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Body Mass Index - How Reliable?
N/A | 07/15/13 | fwdude

Posted on 07/15/2013 9:39:52 AM PDT by fwdude

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To: qam1; SeaHawkFan; wbill
In the 80's I used to work out Dave Draper's gymn in Santa Cruz.
 
He was about my height, as was Frank Zane(That's who I always wanted to like)
 
Arnold is taller than all them.
 
 
BTW, I was working out one day and realized, half way through my workout, that Draper was still doing Abs on the pull up bar.  That's 30 some odd minutes!
 
Asked him how I could do it and he explained it wasn't necessary unless I was going to become a body builder.
 
I never wanted to be as big as these guys so I never did more than 300 reps in a workout.

51 posted on 07/15/2013 11:51:11 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: qam1

I also noticed that you can’t see Arnold’s feet behind the guy kneeling in front. Arnold was obviously standing on something. In addition, I don’t thin is was an accident the kneeling guy was directly in front of Arnold and not centered in the picture.


52 posted on 07/15/2013 11:51:44 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: fwdude

BMI was designed to analyze populations. If you want an easy measure of how obese 100 million people are, then BMI is useful. It was never intended for individuals. Any doctor who uses BMI on an individual is wearing a flashing neogn on he head that reads, “MORON!”

Want to know if you have fat to lose? Look in the mirror. At 55, and at 5’7-8” & 175 lbs, I could afford to lose 15 lbs. If I got down to 155, I wouldn’t be ripped, but I’d be close to it. 160 would be about prime for general health. For me, and my build. Back when I didn’t lift weights, that figure would have been 135-140.


53 posted on 07/15/2013 11:52:44 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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Sorry about the spelling errors. That what happens when you multitask. Hopefully I didn’t send any FR posts to work...

:>)


54 posted on 07/15/2013 11:55:56 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: fwdude

I grew up in gymnastics. The more muscle we developed the more our coaches told us we needed to drop weight because our BMI was high. It wasn’t until my college coach took the time to measure body fat percentage (underwater weighing) that I realized what total bunk BMI is.


55 posted on 07/15/2013 11:56:01 AM PDT by Scotswife
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At 6 feet tall since I was in my teens I was,for years,in the vicinity of 170 (after BCT) to 180 (in my early 40’s).Then my hip went bad,I found it difficult to exercise and got as high as 240.Since then I've lost,and gained,and lost again a lot of weight and am currently at 190,which is close to a “normal” weight for me.Today,my blood sugars are (much) better,my blood pressure is (much) better and,overall,I feel *much* better than I did at 240.
56 posted on 07/15/2013 12:06:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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I couldn’t break above 196 all the way through my 30’s. Then I hit the mid-40’s and slowly have been gaining, up to my high of 247. Have lost almost 10 lbs since then, and am aiming at 200-205, which puts me in the low “overweight” category of BMI.


57 posted on 07/15/2013 12:12:22 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Scotswife

Wrestlers have the opposite issue, trying to lose too much weight. Our coaches were good with the calipers and they’d tell us not to lose any more.


58 posted on 07/15/2013 3:42:08 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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I married a wrestling coach. What a fine line that is!


59 posted on 07/15/2013 6:53:48 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: fwdude

woo hoo...

37.03

now i qualify for disability.


60 posted on 07/16/2013 1:23:26 PM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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