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BMI's of champions
« on: January 13, 2016, 10:46:23 am »
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just enjoyed looking at the BMI numbers of various athletes

http://www.runnersworld.com/run-the-numbers/bmis-of-champions-mens-edition

my bmi right now is 20.4 .. i could use a bit more lean mass though and a reduction in ~8-10 lb. of fat.

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Re: BMI's of champions
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 11:38:33 am »
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Interesting. What calculator did you use for yours? I read an article somewhere on the BMIs of past body builders vs todays that was intriguing. I'll see if i can find it and link it.
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Re: BMI's of champions
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 01:00:39 pm »
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Žydrūnas Savickas (4x WSM) - 49.3

1.91m/180kg

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Re: BMI's of champions
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2016, 06:22:00 pm »
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Interesting. What calculator did you use for yours? I read an article somewhere on the BMIs of past body builders vs todays that was intriguing. I'll see if i can find it and link it.

yo!

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm



Žydrūnas Savickas (4x WSM) - 49.3

1.91m/180kg

lol

haha nice.. enormous. love savickas, such a beast.

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Re: BMI's of champions
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2016, 07:53:07 pm »
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Ooops! 26.1. Overweight lolol
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Re: BMI's of champions
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2016, 08:02:06 pm »
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god i'm borderline overweight, 24.4.

there was an op/ed recently in the NYT about how people being overweight doesn't increase morbidity when you look at population-wide data. but then again if i'm almost overweight and chris is overweight by the most widely-accepted metric, then maybe the problem is that the metric is worthless.
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Re: BMI's of champions
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2016, 08:06:37 pm »
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BMI only works with people who have never set foot in a weight room IMO. All it takes into account is height vs weight but not that muscle weighs more than fat. Hell, all my life I was borderline 'overweight' or slighlty over and that was just from playing various sports and never having set foot inside a weight room.
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Re: BMI's of champions
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2016, 08:08:33 pm »
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This was a good, quick read.

http://www.naturalphysiques.com/28/fat-free-mass-index-ffmi

FWIW I got 24.1 and 23.9 adjusted.
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Re: BMI's of champions
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2016, 09:40:01 pm »
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This was a good, quick read.

ya. BMI is mostly useless for athletes but you still can conceptualize how someone is built "relatively" just given a height/weight & an idea of how lean they are.



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http://www.naturalphysiques.com/28/fat-free-mass-index-ffmi

FWIW I got 24.1 and 23.9 adjusted.

I got 18.3 & 18.6 adjusted (at 6'1, 155, ~11% body fat). ;f

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Re: BMI's of champions
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2016, 10:16:57 pm »
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i mean yeah it's obviously useless for athletes, but even if i were fattier than i am at the same height and weight it would be ridiculous to say i was overweight. i'm thin.

FFMI (using 10% bf, which i think is a reasonable guess at the moment) i got 22.1/22.2.
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Re: BMI's of champions
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2016, 07:01:23 am »
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Sonny Bill Williams (Rugby/Boxing) has a BMI of 29
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