BMI and DOT Physicals?

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by PE_T, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    So for the first time in my life I have finally gone up to the overweight category in the BMI chart. I’m about 170, and my height is 5’9.” I should add that I have been lifting weights for about 6 months, and I’ll guess that 5 or 10 pounds could be due to muscle gains. Anyway, my question is would hitting the overweight category mean I’ll have to be given additional medical tests!?
     
  2. LDLWells

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    Lung capacity test most likely but also depends on your neck size
     
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  3. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    Dam, I better start losing some weight! On the bright side, I may be fine with my neck size of 15 inches.
     
  4. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

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    I've been in the overweight category since I started driving. Neck size is the biggest concern, it seems. When I had a 17.5 neck, they'd give me all sorts of crap. At 16.5 no one bats an eye.
     
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  5. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I’m 5’9”. 210, never had a problem. When I was 170, I was in perfect shape, no fat. I can’t imagine you having a problem
     
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  6. Shawn2130

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    I find BMI to be a inaccurate measurement of a person’s health.

    The doctors actually call Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson obese because he’s 285 lbs. But he’s extremely fit.
     
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  7. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    I think body builders or muscular people are exempt from the (standard) BMI charts.
     
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  8. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    So I passed my DOT physical once again at an urgent care. Only $90. The doctor gave me 2 years. :)
     
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  9. Motto

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    I am 300 lb and my height is 5.10 . Passed medical in March. No questions asked about bmi...
     
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  10. HoneyBadger67

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    Just had my physical done, only a month overdue thanks to 19. 6'1 - 220lbs - BMI of 29
     
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