Am I SKINNYFAT? Need help(PICS)

Hello MFPers,I'm currently in(and have been stuck) in a weird situation due to inconsistency. I would like to know if you could estimate my body fat based on my pictures?
Should I cut?
I have love handles but also can see my ribs,all my back bones,shoulder bones,sternum,clavicles,they all stick out but I still have love handles and a pouch which is terrible. I've never spent a dedicated amount of time building muscle but I do lift but I doubt there's much under there.
Any help appreciated.

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  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,151 Member
    You lift?
  • strong_curves
    strong_curves Posts: 2,229 Member
    When you say "you lift" what do you mean exactly? Are you doing a program like strong lifts?
  • SwoleTroll
    SwoleTroll Posts: 9 Member
    Liftng4Lis wrote: »
    You lift?
    Is that a sarcastic question,or condescending?
    If not,then yes. I haven't been consistent though....

  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,151 Member
    SwoleTroll wrote: »
    Liftng4Lis wrote: »
    You lift?
    Is that a sarcastic question,or condescending?
    If not,then yes. I haven't been consistent though....

    NO it was an inquiry, as to if you're doing a progressive lifting program.
  • SwoleTroll
    SwoleTroll Posts: 9 Member
    5 rep max;
    Squat:190
    Deadlift:215
    Bench:125
    Oh press:90
    Pendlay row:100
  • SwoleTroll
    SwoleTroll Posts: 9 Member
    Liftng4Lis wrote: »
    SwoleTroll wrote: »
    Liftng4Lis wrote: »
    You lift?
    Is that a sarcastic question,or condescending?
    If not,then yes. I haven't been consistent though....

    NO it was an inquiry, as to if you're doing a progressive lifting program.

    Sorry,I wasn't trying to sound rude I just wasn't sure.
    Whenever I go to the gym I do compounds and try to beat my previous 5 rep max and throw in some 10x3 isolation. When I don't go to the gym
    I do Bodyweight exercises.


  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,151 Member
    SwoleTroll wrote: »
    Liftng4Lis wrote: »
    SwoleTroll wrote: »
    Liftng4Lis wrote: »
    You lift?
    Is that a sarcastic question,or condescending?
    If not,then yes. I haven't been consistent though....

    NO it was an inquiry, as to if you're doing a progressive lifting program.

    Sorry,I wasn't trying to sound rude I just wasn't sure.
    Whenever I go to the gym I do compounds and try to beat my previous 5 rep max and throw in some 10x3 isolation. When I don't go to the gym
    I do Bodyweight exercises.


    No worries.
    Work on the consistency part. A progressive lifting program, like SL 5x5 etc, would help.
  • SwoleTroll
    SwoleTroll Posts: 9 Member
    Liftng4Lis wrote: »
    SwoleTroll wrote: »
    Liftng4Lis wrote: »
    SwoleTroll wrote: »
    Liftng4Lis wrote: »
    You lift?
    Is that a sarcastic question,or condescending?
    If not,then yes. I haven't been consistent though....

    NO it was an inquiry, as to if you're doing a progressive lifting program.

    Sorry,I wasn't trying to sound rude I just wasn't sure.
    Whenever I go to the gym I do compounds and try to beat my previous 5 rep max and throw in some 10x3 isolation. When I don't go to the gym
    I do Bodyweight exercises.


    No worries.
    Work on the consistency part. A progressive lifting program, like SL 5x5 etc, would help.

    That's my problem and I agree. Consistency is the main issue. Do you know what a rough estimate of my BF% is?
    Also is cutting my best option?
    Like o said,I have love handles but I can see every bone in my body.
    Thanks
  • SwoleTroll
    SwoleTroll Posts: 9 Member
    Liftng4Lis wrote: »
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    Difficult to measure by that.
    20-22%?

  • KikiBerry
    KikiBerry Posts: 64 Member
    If I were in your situation I'd focus on recomp. Eating at maintenance and following a progressive lifting plan. It seems like if you were to cut at this point you'd be disappointed with the results.

    Use the pix you've shared here as a starting point and get on a lifting program, stay consistent and take progress pix again in about 4 weeks and adjust as necessary.

    Good luck on your fit journey.
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 46,688 Member
    Looks like genetically you hold most of your fat around your waist. You have some vascularity around your arms and collarbones are prominent. So I wouldn't term you skinny/fat.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

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  • nvmomketo
    nvmomketo Posts: 12,020 Member
    edited December 2015
    SwoleTroll wrote: »
    Difficult to measure by that.
    20-22%?

    That would be my guess for you too. You are well on the way.
  • SwoleTroll
    SwoleTroll Posts: 9 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    Looks like genetically you hold most of your fat around your waist. You have some vascularity around your arms and collarbones are prominent. So I wouldn't term you skinny/fat.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

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    Yea my body is in a weird situation,which is why I'm confused most of the time.
    What would you suggest I do?
    Cutting until the mini pouch and love handles is gone?
    It honestly sucks because I don't seem to have very much muscle.

  • SwoleTroll
    SwoleTroll Posts: 9 Member
    nvmomketo wrote: »
    SwoleTroll wrote: »
    Difficult to measure by that.
    20-22%?

    That would be my guess for you too. You are well on the way.

    Well on the way?
    To what?
    Can't tell if that's a good or bad thing depending how you mean it.
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 46,688 Member
    SwoleTroll wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    Looks like genetically you hold most of your fat around your waist. You have some vascularity around your arms and collarbones are prominent. So I wouldn't term you skinny/fat.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

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    Yea my body is in a weird situation,which is why I'm confused most of the time.
    What would you suggest I do?
    Cutting until the mini pouch and love handles is gone?
    It honestly sucks because I don't seem to have very much muscle.
    Continue with calorie deficit. See where you are in a month and then reassess.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

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  • codsterlaing95
    codsterlaing95 Posts: 221 Member
    edited December 2015
    Cut until fat is gone/satisfied with fat levels and then proceed to bulk for a solid year. What is your height/weight anyway?
  • SwoleTroll
    SwoleTroll Posts: 9 Member
    Cut until fat is gone/satisfied with fat levels and then proceed to bulk for a solid year. What is your height/weight anyway?

    6'1 190
  • opalsqueak007
    opalsqueak007 Posts: 433 Member
    Hello. I don't think you are "skinny fat". It's just that you tend to carry weight on mid section. Perhaps some bodyweight exercises on top of your lifting (that is what sorted out my mid section). Body fat I would estimate maybe 20% max. You look very young so you've got it all in your favour, unlike me in my 50s. Best of luck.
  • cafeaulait7
    cafeaulait7 Posts: 2,459 Member
    You look like a male version of what I have going on, maybe. Your frame is wide/big and that's why you see the bones, not because you are too skinny there. I'm trying to cover up my ribs with muscle, because they do get pretty prominent at goal weight!

    But you aren't too skinny to cut, imho. Then you could bulk to put on the muscle you're looking for. Do the progressive lifting while you cut, too, of course.