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121 Post author: RomeoStevens 28 February 2014 06:28AM

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Comment author: RomeoStevens 01 March 2014 01:13:44AM 2 points [-]

even vaguely muscular people are going to blow apart the BMI scale

I disagree, it's fairly hard for people to get much above BMI of 28 while lean. You are likely underestimating your BF, have you done a bod pod or other immersion test?

Comment author: ephion 03 March 2014 03:05:37PM 1 point [-]

I haven't. I use calipers and visual estimation compared to DEXA confirmed images. Calipers, if taken at face value, report me to be at 8-10% BF which is definitely too low. Visually, I currently look like pictures of guys in the 13-15% range, so I add 5% to the calculated result. Even at 16% BF (the highest estimate I can get), I'd be around 7% BF with a BMI of 24.8. That's underfat yet very close to overweight.

Comment author: brazil84 07 March 2014 11:37:38PM 0 points [-]

Would you mind posting a self-pic?

Comment author: RomeoStevens 03 March 2014 07:57:45PM 0 points [-]

ah, you sound more than just vaguely muscular then ;)