Re:Philmont weight limits
Patrick Taber (ptaber@MICROTEST.COM)
Mon, 30 Jun 1997 08:21:24 -0700
>I just thought I'd relate something that might have some bearing on the
>weight issue. Warren Moon played many successfull seasons with the Houston
>Oilers some years ago. He was built like a brick. I think that I can say
>without too much fear of contradiction that he was WAY out of the
>height/weight tables. However, I would also venture to suggest that he
>could probably jog UP the trails at Philmonot with me AND my pack tied to
>his back and not really feel it that much. I don't think that he had
>hardly any excess fat on his body, it was all muscle.
I'm willing to bet that if you are over the weight limit but have 7% body fat
(like a professional athlete,) the medical crew at Philmont will waive the
height/weight table. I'll bet they waive it for someone who has 15% body fat.
You wouldn't even need a hydrostatic weighing -- it's obvious to the naked eye
at those levels that you're mostly lean body mass.
But there has been no case so far in the discussion where people say they are
incredibly lean and don't meet the requirements. So the argument is kind of a
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City