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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:18 pm
by great gretzky
not that any of these guys aren't fat, but the BMI is a joke. Jordan in his heyday was oiverweight according to that, as was kurt warner. It doesn't take into account density or build.

Wickman is a fat ass though.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:34 pm
by avsfan4ever33
Ray King...

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:37 pm
by The Miner Part 2
matt damon :-L

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:44 pm
by abstractpoet
Art Vandelay wrote:The BMI rating is crap, especially when concerning athletes. Something like 20% of the NBA is labeled "obese" when applied to the BMI.


Perhaps more so for everyday players, but pitchers, for the most part, aren't ripped with bulging muscles (nor do they need to be). I think the BMI is probably a fair indicator of their obesity in most cases...

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:21 pm
by The Jury
BMI doesn't take into account bones though, or frame. Does it?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:22 pm
by Dawgpound 1613
A few years ago, I had a personal trainer. The guy was rock solid and about 7% body fat. He was also "obese" according to BMI (5' 9", 190 lbs).

Anyway, the BMI is a joke. Most professional athletes will be obese, especially if "size" is important. Body fat is a much better indicator.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:24 pm
by Los_Dodgers
obese...como larry allen?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:27 pm
by HiddenIdentity
Vernon Wells.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:29 pm
by bceagles04
ya bmi is trash...it doesnt take into account muscle weight...

i wouldnt say Shaq is obese