I'm a fattie unfortunately. Mine is like 38 I'm pretty sure of it lol
I'm fat so not talking about me but if you work out a lot and build muscle, it can be misleading. also there's the argument that certain racial groups have more natural muscle than others. So bmi isn't fool proof but I don't think it's completely off either
BMI is bullsh*t just saying. It doesn't take into account muscle. It only takes into account weight and height. If Arnold Schwarzenegger were to look himself up on the BMI table it would tell him he was obese, but obviously he's not.
25, apparently I'm overweight which just proves my theory I already had before that bmi is bullsh*t. It takes nothing into account other then weight and height when there are also other factors to consider such as built and muscle ratio to fat. BMI shouldn't be recommended for determining if someone is overweight or not
It was designed for analyzing large groups of people, where variation in height and muscularity even out - for every member of the group who is much taller or more muscular than average, there is also one who is much shorter or less muscular.
The problem comes when you try to use BMI to assess individuals, as it will overestimate the "fatness" of people who are tall or muscular, and underestimate the fatness of those who are particularly short or lacking in muscle. Although, if you're of average height and muscularity, it is fairly accurate.
BMI is a joke. For example- I am 6'6" and 265lbs. I have a body mass index of 30.1 which makes me obese according to the charts. Ironically I have no fat on me because I work out rigorously and I am pretty muscular. Again, this index is a joke, I am in better shape than my friends who have low to mid 20's.