body composition

Overweight v.s. Obese

Overweight is a category people fall into through a chart at the doctor’s office. Doctors determine this by something called BMI. Body Mass Index.
BMI has no way of recognizing how many of those pounds or kilograms are muscle or fat. That chart doesn’t measure how much water is in your system, or your bone density. The BMI assesses mass, but you’re not a box, and this chart has no way of understanding what actually makes up your mass. It is a helpful tool but not accurate by any means and certainly not a standard by active and weight lifting body types.