it actually is. As an American, there is no chance in hell I believe that 10-12% to be an accurate number.

You are absolutely right. And very copmetency. Thank you!
Edited by VictorSFreturn - 11/6/15 at 12:45pm
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@VictorSFreturn stunning series there! You are lucky to have someone talented to take your pictures, it makes everything look great.

 

Interesting debate on bodyfat... I don't think 10-12% is the norm, but something to aspire to... at least nowadays. Either way, Victor's physique at 20% bodyfat is way better than the vast majority of the population :P

 

Edit: Those Tom Ford pictures are stunning for sure... but , coming back to the previous topic, you need to have a very thin or "well framed" body type to pull them off with justice... they do have really tiny waist all of the pieces (even the coat)... I don't think many men can look good in them... 007 aside, of course.

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@VictorSFreturn stunning series there! You are lucky to have someone talented to take your pictures, it makes everything look great.

 

Interesting debate on bodyfat... I don't think 10-12% is the norm, but something to aspire to... at least nowadays. Either way, Victor's physique at 20% bodyfat is way better than the vast majority of the population :P


Yea, it really does vary by age... In my athletic basketball playing years I was at 8% or so... Now in my later 30 years Im probably somewhere around 13-15%. I think that probably for your average 30-50 year old you are probably looking at somewhere between 18-26%. I could be wrong though..

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Yea, it really does vary by age... In my athletic basketball playing years I was at 8% or so... Now in my later 30 years Im probably somewhere around 13-15%. I think that probably for your average 30-50 year old you are probably looking at somewhere between 18-26%. I could be wrong though..


In my country something that puzzles me is how fat younger people are getting... I don't know if they are just lazy or they eat like there is no tomorrow... when I was a teenager of course there were heavier people, but normal-heavy... now I truly see obese kids which is worrying...

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In my country something that puzzles me is how fat younger people are getting... I don't know if they are just lazy or they eat like there is no tomorrow... when I was a teenager of course there were heavier people, but normal-heavy... now I truly see obese kids which is worrying...


Trust me.. no matter how bad it is.. your country has nothing over the U.S..my cousin visited from Nigeria last year and as I was driving her to around she was really quiet.. suddenly she turned to me and said.."I find it fascinating that the homeless people you have around are so overweight." I thought the remark was disparaging but still rather insightful...the portions served at some restaurants out here are astronomical it makes no sense..

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Trust me.. no matter how bad it is.. your country has nothing over the U.S..my cousin visited from Nigeria last year and as I was driving her to around she was really quiet.. suddenly she turned to me and said.."I find it fascinating that the homeless people you have around are so overweight." I thought the remark was disparaging but still rather insightful...the portions served at some restaurants out here are astronomical it makes no sense..


Haha, I know. I have lived there... but we have, or used to have, a Mediterrean diet which is not so greasy and fatty as other countries and people usually have not been that fat, at least not in younger years but what I see now saddens me.

 

Maybe it is because I was very active and athletic from the start and my school was very pushy to involve everyone in sports which was a very good thing, but now I guess young people have other priorities (twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp...)...

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In my country something that puzzles me is how fat younger people are getting... I don't know if they are just lazy or they eat like there is no tomorrow... when I was a teenager of course there were heavier people, but normal-heavy... now I truly see obese kids which is worrying...

It's a mix, along with the added in factor of children simply not being allowed to be active. We've become (only speaking for America) such a paranoid society that it's become an odd sight for children of a reasonable age to be given the freedom to just "play," for lack of a better word.

 

During summers way back, I'd come home from camps and basically head off with my friends on bikes, and usually wouldn't come back until it was dark. Whether it was riding bikes, playing sports, or just moving, that was the "norm," something which I feel rarely exists anymore today...

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Perhaps, this should be renamed 'What are you weighing today'?

 

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Speaking from the smug lofty heights of my 8% BF
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Perhaps, this should be renamed 'What are you weighing today'?
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Speaking from the smug lofty heights of my 8% BF

That reminds me of the title of a collection of cartoons by Nicole Hollander - "I'm Always the Perfect Weight for My Height, Which Varies".
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Give me pointers, I know my pants are a bit wrinkled. Had to give a small casual presentation today. 

 

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Humble musings:

 

  1. Don't wear a tie with that look; it's too casual.
  2. Roll the sleeves up a little.
  3. Wear a brown belt.
  4. Shoes are baller.
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Humble musings:
  1. Don't wear a tie with that look; it's too casual.
  2. Roll the sleeves up a little.
  3. Wear a brown belt.
  4. Shoes are baller.

Those aren't braces - that's a backpack. I'm sure that there's a belt underneath the OP's left arm. Shoes are baller - agreed on that point.
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post
 

It's a mix, along with the added in factor of children simply not being allowed to be active. We've become (only speaking for America) such a paranoid society that it's become an odd sight for children of a reasonable age to be given the freedom to just "play," for lack of a better word.

 

During summers way back, I'd come home from camps and basically head off with my friends on bikes, and usually wouldn't come back until it was dark. Whether it was riding bikes, playing sports, or just moving, that was the "norm," something which I feel rarely exists anymore today...

Absolutely... same here... 

 

 

End of the off topic, apologies.

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If you are going to wear a tie, wear a jacket. Or at least a cardigan.

 

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Originally Posted by deluxea View Post
 

Give me pointers, I know my pants are a bit wrinkled. Had to give a small casual presentation today. 

 

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