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    So I weighed myself at the gym the other day with my whole kit on. The scale said 102kg. I took off 5kg and I weigh 97kg butt naked.

    I'm 6'4 and 21 years old.

    Does this seem overweight? I mean my BMI indicates that I am, but I've been told BMI is a knock off.
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    youre 6'4 though
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    So I weighed myself at the gym the other day with my whole kit on. The scale said 102kg. I took off 5kg and I weigh 97kg butt naked.

    I'm 6'4 and 21 years old.

    Does this seem overweight? I mean my BMI indicates that I am, but I've been told BMI is a knock off.
    If your BMI says that you are overweight, then you probably are overweight. I'd trust a commonly used, official scale over a bunch of kids and students on an online forum.
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    BMI is nonsense. Look at your lean body mass to find out your fat percentage.


    That said, take everything with a pinch of salt. If you're 6 4, you can distribute a bit of extra fat without any trouble. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    BF% much better than BMI
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    If you're quite muscular compared to the average person, then the BMI may not be correct
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    (Original post by TimGB)
    If your BMI says that you are overweight, then you probably are overweight. I'd trust a commonly used, official scale over a bunch of kids and students on an online forum.
    You trust BMI? :laugh:
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    (Original post by TimGB)
    If your BMI says that you are overweight, then you probably are overweight. I'd trust a commonly used, official scale over a bunch of kids and students on an online forum.
    Thing is, it's not even commonly used anymore. Maybe by the NHS but they're always behind on everything. BMI doesn't take into account body composition and fat free mass. I'm 6'2'' 103kg atm, which BMI would suggest is overweight but I'm not carrying a great deal of fat - a large portion is muscular weight. If I got lean I'd still just about be considered overweight by BMI - at that point, telling me to lose more weight would mean dropping down to unhealthily low levels of bodyfat. If at that point I had my shirt off and said "I need to lose weight" I'd be laughed at :lol:
 
 
 
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