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Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 12:33 am:   View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just a question..

Here on this site I see a lot of worry over actual pounds. Why? People have different bodies, so how is everyone that is 6' have to weigh about 190lbs according to the BMI chart. Being a former hardcore body builder I was, during competition, 6'tall, 235lbs but with only a 7% body fat reading. According to the BMI chart I was obese!

Healthy average BF% for males is 10-12%..why not strive for this vs. the almightly actual poundage?

If a person feels the need to conform to the "National Average Charts" why not the fitness chart?

I forgot where I read it (years ago) but for example: a 30yr old male should be-

10-12% body fat
run a 10 min mile
40 push ups in 1 minute
40 sit ups in 1 minute
bench press 80% of his body weight ect...

Why not strive for these types of norms?

PS- posted for a lively debating forum..not to bash.

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