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At 178# & 5'10" "WE" have a BMI of 25.6 = overweight!(10 posts)

At 178# & 5'10" "WE" have a BMI of 25.6 = overweight!rwbadley
Oct 16, 2002 4:06 PM
:-) It looks like WE need to go on a diet! :-P

RW
6'2", 188lbs, DEAD MAN WALKINGniteschaos
Oct 16, 2002 4:27 PM
my BMI is 29, saying I am at high risk of heart disease. How many grossly obesse people ride 140 miles a week? I think that system sucks.
6' 220wink
Oct 16, 2002 6:11 PM
My body mass measure very high, but my bp is 115 over 65, resting heart rate 62 and ride about 150 m per week (weather permitting) bad weather puts me on squash courts against the "flat bellies", I do not think that BMI applies to me at all!
Stouffer's Lean Cuisine again tonightKen of Fresno
Oct 16, 2002 5:01 PM
and another hour on the rollers should help make a dent in that number.

:)
I don't trust BMI at all...PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Oct 16, 2002 5:29 PM
BMI is for an AVERAGE individual. Once your an athlete and either lean or muscular it complely throws that entire formula off. Basically if it says someone is overweight (or underweight) and they don't look it... they are not. Even normal people are under or over when genetically that is what they are predisposed to be and its not unhealthy at all.

Nick
PodiumBound.ca
You shouldn't.look271
Oct 16, 2002 6:11 PM
BMI is BS. The only accurate measurement is to use body fat analysis, preferably water immersion. According to the BMI scales, I should be at around 160. I currently weigh 185 and have had body fat testing @ around 12%. If I were to lose 25 lbs, I'd have to lose a leg!
BMI is misunderstood...Breakfast
Oct 16, 2002 9:33 PM
...Body Mass Index is not for athletes it is a guide for public health statistics.

Basically, it considers the entire population and determines the ideal weight/height ratio based on life expectancy figures and many other factors.

In other words, an athlete's weight, height, muscle mass, fat percentage is averaged over the rest of the entire population which changes these percentages greatly since the majority of people have little muscle and more fat on average.

Just disregard BMI for yourself as an individual. Consider only in the context of a whole population of various sized people.
BMI is misunderstood...(maybe not)KenS
Oct 17, 2002 7:00 AM
I calculated BMI for a group of coworkers of various body types, almost all of whom are active athletes (trigeeks, tai chi instructors, bikers, basketball players, marathon runners, etc.) They were all classified as overweight. BMI categories seem to be more politics than science.
healthy body calculatorEricBH
Oct 17, 2002 4:11 AM
The following link has a calculator for figuring out BMI and how much weight you need to lose to get to a certain BF %., etc. It is somewhat fun to play with. It only shows BMI if you are at an "unhealthy" BF %. You need to know your current BF% to get it to work.

http://www.dietitian.com/ibw/ibw.html
BMI method is not flawed....curtybirdychopper
Oct 17, 2002 3:21 PM
I'm saying the BMI is not flawed...if it is intended for the general non athletic pop., of which many of us are not.

If the BMI is easy to use and gets people in the gym and away from the steakhouse-sized portions, why not use it. If you are in shape and have a super heart rate or whatever, why are worried about BMI anyway.