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AlanSnyder AlanSnyder
Sun, Jan 3, 2010 14:01
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BMI Question
OK this might need to be somewhere else, but here goes nothing.

BMI - the Body mass index is taken by measuring your height and scale weight. I'm not sure the computations, but they must be pretty well set.

Now I am trying to lose weight. I am doing a mixture of cardio and strength building exercises. As I work cardio I seem to lose scale weight but as I work strength and build my muscle mass, my scale weight inches back up. (Increasing my BMI again).

Based on height and scale weight only, some of the body builders in Muscle magazine would have a much higher BMI than actual overweight people with huge layers of body fat.

What is the balance required? I have both weight and strength tests required to maintain my occupation. However they use BMI to track overweight standards.

So how do I reduce my BMI and keep my strength up for the other tests?

amethystrse amethystrse
East Meadow NY
Sun, Jan 3, 2010 21:01
Most places measure BMI not only by weight and height but also by measurements. You can tell by the measurements on someone's body if they're muscular or fat.

boston0108 boston0108
Sun, Jan 3, 2010 23:01
BMI Problems
BMI readings for athletes and bodybuilders will always give bad results based on the calculations. BMI doesn't take into account that you may be overweight because of your lean body mass, not body fat. If at all possible, if I were you I would worry about BF % and your measurements rather than your BMI. If your BF% is 10-20% but the BMI calculator says you're obese I think it's safe to say you're doing alright.

AlanSnyder AlanSnyder
Tue, Jan 5, 2010 22:01
Thanks - Suggestions on workouts?

Do you have any suggestions on workout focus? Cardio mostly and strength to maintain?

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