I'm more curious about the photos which people view as being most similar to their bodies
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Lock down can do that you.
Yea the lack of activity was killing me... Seriously
How have you been coping @Sparda20xx
I go for walks, usually at night or early morning
That's because women are biologically supposed to have more body fat than men, as energy storage to be used during pregnancy. That's why it's harder for women to lose weight than it is for men.
Didn't knew that women had a harder time losing weight than men. That even things out.
... No, it's because this graphic ^ up here is wrong and inaccurate in terms of presenting true photos of the various percentages for the females.
@Thatsamazing "On average, women have 6 to 11 percent more body fat than men. Studies show oestrogen reduces a woman's ability to burn energy after eating, resulting in more fat being stored around the body. The likely reason is to prime women for childbearing."www.sciencedaily.com/.../090302115755.htmAlso I don't really care whether or not the chart is accurate. I'm more curious to see what body types GAG users have, and this chart provided a decent amount of different examples.
@mistixs Uhh... the entire reason people are answering your question at all in the first place is specifically because they're comparing themselves visually to the graphic you posted, and you're saying you aren't concerned with whether it's accurate. That's... very odd.
@Thatsamazing yes, they're comparing themselves to the pictures in the graph I posted. That's the reason I posted it.
... I know. And it's not accurate.
@Thatsamazing well then it's great that this is a casual poll and not a fitness class
Women have different fat compositions because they have significantly lower lean body mass than men.The average man has approximately 25 pounds of extra muscle compared to the average woman, this obviously causes a dramatic difference in lean mass to fat body compositions.And since muscle is the single most important burner of energy in a human body (tied by brain depending on your lean mass), this difference is the cause behind the larger energy expenditure of men.Women being able to store "more fat" than men because of "estrogen" is a bunch of unscientific nonsense.Nothing can affect how you store fat, because it's a process that has to obey the laws of thermodynamics.Women simply burn less calories than men because of their different body compositions and smaller size, that's why they gain more weight.
@Kurαȷ yeah and that has nothing to do with extra fat storage being needed in case of a pregnancy?
@Kurαȷ also I don't think "smaller size" matters because height doesn't have a correlation with whether or not you're overweight. There are skinny and fat people of all heights.
How do you determine it?
@mistixs I'm an athlete and have my stats measured before tournaments, I have one coming up :)
There are fat scales for it (I think), the tech works on electrodes. It basically looks like a weight scale.
Ayy, how long? I used to box as a kid then they asked my parents to sign a waiver or something and I was like nah : ) (I know not the same)
@sensible27 Boxing is cool!! I've been in the sport for 12 years now, I'd kick your butt >:3
Eh I like the spirit but I doubt ; ) national athelete? By professional I assume you meant you get paid for it, is that your full time job?
@sensible27 I was about to go pro 2 years ago but fucked up my health, I never gave up the sport but there is no way I will get back to where I was. Life took a different route anyway, but I still compete and train a lot :)
If that's you passion you shouldn't give up on it : ) although I am personally repulsed to the idea of someone wasting thier entire lives on a barbaric sport. I'd rather do f1 than this but you probably know more about this than me. All I'm saying is the world is amazingly beautiful, enjoy.
@sensible27 Hehe that last one really made me smile! And you are absolutely right. I am glad I didn't go pro, I absolutely adore the sport, and making it my job would've probably ruined the "spark" for me. I was disappointed for a while but I have many underlying injuries and would have probably retired at 30 with a severely broken body D: