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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Nantha » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:04 pm

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby knottyolly » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:34 am

According to the BBC's global fat scale, I'm most like someone from Kenya. I also have less body fat than 95% of my demographic in the country.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Fjar » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:38 am

knottyolly wrote:According to the BBC's global fat scale, I'm most like someone from Kenya. I also have less body fat than 95% of my demographic in the country.


This is the best bit: "If everyone in the world had the same body fat as you, it would add 6,729,416 tonnes to the total weight of the world's population"

Well, cheers. :lol:
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby knottyolly » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:51 am

:lol:

Apparently mine would add 49,573,056 tonnes. :P
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Nantha » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:56 am

"You're most like someone from Pakistan"

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Humperdink » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:38 am

Less body fat than 97% of UK

Most like someone from Vietnam. :|
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Kaahl » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:38 am

What utter bollocks. They're still peddling BMI like it's something useful, and in any way an accurate measurement of body fat. I have a BMI of 27 and a measured body fat percentage of between 17 and 20. This puts me as "above average" for BMI, but somewhat below average for body fat. How does this make me unhealthy? It means I have fucking muscles.
It'd probably tell a rugby player he was obese.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Humperdink » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:46 am

Yeah, BMI is an absolute crock, as far as I can tell.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby thehairyone » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:46 am

Bangladesh here!

"If everyone in the world had the same body fat as you, it would remove 40,838,076 tonnes fromthe total weight of the world's population"
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby V-Man » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:46 am

Haha it does, professional rugby players and body builders and that all go down as "ABOUT TO DIE FROM BEING A PORKER" Apparently I'm below 80% of males and I'm a Moroccan. I don't mind cous cous but I fucking hate tagine food :(
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby TheLotusEater193 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:48 am

Kaahl wrote:What utter bollocks. They're still peddling BMI like it's something useful, and in any way an accurate measurement of body fat. I have a BMI of 27 and a measured body fat percentage of between 17 and 20. This puts me as "above average" for BMI, but somewhat below average for body fat. How does this make me unhealthy? It means I have fucking muscles.
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Yeah, it'd definitely tell a rugby player he was obese. My brother made it his goal to drop most of his fat but build enough muscle for his BMI to put him at obese. He did it and he definitely isn't obese, he isn't even overly muscly. It really is all just bullshit unless you have a completely 'average' body type.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Imperanonn » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:51 am

Yeah BMI's shit. If one guy eats Maccy Ds while playing Skyrim all day and has a BMI of like 24, and another fuck off huge rugby player with muscles comparable to a whale has a BMI of like 30, it's pretty easy to tell who's got the most body fat.

Apparently I'm most similar to an adolescent Malaysian. On the chart, Malaysia's like 8 countries under Swaziland and Nigeria. :lol:
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Womble » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:54 am

People who rant about BMI being bullshit due to muscle annoy me. You think they didn't realise that when they made the system? :P

If you work out often and you're fairly built then BMI doesn't really work for you, but in my experience, most people who bitch about BMI aren't.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby knottyolly » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:55 am

Kaahl wrote:What utter bollocks. They're still peddling BMI like it's something useful, and in any way an accurate measurement of body fat. I have a BMI of 27 and a measured body fat percentage of between 17 and 20. This puts me as "above average" for BMI, but somewhat below average for body fat. How does this make me unhealthy? It means I have fucking muscles.
It'd probably tell a rugby player he was obese.
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Aye, pretty much. I think the BMI scale can be a useful indicator in context to other measurements and facts about a person though. But obviously, it shouldn't be taken as a solid measurement in any sense.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Fjar » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:59 am

Yeah, that BBC thing shouldn't be calling it 'body fat' when they're using BMI calculations.

BMI calculation is useful for most people, I reckon. The majority of people aren't bodybuilders or athletes, and I don't think those kinds of people would be using BMI as a health measurement anyway. It's good for the average joe who does the minimal level of exercise and has a non-specialist diet.

It tells you what the abbreviation suggests, your 'body mass', but applying the under/overweight and obese tags is where it gets hazy.
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