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22-10-2013 22:04 #71
22-10-2013 22:07 #72
I usually sit at about 75kg. Im 172cm tall and wear size 12. BMI is 25 (healthy)
I was at 70kg which was ideal for me, but i got a bit slack, then i fell pregnant.
Im currently 31wks, 87kg (was 75kg prepreg).
22-10-2013 22:07 #73
157cm 53kg BMI 21.5 size 8-10 depending 10s are bit big ATM
22-10-2013 22:37 #74
BMI is not an accurate measurement of body fat. Someone was wondering why their husband has a higher BMI than them when he's fitter etc? Well BMI makes no allowance for the relative proportions of bone, muscle and fat in the body. But bone is denser than muscle and twice as dense as fat, so a person with strong bones, good muscle tone and low fat will have a high BMI.
Also, our bodies distribute fat differently - this is evident in the various body shapes we all have - and this also affects accuracy. To that end, what is considered underweight, ideal weight, overweight and obese is essentially bogus.
175cm and 90kg for me. And I'd blow the BMI to hell as I'm 6 months pregnant. HAHAHA.
22-10-2013 22:41 #75
If you keep just that little bit of fat over it and don't lean out to much I think that helps with the shape too. Women have this real misconception that touching weights will turn them into heman but you only get that ripped look when you drop to a really low body fat. If you stick around 20-30 % you still have that muscle built underneath but the extra body fat gives you the soft curves. Women (unless they have some imbalance) just simply don't have enough testosterone to build muscle like men. Those huge body building women you see are on testosterone shots and steroids.
I squat 100kg, deadlift 120kg and bench 60kg but I don't think I at all look like a man. I mean bench has probably been the only thing that's kind of bulked me up top but I'm naturally broad in the shoulders.
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22-10-2013 22:41 #76
22-10-2013 22:47 #77
I don't think you look like a man either, Trusty. But in addition to your training, you would have revised your nutrition too, wouldn't you?
22-10-2013 22:47 #78
Remotes? Cant feel it, ds's pencil case? Nope dont realise.
One time ds was looking for his stuffed dog he sleeps with. Dh said "your mother is prolly sitting on it" i was so offended! "I think i would know if THAT was under me" *stands up* *see's stuffed dog under me* we were all in hysterics
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22-10-2013 22:49 #79
22-10-2013 22:54 #80
In general I eat way more food now because of my training. For example when I go to the gym I drink a whole bottle of powerade and a protein shake that has about 30gr carbs and 30gr of protein. I haven't tracked my macros or calories for a while but I'd say I'd eat around 2000 calories a day and about 200gr of carbs (which is apparently on the lower side but not as low as it had been in the past.If I don't eat enough carbs and protein I risk loosing my muscle and strength.
I know I could easily go on a keto diet (low carb) or cut my calories to 1200 to get much leaner but I would never sacrifice my muscle for that. I'm hoping to compete at national level next year and there are girls in my division who deadlift 180kg, bench 80kg and squat 160kg so I have a lot of work to do and not eating will not improve my chances.
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