Ideal body weight for those into muscle building?

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    Jul 29, 2016 6:11 PM GMT
    I have seen many guys with height 5 feet 9 inches and weight 220 pounds. Even if it's pure muscle, is it healthy?
    Can our joints handle so much body weight as we grow older? I guess you would be healthier than someone who doesn't work out at all.
    But there would be a certain maximum weight for a given height which keeps you in shape but doesn't put too much stress on the joints.
    I can't seem to find much information about it online.
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    Jul 29, 2016 6:39 PM GMT
    BMI?

    I've never heard of big body builders having joint problems, that's not to say that it doesn't happen. Although I wouldn't be surprised if they develop liver problems later in life, from the steroids.
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    Jul 29, 2016 10:17 PM GMT
    BMI would put many of these bodybuilders in overweight category.
    Yeah, I have read that lifting weights increases the bone density. May be that's how body copes up with the increased mass.
    Still, there would something like too much muscle for body to carry around whole day.
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    Dec 06, 2016 1:07 AM GMT
    Guys who are actually that muscular are rare. You say 220lbs with 8% body fat? The beefy guys at that height / weight combination are at least twice as fat. 220lbs with a super low body fat at such short height actually looks freaky. At that height you can look fantastic with only 180lbs if you're lean.

    A guy of my height with 220lbs and low body fat looks infinitely better and definitely not freaky.

    There isn't much information online because muscular men are rare.