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    My % body fat has dropped about 1%, but I swear my pants fit considerably tighter in the waist. Does that make any sense? Has this ever happened to you? A professional trainer has been measuring my %bf with calipers (7 sites). The readings around my waist seem to be going down a little - BUT tighter pants????

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    Your legs might have gained some mass or you might have gained lean mass in the torso if you didn't have any before (although that is hard to do).
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    If you've been working abs or obliques, your waist can grow from the muscles getting bigger.

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