Body Mass Index

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    May 09, 2009 10:49 PM GMT
    1. What is your current BMI?
    2. What is your target BMI?
    3. How many pounds (more or less) until you reach your goal?

    Calculate your BMI: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bmi-m.htm

    1. 20.3
    2. 24
    3. 26.45

    Maybe RJ could add BMI as a search criteria... it's much better than using height + weight ranges (when all you want is some specific body shape) or relying on how people label themselves (slim, normal, etc)
  • Sirkit

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    May 10, 2009 12:18 AM GMT
    Not sure it would help narrow anything down really. All the information on the site is self reported and BMI's don't really say anything about body type per say (except at the extremes).
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    May 10, 2009 2:33 AM GMT
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    May 10, 2009 2:48 AM GMT
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    ditto.... according to this scale I read they determined Evander Holifield was obese....ugh...no.


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    May 10, 2009 2:49 AM GMT
    well technically by BMI.. I'm Obese.. so.. I wanna lose enough weight to not be Obese... sooo.. I was thinking.. I could cut my legs off.. but, there would be a problem see, I'd drop weight and height you see, so I'd still be obese.. So.. I'm going to cut my arms off..

    I need someone to help me masturbate... my nose is sore..
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    May 10, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    BMI is useless for athletes.

    I am "overweight" (BMI of 26.1) Look at my fucking photos: I have a 31 inch waist. Do I look "overweight"?


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    May 10, 2009 2:56 AM GMT
    I have a BMI of between 28 to 32, depending on what time of year it is. That's says I'm obese. Clearly, I'm not.

    BMI is garbage, garbage, garbage, and a waste of time.
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    May 10, 2009 4:02 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidwell technically by BMI.. I'm Obese.. so.. I wanna lose enough weight to not be Obese... sooo.. I was thinking.. I could cut my legs off.. but, there would be a problem see, I'd drop weight and height you see, so I'd still be obese.. So.. I'm going to cut my arms off..

    I need someone to help me masturbate... my nose is sore..


    icon_idea.gifIf you amputated only one leg and (for balance) the opposite arm, you would still have one upper limb available for masturbation and you wouldn't lose any height.

    I have always taken a bit of offense when my primary care physician gently reminds me that with a BMI of 26.3, I am significantly overweight. This BMI crap is little more than a medical astrology reading. It cannot possibly reflect upon your health unless it takes into account your body fat and muscle composition. As the last line of the Square Pegs theme song used to go..."one size does not fit all."
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    May 10, 2009 11:53 AM GMT
    The BMI has several problems

    Muscular athletic individuals will have a high BMI because of the large muscle mass...muscle also weighs more per unit volume than fat.

    Individuals with muscle wasting can have a normal BMI inspite of being obese.

    BMI measures total body fat and not fat distribution. Fat in the abdomen has far more adverse health consequences than fat located in the arms and legs.
    A way to measure fat distribution is the simple waist measurement or the waist to hip ratio. Physicians are starting to use waist measurements. There may be a time that the BMI is replaced by the waist measurement.

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/abdominal-obesity-and-your-health.shtml
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    May 10, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    Well, as one who is going to speak in favour of BMI, I think you need to remember that BMI is actually very accurate for the majority of the population. How many elite athletes are there in this world, or bodybuilders for that matter?

    And it's a good guide for the lay person to understand where they stand regarding their weight.

    A lot of people object to BMI because they think they are outside what they think they should be.

    My BMI:

    Current: 25.29

    Target: 24.1

    7.7lbs to lose before June 1 when I go on holiday.
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    May 10, 2009 2:59 PM GMT
    BMI is of use for sedentary people with no muscle, perhaps for women too.

    Body composition is what really matters. And the mirror. Look in the mirror.

    Actually I wouldn´t mind gaining a few kilos more, but of muscle, and at the same time cut a few kilos of fat. If a doctor told me I was overweight I would probably strip off to prove I wasn´t.

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    May 10, 2009 3:34 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidBMI is useless for athletes.

    I am "overweight" (BMI of 26.1) Look at my fucking photos: I have a 31 inch waist. Do I look "overweight"?


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    LOL LostBoy I think the BMI is right in your case. You're just sooooooo lard-looking.


    JK! You've got some nice muscle definition. Certainly not obese.
    And yes, I agree that the BMI is sometimes pretty crappy. I don't need a friggen numerical scale to tell me if I look like a cow. It's called EYEBALLS! And a mirror lol.
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    May 10, 2009 5:57 PM GMT
    (slaps torontoguy22222222222222)
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    May 10, 2009 6:22 PM GMT
    Lostboy said If a doctor told me I was overweight I would probably strip off to prove I wasn´t.


    If I told you you were overweight, would you strip for me too?

    My doctor sees me naked almost every time I have a checkup, its called standard of care. If I had a suspected skin cancer for instance I would want him to notice it and refer me to a dermatologist. In February I dropped my drawers and he told me to get a hernia fixed - I knew it was there and apparently underestimated the urgency of it.
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    May 10, 2009 9:00 PM GMT
    Everyone is expecting too much from the BMI. I don't care what BMI means as a diagnostic. BMI is useful as a gross filter of bulk, with or without muscle. It is still better than height-weight ranges, where you can find the maximum weight with the minimum height and vice-versa. Filter with BMI first and then use another finer criteria.

    For those who are not into much bulk, what difference does it make if a BMI of 26 is made of fat or muscle? A man with a BMI of 26 laid over me is surely a breathtaking experience (pun intended).
  • Rookz

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    May 10, 2009 9:31 PM GMT
    Wow... this one is a lame trend.

    One system does not define all.

    If we were to use a system of calculating how many calories your suppose to eat, there will be different results for there's numerous figures to use, not just one.
  • ilprincipe

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    May 10, 2009 9:39 PM GMT
    Looks like it's almost unamimous - for RJ guys, BMI doesn't work... with body fat around 10 and a waist a little less than 30", BMI says I'm on the border of being too heavy... heck, I'm trying to eat a little more to keep from dropping below 145...
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    May 10, 2009 9:59 PM GMT
    Its been said, its a joke.

    I am 6' 191lbs, 46c 32w 17a 15% bf

    Im obese according to that.
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    May 11, 2009 9:56 PM GMT
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8035241.stm
  • momewrath

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    May 11, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
    BMI is definitely a good scale to go by when you're starting out in weight loss and have been a sedentary person, but no more than that.

    I just joined a new gym and got a PT after being a little bit too sedentary in hitting the weights. Previously, most of my workout came from walking around the block a couple times a day. Hitting the gym to get so much better results than what I did alone to drop 90 pounds.

    According to the log so far, on 4/26 I had a BMI of 28.6 and BF of 23.6%. At the last check on 5/3, I had a BMI of 28.6 and BF of 21.4%. So, either this means that all the hard work isn't paying off or I'm just trading about equal amounts of muscle for equal amounts of fat. I'd rather think the latter.
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    May 11, 2009 10:26 PM GMT
    you don't want to see me with a BMI below 25.. I look like a stick figure..