The Body Mass Index is a very simple and useful tool to assess if the person is underweight, overweight or falls into the “normal” category.
This index has, however, one serious shortcoming: BMI only works for untrained individuals.
You can therefore use this calculator to learn about your body before you start with physical training.
Once you start gaining muscle mass, BMI is useless.
BMI range – kg/m2
|Very severely underweight||less than 15|
|Severely underweight||from 15.0 to 16.0|
|Underweight||from 16.0 to 18.5|
|Normal (healthy weight)||from 18.5 to 25|
|Overweight||from 25 to 30|
|Obese Class I (Moderately obese)||from 30 to 35|
|Obese Class II (Severely obese)||from 35 to 40|
|Obese Class III (Very severely obese)||over 40|