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5/25/13 10:15 PM
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FatFrenchFry
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And she told me I'm obese.
I know I've put on a bit of fat in the last six months, but really Doc?
They still use the BMI it seems
5/26/13 2:28 AM
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Hahaha BMI is a joke... I'm borderline obese(BMI) luckily my Dr has a brain and knows it doesn't apply to people with muscle. Hahaha Phone Post 3.0
5/26/13 2:39 AM
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What's your weight/height?
5/26/13 4:09 AM
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What is your bf %age? Phone Post
5/26/13 12:02 PM
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Haha...I got the fat kid talk from my doctor this year too. I'm 5'10", 200lbs and around 12% bodyfat. It was soley based on BMI. He even said "you look good, you don't look fat but I have to say something because your weight and BMI are so high". He didn't really get on me to lose weight but told me I shouldn't gain anymore weight...I'm up about 30lbs in the past 3 years.

I'm going to keep lifting heavy and not worry about my weight as long as my bodyfat stays stable or decreases. Phone Post
5/26/13 1:09 PM
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Leigh
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I think BMI is somewhat relevant to health. A 5'10 270lb bodybuilder at 8% bf may be very lean but its still a huge stress on the heart. Phone Post
5/27/13 11:47 AM
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Leigh -  I think BMI is somewhat relevant to health. A 5'10 270lb bodybuilder at 8% bf may be very lean but its still a huge stress on the heart. Phone Post

This makes sense. The heart has to work harder to support extra weight wether it is fat or muscle.
5/27/13 12:35 PM
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That's a rather extreme case...the way I hear it you need to be more concerned about visceral/abdominal fat because it affects organ function. That's why in the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome they measure waist size and don't use BMI.
5/27/13 3:47 PM
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Leigh
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Yes that's true. Fat weight is worse than muscle weight. Still, I'm fitter and healthier at 150 than 170, even at the same bf %age. Phone Post
5/27/13 11:16 PM
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HULC - What's your weight/height?
180cms, 95kgs. So not obese yet, but close on the graph she showed Phone Post 3.0
5/27/13 11:17 PM
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Leigh - What is your bf %age? Phone Post
17-18% according to bio impedance scales.
31 years young Phone Post 3.0
5/28/13 1:33 AM
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You could do with bringing that down a bit Phone Post
5/28/13 3:41 AM
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Leigh - You could do with bringing that down a bit Phone Post
Bodyfat%. Definitely. Let myself slip. Feel best around 15%. Lowest I've been was around 10 when I was competing, and was low on energy ( the diet likely played a big part in that).
Funny how when you're muscular people comment on how fit you are, even though you feel essay better lighter (me at least) Phone Post 3.0
5/28/13 4:43 AM
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How was your bloodwork? Phone Post
5/28/13 3:37 PM
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I have to admit, that although I have been much bigger and stronger at certain times in my life, I seem to perform my best at a bodyweight of between 155-160 (I am 5'-7" tall). At this weight I seem to be able to be lean and fit and strong in a good combo.

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5/29/13 7:39 AM
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Leigh has it right. It's way, way better to have a BMI of 25 and have a bunch of muscle than to be at 25 and have a gut, but it's still harder on your body than being muscular and having a BMI of 15.

THe BMI is still used (at least in the states) all the time for this reason.
5/29/13 7:46 AM
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A bmi of 15 would mean you are extremely underweight. Phone Post
5/29/13 7:49 AM
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I think the BMI is dangerous on the other end of the spectrum. You can have a person with no muscle mass, yet a lot of fat, weigh into the healthy weight range Phone Post 3.0
5/29/13 8:28 AM
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Yeah, its not an ideal or even the best scale but in conjunction with bf %age, its not as bad as people think.

For reference, I have a BMI of 24.5 under 8% bf and not overly muscular. Well, you guys have seen my pull up videos
5/29/13 1:55 PM
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BMI is amazingly incomplete as an assessment of physical health. I.score worse that a friend of mine who is fat as hell, because i have twice the muscle he does. I hit into the 30's but only have a 36 inch waist. Phone Post
6/3/13 3:55 PM
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I remember at my office we had a group of RN's that came in and drew blood to check peoples cholesterol, glucose, BP etc. The RN went through mine and said they were the best he'd seen. But I'm 5' 10'' / 195 lbs that's not a good ratio it put's your BMI and 30 or whatever. The guy literally took up 2 chairs, I was like pal you've got no right to be calling me or anyone else fat. I'm in great shape, been lifting / working out for years so I'm used to hearing it.
6/3/13 4:21 PM
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I think health care practitioners are starting to clue in that bmi is not the be all end all. I recently got great life insurance rates with my wife and I have a bmi of 36.

The nurse did write to the company that I have a different build compared to most with that high of a bmi though.

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