Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A rant about Joe Mauer's BMI

I was surprised to learn recently that Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer is a whopping SIX FOOT FIVE INCHES TALL!  What?!  I figured he was more in the upper 5, lower 6 foot range, but nope.  Six foot five.

Joe Mauer weighs in at 230 pounds, according to his Minnesota Twins official roster profile.  Since it's nearing bathing suit time and BMI online calculators are top hits right now (according to Google) let's compute what that Joe Mauer's BMI comes in at.

Here's the BMI calculator I'll use.

Ok...input data....and here we go.

Yep.  As suspected, the BMI calculator confirms what I suspected it would: Joe Mauer is apparently overweight with a BMI of 27.27.  (An overweight range is from 25-29.9.)

Joe Mauer's body double according to BMI calculations.

When will the nutrition/exercise/doctor/fitness group of America start adjusting the BMI to take into account lean muscle mass?!?!?!  With their measurements, nearly all the Minnesota Twins players are overweight...and let's not even get started on the Minnesota Vikings football team!

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