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    Sep 03, 2012 12:13 AM GMT
    They say 250lbs is considered Obese for someone around 6 foot. Or Someone with a BMI of 30, is considered Obese. I find that very odd. I dont feel obese. I've been told I look Big (like a tank) but I never felt "Big and mighty" I just felt that everyone is just smaller than me.
    I've lost 50 pounds of fat and turned it into 50 pounds of muscle. I look leaner and stronger but people still consider the weight as a important factor.

    I don't know any other people around 260 who can run a mile in less than 9 minutes.

    Is a Bmi really somthing to worry about? People worry about weight when all I'm worried about is flab and overhang...and not nessessarily weight.
    Any comments?
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    Sep 03, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    As long as you have a huge neck, it won't matter.
    But us guys with skinny necks and monster frames will always be slatted as Obese...get over it, that and; being called big guy, shopping only online stores, and asked to kick someones ass.
    On the plus side...hell, it's all on the plus side, beware of guys with climbing gear; however.
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    Sep 03, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    Awesome you guys.
  • calibro

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    Sep 03, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
    i've been overweight forever according to my bmi
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    Sep 03, 2012 1:17 PM GMT
    FORTRESS saidThey say 250lbs is considered Obese for someone around 6 foot. Or Someone with a BMI of 30, is considered Obese. I find that very odd. I dont feel obese. I've been told I look Big (like a tank) but I never felt "Big and mighty" I just felt that everyone is just smaller than me.
    I've lost 50 pounds of fat and turned it into 50 pounds of muscle. I look leaner and stronger but people still consider the weight as a important factor.

    I don't know any other people around 260 who can run a mile in less than 9 minutes.

    Is a Bmi really somthing to worry about? People worry about weight when all I'm worried about is flab and overhang...and not nessessarily weight.
    Any comments?


    You've hit the nail on the head - if you're more muscle than fat, youre going to weigh more.. muscle is denser tissue than fat.

    As long as your hip to waist ratio is still good and you can pass a caliper test to show you're not 50% fat icon_smile.gif (as if...) you're fine.

    The standard BMI doesn't relate to athletes by the way - theres a different scale.
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    Sep 03, 2012 1:20 PM GMT
    BMI is not a good indicator of healthy weight if someone has above average percentage of muscle mass.
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    Sep 03, 2012 1:24 PM GMT
    i'm 5'9 and 184lbs = BMI 27.2 = "overweight"

    this shows that BMI is a load of crap and doesn't take into account muscle density. its not a good measure for athletes.
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    Sep 03, 2012 2:05 PM GMT
    BMI = Big Moron Indicator

    It serves no purpose other than to put a medical divide between fat and skinny, and it sucks at that.
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    Sep 09, 2012 11:26 PM GMT
    sc69 saidThe standard BMI doesn't relate to athletes by the way - theres a different scale.



    Good to Know man. I wasn't aware of that.
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    Sep 09, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
    kingmo saidi'm 5'9 and 184lbs = BMI 27.2 = "overweight"

    this shows that BMI is a load of crap and doesn't take into account muscle density. its not a good measure for athletes.


    You look good nonetheless and thanks for the imput.
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    Sep 10, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    BMI is BS. There are many folks listed as "obese" that are fit as an ox. Here's a great read:

    http://www.healthyeatingworld.com/weight-loss/570-a-fantastic-article-on-how-funny-bmi-is-to-calculate-health
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    Sep 10, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    calibro saidi've been overweight forever according to my bmi


    Same, I'm like a 29-30.
  • unicoman1

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    Sep 10, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    My BMI is 32... guess being 5 ' 7 has some disadvantages.. i don't pay any attention to that.. I pay attention to how my clothes fit, how I feel when i see myself. I'm my best and worst critic.
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    Sep 13, 2012 5:22 AM GMT
    smudgetool saidBMI is BS. There are many folks listed as "obese" that are fit as an ox. Here's a great read:

    http://www.healthyeatingworld.com/weight-loss/570-a-fantastic-article-on-how-funny-bmi-is-to-calculate-health


    Nice Article. Thanks.
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    Sep 13, 2012 5:23 AM GMT
    unicoman1 saidMy BMI is 32... guess being 5 ' 7 has some disadvantages.. i don't pay any attention to that.. I pay attention to how my clothes fit, how I feel when i see myself. I'm my best and worst critic.


    I see how that can be discouraging. But I like ur optimism with cloathes.
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    Sep 13, 2012 5:59 AM GMT
    Forget the scales, the measurements, the tape and the freakin BMI.

    It's about how you feel, and how hot you look- Wear it with confidence.icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 13, 2012 6:07 AM GMT
    BMI guidelines are bogus if you are muscular.