Originally Posted by Iryon
At the risk of revealing myself as stupid: I really don't understand this statement. The BMI can't possibly prevent you from confusing muscle mass with fat tissue or vice versa. You would need to do bioelectrical impedance analysis to get this right.
Whoops. Got those confused. Yeah, I meant the bioelectrical impedance analysis. Somehow I got the name from one and the method from the other and just smashed them together. Probably has something to do with the fact that I learned about both on the same day, scarce twenty minutes from each other.
Though, having said that, BMI is also useful because it takes other factors into consideration such as your age, height, sex, etc so you don't go around thinking you need to be 120 lbs when you're six foot four man or anything.