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The Weight Journey of Reddit User Chaedu: a Body Composition Analysis

Read how Reddit user Chaedu went through a weight loss journey with stronglifts and modified diet. Learn from his experience to achieve your own fitness goals.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 6'0" man showing a snapshot of 200 pounds at a height of 6'0
[BoC] 26/M/6'0"/200lbs
Originally posted on /r/BulkOrCut


A Reddit post by user Chaedu titled [BoC] 26/M/6'0"/200lbs, shares his weight journey with the goal of getting a second opinion about cutting to lower his body fat. The user had been doing stronglifts and bench press and pull-ups with inconclusive results. He then decided to look more into lowering his body fat percentages, which involves modifying his diet.

Body Composition

Body composition is used to describe the percentages of fat, bone, and muscle in the human body. It is essential to understand that there are ideal patterns of body composition that vary for each individual. However, the before and after body composition analysis can document the results or non-results of any weight loss program. In this case, the user aims to have lower body fat percentages while maintaining or increasing muscle mass.

Stronglifts Workout

Stronglifts is a weightlifting program that consists of five compound movements: squats, bench presses, deadlifts, overhead presses, and barbell rows. The user had been doing it for a couple of months with optimal results, including squat at 230, bench 200, and overhead press 120. The user had a reasonable base in strength training, which supports his future goal of maintaining or increasing muscle mass when cutting.

Weight Loss Journey

The user had difficulty getting conclusive results by doing bench press and pull-ups randomly. After trying out stronglifts, the user discovered that he had more potentials to increase strength by doing compound movements. However, the main goal of the user is to have lower body fat percentages while maintaining or increasing muscle mass. To achieve this, he modified his diet, introduced more protein, vegetables, and lean meat while cutting back on sugar and carbs.


Reddit user Chaedu's weight journey shows the importance of trying new programs to find something that fits your body type and fitness goals. He realized that lowering body fat percentages is not just about exercise but also has a connection with diet. His story serves as inspiration to those wanting to lose weight and maintain or gain muscle mass. Before starting any weight loss program, consult with a medical professional, and remember that every body is unique in composition and response to one program to the other

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