Originally Posted by zion zig zag
Apparently at 6 feet tall, 190 pounds and 6% bodyfat, i'm overweight. I'm lowering the amount that i'm saving for retirement.
Yeah, BMI is a tricky thing. BMI is a pretty good indicator of longevity, and it doesn't really matter what your BF content is. If you have a BMI of 28, your longevity decreases irregardless of you BF content. You could have 5% BF, and you're certainly more healthy than if you had 30% BF, but your longevity goes down as your BMI goes up. It has to do with how hard your system (primarily the vascular system) has to work to support the added mass. Another consideration is that those who have a higher BMI, even with a low BF content, have a higher propensity to pack on the pounds later in life, when it really counts.
The problem I have with the BMI is their classification. You are definitely not over weight at 6% BF. Some years ago, I had to do a physical for a health and life insurance policy. I was a professional athlete earlier in my career, and I was still competing at the national level when I had to take this physical. Admittedly, I went a little overboard with my weight routine and "supplement" regimen, and when I got my results, they determined that I was borderline obese.....at 4% bf. Go figure.