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Is it healthy to be overweight according to bmi

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    If you have a bf% of 9 and are muscular.

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    (Original post by toonervoustotalk)
    If you have a bf% of 9 and are muscular.

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    yes

    BMI stops working when you gain muscle mass.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    yes

    BMI stops working when you gain muscle mass.
    Ok cool because someone said that it is unhealthy.

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    BMI's bull. it was on news once where bmi said a body builder was overweight/obese
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    (Original post by toonervoustotalk)
    If you have a bf% of 9 and are muscular.
    I seem to remember that all of the 2003 Rugby World Cup winning squad were classed as overweight and almost all of them were obese according to their BMIs. Clearly daft.

    Perhaps this suggests a better option? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21229387
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    BMI is used for the general population that don't have high amounts of lean mass. For the average person it's a decent way to judge the persons healthy weight. Obviously for people with high amounts of muscle mass the formula becomes obsolete.

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