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Body Max Index For Men
BMI: The body mass index is equal to the person's weight divided by the square of their height. Ideal body weight will vary with age, sex, muscle/fat ratio, height and bone density. Bmi is only a rough guide of a person's ideal body weight which is usually a range and not an absolute number. Generally a bmi less than 18 is underweight, 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. ...Read more
How many overall calories and protein per day should I consume for building muscle? I'm aiming for maximum muscle gain, I'm skinny now only 100 lbs, 5'6". I read 1g protein per pound of body weight.
Not perfect : But your estimated basal metabolic rate is approximately 1300 kcal/day - that's what you need to take in just to function. Depending on your activity level you will need to eat so that you are consuming more calories than you burn. It has often been said that you should take in 250-500 kcal surplus/day to optimize weight gain and in the range of 1-1.5 gm protein/kg ...Read more
Varies: especially because the BMI predictor is very bad if based just on weight and height. Calipers or measuring the folds of fat are much better indicators. about 22% fat is ok for males, a bit more for females Thru the main page, you can connect directly to me to ask more detailed questions http://www.nerdpocalypse.net ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5-20: The leanest athletes are often distance runners. At an elite level male could have a bf of 4.7 and women 14.3. ...Read more
Obese: Bmi is a measure of body fat using height and weight; higher bmis are associated with health risks like hypertension, diabetes, and higher risk of cardiovascular events. Normal bmi is 18.5-24.9, overweight 25-29.9, and obese>30. More americans are overweight, so more bmis>30, but these people still face greater health risks than those with bmi 18.5-40. See http://www.Nhlbisupport.Com/bmi/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If it doesn t distinguish between lean body weight and fat, why is body mass index so widely used?
Standardization: Body mass index is not a perfect tool to determine obesity, but it does allow for some normalization based on height and is easy to determine. Other methods such as underwater weight or electrical impedance require expensive equipment which is not readily available. Body measurements (waist, hip, neck) have been used but may vary based on the placement of the measuring tape. ...Read more
Average or Healthy?: These are 2 VERY different issues. Depending on build and muscle mass, ~120 lbs would tend to correlate with optimal healthy status by longstanding data, as first tracked/promoted by the MET LIFE Co. in the early 1940s. However, the 2014 normal (simply means usual/common, not healthy) in the US (given the last ~40-60 years of the Low-Fat diet promotion as healthy) is ~165 lbs. What is your goal? ...Read more
18.5–24.9: For average weight.Get a more detailed answer ›
What's a good body wt for african american female? I'm 68in, 198lbs, slight muscular build (prefer not to be < 190lbs. Don't agree w standrd BMI recs.
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My penis measures 5 Inch max. In adult movies men have gigantic penises. Are they real or fake? Can a penis be so big that a woman might not take it?
Professional actors: (1) They are trained professionals. (2) It's a movie. (3) They audition, and actors who don't pass audition don't get the part. (4) They need a disclaimer, WARNING: The following film features stunts or activities performed either by professionals or under the supervision of professionals. Therefore, the producers insist that no one attempt to re-create or re-enact any stunt or activity at home. ...Read more
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