It is currently Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:50 pm
Schteve wrote:So how good do you think BMI really is as an indicator of whether you need to lose weight or not and how much? Sure it can be ok as a rough guide, but I think there are lots of important things it doesn't consider.
Just for fun, I decided to calculate Jonathon Brown's (Brisbane forward and one of the fittest men in the AFL) BMI. It turns out he is overweight and should eat less, and do a 45 minute walk every day!
Another example, bone density. Bones are heavy, and on my father's side of the family they tend to have very dense bones, which tends to make them heavy even if they don't look overweight.
Also, I have read many times on this forum that muscle is heavier than fat. If you are working out a lot to lose weight, and replace the fat with muscle, aren't you going to get heavier?
What do you think?
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