Do most men underestimate how FAT they really are?

I legitimately thought I was 15% Body Fat but it turns I was actually 20% BF

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Don't know about "most" but I had the same revelation reccently.
    >look at visual bf% charts on IST
    >think you're 16-17% since abs and everything
    >measure actual bf%
    >21%

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Why did you think you had abs at 21%

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why does how fat you are suddenly become different after you realise the number is different

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This, unless it is a health issue the number is not going to matter if you go by how you look

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    most men think they are actually better than they actually are, thats why everyone here has 8 inch dick and is 6'2

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw 6'4 but only 7 inch cock
      Should I just end it?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Jokes on you, I'm 6'3 but have a micropenis.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If you can't see your abs then you're not 15% bodyfat lol

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >strongmen being 30% body fat but still have visual abs
      It's nothing personal kid

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        post pics

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    yeah i'm fat as fuck but i still have ab definition in certain lighting so i feel fine about my physique
    >it's just water weight bro

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I rly don't get this obsession with some arbitrary number. Sure, if you are a fat slob don't be happy with that; but if you like what you see in the mirror and others sometimes compliment you, then who the fuck cares if your bf is 13%, 15% or 18,72737372372%.

    Sure, if you compete then that is a different story.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      face leaness, i look amazing at 12% with a chiseled jawline. i look like a potato at 20% bf.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        This. Face aesthetics were my main reason to lose weight, you just look so much better when you have a low bf%.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Because it's a good estimate

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Estimate of what?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Overall Health. The closet you are to 12% body fat the healthier according to science.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            according to who? actual athletes pack a good amount of fat. Not saying you should be a fatass or anything but 12% year round sounds stupid low

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Wasn't he retired when that picture was took?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I guess, but this is him drafted at 22 years old. My point is just that actual athletes at "peak performance" arent as diced as AthleanX wants you to believe

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                you need height, a reasonably high IQ and the ability to throw the ball with accuracy. I guess he has the first and last part

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    yes. ISTizens especially. nobody wants to admit theyre over 20% so you have all those little chubsters going around saying theyre around 18% or something. no youre not, youre a little fat piggy and if you were 18% you wouldnt look like a little piggy as much.
    Also its an utterly useless number thats kinda hard to get so I dont get why gays do it anyways

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >18% delusional cope
      I was reading a /fat/ thread a couple of days back. One 5'8 dyel manlet that weighed 200 lbs was claiming that he was 18% bf and just had a little bit to lose. I had to reply with a bit of a reality check.
      I think it's very prevalent with Americans. Maybe it's because they see so many obese people everywhere they think they're chiseled in comparison

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        yes. ISTizens especially. nobody wants to admit theyre over 20% so you have all those little chubsters going around saying theyre around 18% or something. no youre not, youre a little fat piggy and if you were 18% you wouldnt look like a little piggy as much.
        Also its an utterly useless number thats kinda hard to get so I dont get why gays do it anyways

        Went from 21% to 18% and the difference is big. At 18% you will have a flat stomach, barely any love handles and even though muscle definition is not at its greatest it's acceptable.

        At 18% I can see my upper Abs under good light.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Probably
    >t. over 25% bf
    For me it's easier to think
    "yeah I am fat" vs "I am x fat level"

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    All that matters is FFMI to garner respect.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      But they're only up to FFXVI at the moment, anon.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i'm fat and ugly, i just embrace it now
    i cut down and was pretty lean for a few years but i still had an ugly goblin face and looked like shit unless i was in perfect lighting lol
    i've just embraced the bloatmaxx life now, i truly can't be fucked
    i'm the ugly fat bastard you see in anime who sits in his cave and eats frog soup AMA

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >i'm the ugly fat bastard you see in anime who sits in his cave and eats frog soup
      You must have a lot of sex then

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        unironically, girls with daddy issues find me hot because i remind them of a more mature "father figure" character
        i also have a stern and aggressive personality so they say i remind them of shrek lol
        i get mogged by handsome chads but girls somehow think my "daddy vibes" are hot sometimes, idk what's wrong with them
        i think it helps that i'm pretty big and strong and i have a lot of money (CSfag working at FAANG), so maybe they see me as some betabuxx provider fag?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >they say i remind them of shrek lol

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            i don't mind it, shrek is strong and he's a good father
            if she said i reminded her of that faggy gingerbread man i'd be pissed

            *FAGMAN

            correct, i'm too used to using corporate-friendly language lol

            then you're not ugly, you only think you are. Women are all about faces and if they say that, it's a huge compliment.

            i may just be unconventionally attractive? i heard that's possible
            i literally look like a big fat hairy ogre

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          *FAGMAN

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          then you're not ugly, you only think you are. Women are all about faces and if they say that, it's a huge compliment.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            but he never once mentioned anything about them complimenting his face

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What does it matter? Generally, the reason someone on IST even thinks about BF% is because of how that translates to how their body might look at a certain level. But you can just go look in the mirror and see if you look good or not. If you look in the mirror and like what you see, what the fuck does it matter if it's 12% or 15% or whatever the fuck. Those are just numbers people throw out to get a broad idea figuring out how much weight they need to lose and how long they need to cut for, before they look good.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    When i started unfucking my self i thought i was 40%, was actualy 55%bf.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Absolutely. That 5% is still pretty conservative, most people are off by 5-10% from my experience.
    And the funniest part is when they go on a diet and the scale goes low but they still dont have abs and they start coping about having some unique snowflake unlucky fat storage genetics, simply unable to get abs, they think they cut too hard and lost all of their muscles etc.

    when the simple answer is that no, none of that happened, you were just way fatter than you thought. people seem to think that you need to get to 10% to have abs but in reality you should already have visible ab definition at 15%. And just like you people really think that "yeah im like 15% just need to lose a few kg" when they are truthfully 20-25%.

    and all of these are just arbitrary numbers, i mean it's not up for a debate and it doesn't really matter. if you dont have abs you dont have abs. i dont get it why people insist "but no i am x bodyfat!!" well okay congrats lets fucking say you are 6% bodyfat but if you dont have abs what the fuck does it matter? the answer is always to then just cut more. whatever that arbitrary goal bodyfat of yours is doesnt fucking change a thing you want to be leaner, you need to cut more.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Will Tennyson doesn't have defined abs and he has gotten a full body scan that showed his BF is like 9%. Not saying what you say isn't true in most cases, but how defined you are at a certain bf% still varies widely between people.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. It's a psychological defense mechanism. They know that they themselves got them to this point and they don't want to see themselves as a flawed person. So they minimise and downplay it.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    A body fat scale is 20 dollars

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      those electrical impedance meters are completely inaccurate.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        but thats the thing they arent
        that whole idea comes from people like op who think they are 15% bodyfat then they buy the scale and it shows they are 20-22% bodyfat and then they go on reddit and say that oh no these are way off bro not accurate at all.

        the scales can be off by like 2% which is pretty good considering even dexa scan has similar margin of error.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          They're completely off compared to accurate methods like volume displacement and properly administered skinfold tests. Keep coping with your bullshit bathroom scale.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Skin fold caliper and impedance measurement give a result in the same range, theyre fin3

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Cheap ones don't measure anything. They just give out an estimate based on averages at your age and height.
      Those "measurement pads" on them are there just for a show.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, i look buff in the mirror but fat on pictures taken by others

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