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2009/07/19 22:29:22 (permalink)
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Is This A high bmi

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       Ok so i just need to know if anyone thinks i am carrying too much body fat for bulking. I know everyone says don't worry about it too much but i don't want to be carrying too much when it comes to me cutting in 7 months. So here we go, here are my stats
 
Height - 5ft 11in
weight - 179 lbs
waist - 35in
 
BMI - 24.9
I then used a body fat calculator which asks for loads of different measurements including wrist, waist, hips and forearms which came up with a figure of 20.4.
 
Also i know this should be on another forum but if anyone knows the answer thankyou. I had gyno last year and had it cut out on the nhs and have some major scar tissue behind the nipple. Is it normal for this to still be tender or do you think there is a chance that the dreaded gyno has returned. Before you ask yes i am on dbol but only a very low dose of 15-20mg aday, Pct starts on friday.
Thankyou

Deadlifts - 185kg x5, 200kg x4
Benchpress - 110kg x6, 122.5kg x5
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    Re:Is This A high bmi 2009/07/19 22:57:24 (permalink)
    It's not really a high BMI Wiesel - if you want a high BMI mine is 39

    There's always a chance that gyno has returned, but you'd have to seek professional advice about it really. If it's tender and sore then go to your GP and ask about it, get a second opinion if you are worried and don't get the answer you want.

    You're definitely not too fat to bulk - post your training routine and diet up on MT and you'll get some good advice. If you are unhappy with your bodyfat levels then you can always trim down for 12weeks and then bulk either clean or dirty just monitor your progress and adjust accordingly.

    Good luck

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    Re:Is This A high bmi 2009/07/20 01:19:49 (permalink)
    Dunno about the scarring, but what has BMI got to do with bulking/bodybuilding?

    Sweet fcuking ****e-all, so look in the mirror wearing nothing but your duds- if you're happy, continue.  If not- eat a little less and move about a little more.

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    Re:Is This A high bmi 2009/07/20 11:04:13 (permalink)
    I weigh 176lbs at 5'9" with a 31" waist.

    My BMI is 25.88

    I am over weight.

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    Re:Is This A high bmi 2009/07/20 11:18:21 (permalink)
    What are you doing taking any notice of BMI figures. They are a complete waste of time? In my avatar i'm around 30.2 (168cm, 85kg), but there's not a gramme of fat on me.

    BMI were designed for measuring sedentary people. The moment you become active or build muscle they tell you nothing.
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    Re:Is This A high bmi 2009/07/20 11:43:20 (permalink)
    BMI is a good indicator to the AVERAGE individual member of the public.  It is not a useful figure when talking about people who are aiming to increase muscle-mass.  Therefore I would not ever concern yourself with this number.  Mine is 33/34 for example, obese, however my waist size is 32".  You should primarily concern yourself with waist size if worried about weight as in fat.

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    Re:Is This A high bmi 2009/07/20 12:08:12 (permalink)
    I weigh 274lbs, with a 39" waist.

    Im not skinny, but going by BMI I am on the verge of death. Forget about it, its not for people who weight train.

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    Re:Is This A high bmi 2009/07/20 16:38:32 (permalink)
    ok thanks people i guess what your all trying to say is forget about the bmi its a load of rubbish lol

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    Re:Is This A high bmi 2009/07/23 13:01:29 (permalink)
    Wiesel1979

    ok thanks people i guess what your all trying to say is forget about the bmi its a load of rubbish lol


    Basically yes, it takes no account of increased muscle mass.
     
    For instance, I weight 19.5 st, allowing for 2st that I could lose which would leave me, relatively lean (not cut but lean), I would weight 17.5st.
     
    Now at 6'2", my natural (untrained lean weight is c13st), so I am carrying 4.5st of added muscle. The BMI calculator assumes that to be fat.

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    Re:Is This A high bmi 2009/07/23 14:50:00 (permalink)
    Reborn

    I weigh 274lbs, with a 39" waist.

    Im not skinny, but going by BMI I am on the verge of death. Forget about it, its not for people who weight train.


    Carrying alot of excess muscle there m8..........





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    Re:Is This A high bmi 2009/07/23 17:05:20 (permalink)
    Wiesel1979

    ok thanks people i guess what your all trying to say is forget about the bmi its a load of rubbish lol


    Not necessarily.
    The heart doesn't distinguish between fat and muscle, it just knows its under pressure.

    Carrying 5 stone of excess muscle around is going to stress your heart,  the same way that carrying 5 stone of fat will stress your heart.

    Its not a useful tool in terms of bodybuilding, cutting & conditioning etc.
    But it can still be used as a health indicator to some extent.

    Of course, if you're 300lbs and don't understand that this is not generally not a healthy weight to be at, then the BMI probably isn't going to enlighten you much.
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    Re:Is This A high bmi 2009/07/23 17:19:56 (permalink)
    Lucutis

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    I weigh 274lbs, with a 39" waist.

    Im not skinny, but going by BMI I am on the verge of death. Forget about it, its not for people who weight train.


    Carrying alot of excess muscle there m8..........


    As I said, I can lose a couple of stone. Even at 14st my waist is 36", like I said Im 6'2" and wide set in the hips, so 2st less would do the trick.
     
    The point is still salient so get lost...#
     
    BTW,  I know a couple of men of comparable weight and height and their waistlines are between 44" and 48".
     
    They are untrained.

     
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    Re:Is This A high bmi 2009/07/23 17:26:16 (permalink)
    My bmi is 39, seems to be accurate enough as i am a fat fvck lol!

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    Re:Is This A high bmi 2009/07/23 17:33:59 (permalink)
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    Wiesel1979

    ok thanks people i guess what your all trying to say is forget about the bmi its a load of rubbish lol


    Not necessarily.
    The heart doesn't distinguish between fat and muscle, it just knows its under pressure.

    Carrying 5 stone of excess muscle around is going to stress your heart,  the same way that carrying 5 stone of fat will stress your heart.

    Its not a useful tool in terms of bodybuilding, cutting & conditioning etc.
    But it can still be used as a health indicator to some extent.

    Of course, if you're 300lbs and don't understand that this is not generally not a healthy weight to be at, then the BMI probably isn't going to enlighten you much.

    But the exercise that brings out the 5 stone muscle will benefit your heart!

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    Re:Is This A high bmi 2009/07/23 19:41:15 (permalink)
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    Wiesel1979

    ok thanks people i guess what your all trying to say is forget about the bmi its a load of rubbish lol


    Not necessarily.
    The heart doesn't distinguish between fat and muscle, it just knows its under pressure.

    Carrying 5 stone of excess muscle around is going to stress your heart,  the same way that carrying 5 stone of fat will stress your heart.

    Its not a useful tool in terms of bodybuilding, cutting & conditioning etc.
    But it can still be used as a health indicator to some extent.

    Of course, if you're 300lbs and don't understand that this is not generally not a healthy weight to be at, then the BMI probably isn't going to enlighten you much.

    But the exercise that brings out the 5 stone muscle will benefit your heart!


    I see Dans point but the 5st of muscle will not impact negatively in many ways that fat would.

    My username has nothing to do with my religious beliefs.....
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