What's your BMI rating?

Discussion in 'The VIP Lounge' started by Alfer, Jun 14, 2007.


What's your BMI rating?

  1. Underweight

  2. Normal

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  3. Overweight

    0 vote(s)
  4. Obese

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  1. Alfer

    Alfer New Member


    Per Center for Disease COntrol and Prevention:
    Calculate your BMI here

    I'm right at the tippy top of the "Normal" scale for my height/weight.
  2. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Dunno for sure. I think BMI is BS. Just my opinion of course. I think that my ideal weight for my height should be like 165lbs. :roll:
  3. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    It shows me at 26.1. But I've never really been a big fan of the BMI as the numbers don't compute for people who are in excellent shape and say your fine for people who are not. I'm not in excellent shape, but I'm in fair shape.

    Any number of top notch athletes will show as overweight to obese due to muscle mass. I'm just under 6' tall weigh 190lbs and fit comfortably into 34" jeans but just barely fit into a size 44 suit jacket (which annoying comes with 38" pants if you aren't willing to spend a bunch of money on a suit).

    Without taking into account body fat, resting heart rate and blood pressure I think the BMI scale is useless. My friends mother is 5'4" and 124lbs. But she has high colestorol, high blood pressure, an approaching 90 resting heart rate, thinks 5lb dumbels are way to heavy to exercise with and recieved quite the shock when she got on my mothers body fat scale which told her she was almost 40% fat.

    However I also think a lot of people try and use the big bone structure or muscle mass argument who shouldn't. Who cares what your weight is and to a certain extent your body fat %, if your cholestoral, blood pressure and heart rate are all in check and 40 minutes of cardio doesn't destroy you.
  4. Colton

    Colton New Member War Zone Member

    Actually, you need to add Obese. Alot of us can be "overweight" and not look fat (5lb - 10lb overweight), but obese is a whole different story.
  5. Chris White

    Chris White New Member

  6. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    Shoot! You're right I forgot to add "Obese" to poll and now iot won't let me..maybe a mod can add it for me??
  7. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    I agree, don't tell me you don't trust BMI because it says Shaq is overweight. If you're telling me you're 7'3" and solid muscle fine, but I've NEVER heard that argument from anyone who looks like Shaq.
  8. Chris White

    Chris White New Member

    Obese added.
  9. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

  10. RicP

    RicP New Member

    BMI is a crock, plain & simple.

    When someone 6'4" 210lbs is called "overweight", it's fairly easy to dismiss. :)
  11. Zak

    Zak Active Member War Zone Member

    Yeah baby. i'm Obese! 33.2 DMI. 6' tall and 245 pounds. BMI is a pretty bad factor to determine whether or not you are overweight, as said before for people that are in good shape, or lift weights it's pretty bad. I do have a little to much fat on me but not what i would call obese. 36" waist but wear a 48R jacket. Was a powerlifter for a few years and put on a good amount of mass for that. I think i should be 165. That is never going to happen.
  12. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    6'4" 203 and still hangin onto normal.

    So those who now dismiss this what DO you trust to determine if you're "normal", "overweight" etc etc? Ya just wing it?
  13. John F

    John F Active Member War Zone Member

    Overweight! :( BMI of 26

    "Through concentration, I can raise and lower my cholesterol at will." Dwight Shrute

    "Why would you want to raise your body cholesterol?"

    "So I can lower it."
  14. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Consumer reports.
  15. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
  16. John F

    John F Active Member War Zone Member

    Overweight. :( BMI of 26.
  17. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    I think there is too much focus on weight. Focus instead on resting heart rate, blood pressure and cholestorol level. And to a lesser extent body fat percentage. When all those are in check, I don't care what your height to weight ratio is, you're in good shape and at an appropriate weight.
  18. Jason Lorette

    Jason Lorette Active Member

    BMI is saying I'm overweight...but I have a lot of muscle from years of sports and not a lot of fat...on a small frame (5'8")...thus I don't think my 165lbs is overweight.
  19. Mikael Soderholm

    Mikael Soderholm Active Member Donor

    21, normal 8)
  20. AndrewM

    AndrewM New Member

    A doctor? Body fat percentage (reasonably measured). The general proportions of a person. Any indicator that just looks at height and weight is worthless, I can post up a picture of two people, both the same height and same weight (say 6' and 265lbs), one will be obese, the other one will be in the top 5% when it comes to health/fitness, yet a BMI will rate both of them obese.

    Lance Armstrong is "overweight" according to the CDC BMI site as an example.

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