Summer Challenge 2011 - BMI too high?

#1
Hi guys, just a quick question.
My BMI was too high when I went to see the RE to talk about joining up. They told me they'd look at my application again in 6 months. Well 6 months has past and it's still too high.
Is there any chance I could join via the Summer Challenge? I reckon with the intensity of the training it would get my BMI down to the right level by the end of it.
 
#4
Hi guys, just a quick question.
My BMI was too high when I went to see the RE to talk about joining up. They told me they'd look at my application again in 6 months. Well 6 months has past and it's still too high.
Is there any chance I could join via the Summer Challenge? I reckon with the intensity of the training it would get my BMI down to the right level by the end of it.
You had 6 months to get it down already. Short of removing your legs, take the hint Jabba.
 
#6
#8
BMI is average weight to height so its just about reducing your BMI level to the standard of 'healthy'. The issue with a BMI is that it doesn't take into consideration muscle weight.
 
#9


Enjoy.
 
#10
I know this. I do a considerable amount of weight training, hence the high BMI. I'm by no means unhealthy however.

Regardless, would the Summer Challenge folk make me comply with the same entry guidelines or not?
 
#11
Yes, BMI is done for entry into all services either at Selection for TA or in the AFCO for Regulars. What area of the BMI are you within and how far?
 
#14
Stay off the weights - get on the CV. You'll need to get it down even if you can pass all the other tests. TA will most probably look at your application and see you've not got your BMI down in 6 months and think that you haven't shown enough commitment.

What was your BMI on application and what is it now mate?
 
#15
Grab some Thermopure from Myprotein that'll help you reduce the body fat % without gaining to much muscle and you should be able to get around 28.
 
#16
Much as I hate to agree with 5A, he is right, you've had 6 months to get it to acceptable levels and you've not managed to, now you want them to make an exception and allow you to be outside the required standards and lets face it, even if they did if you didn't get it down in 6 months you're not going to be able to in 5 weeks are you?
 
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