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Old 03-29-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: NJ
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bmi is the same calculator for a man and woman?

i got a 27.4 which puts me in the middle of the overweight category.

but i have only a small amount of fat on my body.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: NJ
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That's actually excessively low for non-bodybuilders, isn't it?
i believe it is too low to be true. its not impossible but to get that low is very challenging and i believe that guy said he doesnt watch what he eats or go to the gym.

i have no clue of my bodyfat %. you used to see people on bodybuilding forums and they would post a picture and ask people to guess. its funny because very few really have any clue, and they guess based upon what others have said. if you were lean enough, people would usually say around 10%. nowadays it seems to be common practice to raise that more to 15-17%. but i really dont know what any bodyfat % looks like, if anyone can find some kind of chart with example pictures that would be great.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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Again, depends on the body composition. For some people who are muscular, 185 is hardly overweight, while if I saw a 5-10, 145-pound man, I would consider him flimsy, unhealthy or both.
I agree, Lucario. It really does depend on body composition. However, to use myself as a test case, I didn't look "fat" at 185, and I don't look "skinny" at 155. I have a lot more muscle definition at 155 then I did at 185 ... probably the same amount of muscle, just less body fat so it shows through more. Six months ago, I would have thought a 155 lbs guy looked like he was going to blow away, but looking at myself .. no, I really don't look like that. I look pretty solid... slender to be sure, but solid.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Memphis, TN Metro Area
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Default The Other Problem

No, I'm not overweight now, but did carry an extra 5 or so pounds when I was at my regular weight.

I was put on prescription pills which have made me go from 115 lbs to 94 pounds, and no I am not happy with my weight.

I'm lifting weights, and trying to build muscle weight...and hoping I can change this medication soon.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I'm not fat (size 31 pants), but I'm not as fit as I'd like to be. I'm in my 30's now, so it's harder to keep the flab and love handles off.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I'm not fat or even overweight (5'3 123 lbs) but I am very diligent about what I eat and working out in order to maintain a healthy weight.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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There is a different calculator for men and women


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Old 03-31-2011, 09:57 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Nowhere near. Size 0 is baggy on me. (No, really. )
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I'm skinny, BMI is slightly underweight. Lifting weights & eating a lot of protein to gain muscle.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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A guy at 150 lbs is a boy!
Alright just joking but seriously how is there any room for fat on any normal length guy at 150 lbs? .
I sure hope you're kidding because there's plenty of room. It all depends on height. I saw DFOR's picture and he looks great! My guy is like that and has fat in all the perfect places.

As for me, no I'm not fat. Yes, I'm happy with it although hey it could be better. For me, it's all a matter of eating right period. If I gain or lose weight because of that so be it. I won't diet or excessively work out to be skinny. I work out several times a week and that's enough for me.
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