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8/31/12 5:42 PM
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ArtMinaj
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 6 feet tall and 187 pounds.


*gets eating disorder*

8/31/12 8:44 PM
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B.M.I isn't really that good a gauge

True, you could be 187 lbs of pure fat couch potato, but you could also be 187 lbs of ripped professional athlete and B.M.I won't acknowledge the difference. Its way too black and white to really be of much use.
8/31/12 10:22 PM
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 that's why BMI is nonsense...your BFP is where it's at...the different in terms of popularity? the amount of work that  goes into measuring each. BMI = plug your height and weight. BFP either get calipers, water immersion or wrist, hips, thighs, neck, etc measurements...oh nooo lifting a finger! In fact, if you need some formula or system to tell you how fat you are...guess what? you're probably fat.

I like Steve Maxwell's approach "If the pinch of skin on your gut is bigger than the one on your cheek, you're overweight." 
9/1/12 3:32 AM
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I don't think its nonsense but I agree its not a good guage. A guy who is 6' and 250lbs, whether it be fat or muscle, is not going to be as healthy as a guy who is 6' and 170lbs Phone Post
9/1/12 9:00 AM
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So you saying that I am fat Lee?
9/1/12 11:12 AM
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Dunno, I'll look at your pics later Phone Post
9/1/12 11:26 AM
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Almost everyone I know has a BMI that is "overweight" BMI is garbage...it's also where they get the numbers of everyone being obese in America. Are we fatter here? Sure but using BMI doesn't really show the truth.

9/1/12 11:42 AM
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I just can't seem to win with Mr. Remedial.


Nothing I do will be good enough.
9/1/12 12:18 PM
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Your Facebook doesn't have many full body pics but I will say yes, you look like a bit of a tubster Phone Post
9/1/12 12:49 PM
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*induces vomitting*
9/1/12 2:29 PM
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 Leigh you're right about health but to say they're obese is ridiculous (not saying you've said that but BMI sure does) and also according to "jeremy hamilton" 

"This is the STRENGTH and Conditioning forum. Go to the health forum if that is what you want to talk about."

lmao ^
 
also Pat Barry's numbers = 46.1 which is morbidly obese 
9/1/12 2:43 PM
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Right but BMI isn't about sports performance. BMI is the title of the thread so I was giving an explanation. Phone Post
9/1/12 3:43 PM
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Do I look fat in these shoes?
9/3/12 2:36 PM
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Leigh -  Right but BMI isn't about sports performance. BMI is the title of the thread so I was giving an explanation. Phone Post

  I know, mate. I was just joking. 
9/4/12 5:43 PM
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 BMI says I am overweight as well. I weigh about 168-170lbs and am 5'-7" tall. When I do BMI stuff it recommends that I weigh 140 lbs. I have not been that light since the 1980's.

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9/10/12 3:32 PM
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I was at 6% BFP in college and was overweight according to BMI and it wasn't like I was carrying a crazy amount of muscle
9/11/12 11:51 AM
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BMI is garbage, waist circumference is a much better gauge especially for males. Phone Post
9/11/12 1:51 PM
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Leigh -  I don't think its nonsense but I agree its not a good guage. A guy who is 6' and 250lbs, whether it be fat or muscle, is not going to be as healthy as a guy who is 6' and 170lbs Phone Post

You've lost all credibility with this statement.

You should know that weight/height ratios do not determine "healthiness".

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9/11/12 2:32 PM
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Leigh -  I don't think its nonsense but I agree its not a good guage. A guy who is 6' and 250lbs, whether it be fat or muscle, is not going to be as healthy as a guy who is 6' and 170lbs Phone Post

You've lost all credibility with this statement.

You should know that weight/height ratios do not determine "healthiness".

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You've lost all credibility by not understanding the rudimentary biology of the cardiovascular system. Phone Post
9/11/12 5:23 PM
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Leigh - 
kroddy_man -
Leigh -  I don't think its nonsense but I agree its not a good guage. A guy who is 6' and 250lbs, whether it be fat or muscle, is not going to be as healthy as a guy who is 6' and 170lbs Phone Post

You've lost all credibility with this statement.

You should know that weight/height ratios do not determine "healthiness".

-km
You've lost all credibility by not understanding the rudimentary biology of the cardiovascular system. Phone Post

Lol good one.

Well let me ask...what do you mean by "healthy"?

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9/11/12 5:38 PM
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No. Phone Post
9/11/12 6:13 PM
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Okey dokey.

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9/11/12 6:15 PM
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 that took a weird turn...Leigh is right though...Kroddy, what make you think a 300 pound lifter is "healthier" than a lean and fit 170 pounder? 
9/11/12 10:08 PM
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 5'10 185 ~10% body fat.  If I'm wearing a loose shirt I look like I don't even lift.  Overweight :(

It's not a good for athletes, but for the average person, it's a more PC way to show someone they are over weight rather than just have them look in a mirror.
 
9/13/12 1:28 PM
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