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Old 01-12-10, 09:30 PM
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average size?

im 6 foot 5 and weighing in at 220 , what would be the best way for me to get down lower , my diet is not complete crap but ive been aving a hard time getting lower , at my height is my weight average ?
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You might be just right.
I wouldn't be concerned.
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6'5" and 220? Sounds downright healthy.
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Depends on your frame / build.

Sounds pretty good to me, but if you're concerned, take a pic of yourself and see if you're happy with it.
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I'm the same height and weight, and it's not a bad number for me. On the BMI chart, it's just off normal and a few pounds into overweight. You may or may not really be overweight, depending on build and muscle.

I dropped a lot of weight to hit that number, but my body does not want to give up the last 10-15 that might get me to 'racing weight'. I don't stress about it, but I'm not a serious racer. If that's what you want to be, then it's critical, and you should get some help from a trainer.

If you just want to look better, try weight training. You can lose some fat, and look fitter, even if your body weight stays the same.
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Drink coffee? Substitute green tea. Stash Fusion and Stash Japanese Special Occasion Green Tea are
both decent green teas that don't cost a lot. Brew 3 minutes to start. After I got used to it, I went to
4 minutes.

Sounds dumb, but on some people it works.
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Go get a VO2max test with body composition. Then it'll all be in black and white.
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Originally Posted by chewybrian View Post
On the BMI chart, it's just off normal and a few pounds into overweight. You may or may not really be overweight, depending on build and muscle.
That's a key element to remember, is that the BMI chart isn't accurate for muscular individuals. At 6'6", my target weight is 210. That will put me at 9% bodyfat, but a BMI score nearing the low end of the overweight range. Overweight on the bodyfat charts is over 19%.
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Umm.. I'm 6'5" and my Goal weight is 225........
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I'm only 6'3" and dream of getting back down to 220, I'd say your good.
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Originally Posted by chewybrian View Post
On the BMI chart, it's just off normal and a few pounds into overweight. You may or may not really be overweight, depending on build and muscle.
The BMI formula is screwed up for tall people. It uses the square of the height...it should use a higher power, perhaps 2.5 or so. The result is that the "normal" weight it gives for tall people is too low.

For instance, a 5 foot tall, 110 lb. person would have a BMI of 21.5, right in the middle of the "healthy" range. For a 6 foot person, the weight would be 158.4 lb. to get the same BMI, and for a 7 foot person it would be 215.6 lb. I can believe that 110 lb. for a 5 foot person could be a "healthy" weight, but the 7-footer would be near emaciation.
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Go get a VO2max test with body composition. Then it'll all be in black and white.
+1. If you look at yourself in the mirror and want to lose more fat then I would suggest "Burn the Fat, Feed the muscle" as an excellent resource. It covers all three critical areas: mental, exercise, and diet. If you want to get better / faster on the bike then there are other resources (training area on the website as a starting point).
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Originally Posted by rockdog View Post
I'm only 6'3" and dream of getting back down to 220, I'd say your good.
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Umm.. I'm 6'5" and my Goal weight is 225........
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6'5" and 220? Sounds downright healthy.
That's what I was thinking. I'm 6'1" and would be pretty happy at 220. For now it's about my goal weight.

OP, were you just trying to rub it in?!
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haha not trying to rub it in and for the guy trying toget down to 225 , keep going you have done an awesome amount of work so far!

late , what is up with the tea thing , im a coffee junky so that may be part of the problem ?

i have a some gut hanging around that i really want to loose , i was thinking about getting the vo2 max done , does anyone know of a good place to go get this done at in dfw ?

i have a hr monitor now and at 60 rpm im floating at 95 bpm and around 120 cadence getting up to 145 bpm (on my roller's with my track trainer ) 49 x 13 on 175 mm cranks
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