Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mickle, 10 Apr 2010.
29 @ 6'1" and 16st mines. Borderline obese!
Clearly got some work to do.
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.
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" .
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.
5'8" & 12st 8lb
26.8 over-weight ... body fat measured about 9 months ago 8.6%
Used to be 37.7 (have I got the top trumps?), now 26.2.
6' tall, 87.5kg, I used to be 126kg!!!
IIRC Im 5'9 & 1/4" and I'm 9st10 if the BBC calculator is right that makes me a BMI of 20.12.
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...
That's nearly Nicole Richie territory, mate!
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.
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.
We must not be looking for excuses.
I think quite a number of regular cyclists could never be described as athletes.
I meant real athletes, not us bunch of soft-pedalling lardo's!
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