Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by RoyalEngineers, Oct 19, 2007.

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  1. 6 ft. 4 and 3/4
    13.6 stone
    16 years old

    My BMI is 21.1% - Overfat! Can this stop me getting in, and what should I do?

    It's muscle by the way.
  2. Thats a normal BMI. Over 25 is overweight, if you follow the BMI theory.
  3. you have to be seriously chunky, and if its muscle i think theres more understanding.
  4. Oh right I knew I had nothing to worry about lol i'm just like a few percent above healthy. I'd call myself toned :D
  5. BMI of 21ish is healthy no probs there at all. Between 20 and 25 is normal I believe. I think you have to be over 30 before the army tell you "**** off fatty".

  6. I'm 5' 11" and 14 stone due to lots of weights through university. I'll probably be down to 13.5 st by January but there wasn't a problem when I did the AOSB.
  7. I'm not going for the bulk up approach ;) More of the "I hope this helps me do more than 2 full pull ups" :p
  8. Many of the England RU team IF you follow the BMI are over weight, are they unfit?
  9. Point taken but I think if you are posting on arsse saying "my BMI is like, 64 wil I be like, not allowed to do selection or wot? (ps itz mostly mussel honest!)" then you are probably not at the same level of fitness as the England Rugby Team.

  10. Personally I don't care what my BMI is, as it has been proven that it is ONLY a guide and there are better ways to prove weight and fitness to do a certian job, both under pressure and in the long term.
    The Mod (RE) brought a test in in 73 when I was with 5 Fld before an Ireland tour, it was gym based and checked both your recovery rate, which is one of the bst guides and your agility / strenght, it seem to work very well.