I havent found much use for impedence either, but calipers can be useful ... no so much as to establish body fat percentage, but more to monitor change. I find them useful to let me know if my BF is going up or down ... I adjust roadwork (and sometimes diet) accordingly.
Originally Posted by HappyOldGuy
You're in good company. This link is to a list of olympian athletes that are either overweight or obese according to BMI:
Originally Posted by Nihonto
It has always been said that BMIs innacurately predict athletic/more-than-avg muscular people as obese.
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BMI has more to do with life expectancy. the heavier u are in proportion to height no matter how low ur bodyfat the more likely u are to die younger. according to my doctor
I hate BMIs, and I lose a bit of my sanity (and hair) every time I see some study of "obesity" where the researchers' only tool is BMI. No disrespect intended to Judah Maccabee, but I've grown progressively more convinced that the BMI has done more harm than good in terms of statistical "findings" every time I see a new one trotted out.
There was a good article from The New Republic on the subject, but it's not on their website any more.
Edit: antman, your doctor is not entirely correct.
-Flegal et al., "Excess Deaths Associated With Underweight, Overweight, and Obesity"
Relative to the normal weight category (BMI 18.5 to <25), obesity (BMI ≥30) was associated with 111 909 excess deaths (95% confidence interval [CI], 53 754-170 064) and underweight with 33 746 excess deaths (95% CI, 15 726-51 766). Overweight was not associated with excess mortality (–86 094 deaths; 95% CI, –161 223 to –10 966). The relative risks of mortality associated with obesity were lower in NHANES II and NHANES III than in NHANES I.
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Ya got nothing to worry about.
Originally Posted by Nihonto
thanx Macho. I got the gist of it even though it could probably be dumbed down somemore for me. I try to look at bmi relative to bodyfat composition.
are there any mortality rate studies on athletes.
Agreed. After years of Circuits leading to Weights Circuits leading to Weights, I was 13stone 3lbs (same as Rocky Marciano!) and 5'7". Nobody could keep up with me in Eyeballs out mode in the normal Circuit Class and in straight forward Weights and Rower, the Gym Instructors couldn't keep up with me - except the Pec Dec which is not my friend.
Originally Posted by The_Tao
13stone 3lbs = 83Kgs = 185lbs (I think). And I was cycle commuting over 50 miles a week plus my warm up before the weights was 30mins on Treadmill (off-peak times).
Muscle weighs more than Fat. The BMI is for fat bastards who do not exercise.
(Wish I could do that training regimen today - ah, well, slowly does it...)
BMI, my nemesis. I recently tried to get some additional life insurance and the rate quote came back over double what I anticipated due to BMI. I weigh about 220-lbs, am 5'11" with about a 34-in waist. My chest is about 44-46". Neck is about 17-18"
If I were to comply with the weight range in the BMI, I'd look malnourished. Seriously, I wouldn't look right at all. I was always just under the maximum weight for my height in the military too, but I always had perfect PFT's. How many 200-lb+ guys do you know that can run 3 miles in under 18 minutes?
One of the guys I roll with has it worse than me though. He has a 32-in waist and his chest is about 50" or more, and I think he weighs about 240-lbs and about the same height. He's freakishly strong.
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