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Old Mar 5th 2018, 10:13 am
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So.... I just had a freebie medical in work as part of a 'fitness drive'....

Results are:

Blood pressure - 128/78. Depending which website you read this is either fine and dandy or slightly over

Blood glucose - 95. This is below 100 so fine apparently.

Total cholesterol - 158. This is below 200 so low apparently.

BMI - 27.7. Well, 25.0 - 29.9 overweight apparently.

So all in all I'm happy.

I'm ignoring the BMI. As a shortish, boradish kinda chap its never been an accurate measurement for me. If you have any width to you and a bit of muscle you're screwed. I calculated I would need to lose an extra 8.5kg just to sneak under the magic number of 25.0. I've just lost 5kg and would have an 8 pack on show if I managed to lose an additional 8.5kg! I do have 4.0kg more in my sights but 8.5kg is taking the piss. BMI is bollocks!
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Old Mar 5th 2018, 10:18 am
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My BMI is 19.9.

Doesn't mean anything, agreed.
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Originally Posted by jam25mack View Post
So.... I just had a freebie medical in work as part of a 'fitness drive'....

Results are:

Blood pressure - 128/78. Depending which website you read this is either fine and dandy or slightly over

Blood glucose - 95. This is below 100 so fine apparently.

Total cholesterol - 158. This is below 200 so low apparently.

BMI - 27.7. Well, 25.0 - 29.9 overweight apparently.

So all in all I'm happy.

I'm ignoring the BMI. As a shortish, boradish kinda chap its never been an accurate measurement for me. If you have any width to you and a bit of muscle you're screwed. I calculated I would need to lose an extra 8.5kg just to sneak under the magic number of 25.0. I've just lost 5kg and would have an 8 pack on show if I managed to lose an additional 8.5kg! I do have 4.0kg more in my sights but 8.5kg is taking the piss. BMI is bollocks!
Before you lost the 5kg under the BMI classifications you were on the borderline of obese though, assuming my calculation is correct.
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Before you lost the 5kg under the BMI classifications you were on the borderline of obese though, assuming my calculation is correct.
Haven't the foggiest.... quite possibly. Would need to check the online calculator thingy.

Still means bugger all. I had it done when in Uni when I had a 6 pack and it still said I was overweight.
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My BMI is 19.9.

Doesn't mean anything, agreed.
You must be like a rake!
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Haven't the foggiest.... quite possibly. Would need to check the online calculator thingy.

Still means bugger all. I had it done when in Uni when I had a 6 pack and it still said I was overweight.
We all have a 6 pack, somewhere
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We all have a 6 pack, somewhere
I keep looking for it. No matter how much time I spend in the gym it never appears. Never figured out how others manage to make it pop out.
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I keep looking for it. No matter how much time I spend in the gym it never appears. Never figured out how others manage to make it pop out.
Sub about 7% body fat and lots of work will generally do the trick.
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I keep looking for it. No matter how much time I spend in the gym it never appears. Never figured out how others manage to make it pop out.
try eating more.
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Sub about 7% body fat and lots of work will generally do the trick.
7% is very hard to achieve on a long-term basis.

I'm around 13%, and according to the BMI scale kissing the overweight line
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I keep looking for it. No matter how much time I spend in the gym it never appears. Never figured out how others manage to make it pop out.
A six-pack is made 80% in the kitchen and 20% in the gym.
You can't out-train a bad diet.

So they say.
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A six-pack is made 80% in the kitchen and 20% in the gym.
You can't out-train a bad diet.

So they say.
Yeah, well, that's the other problem. I don't eat badly. No junk food, minimal processed food, little meat, little refined white flour and pasta, mostly vegs and grains.

I think it's just genetics. No amount of diet regime or exercise is going to change it.

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Yeah, well, that's the other problem. I don't eat badly. No junk food, minimal processed food, little meat, little refined white flour and pasta, mostly vegs and grains.

I think it's just genetics. No amount of diet regime or exercise is going to change it.
The diet is the problem. Probably topped with an exercise program that is cardio based or high reps with low weights and a lack of compound moves.
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The diet is the problem. Probably topped with an exercise program that is cardio based or high reps with low weights and a lack of compound moves.
So what should I be eating?
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So what should I be eating?
More.

50pct protein. 35pct carbs. 15ct fat. Lift heavy and have a calorie surplus.
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