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max BMI for the army

#1 Post by liam115 »

ok so we know im not the most healthy person but for some reason iv put on weight in the last few weeks im now holding at 18.8 instead of 18.4 (what i was when the army recruitment office calculated my bmi) and i was told to watch my weight. so what is the max BMI and do they retest you on the ADSC if so i need to diet (again). i ask this because my bmi is now 26.9 :-?
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Run time: 11:02 (needs to be 10)

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#2 Post by p2009s »

Below is the categories for the BMI my friend, mines 18.9

BMI Categories:

Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
Overweight = 25-29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
TREADMILL TIMES:
2.4KM 13MINS 41S
5KM 37MINS 58S
MAX PUSHUPS: 31
MAX SITUPS: 36
PULL UPS: 6

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#3 Post by liam115 »

so whats the max for the army?
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Run time: 11:02 (needs to be 10)

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#4 Post by p2009s »

liam115 wrote:so whats the max for the army?
man if you fit in the healthy categories your fine...
TREADMILL TIMES:
2.4KM 13MINS 41S
5KM 37MINS 58S
MAX PUSHUPS: 31
MAX SITUPS: 36
PULL UPS: 6

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#5 Post by tom163 »

You want to be in the normal cat.

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#6 Post by liam115 »

ok so ill start my diet tomoro and hopefully i will lose a stone in 11 days
im using the fatloss4idiots diet :)
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Run time: 11:02 (needs to be 10)

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#7 Post by Billboard »

Max BMI is 32 with bodyfat below 20%.

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#8 Post by OrcinusOrca »

My BMI was 30.5 when i joined, they asked me to lean up but i passed everything at selection, my BMI now is 26.6 after 14 weeks in phase 1.

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#9 Post by liam115 »

ok iv droped down to 17,11st part from dieting and part from being sick with a stomach bug and eating nothink but dry toast for the last 3 days and im sick of eating dry toast :bad-words:
im still not feeling 100% so dry toast again for me tomoro :( but after that i will give it a few days and start my diet again and hopefully get my weight to 17.5st or below by the beginning of december.
i am hopeing that when i start running again my run tume will improve abit due to the weight iv lost
application form : done
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Run time: 11:02 (needs to be 10)

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#10 Post by London Boy »

Liam, friendly advice, get yourself a racing bicycle and go out for some long fastish rides in the evening & at weekends.

Easier on the joints than running for us heavy blokes and much more enjoyable.....and I've found, much more effective as well.

But also cycle and walk as much as possible. I haven't been on a bus in months!

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#11 Post by liam115 »

lol i wish i could but i dont have enough money to get a bike at the min
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#12 Post by London Boy »

liam115 wrote:lol i wish i could but i dont have enough money to get a bike at the min
ok, sorry to hear that.

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#13 Post by liam115 »

lol i am still paying off my laser eye surgery and untill my work desides to give me some more than 24h a week (laser eye surgery is worth every penny of the £4000 i payed)
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#14 Post by daz89 »

I thought laser eye surgery was a ban on joining the Armed Forces?

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#15 Post by liam115 »

nope you just have to supply them with the info about it e.g. perscription befor and after
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