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ThunderCat30
06-25-2008, 12:42 PM
Question in regards to BMI (Body Mass Index)

I've been looking online and found out how to manually
calculate and also found automatic converters.

I'm at 5'10" at 210lbs and am considered to have a BMI of about
27. This is considered over weight.

My question is, are they referring to the average Jill or Joe who
may have never worked out? Or are they taking in an athlete or
someone who has a large amount of muscle mass?

According to them, I shouldn't weight more than 175lbs which for
my frame would be quite skinny....

I'm currently cutting and plan on losing another 22lbs at least. Therefore
I'd be a weight of about 190lbs which would still be "considered" over
weight.

Just wondering how it works exactly?

I thank you all for your time.

WillKuenzel
06-25-2008, 01:01 PM
Don't go by the BMI. For the average person, yeah, it semi-works. For athletes, not at all. Normally, I sit around 5'10" 225lbs, but at 8-10% bf. That would make me obese but I've really yet to see an obese person with visible abs. The BMI doesn't take anything else into consideration other than height and weight. If you keep gaining muscle that's just more weight. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it makes your BMI look worse.

Find somebody capable of taking your body fat percentage if you're worried about it.

ThunderCat30
06-25-2008, 02:23 PM
Don't go by the BMI. For the average person, yeah, it semi-works. For athletes, not at all. Normally, I sit around 5'10" 225lbs, but at 8-10% bf. That would make me obese but I've really yet to see an obese person with visible abs. The BMI doesn't take anything else into consideration other than height and weight. If you keep gaining muscle that's just more weight. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it makes your BMI look worse.

Find somebody capable of taking your body fat percentage if you're worried about it.

Thanks for your insight, I appreciate it.

Looks like we share the same opinions. I always wondered how someone
at 210lbs with abs starting to show would be considered "obese".

I'm not overly concerned about it as I let the mirror and how I feel be the best judge and only weigh myself once a week.

From what it looks like, BMI is used for someone who's never trained or
dieted before.

Thanks for your input HomeYield :D

Phenom
06-25-2008, 11:26 PM
BMI is the dumbest thing evar.

deeder
06-25-2008, 11:51 PM
BMI killed Tupac.

Phenom
06-29-2008, 01:55 PM
BMI killed Tupac.

Biggie Mass Index :confused::confused::confused:

Spartan936
06-29-2008, 03:36 PM
BMI ruined my marriage, and stole my dog.

faster
06-29-2008, 04:36 PM
BMI killed my father and raped my mother.

Phenom
06-29-2008, 05:50 PM
BMI took me to the park and bought me dippin dots. Sucks for you guys.

Erich03
06-29-2008, 06:20 PM
BMI kicked my dog.