Usacomp2k3 wrote:Fighthouse wrote:What I don't get, is that somebody my height can be as little as 145lbs and still be considered healthy. I think the last time I weighed 145 was 7th grade, maybe?
I'm 5' 11.5" and 140lbs. I'm definitely underweight.
Look around you. Some people are just physically larger-framed. On top of that, people are proportioned differently, with long or short torsos or legs. Yes, larger-framed people, like anyone else, are pretty likely to carry some extra weight these days. Do you really think that someone who wears a size 48L coat and someone who wears a size 38 at the same height have bones of the same mass? That's just ridiculous.ozymandias wrote:Personally, I do not not believe in "heavy bones". All people I know who claimed that also had heavy bottoms, backs, bellys...
Usacomp2k3 wrote:I'm 5' 11.5" and 140lbs. I'm definitely underweight.
Wintermane wrote:For some the bmi cant be used. I am fat thats for sure but I cant use the bmi because my body isnt normal shape. I have shorter then normal legs and a much larger upper body then a normal person. My old doc said I have the legs of a 5 foot man and the upper body of a 7 foot man... I kinda look like shrek in fact.
Some people have much longer then normal limbs others have shorter.. some have no necks others very long thin necks. Some people have a pronounces hump on thier backs and a sway back others do not. And yes some have heavy set skeletons and flabby hunks of muscle as well as flab.
If your doc only looks at one number and doesnt examine you closely then leave them as they are total rubbish and as likely to get you killed as anything else.
sluggo wrote:The BMI calculator tells me I wouldn't be underweight until I'd dropped down to a weight I haven't seen in 37 years (when I was 14). I just don't see how this thing is really helpful in any meaningful way.
Just for fun I put in the weight that my father was at after he'd gotten amoebic dysentery in the Phillipines during WW2. Three weeks of diarrhea and 70 lbs lost - he would have been at 15.4 on the BMI.
GeForce6200 wrote:Great way to get in good shape. If anyone is wondering I plan on serving in the SWCC.
Forge wrote:GeForce6200 wrote:Great way to get in good shape. If anyone is wondering I plan on serving in the SWCC.
SouthWestern Christian College? Soil and Water Conservation Committee? King Fahd's Saline Water Conversion Company?
I kid! Swick are good folks in my books.
A better measurement is body fat percentage
Forge wrote:I'm happy that I've lost a bunch of weight and am getting a little bit of definition. It looks like I'd pass the 0% body fat mark about 40-50 pounds ABOVE the BMI cutoff for obesity.
BMI = garbage. I'm 6'4" and 270, and I have *maybe* 20 pounds of fat on me. 30 at the outside. BMI says I have to be at around 210 just to START being in the high end of the healthy range.
Forge wrote:When I'm in the pool and I breathe out, I sink. I don't even have to fully empty my lungs, simply breathing out roughly half my lung volume is enough. I consider myself overweight but not obese. My BMI is 32.1.
BMI = teh sux.
lordtottuu wrote:A regular workout routine actually takes a lot more determination and discipline than you'd think.
That's why commuting using human power is so easy. It becomes second nature. I drove to work once after biking for 3 months, and I felt like something was missing.derFunkenstein wrote:Also once a habit is developed it's easier to maintain than getting into the habit in the first place.
derFunkenstein wrote:lordtottuu wrote:A regular workout routine actually takes a lot more determination and discipline than you'd think.
I think some people find it easier than others, just like everything else. Plenty of folks *enjoy* intense physical activity. I work with a guy who runs a minimum of 5mi per day solely because he loves to do it. He's been doing it since he was in high school, and he turns 50 next month.
Also once a habit is developed it's easier to maintain than getting into the habit in the first place.