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

    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

    Ovver 'thill

    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

    North Baddesley
  5. downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

    180 !!!

  6. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    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

    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

    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

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

    JtB Executive Rooster

    North Hampshire
  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

    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

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