Workout: Four rounds for time of:
7 Deadlifts (choose your load)
Accessory: Accumulate 100 Hollow Rocks
A Few Reasons ‘BMI’ Shouldn’t Be Trusted As An Overall Health Marker
Body Mass Index (BMI) was introduced in the early 19th century by a Belgian named Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet. He was a mathematician, not a physician.
Quetelet produced a formula to give a quick and easy way to measure the degree of obesity of the general population, ultimately to assist the US government in allocating resources. The equation quite simply takes a persons weight and divides it by their height, squared.
A few issues with this formula:
It is scientifically nonsensical — There is no physiological reason to square a person’s height (Quetelet had to square the height to get a formula that matched the overall data. If you can’t fix the data, rig the formula!). Moreover, it ignores waist size, which is a clear indicator of obesity level.
It is physiologically wrong — It makes no allowance for the relative proportions of bone, muscle or fat in the body. But bone is denser than muscle and twice as dense as fat, so a person with strong bones, good muscle tone and low fat will have a high BMI. Thus, athletes and health-conscious individuals tend to find themselves classified as overweight, or even obese.
So, if you love your body and you take good care of it (as you should), please don’t let some outdated equation tell you that you’re anything less than fit as f#ck!
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