BMI: Not very useful tool to determine the ideal weight of an athlete

The objective of this work is to compare, using 5-component anthropometry, elite and recreational athletes, who have the same body mass index. From the measurements made on these athletes, we can conclude that BMI is not useful to determine body composition and therefore the ideal weight of the subject to be evaluated. Keywords: Body mass index, ideal weight, athletes International Journal of Medicine and Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports
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