2011/10/08

Daily tip #34| How long?..

How long does it really take to get that (six pack, I assume.) you're aiming for? Well...

A six pack starts showing at 10% of your body fat, though, some people get it at 12, some at 7, it's not really pin pointed, everyone is different, after all. What would be 10%? If you weigh 100 pounds, you can only have 10 pounds of fat on you, otherwise, you won't have a defined six pack.

To safely lose weight, you only need to reduce your calorie intake by 20%, it is not healthy to go straight from fried chicken to only salad, even if it seems great.

To calculate bodyfat, you can't guess. There is a million of ways to calculate your body fat anything from a flotation tank (25,000$+) to weird looking scale machines which you can use for a dollar, what works best though (besides the flotation tank) is a skinfold caliper, and it only costs 15 dollars.


You might have heard about rules such as 'you should lose 2 pounds a week'. Unless you weigh over 300 pounds, this can lead to mal-nutrition, which is dangerous. Remember, try and reduce the calorie intake by 20%, this will keep you safe from mal-nutrition and burning muscle.


I'll soon be showing you how to calculate how many calories you need per day, and how to balance.


Do not forget to drink a lot of water, not underestimate sleeping properly, stop making common mistakes to become happier! 

25 comments:

MadnessCore said...

hmm interesting information
following (:

Technosauce said...

Thanks again for a worth while post!

Pat Hatt said...

Yeah not overly hard to get, just to make it show.

hoaks2 said...

Hard as hell to get. Too bad that, due to my body type, I get a one pack. Meh.

Leah said...

Slow but sure... and SAFE. Thanks for the tips. I shared your post on Twitter. :)

Max Power said...

slow, i cheated and had a pastrami sandwich today, yummy, i'm ready to diet for the rest of the week.

Dylanthulhu said...

As an obese man... I find this difficult to stomach.

My 2 Pesos said...

As a very skinny man... I find this difficult to stomach.

aLH3x said...

Thank u!
"I'll soon be showing you how to calculate how many calories you need per day, and how to balance."
I'll wait for this !! :P

my day in a sentence said...

So I'll never have it. :D

Gizmo said...

I'm not so obsessed to have six pack, I train just to relieve stress

To Tipota said...

Great post mate, i'm trying to lose weight at the moment and I will try not to exagerate after reading your post. Keep it up

Lord Phrozen said...

Yes! I don't really get all that calculation stuff so I'll be looking forward to that article.

DEZMOND said...

I have a six pack but it doesn't show under all my fat :)

Paulxi said...
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Paulxi said...

Ohhh, I didn't know that they started showing at around 10%. Most things I've read have said something along like "It takes x number of days working out to get a six-pack." Thanks man. I just started following :D

Pieter said...

I heard about the clippers. But I'm not really worried about my body fat tbh :P.

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

I think some people can work their muscles to achieve that effect easier than others. It might be a genetic factor. I've had a six pack for years doing simple abdominal exercises and watching my diet, but many of my friends have a hard time flattening their stomachs even with some vigorous workouts.

I've lost weight several times over the years only to gain most of it back. You're right that losing 2 lbs a week might sound like an easy goal but keeping it off is a completely a different story :-)

Great post!

Orang3 said...

Is healthy to have <10%? body fat?

Hasidic Plumber said...

If you are not massively overweight, losing 0,5% - 1% of body weight per week is appropiate and healthy.

aki! said...

Reasons why I'll never have a six pack. ..And i'm okay with that.

Crisalys said...

I'm ok by not having a sixpack. (: However, I'm interested in the methods you described to measure body fat. I'll be looking forward to that.

Damon said...

interesting info (:

Major.Mack said...

thanks

Funny Pets said...

I want some abs!

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