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Started By hammer (Herkimer, NY, U.S.A.)

Started on: 4/4/2006 5:18:44 PM, viewed 868 times
How big to compete?

Hey guys

I was wondering if anyone out there can tell me what kind of size it takes to compete at the natural bodybuilding level. The thought has crossed my mind but I wasn′t sure if I "measured up" or not, despite having a good overall physique and shape. My top measurements at 5-11, 232 pounds (albeit with a few too many pounds of bodyfat) was 18.5 arms, measured cold, 51 inch chest, 28.5 inch thighs, and 18.25 calves. Having lost 23 pounds recently through dieting and 4/week cardio, I′ve lost some size but not all that much (17 3/4 inch arms for example) while getting down to a 34-inch waist.


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KR0ME (London, S, England) on 4/4/2006 6:45:38 PM

I think you have got plenty of mass by a long shot. I mean pro bodybuilders compete with 18 inch arms.

afrdmd (Bala Cynwyd, PA, U.S.A.) on 4/4/2006 8:32:18 PM

I would think that you should strive for a low bodyfat level of 5-10%; size don′t mean squat if you look like a pile of lard.

KR0ME (London, S, England) on 4/5/2006 10:47:05 AM

Wait a minute….pile of lard!!??

If you read his post correctly you would see that he has lost 23lbs while maintaining around 18 inch arms. I would say this guy looks far from a pile of lard.

KR0ME (London, S, England) on 4/5/2006 10:53:26 AM

Who says he′s not in the 5-10% bodyfat range anyway? Hammer just for the record do you have any idead of your fat percentage because if your fat % is anywhere between 5% and 12% those measurements are very impressive.

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