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Posted: 12/14/2005 3:39:32 AM EDT
Im 5'8" and 141lbs. If someone was 5'3" and same weight. Would they look "fast" or big or whatever? I just cant picture it in my head what a difference 5 inches could make.....
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:47:18 AM EDT
Reach down and grab Mr. Happy, then imagine it triple the size, that would be an additional five inches.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:49:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Im 5'8" and 141lbs. If someone was 5'3" and same weight. Would they look "fast" or big or whatever? I just cant picture it in my head what a difference 5 inches could make.....



Study Leonardo da Vinci.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:20:17 AM EDT
5 less inches of human body to redistribute 141 pounds is a lot... But I don't agree with BMI figures as it stands...
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:21:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Im 5'8" and 141lbs. If someone was 5'3" and same weight. Would they look "fast" or big or whatever? I just cant picture it in my head what a difference 5 inches could make.....



5'8"... Are you done growing?

/doesn't agree with BMI #s either
//because they say I'm borderline obese- and I'm nowhere near that
///honest!
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:19:40 PM EDT
So no comparison?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:21:05 PM EDT
oh your a midget..............i get it now





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j/k
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:06:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Im 5'8" and 141lbs. If someone was 5'3" and same weight. Would they look "fast" or big or whatever? I just cant picture it in my head what a difference 5 inches could make.....



5'8"... Are you done growing?

/doesn't agree with BMI #s either
//because they say I'm borderline obese- and I'm nowhere near that
///honest!




HEY! Im only 5'8"
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:09:08 PM EDT
I am 5'8" and 198, all the BMI charts say I am over weight, but I still have 32" waist and 44-46" chest, weird, thought I was in shape, but the charts say I am a fat ass. Getting old sucks. At least I am older than my waistline in numbers.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:09:32 PM EDT
Depends how much muscle mass they have, too.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:17:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zoe17:
I am 5'8" and 198, all the BMI charts say I am over weight, but I still have 32" waist and 44-46" chest, weird, thought I was in shape, but the charts say I am a fat ass. Getting old sucks. At least I am older than my waistline in numbers.




Im the same height and they say I should way a maximum on 165 Never Happen!

Still would like to drop 30-40 pounds, but havn't gotten there yet
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:14:54 PM EDT
5'9" 165. apparently that's high-normal


gotta make more time for PT.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:19:57 PM EDT
What is the formula for BLI again please ?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:23:51 PM EDT
As others have stated, it comes down to how much mussle you have on yourself.

At 6'6" 240, you would think that I might be pretty fat, but I just have large arms, and legs. If I were to go down to 220ish, I would be pretty darn cut. That will come this spring durring my next cutting phase.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:26:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
As others have stated, it comes down to how much mussle you have on yourself.

At 6'6" 240, you would think that I might be pretty fat, but I just have large arms, and legs. If I were to go down to 220ish, I would be pretty darn cut. That will come this spring durring my next cutting phase.



What do you do during your cutting phase?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:28:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
As others have stated, it comes down to how much mussle you have on yourself.




I don't know about you, but I scrub off all the barnacles every time I shower.....
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:30:32 PM EDT
I'm 6'2' 215lbs 34 inch waist. I need want to be under 200lbs.

Lifting weights has raised my weight up 7 lbs in the last 10 days
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:31:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
As others have stated, it comes down to how much mussle you have on yourself.

At 6'6" 240, you would think that I might be pretty fat, but I just have large arms, and legs. If I were to go down to 220ish, I would be pretty darn cut. That will come this spring durring my next cutting phase.



fat? that's 6'6" not 5'6"?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 9:58:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 10:00:33 PM EDT by pieceofstink]
6' 5" 305 lbs. Just down to a 36" waist from 38" Was at 325 lbs. Aiming for 275lbs.

BMI and height/weight charts are a bunch of BS.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 10:01:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pieceofstink:
6' 5" 305 lbs. Just down to a 36" waist from 38" Was at 325 lbs. Aiming for 275lbs.

BMI and height/weight charts are a bunch of BS.



I'm 6' 193lbs and I wear a 36" waist
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:27:13 PM EDT
Your no help at all.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:30:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pieceofstink:
6' 5" 305 lbs. Just down to a 36" waist from 38" Was at 325 lbs. Aiming for 275lbs.

