BMI

#1
Hey,

Wonder if anyone can help me... I am in the process of selection for the TA Int Corps. I work in the Defence Industry and have just completed a Masters in Terrorism and International Relations so it seemed the obvious choice despite having previously been wooed by the Regular RA. Anyways, I am working with a Personal Trainer to get my fitness up to scratch again and can almost do the Infantry run time of 12:45 and I know the Int Corps' cut off time is 14 mins + an assault course. Now i'm not too worried about the phys side of things but because I am developing muscle mass i'm not losing as much weight as I would like (am dropping clothes sizes but staying the same weight) and am worried that my BMI will fail me on my medical (prior to selection lets go for a run weekend) as it is not always taken into account. Anyone know how they work this out or how strict they are on BMI's?
 
#2
Do you know what your BMI is? Healthy range is 20-25. You can work it out by dividing your weight (kg) by your height (m) squared.

If you aren't a bodybuilding beefcake, then this is an accurate guide to a good healthy weight. I don't know how strict they will be regarding it, but the army as a whole tend to be fairly rigid about body weight on entry.

It can't hurt to just to make sure your BMI is 20-25.
 

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