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Undwer weight... overweight... WTF?! what is the "correct weight" and how the f~ck do you know how many lbs. you are in excess or shy of said weight?

talk about your all time, stupidest poll ever.
 

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Zonk0u said:
Undwer weight... overweight... WTF?! what is the "correct weight" and how the f~ck do you know how many lbs. you are in excess or shy of said weight?

talk about your all time, stupidest poll ever.
um, dude, wth are you talking about? i dont see any poll? am i blind!?! :confused:
 

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Talk about inaccurate

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http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/calc-bmi.htm

Find your BMI here (BMI is short for Body Mass Index)
That calculator implies that my correct weight is between 125 and 168. I'm 5'9" and if I weighed 125, I'd look like a fugitive from a concentration camp. I weigh 170, so I must be overweight.

Also, as someone else here mentioned, theres no special calculations to account for frame size, sex, or anything else except height and weight.
 

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that BMI calculation thing is a load of horse crap.

6 foot 230 lbs... and it classifies me as "obese" give me a break, Im leaner than 95% of the clysedales out there. :rolleyes: Im not fat, Im big boned, and thick muscled.
 

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relax and forget about the BMI, because it does nothing to take into accont your fitness level or body fat percentage it really isnt of much diagnostic use. they even say so on their own page. they give the example of the 6'3" 230 lbs body builder and the couch potato with the same stats. they bothh have the same BMI.

if you are really worried about whether or not you are lean enough, go get your percent body fat measured. the simple caliper method or the ultra-sound method can't be that pricey....you might even find a trainer at a local university, HS or gym that could do the measurment for you really cheap.
 

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The BMI is intended to be a quick reference. It is often used by doctors or nutritionists as a rule of thumb for calculating a person's weight in relation to where it should be simply because you can do it quickly in your head or on a scrap of paper in a few seconds. It is not intended to be completely accurate. It is only a rule of thumb. Since muscle is heavier than fat, it obviously shows that people with a lot of muscle are overweight. If you want an accurate reading you should to get an underwater bodyfat measurement....
 

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Overweight

What a frustrating web site!
I consider myself in the best aerobic shape I've ever been, but I guess I'm not surprised my body fat is still high.
 
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