BMI and height/weight charts are a bunch of BS.


you have the smallest waist in the history of 305lb men.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:31:56 PM EDT
I dont know my height or weight
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:06:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By olyarms:

Originally Posted By pieceofstink:
6' 5" 305 lbs. Just down to a 36" waist from 38" Was at 325 lbs. Aiming for 275lbs.

BMI and height/weight charts are a bunch of BS.


you have the smallest waist in the history of 305lb men.



LOL no doubt there's some dunlop going on there!

I am 6'4" 235 and I wear a 36" with no dunlop.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:14:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Im 5'8" and 141lbs. If someone was 5'3" and same weight. Would they look "fast" or big or whatever? I just cant picture it in my head what a difference 5 inches could make.....



I'm 5'3" and change, and 145 lbs. I don't look fat, and have a 30-31" waist. But I also work out, so I've got some muscle mass to help me in the weight department.

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:24:34 AM EDT
I'm 5'7" or so, about 290 lbs. According to the BMI charts, I'm a fatass. And, you know what? I am!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:28:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Im 5'8" and 141lbs. If someone was 5'3" and same weight. Would they look "fast" or big or whatever? I just cant picture it in my head what a difference 5 inches could make.....



Make her send you a full body shot.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:28:58 AM EDT
6' x 225# = normal, but if I were to drop down to the 170# range (BMI) I look like a toothpick.

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:34:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 8:02:47 AM EDT by pattymcn]
FieroLoki if you're talking about a woman who reveled online that she's 5'3 141 - I would be leery. Women rarely ever tell the truth about their weight. I have to force myself to be honest but my first instinct is to lie. I'm very tall and when I modeled [I was very very thin then too] when asked my weight and I told the truth, people would sneer.

Anyway, its fair to say you can add at least 10 pounds to that figure. With that said I'm 6' 150
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:45:07 AM EDT
BMI is bullshit... In 1998 the government lowered the threshold BMI for obesity... on a recommendation from the weight loss industry!

www.consumerfreedom.com/pressRelease_detail.cfm/release/135
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:50:10 AM EDT
6'3 195... with a 32 inch waist and I'm almost fat according to BMI ROFL!!!! What a joke...
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:00:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 8:01:07 AM EDT by fish223]
BMI is not bullshit, but it is also not the best sole indicator for obesity.

It will give a rough guidline, and as a tool for measuring populations, is useful, for an individual, factors like total lean muscle mass, total body fat, bone structure, water content and weight distribution are very important.

Be that as it may, FieroLoki asked whether or not a 5 inch height difference would create a significant change in appearance given the same total body weight and general physical condition, and I say YES. 5 inches is a BIG number, and the shorter person will look much rounder. The exception would be a shorter person in very good physical condition carrying lots of lean muscle (which weighs more than fat).

I think Patty seems to have cut to the heart of the matter with her guess as to the reason for the question, in which case, get (and post) pics, so we can help you make a better decision than numbers alone.


ETA:BMI calculator
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:03:25 AM EDT
LOL, from years of working in the mens clothing business, every one of these guys claiming a 32-34 inch waist, who weighs over 200lbs...I call BS. *Exceptions for bodybuilders* Just b/c that OLD pair of (stretched out) 34" jeans still fits doesn't mean your a 34". And damn certain not in dress pants either, which is the true waist measurement. I am 6', 185, 34" jeans, and 35" dress pants.

[Flame suit on]
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:11:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 8:12:42 AM EDT by TexRdnec]
20.3

looks like i can squeeze in a few regular beers along with my usual light regimen...............
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:18:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 8:52:33 AM EDT by magnum_99]
BMI IS fucking bullshit.

I'm 6'3", 230, with a 35" waist, and am NOT fat. I could lose 5 around the middle, but that's it. A few years ago I was 205 (cycling a ton and not eating) and I looked like an Ethiopian.

BMI is arbitrary and does not take into account bone structure or muscle mass.

BMI is just as much bullshit as the old height and weight charts were.

I scale as overweight on all of them. Even at 205 lbs. I was right on the edge.

Ridiculus.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:32:12 AM EDT
30.8

Looks like I need some more bisquits and sausage gravey!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:44:50 AM EDT
6'5" 185

All muscle!

BMI of 21.9
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 9:44:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lonegunman:
Reach down and grab Mr. Happy, then imagine it triple the size, that would be an additional five inches.



And if not spank the little feller till he throws up!!!
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