Body Composition

The Body Mass Index (BMI) can be easily calculated to assess your body composition. Calculate your BMI in Worksheet 1-3 and compare it to the classifications.

Worksheet 1-3. Calculate Your BMI

Your BMI =

Your BMI =

body weight (lbs)

height (inches)

ratio

Ratio: Classification:

<2G Underweight

2G-25 Normal

25-3G Overweight

>3G Obese

The BMI classifications have been developed to identify individuals at risk for being either over- or underweight. However, BMI can misclassify some large frame or muscular people as overweight. It is strictly a ratio and does not necessarily reflect percent body fat accurately. If you feel your BMI incorrectly categorizes you, have your percent body fat measured by a trained professional. Body fat can be determined from a variety of techniques including hydrostatic (underwater) weighing, skinfold measurements, and circumference measurements (as done in the Navy).

Get The Body Of Your Dreams

Get The Body Of Your Dreams

Everybody wants to lose weight. This is one fact that is supported by the countless weight loss programs on the market along with the numerous weight loss products, ranging from snack bars, powdered juices, shakes and even slimming soaps and lotions.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment