I've been looking around a lot of the online BMI and weight analysis calculators and all of them say I fall in the average weight category for my age/sex/height etc. One of them said I'm within a few pounds of my ideal weight. The weird thing is, I have always looked very skinny. I'm not weak skinny, I can lift weights heavier than my average-build friends but nevertheless I still look skinny. So how is this possible?
One other thing I'm wondering is if I am an average weight, should I only be thinking about bulking myself up with freeweights rather than just trying to fatten myself up?
Don't rely on those 'things'
It'll vary from person to person.
I'm considered overweight for my height I think.
Dont worry about it, before I started my bulking cycle I weighed 5-10lbs less then my friends but I could lift more on most exercises (i was almost all muscle, i had very low body fat). If you want to gain weight, make sure you gain it as lean mass by working out and eating right.
Meet PR: 290lb bench press, 505lb dead lift @ 190lbs
Current Training: Yoga and Weightlifting
5'11'', Male, 175lbs, age 22