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View Poll Results: What is your BMI
Women <18 2 1.80%
Women <21 6 5.41%
Women <24 16 14.41%
Women <27 6 5.41%
Women <30 4 3.60%
Women =>30 1 0.90%
Men <18 0 0%
Men <21 4 3.60%
Men <24 27 24.32%
Men < 27 25 22.52%
Men <30 8 7.21%
Men =>30 12 10.81%
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:35 AM   #41
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I am 5'6" and have a large frame with long arms and legs.

I carry some extra weight around the middle. No complaints yet.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:43 AM   #42
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I am 5'6" and have a large frame with long arms and legs.

I carry some extra weight around the middle. No complaints yet.
I blame my two girls ("Real" and "Spectacular") for the percentage of my BMI that exceeds 25, and I think you can do the same
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:09 PM   #43
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But what is "extra weight?" The BMI Table hits women who have a wide hip structure hard. But the "emaciated #### with 9 inch hips doing flamenco for foreigners" (a Monty Python routine!) would come out well. BMI is too simple of a metric in many instances.
In most instances I don't think it's too simple of a metric, personally--someone with 9 inch hips doing flamenco probably doesn't weigh much, does he (assuming as in all Monty Python skits the dancer is a man dressed up as a woman)?

But there is another tool called the "BAI" (body adiposity index, not blood alcohol index, although that might be interesting too --yeah, I know, it needs a separate poll about "what is your current blood alcohol index?") that is supposed to corelate more closely to fat percentage. It uses a hip to height ratio (but your 9-inch flamenco dancer will still be coming out well, I guess).
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I blame my two girls ("Real" and "Spectacular") for the percentage of my BMI that exceeds 25...
Hopefully, they are twins?
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BMI = 21.1. My partner and I bought a house 3 miles from where I work in mid January. I've been walking to and from work now instead of driving ~40 miles each way. I also cut out most processed food and most grains (no wheat or bread) from my diet and added a lot of salmon. I dropped 20 pounds in 3 months and never went hungry.
I also switched jobs so I will now be on call once every 14 weeks instead of every other week (I did every other week on call for the last seven years!). I am so ready to spend my weekends backpacking and hiking.

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BMI 21.2, bottom 20th percentile for my age (and I am about top 2nd or 3rd percentile for height at 6'3). I think overweight probably hits around bottom 35th percentile (66% of the population is overweight or obese). My BMI was lower when I was growing up and exercising quite often, usually 18-19.
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Here's a BMI calculator that factors in your frame size:
A Healthy Body Weight For Men | LIVESTRONG.COM

"In 1964, Dr. George J. Hamwi published the Hamwi equation in a research article for the Journal of the American Diabetes Association. Since then, medical and health professionals have used the equation to determine proper body weight."

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Here's a BMI calculator that factors in your frame size:
A Healthy Body Weight For Men | LIVESTRONG.COM

"In 1964, Dr. George J. Hamwi published the Hamwi equation in a research article for the Journal of the American Diabetes Association. Since then, medical and health professionals have used the equation to determine proper body weight."
I like this^^^^^^
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Here's a BMI calculator that factors in your frame size:
A Healthy Body Weight For Men | LIVESTRONG.COM

"In 1964, Dr. George J. Hamwi published the Hamwi equation in a research article for the Journal of the American Diabetes Association. Since then, medical and health professionals have used the equation to determine proper body weight."

Interesting. I do better on this one. 4 lbs over ideal weight for a 6'4" male. A medium build but more muscular than average I think. Body fat under 20%
The mirror confirms this IMHO.
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That looks like a good calculator for men to use, Ha.
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That looks like a good calculator for men to use, Ha.
Agree. I just measured my wrist with dental floss, and planned to lay it out against my steel tape, but that appears to be inches only. I don't think I have a tape measure.

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Just out of curiosity, I looked up some actresses' and models BMIs for a reference.

Marilyn Monroe: 20
Twiggy: 15

According to CDC , in 1960 the mean BMI for US males (aged 20-74) was 25.1, and for US females it was 24.9.

In 2000, that number went up to 27.9 for men, and 28.2 for women.

Note how the women have gained ground with respect to men.

Reference: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad347.pdf
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