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Posted: 1/9/2006 7:01:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 7:04:43 AM EDT by mjohn3006]
www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm

I like this. My "Ideal weight" is 225.
5'10" 26 year old male who weighs 290 right now.

Medical weight is 132 - 174 lb.

I have broad shoulders, and solid forearms nearly as thick as my girlfriends calfs. And my medical weight is maxed at 174lbs? Bullflopp! I would look goofy as heck at 174. Nice to have a realistic weight loss goal rather than an almost impossable Dr recomended generic BS answer.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:04:11 AM EDT
I just did it.

I'm 6'6" 220 pounds and my "ideal" is 187 and my "medical" is 164-216.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:06:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 7:07:10 AM EDT by SubnetMask]
I'm curretnly 5'11, 26, and 180. If I weighed 225 lbs, I'd look like a fat ass. As it is, I could stand to drop about 10 pounds. Damn love handles.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:08:39 AM EDT
5'11 190 30yo

Ideal 177 medial 136-176 (below 160 yea right )

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:08:39 AM EDT
I wouldn't worry too much about reaching your ideal weight if I were you. Ideal weights always seem unreasonably low. I'm the same height as you, and when I weighed 175 pounds, I was just too skinny.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:10:14 AM EDT
6'0", ideal 157, at 145 now, which is the low end of the ~140-170 medical scale.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:13:40 AM EDT
I guess I need to lose 16 pounds.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:16:55 AM EDT
Assumes typical lardass status.Almost all athletes are "obese" on the new gov. ht /weight charts.
Ignore.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:17:33 AM EDT
Ideal weight based upon height alone is BS. Look in a mirror. Its pretty easy to tell if you are a lardass.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:22:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By happycynic:
Ideal weight based upon height alone is BS. Look in a mirror. Its pretty easy to tell if you are a lardass.



Well since it asks for current weight and age and gender. I guess it's not BS.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:28:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By happycynic:
Ideal weight based upon height alone is BS. Look in a mirror. Its pretty easy to tell if you are a lardass.



Well since it asks for current weight and age and gender. I guess it's not BS.



Smartass.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:43:19 AM EDT
WTF?

My medical range is 134-172.

BS!

I could maybe shed 20 pounds, and then I'd be 180.
And I'd be looking pretty lean,

135 is like meth addict territory.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:53:41 AM EDT
I am 44yo

6'1" tall & currently weigh in around 235 lbs.

Mid life metabolism change has added approx 30lbs of 'chub' to my ideal 205 lb target weight.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:53:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 7:54:32 AM EDT by Andreuha]
Bullshit. Ideal weight for a guy is (dependant upon him having) between around 5 and 15 (give or take a few) percent body-fat. The rest is unimportant.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:56:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Andreuha:
Bullshit. Ideal weight for a guy is (dependant upon him having) between around 5 and 15 (give or take a few) percent body-fat. The rest is unimportant.



Yep. Bodyfat percentage is the relevant measure. But bodyfat percentage is relatively hard/expensive to measure, so the nanny state types created BMI, which tells you nothing.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:06:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 8:07:02 AM EDT by NovaHokie9]
I must be doing something right:

5' 11' 155 lbs, athletic build.

This thing says I should weigh 159.

ETA: I'm 26.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:11:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 8:11:57 AM EDT by Andreuha]

Originally Posted By happycynic:

Originally Posted By Andreuha:
Bullshit. Ideal weight for a guy is (dependant upon him having) between around 5 and 15 (give or take a few) percent body-fat. The rest is unimportant.



Yep. Bodyfat percentage is the relevant measure. But bodyfat percentage is relatively hard/expensive to measure, so the nanny state types created BMI, which tells you nothing.



There are more expedience (cheaper) ways to measure BF%, like the pinch-test. A skin-fold caliper can be had for as little as $5 on Amazon.com, and the rest is just simple plugging the numbers into an equation (though most calipers come with a chart/instructions)
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:29:36 AM EDT
i think some of you guys aren't being honest with yourselves.

how's you gut? are you trim or do you have a muffin-top over the waistband of your jeans? sure, these tests don't really account for those who are unordinarily muscular for their height , but how many of us are ripped body-builders? i see a lot of fatty dinner posts here, and a lot of "hey, it's __day, what are you drinking tonight?" threads.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 9:11:26 AM EDT
6' 2"

Ideal weight: 230

Actually that is pretty close to what I was thinking. I'd like to be around 220 or so.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:18:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Andreuha:

There are more expedience (cheaper) ways to measure BF%, like the pinch-test. A skin-fold caliper can be had for as little as $5 on Amazon.com, and the rest is just simple plugging the numbers into an equation (though most calipers come with a chart/instructions)



pinch tests aren't really that much more accurate. People store fat in different areas. The only real way to get a good idea is an immersion test.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:21:43 AM EDT
Hmm I meet both.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:27:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By happycynic:

Originally Posted By Andreuha:

There are more expedience (cheaper) ways to measure BF%, like the pinch-test. A skin-fold caliper can be had for as little as $5 on Amazon.com, and the rest is just simple plugging the numbers into an equation (though most calipers come with a chart/instructions)



pinch tests aren't really that much more accurate. People store fat in different areas. The only real way to get a good idea is an immersion test.



Im not saying its accurate, just better than BMI.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:14:42 PM EDT
Ideal weight charts/graphs/The whole BMI is a joke. None of these really focus on Body Fat Percentage. Weight is subjective, when you consider muscle mass. When I was in the police academy, I lost about 7% body fat, but only lost about 4-6lbs of overall body weight in 3 months. According to those other systems, I didn't make much progress at all. BS, if you ask me. Whenever I hear a nutritionist, or a doctor talk about the BMI, I turn my brain off because I know that they really don't understand things.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:18:45 PM EDT
6'2" 172lbs.
my ideal is 176
medical is 148-195

personally I think 190 would be closer to where I want to be, I just can't gain weight to save my life
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:20:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BigJ491:
Ideal weight charts/graphs/The whole BMI is a joke. None of these really focus on Body Fat Percentage. Weight is subjective, when you consider muscle mass. When I was in the police academy, I lost about 7% body fat, but only lost about 4-6lbs of overall body weight in 3 months. According to those other systems, I didn't make much progress at all. BS, if you ask me. Whenever I hear a nutritionist, or a doctor talk about the BMI, I turn my brain off because I know that they really don't understand things.



What do the call the guy the graduates last in his class at med school?

Doctor
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:21:00 PM EDT
Besides. If you look at this damned thing, it reports based on what ' other people of your Age, Height, Weight and Gender would describe as their ideal weight.'

It's on opinion. If I enter my real weight, it says my ideal is 213. If I magically gain weight, but all other factors are the same, suddenly, my ideal becomes 251.

This site is a bullshitter.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:24:23 PM EDT
Ehh.. the Ideal weight is kinda close. A little higher than I thought it should be.

I'm 6'5" 240-250, 21 years old. Ideal weight is 227 according to that.. I'd like to be 215-220. I'm a pretty thick dude. Even when I'm skinny, I look bigger than most others my size.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:31:50 PM EDT
those weight charts must be based on high school aged kids? because I havent been within my ideal weight since my high school years

if you remember how much you weighed when you were 17, I bet you were at your ideal weight?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:49:54 PM EDT
Time for a diet.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:53:30 PM EDT
according to that i'm right where I should be. Going to the gym and eating right DOES work.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:02:12 PM EDT
6' 1" 207lbs 22year old male

Ideal Weight: 191 lbs
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:04:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 4:10:07 PM EDT by mattimeo]

Originally Posted By Dagger:
according to that i'm right where I should be. Going to the gym and eating right DOES work.



No. According to that, you're where other people your age, height, and current weight think you should be.

Read the site. The number it spits out for 'ideal' weight is based upon opinions by uneducated individuals.

That's not to say it necessarily is wrong, and doesn't line up with the way you and others think you should look. But it also does not purport to use any real scientific evidence to arrive at its conclusions. It's based on what someone 'thinks' they should weigh.


ETA: For instance. 275lb male, 5'8", 25 years old. Ideal weight: 213lbs. 213lb male, 5'8", 25 years old. Ideal weight: 182lbs. Now why isn't it spot on for the latter? Because it's a cheap opinion generator.

ETA Further: Apparently only 25 year old males that are 5'8" tall that weigh 152 pounds believe that their actual weight is their ideal weight.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:12:25 PM EDT
20yr
160lbs
5'9"



ideal weight
158

Medical
129-169


Yeah Im just perfect. Though 10 more lbs of pure muscle would be sweet. In time, In time
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:21:56 PM EDT
Look at your Levis.

Is your waist bigger than your inseam?

If so you need to lose a few pounds.

Same/same? you're probably alright, you might be soft, but you're not fat.

Waist smaller than your inseam? you're light, that doesn't necessarily mean you're in shape, could be you need to hit the weights.

It really isn't any more complicated than that, for a guy.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:25:34 PM EDT
Ideal weight for women = 118 pounds +(age - 23)/10 pounds

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