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TomCross 02-14-2011 10:52 PM

BMI -Body Mass Index- Calculator
BMI Calculator

Crimson Death 02-14-2011 11:00 PM


Originally Posted by TomCross (Post 1691375)

never go by those.

It says I'm fat which is far from true

You have a BMI of 26.97.

You have a Body Fat Percentage of 18.84% which is wrong I'm around 12% body fat.

Harbinger[TG] 02-14-2011 11:19 PM

Yeah, that thing isn't all that great. And I have never seen a body fat formula use wrist measurements.

StealingYerMail 02-15-2011 01:15 PM

BMI is a useless number. It can't distinguish lean from fat mass. A really muscular person would appear over weight, and a "thin" person who has very little lean mass would appear underweight/correct weight. It can give you a broad idea only if you know your body fat percentage, which is hard to measure on your own. My results on various tests for body fat usually range from 3%-12%. Realistically I'm probably 6-8%.

Honestly, a couple mirrors are your best friend for this.

CrazyBoy78 02-15-2011 08:52 PM

It's cool that the OP wants to participate, but BMI is just outdated. I'm about 6'2" and around 230-something and I'm *apparently* obese. Considering my lean weight is around 180 lbs, I kinda doubt that...

Deuce 02-15-2011 08:56 PM


Originally Posted by Harbinger[TG] (Post 1691427)
Yeah, that thing isn't all that great. And I have never seen a body fat formula use wrist measurements.

I have. The Army uses a wrist measurement when doing BMI for females.

IMO calipers or the dunk tank are a give a much more accurate measurement.

We had guys all the time fail the BMI tape test but they weren't even close to being overweight. Then there was the other side, guys that were fat but tested low on the tape test because they had huge fat necks.

Mar 02-16-2011 03:59 PM

great...I am fat....

SKI008 02-16-2011 04:08 PM

It's just a rule of thumb kind of thing to give you an idea it's not an end all be all test. Obviously it doesn't take into account lean mass vs fat or anything like that. If you aren't a body builder type it will give you a decent guesstimate. If you are, then you already probably know more about your stats than such a basic test will tell you anyway. It's not designed for those people.

Mar 02-16-2011 04:12 PM

too late I just forced myself to throw up several times...

heinous 02-16-2011 04:14 PM

i know i'm slightly overweight.

but that page says i'm at optimal weight so i'm going to say it is accruate... :p

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