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Nov 29, 2016 9:19 AM # 
Is that even possible? For my height, my 'healthy' weight range is supposedly 57-76kg. I would have thought 57kg is a little on the low side (I'm actually right on the upper limit with that range, which seems a bit ridiculous). If I had a BMI of 72, for my height I'd have to weigh 220kg.
Nov 30, 2016 10:00 AM # 
Er, yes, the bloke must have been exactly your height. Well done. And yes, he did walk to my room unaided, but was in severe breathing difficulty as it was about 25m from reception to my waiting room.

You're a muscle-bound thing, have you even noticed that your legs are quite strong? That'd tip you upwards. Have you considered taking up track cycling? ;-)
Nov 30, 2016 10:23 AM # 
I didn't say he had to be my height, just that he'd have to be incredibly large to have a BMI that high. I guess if someone was only 1.5m then the weight would 'only' have to be around 160kg!
Nov 30, 2016 10:59 AM # 
Don't get too excited about being nearly 'overweight', tRicky. Many footballers and rugby players (and lots of other sports requiring power) fall into either that or 'obese.'

Me on the other hand, I have to put on 14kg before I hit the start of 'overweight.' I think I might notice it well before that point.
Dec 4, 2016 11:27 PM # 
What Ricky said first up, though. It also seems a bit ridiculous that ideal weight for my height 155cm is supposedly as little as 45kg. I don't think I've weighed that since I was about 11?
Dec 5, 2016 12:59 AM # 
I've spent my life in the border of 'under weight' - slipping into 'normal' when I get a few kilos of fat around my middle and have to loosen my belts. It's only lay people that seem to get their knickers in a twist about BMI, those that use it tend to use it as just a benchmark. Unless it's gymnasts, or employer medicals etc... sigh.
Dec 5, 2016 1:24 AM # 
I will have an employer medical at some stage (for the ADF) but they actually let you be well over the 'normal' range BMI before they get concerned, unless it's for a piloting job. If you can't do the physical tests though (push ups, situps and beep test) then you are in trouble but you don't have to get too far in the beep test to pass.
Dec 5, 2016 12:39 PM # 
BMI sounds high but I'll accept it. Difficult to believe however that a 12yo girl, let alone Tooms, could beat the current women's world one hour track record, on the road.

What speed did the A group do?
Dec 5, 2016 1:31 PM # 
Simmo, what race/event are you asking about?

As for the bloke's BMI, yes, it was correct. As in weight / height (m) / height (m).
Dec 5, 2016 1:47 PM # 
Tooms training log 29/11/16 50.6km in 1:02:45!
Dec 5, 2016 2:16 PM # 
Isn't the current record 54.5?
Dec 6, 2016 12:28 AM # 
Last time I got anywhere near that average was on the Freeway Bike Hike from Mandurah to Perth where we averaged ~43kph and that was with having to avoid all the Kwinana starters due to starting us late and them on time! There were no hills in that though and we had a slight tail/crosswind.
Dec 6, 2016 3:11 AM # 
That's the men, Juffy. Womens record is 47.98km.
Dec 6, 2016 3:31 AM # 
Details. You said Tooms was a 12yo girl anyway.
Dec 6, 2016 4:04 AM # 
Ah, 142 is not 62! Fixed.
Dec 6, 2016 4:05 AM # 
No, I was referring to the girl Tooms mentioned in his group ride. Speaking of the men's record though, put Tooms on a special bike in a velodrome and he should be able to improve on his 50km in 1hr 02 to get pretty close to Wiggins' record.
Dec 6, 2016 4:15 AM # 
Especially if there's
a) a bunch of people to share the load with, and
b) an innumerate timekeeper who doesn't know how many minutes in an hour. :)
Dec 6, 2016 9:30 AM # 
There are some very fast Wiggins juniors in Albany too... Craig Wiggins is in the WA team, Emily Wiggins spent a lot of time on the front of this morning's ride, and I'm pretty sure there's another one too.

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