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Old 09-20-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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Figuring your BMI?

Does any body know how to figure your bmi? (body mass index)
I know you have to have your hight and weight, but how do you figure it?
I can use the onlIne caulators but I wanted to figure my own bmi.
and I realize you can not figure your muscle mass when figuring bmi.

I do know the numbers=

1. a bmi of 19 under indicates you are under weight.
2. a bmi of 20-24 normal weight.
3.a bmi of 25 29 indicates you are over weight.
4.a bmi of 30 or more indicates you are obese.

Most of you know this, but for the ones that don't here it is, if you know what your bmi is, it may help you to figure out a good goal weight for you.
in a safely/healthy and time matter.

if your number is above 30, obesity is associated with an increase risk for heart disease,diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases.

 
Old 09-20-2006, 08:26 PM   #2
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Re: Figuring your BMI?

This way Chevy:

BMI = Weight in pounds divided by height in inches SQUARED multiplied by 703.

 
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Old 09-21-2006, 09:27 AM   #3
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Re: Figuring your BMI?

Thanks,
but I don't understand?
can you give me a math course...lol

 
Old 09-21-2006, 03:46 PM   #4
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Re: Figuring your BMI?

thing is the BMI imho isnt something you should strive for.

its a number but you should target where you feel happy

if you look fine now but not happy since you arent hitting bmi then you arent happy in yourself

what i do is hit what ive never been before which is the mid 13's and thats it

if i lose another stone its too far and i will be worried too much about putting weight on but im using the 13-14stone mark as a leeway so i can enjoy myself and keep control without going overboard

 
Old 09-22-2006, 03:55 PM   #5
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Re: Figuring your BMI?

I dont care much for BMI as it doesnt really take into account for muscle mass. I suppose it could be more accurate for women, but I still perfer gauging one's bodyfat percentage for either sex. According to BMI I am overweight at 6'0 199 lbs., but my bodyfat is below normal.

As far as Lenin's description it looks something like this: weight/(height)squared = x. So x multiplied by 703 = BMI

For example: Let's say you are 5'10 and 200 lbs. So, 200/70 squared = 200/4900 = .041

x = .041

Now, .041 multiplied by 703 = 28.82

BMI = 28.82

According to BMI, a 5'10 person would roughly have to be under 175 to be considered "normal". At 6'0 about 184 lbs. and at 5'8 roughly 165 lbs.

 
Old 09-22-2006, 04:26 PM   #6
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Re: Figuring your BMI?

oh ok thanks dave,
I don't care to much for the bmi neither, just don't really trust those online caulators.
I guess them bim's tells us were way over weight if we go beyond 25, but kinda useless like we don't know?...unless someone was wanting to know what goal weight to set.

 
Old 09-22-2006, 04:32 PM   #7
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Re: Figuring your BMI?

I agree chevyman.

 
Old 09-22-2006, 08:52 PM   #8
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Re: Figuring your BMI?

Thanks,
but it sounds to damn complicated for me, never was good with Math.

 
Old 09-23-2006, 01:58 PM   #9
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Re: Figuring your BMI?

Wow... that formula makes my BMI 2 points higher than any of the "online" calculators I have tried! YIPES!

 
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