Page 3 of 9 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 88

Thread: waist stays and....

  1. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Right about.....HERE
    Posts
    1,671
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: waist stays and....

    Quote Originally Posted by ubermetroid View Post
    So what is the "DoD BMI standard" ? I have a feeling there is a neck measurement there.
    Here you go...ENCLOSURE 2 is the DoD BMI and ENCLOSURE 3 is BFM (the AF has an ETP to disregard both).

    http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/c...df/130803p.pdf
    “I say, imagine in your private life, if you decided that I’m not going to pay my mortgage for a month or two—first of all you’re not saving money by not paying your mortgage. You’re just a dead beat. “

    --Barak Obama


    You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not
    --John Lennon

    Lord of the Pings

  2. #22
    Senior Member technomage1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Beyond the Rim
    Posts
    979
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: waist stays and....

    The article refers to the DoD standard for BMI, which is still taping. It's the old, old way the AF used to do it too. They tape your waist, subtract the neck, and apply that to a chart based on height. BMI of 25 or under is OK. For females they add the waist, hips and then subtract the neck. If anyone does this scrunch your neck down to get it as big as possible.

    http://dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/130803p.pdf has the exact procedure and the charts if anyone wants to check theirs.

    So you're still getting taped and the program still earns a "D" score by the experts.
    Newton's First Law of Motion

  3. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,236
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: waist stays and....

    Quote Originally Posted by Class5Kayaker View Post
    BMI is just height/weight. Body Fat Measurement includes neck. But I can't remember what the AF standard for BMI was back when they did it if you failed the wiast measurement (back when the standard was much skinnier).

    I looked for DOD BMI standards and I can't find them. There is DOD Body Fat Measurement guidance out there, but no BMI standards that I can find.
    Got to love the BMI of height and weight. I am 73 inches, 230 lbs. "Obese" by that scale. But I have a 35 inch waist. SMH.
    Liberalism; such great ideas, they need to force you to follow them.

    Socialism is for the people, not the socialist.

    Economic Left/Right: 7.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.08
    politicalcompass.org
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  4. #24
    Senior Member technomage1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Beyond the Rim
    Posts
    979
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: waist stays and....

    Quote Originally Posted by WILDJOKER5 View Post
    Got to love the BMI of height and weight. I am 73 inches, 230 lbs. "Obese" by that scale. But I have a 35 inch waist. SMH.
    Really, the only way to get a fair test is the calipers. Tanks work really well but are impractical for mass use.
    Newton's First Law of Motion

  5. #25
    Member Koa1121's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    33
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: waist stays and....

    Quote Originally Posted by WILDJOKER5 View Post
    Got to love the BMI of height and weight. I am 73 inches, 230 lbs. "Obese" by that scale. But I have a 35 inch waist. SMH.
    79" tall here, and I weigh 228lbs. 35.5" waist. I'm considered overweight by a BMI calculator. I'm glad I don't have to worry about that. I came fairly close to the 37.5" max after a major knee surgery which put me out of any sort of PT for about 5 months.

  6. #26
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Dayon, Ohio
    Posts
    1,244
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)

    Re: waist stays and....

    Quote Originally Posted by WILDJOKER5 View Post
    Got to love the BMI of height and weight. I am 73 inches, 230 lbs. "Obese" by that scale. But I have a 35 inch waist. SMH.
    You are 6'1 and 230 with only a 35 inch waist? You must be that guy we hear about all the time who is in really good shape but he is a powerlifter so he gets cheated and can never get a 90+ on the PT test.

  7. #27
    Senior Member Class5Kayaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Sunshine State
    Posts
    236
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: waist stays and....

    I "get" that most (if not all) BMI scales show under 25 is good, and 25-30 is overweight, and 30+ is obese.....question is will Big Blue set the "you Passed/Failed" at 25 or 30? If it's 30, I can see this helping some....if it's 25 I can't imagine what a person with a waist over 39 but a BMI under 25 would look like.

  8. #28
    Senior Member technomage1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Beyond the Rim
    Posts
    979
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: waist stays and....

    Quote Originally Posted by Class5Kayaker View Post
    I "get" that most (if not all) BMI scales show under 25 is good, and 25-30 is overweight, and 30+ is obese.....question is will Big Blue set the "you Passed/Failed" at 25 or 30? If it's 30, I can see this helping some....if it's 25 I can't imagine what a person with a waist over 39 but a BMI under 25 would look like.
    Picture Shaq. Or a short "fireplug" build.
    Newton's First Law of Motion

  9. #29
    Senior Member Class5Kayaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Sunshine State
    Posts
    236
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: waist stays and....

    Quote Originally Posted by technomage1 View Post
    Picture Shaq. Or a short "fireplug" build.
    LMAO.....I was picturing a firehydrant. I think that even as tall as Shaq is, he'd sill be considered obese according to BMI calculations.

    Edit: Just looked it up. 7'1", 325lbs...so 31.6 BMI which is considered obese. Oh yeah, and according to THIS article, back when Shaq was younger and was his most fit, he had a waist of 50"

    But hey......the waist measurement and BMI are great indicators of health. [/sarcasm]

  10. #30
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,236
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: waist stays and....

    Quote Originally Posted by SomeRandomGuy View Post
    You are 6'1 and 230 with only a 35 inch waist? You must be that guy we hear about all the time who is in really good shape but he is a powerlifter so he gets cheated and can never get a 90+ on the PT test.
    No, I suck at running but getting better. And I dont even lift bro (lol). I just started eating "healthy" too, but that was where the inches came off. Just saying that at my body make up (genetics), its hard to get to 185 with my frame. I was 205 last year and everyone said I looked sickly.
    Liberalism; such great ideas, they need to force you to follow them.

    Socialism is for the people, not the socialist.

    Economic Left/Right: 7.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.08
    politicalcompass.org
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Similar Threads

  1. waist stays and....
    By mikezulu1 in forum Air Force
    Replies: 89
    Last Post: 09-03-2013, 03:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •