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01 Aug 2022, 10:10 am

On the NHS bmi calculator it says when you hit a body mass index of 28 specifically that's when you are at higher risk of health issues such as diabetes and heart disease etc.

If you have a bmi of 28 or over but its mostly muscle would that excess weight still cause health issues such as heart disease and diabetes?



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01 Aug 2022, 10:20 am

It depends on the person, really.

One person might have a "good" 28 BMI; another a "bad" 28 BMI.



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01 Aug 2022, 10:22 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
It depends on the person, really.

One person might have a "good" 28 BMI; another a "bad" 28 BMI.



What do you mean by "good" bmi 28?

I am guessing your heart does not care if your excess weight is due to fat or muscle



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01 Aug 2022, 11:39 am

It’s better if the excess weight is muscle.



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01 Aug 2022, 11:41 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
It’s better if the excess weight is muscle.



Yes that's true.



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17 Aug 2022, 10:47 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
It’s better if the excess weight is muscle.


This can be plausible. But people with 28 BMI and relatively low bodyfat are very rare. You'd need to have at least 2 out of these 3 things: regularly bodybuild for 5-10 years, steroids, god-tier muscle-building genetics.

Even many bodybuilders who train for years might barely be overweight (i.e. 25.1).

A lot of bigger guys overestimate their muscle mass and have more to lose than they think they do.



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17 Aug 2022, 2:45 pm

Minervx_2 wrote:
kraftiekortie wrote:
It’s better if the excess weight is muscle.


This can be plausible. But people with 28 BMI and relatively low bodyfat are very rare. You'd need to have at least 2 out of these 3 things: regularly bodybuild for 5-10 years, steroids, god-tier muscle-building genetics.

Even many bodybuilders who train for years might barely be overweight (i.e. 25.1).

A lot of bigger guys overestimate their muscle mass and have more to lose than they think they do.



Here is my lifestyle at the moment

During the week I drink loads of water and eat a healthy diet, walk 10,000 steps a day and lift weights 3-4 times a week. However usually on Friday and Saturday socially I drink beer with friends.

I currently weight 162 pounds without clothes on in the morning which for my height gives me a bmi of roughly 24.9.

Do you think I need to lose some weight or not?



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18 Aug 2022, 6:09 pm

24.9 seems healthy. I wouldn't say you need to lose weight. If you're motivated by attaining fitness goals or achieving a lean aesthetic maybe. But 24.9 seems healthy, moreso than most people in developed countries.



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18 Aug 2022, 6:27 pm

Minervx_2 wrote:
24.9 seems healthy. I wouldn't say you need to lose weight. If you're motivated by attaining fitness goals or achieving a lean aesthetic maybe. But 24.9 seems healthy, moreso than most people in developed countries.



24.9 is right on the upper end of the healthy bmi range though. Just 1 or 2 pounds more and I would be overweight.


Also what do you mean by “if your motivated by attaining fitness goals or achieving a lean aesthetic?”