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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Legendary, Jan 10, 2018.

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Weight?

  1. 130-140

    3.2%
  2. 140-150

    6.3%
  3. 150-160

    5.3%
  4. 160-170

    8.4%
  5. 170-185

    23.2%
  6. 185-200

    17.9%
  7. 200-215

    13.7%
  8. 215-230

    8.4%
  9. 230-245

    6.3%
  10. 245-265

    3.2%
  11. 265+

    3.2%
  12. Less then 130

    1.1%
  1. TheeFaulted Inzer Belt

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    BMI was never designed to be used as a metric for individuals, and is pretty well known for failing at being a metric for individuals. It's purpose is for looking at a vast swath of population, where the outliers will average each other out.

    BMI is notorious for classifying people as overweight when they are not. Most college athletes are classified as overweight according to the BMI. For instance BMI considers 132-167 lbs a "normal" weight for 5'10". 174 is overweight. 174 lbs!

    Over 90% of the collegiate wrestling team I work with would be considered overweight according to BMI.
     
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  2. TheeFaulted Inzer Belt

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    There is no optimal weight for height.

    Fight at the weight class you weigh in at. Most people vastly overrate reach for determining fighting weight.
     
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  3. Mcmoon Green Belt

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    Again you are comparing the outliers with the rest of the general population. Most people aren't college athletes. Quick google search says there about 460 thousand college athletes in the NCAA but there are 323.1 million people in the US. If everyone of those athletes was classified as overweight or obese, which is doubtful, you are still looking at something like .1%. So barely 1/10 of a percent.

    Most bmi calculators I see put a 5'10 174 lb person at the top of a healthy bmi but not quite into the overweight category. If you use the cdc bmi calculator it comes up as overweight but clearly says that a healthy weight for someone 5'10 is between 129-174.
     
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  4. TheeFaulted Inzer Belt

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    Yes, that's exactly the point, the BMI works for large swaths of populations, not individuals, because it can then even out the outliers.
     
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  6. miaou barely keeping it together

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    For anybody who lifts, BMI is an extremely unreliable predictor.

    You can call everybody who lifts an "outlier".

    But, then again, you are posting in a "strength & conditioning" forum.
     
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    Which means it will work for over 90% of the population individually. It is like saying vaccines don't work because some people are outliers and can't have them.

    I wouldn't say everybody who lifts is even an outlier. I would say plenty of lifting for certain sports don't need mass so lifting and getting strong for their sport keeps them in a normal bmi range. Horse Jockeys and probably most soccer players probably lift but aren't all that big. In the post you quoted I pointed out that I am posting in a strength and conditions forum so I completely agree there are more people outside the norms here but doesn't mean the measurement is trash and doesn't work for over 90% of the population.
     
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  8. miaou barely keeping it together

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    Bro, are you really using horse jockey BMI as an example against outliers?
     
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  9. Mcmoon Green Belt

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    Yea I probably shouldn't have used them. I was just saying if your sport doesn't require mass then they will more likely fall within the normal range.
     
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  10. TheeFaulted Inzer Belt

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    None of that negates the idiocy of the fact the the BMI already exists, so what is the point of this thread and new metric?
     
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  11. JauntyAngle International man of mystery

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    Just small/skinny. A bit of visible muscle, but small. Back then I hadn't touched a weight in 9-10 years and yoga was my main exercise.
     
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    Sounds elite asf brah
     
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  13. whooty Blue Belt

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    I'm at 160lbs and 5'10. Works perfect for me, in terms of weight class I usually feel strong for my weight
     
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    it is anthony johnson aint got shit on me little man
     
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  15. PorkPiePusher Loro Piana cashmere belt

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    6'5 and around 245 with 14%-17% bf (haven't measure in a while, but this was my range). Would love to dry out a bit, but hate losing strength and size.
     
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  16. Legendary Supernova

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    Are you at 145?
     
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    My scales told me 80kg when I last stepped on them

    I think they lie though
     
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  18. whooty Blue Belt

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    Yes, 145 for MMA, when I do grappling/bjj I don't bother cutting so I do 155.
     
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  19. right hand lead Green Belt

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    5’11 167-169lbs the most out of shape ive ever been lol
     
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  20. Ralph Wiggum Purple Belt

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    5'-11", between 175-180#'s. The actual weight is not so important to me, just wanna get some more definition and keep getting stronger.
     
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