I'm probably 25 pounds overweight currently. I"m in the process of losing it, but wanted to get a feel for how thick the fat pad is for you folks that are 12-15ish% bodyfat. What do I have to look forward to?
I'm 25 pounds overweight and my fat pad is at least an inch thick--probably a little more. If I could shed that fat pad (highly unlikely), I would gain another visible inch of penis--that would definitely put me in the (visible) 10" to 11" range, lying down, tape measured. Ruler measured, standing up against the wall, that would be 9.75". It's worth going for so I'm definitely on a roll with weight loss.
Oct. '03: BPEL 7.75" x 5" Flaccid 4" x 4"
Feb. '04: BPEL 10.5" x 7" Flaccid 4" x 4"
Oct. '08 BPEL 9.50" x 6" Flaccid 7" x 6"
Feb. '09 BPEL 9.50" x 7" Flaccid 7" x 6.5"
August '09 BPEL 10.5" x 6.5"
February '12 BPEL 9.5" x 6" Flaccid 7.5" x 6.25"
"It's All Good!" Bob Dylan
It's not the gettin' there but the
GOING that's gotta be good.
I'm in decent shape and any excess fat seems to gather on my lower abs rather than my pelvis. The difference between my BP and NBP measurements is just the 0.5" I can push back before pressing on the bone. There's little, if any, fat there at all.
The fat pad thickness is partly genetic and I believe it increases with age even if the body fat percentage remains constant.
I am 58 years old, about 5 11" tall (closer go 6' when younger) and currently weigh between 165 and 170 lbs. I doubt many people would consider me fat. My estimate of current body fat percentage is about 16-17%. I have a scale which estimates this based on electrical conductivity through the skin of the feet, but I also base this on how I look now compared to when I was doing a lot of cycling and had anthropomorphic measurements to determine body fat percentage. My fat pad currently is over an inch but even when I was much younger and at 12-14% body fat it was still about 3/4".
So don't count on shrinking it down to a quarter inch with weight loss.
The fat pad thickness is partly genetic and I believe it increases with age even if the body fat percentage remains constant....So don't count on shrinking it down to a quarter inch with weight loss.
Hey, finally something me & redbear52 agree on
It's near impossible to change the thickness of your fatpad within certain limits. Eventually you'll lose some once you lose weight (yours is at 1", I figure it can probably go down from there). However, I hear its one of the last things to go. As redbear52 said, its genetic; I have heard speculation that its there for sexual function purposes, to provide padding (so you can't completely get rid of it).