What's your BMI?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mickle, 10 Apr 2010.

  1. 29 @ 6'1" and 16st mines. Borderline obese!

    Clearly got some work to do.
     
  2. KevinG

    KevinG Active Member

    Location:
    Berkshire
    I think mine is the same at 14 stone and 5'10".

    Although I accept that I could lose a bit of extra timber, I'm fairly solidly built, always have been, broad shouldered and nobody agrees that I am borderline obese! Far from it!

    I think the BMI system is a bit antiquated and makes no allowance for build type. It just gives a doctors a common system to measure everyone by.
     
  3. Cubist

    Cubist Still wavin' Moderator

    Location:
    Ovver 'thill
    :smile:

    Went for a "well man" check the other day. I gave up the fags last August and have enjoyed my food a bit too much since. My BMI is (according to the Nurse), 34, which I think is officially "fat f*cker" :blush:.

    BMI is absolutely useless without a skinfold measurement or whatever to look at percentage body fat. BMI is a guide, but lean muscle weighs more than fat, so the majority of rugby players, for example will have high BMI's.
     
  4. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
  5. downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

    Location:
    'ampsheeeer
    180 !!!

    :blush:
     
  6. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    5'8" & 12st 8lb
    26.8 over-weight :smile:... body fat measured about 9 months ago 8.6% :blush:
     
  7. eldudino

    eldudino Bike Fluffer

    Location:
    Stirling
    Used to be 37.7 (have I got the top trumps?), now 26.2.

    6' tall, 87.5kg, I used to be 126kg!!!
     
  8. IIRC Im 5'9 & 1/4" and I'm 9st10 if the BBC calculator is right that makes me a BMI of 20.12.
     
  9. Chrisc

    Chrisc Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    23.4 now but last June I was overweight at 27, or as my doctor kindly put it, a bit of a fat ba***rd...
     
  10. eldudino

    eldudino Bike Fluffer

    Location:
    Stirling
    That's nearly Nicole Richie territory, mate! :blush::smile:
     
  11. JtB

    JtB Executive Rooster

    Location:
    North Hampshire
    22.5
     
  12. XmisterIS

    XmisterIS Purveyor of fine nonsense

    I think BMI is a whole handcart full of crap!

    I am 6'0", 34" waist (should be 32"), weight of 85Kg. I therefore have a BMI of 25.4, which classifies me as "overweight". When I have a waist of 32", I weigh 80Kg, I have almost no fat whatsoever, yet I still have a BMI of 23.9, which is still "overweight". To get down to BMI "normal" I would look like a skeleton.
     
  13. eldudino

    eldudino Bike Fluffer

    Location:
    Stirling
    Anything below 25 is in the 'healthy' range. BMI doesn't account for muscle mass though so athletes find it difficult to go by but for the general public I don't think it's too bad a tool.
     
  14. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    We must not be looking for excuses.:blush:
    I think quite a number of regular cyclists could never be described as athletes.:smile::blush::eek:
     
  15. eldudino

    eldudino Bike Fluffer

    Location:
    Stirling
    I meant real athletes, not us bunch of soft-pedalling lardo's!
     
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