Functional Strength vs. One-Dimensional Strength

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  1. soliloquy

    soliloquy SS.org Regular

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    they aren't the most defined, but they are abs none the less:
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    only difference is that his abs were the wear point and his entire body was more cut.
     
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    :yesway: Thanks.
    This is nice to hear because it means I'm not as fat as I thought I was :lol:.

    My abs have never in my life totaly disappeared, but at 5'8" 245 they are barely visable even though I train them once or twice a week.

    At 220 they were fit looking but not ripped (skinned rabbit).
    So maybe I'm around 10-12% when at 220ish?

    Need to give up the 6-packs to get the 6-pack :lol:.
     
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    OK? But that guy isn't 30% bodyfat. I'd say 16-17%. Why on Earth would you think that's 30% bodyfat??
     
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    Was gonna say, that doesn't look like 30%.
     
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    That is precisely what screwed mine and yes, I am now working on the stabilisation/support structures. Not that I used the term "Ectomorph" (recognising the proper useage)but I do find it hard to gain muscle, I am skinny and relatively tall (6'1"?)......I enjoy a relatively normal diet and have long since resigned myself to acceptance of that fact and enjoy being toned rather than hulking......;)

    No, I make no pretence towards complete clinical and physiological understanding......I just am what I am /Popeye ^^
     
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    The Reverend GHETTO KING OF SWAG

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    So there's no such thing as relative strength versus absolute strength? For instance, if I'm 6'2", 180 pounds, but stronger than other people, doesn't that mean I'm relatively stronger than them? As in I use more muscle fibers or something?
     
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    soliloquy SS.org Regular

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    i wasn't. sorry, should have clarified, my old gym teacher had similar abs, so more of a definition at 30%
     
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    Wingchunwarrior OVER THE LINE!

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    30 % body fat is deep into being obese, unless your gym teacher had abdominal muscle implants or synthol THERE IS NO FUCKING WAY he had 30% body fat
     
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    USMarine75 Doc McStuffins Contributor

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    Is your gym teacher Zydrunas Savickas?

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    ^ there be 30% bodyfat abs.... I'm sure nobody has ever told him he's fat (to his face).
     
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    Wingchunwarrior OVER THE LINE!

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    umm... He doesn't have abs,[​IMG]
     
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    ^^

    I think that might of been the point.
     
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    Wingchunwarrior OVER THE LINE!

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    I am fail....:noplease:
     
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    soliloquy SS.org Regular

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    humm...unless the fat reader was off.

    its odd how much a difference water, empty stomach and bowels do for the fat reading machines.
     
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    SenorDingDong Smeller of Smells

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    This was my original attempted point (I used the wrong terms, apparently), but I guess it doesn't matter in the end...


    Also, the body fat thing; isn't the (average) human with abs somewhere around 10-15%?


    I know my sister (college athlete) swears that people on her team have 3% or 2% or some ridiculous amount, but I thought the lowest healthy amount was around 5-6%.
     
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    soliloquy SS.org Regular

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    well....if you work out and keep yourself busy, your immune system will be really really strong. as such, guys like my brother in law have a body fat % that ranges from .5 when hes REALLY killing himself in the gym to about 5%. the only time he ever gets sick is when he gets a headache or something and he turns into a total baby as hes not used to getting sick. i think the last time he was sick was like 5 years ago or something
     
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    0,5% body fat when killing himself in the gym?

    Dude, you're dead as fuck with 0,5%.
     
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    You sure that it's 0.5%? Last time I checked going below 5% is dangerous because you'll be dehydrated to the extreme from lack of subcutaneous water, along with the fact that 3% body fat is inside you and is made up of essential fats.
    This is 3% body fat.
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Yep haha..your numbers are totally wrong. Even pros barely go below 5% afaik and that's for a matter of hours for the show. I think most compete around 7%?

    This is apparently 3%, for the record.
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Ninjad haha!
     
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    what method are you guys using for checking body fat?
    there are several different kinds and each tells a different story. let it be the water/dunk test, or the pinch test, or those machines you either stand on, or hold in your hands.

    i always use the electric ones and they each tell me different things :s
     

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