Turk didn't make claims about being 5% bf when he wasn't (he wasn't, and he was leaner than you were), or eat a sandwich morning of the show for his carb up, or have a "game plan" to not come in his best because he needed to stroke his ego and get a trophy. I'm just curious to see how your pics turned out, and see this massive vein, and how dry you were, etc etc etc...
I'm still curious, because I'd like to know this.... if you were 5% with some fat still visible on your stomach, what % was Munzer?
Go and look at JB's training log for his most recent prep pictures. He is roughly 5 weeks out at the moment. Those are current pics for a guy that is competing very soon posted on this forum. He is an experienced competitor and knows exactly what he is doing.
Tunen has also done the same the last time he competed. Check back through his thread history.
Flex has trained and done diet prep for a few people here. You may have noticed the threads. You may have noticed he works with pros. He gives diet advice: you listen!
I think it is enough to say that IS has competed and knows his nutrition. He doesn't exactly need to prove himself.
After reading some of the last posts I want to add something:
If brazilian BB are 9% BF onstage, looking ripped as they look then... choose between those:
a) BF measuring protocols are SHIT.
b) Brazilian phisiologists don't know shit about how to apply those protocols.
I don't want to sound harsh, but I think answer A is the correct one. I mean, all we heard some BBs step ontage @ 3-4% bodyfat. That makes no sense with those studies ironslave posted.
No way, it's impossible to have that BIG difference (3% - 9%). Something must have been done wrong.
Anyway, just stop fighting, guys. I truly believe Duality got your point and you got Duality's one.
That is a total of 7 studies that are producing results showing contest shape BBers are no-where near as lean as most would claim. As far as I can tell the methods were pretty sound.Quote
Here's another study on the elite BBers:
I've also previously posted the study on the accuracy of the various BF measures. Calipers are notoriously unreliable, even with a skilled operator. They are only really useful for progress.Quote
My overall point being that just because a caliper says something doesn't make it so. In fact there seems to be some evidence that competition lean is not as lean as many would like to believe.