Do you have the perfect body shape? (Mathmatically speaking)

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    Mar 24, 2009 8:56 PM GMT
    Take the circumference of your shoulders and divide it by the circumference of your waist. The closer your body is to a 1.6, the more perfectly proportioned your body is. A 48 inch chest/shoulder circumference along with a 30 inch waist is an example of a perfectly proportioned 1.6.

    I have a 51in chest and not so great 38* waist which gives me a result of 1.3.

    So, what are your stats?
  • stevendust

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    Mar 24, 2009 9:02 PM GMT
    Somebody go mail JustAnotherBill and inform him that somebody has created a Phi topic. He just might die on the spot.
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    Mar 24, 2009 9:11 PM GMT
    That boy sure loves his numberz

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    Mar 24, 2009 9:12 PM GMT
    53/32=1.656
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    Mar 24, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    Do we really need to be THIS obsessed with our bodies? Now we reduce ourselves to a mathematical formula in order to measure perfection? What is it with gay men and body image...
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    Mar 24, 2009 9:36 PM GMT
    My neck to cranium proportion is 1.0. Is that good?
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    Mar 24, 2009 9:42 PM GMT
    9/9=1

    thats the length of my johnson divided by the circumference of my sack...is that good? LOL
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    Mar 24, 2009 9:42 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidMy neck to cranium proportion is 1.0. Is that good?


    eeeek. You have no neck. I would measure up but I have no tape measure in the flat.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Mar 24, 2009 9:47 PM GMT
    So, do you actually mean the shoulders, or do you mean the chest? You start out with one and then transition over to the other.

    I'm too narrow up top for that formula either way, but the degree to which I'm off differs.

    Shoulders: 43.5/29.5 = 1.47...
    Chest: 36/29.5 = 1.22...
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    Mar 24, 2009 9:47 PM GMT
    grrr 1.56

    great one more number I will obsess over LOL

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    Mar 24, 2009 9:47 PM GMT
    jprichva said26/52 = 2



    LOL you have a 52 waist and a 26 shoulders?!? youre as proportional as a bowling pin
  • nhnelson

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    Mar 24, 2009 9:48 PM GMT
    this is the number phi, or the golden ratio. It's a pretty fascinating concept. It's sort of hard to measure yourself for it though, as your tools need to be pretty precise.
    Check this out if you're more interested:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio
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    Mar 24, 2009 9:52 PM GMT
    If your number is smaller than 1.6, you either need to increase the size of your chest or decrease the size of your stomach.

    If the number is larger than 1.6, you may be paying too much attention to your chest or not enough to your core. Bodybuilders, especially professional bodybuilders often have numbers larger than 1.6 because of that sports emphasis on extreme musculature.
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    Mar 24, 2009 10:32 PM GMT
    42/36=1.16
  • dick_mow

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    Mar 24, 2009 10:50 PM GMT
    im like Apollo Belvedere. even better! icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 24, 2009 10:54 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidIf your number is smaller than 1.6, you either need to increase the size of your chest or decrease the size of your stomach.

    If the number is larger than 1.6, you may be paying too much attention to your chest or not enough to your core. Bodybuilders, especially professional bodybuilders often have numbers larger than 1.6 because of that sports emphasis on extreme musculature.


    How will increasing your chest increase the circumference of your shoulders?

    You've used the two measurements as though they are equals and MSU asked you earlier to clarify.

    I am anxiously awaiting your clarification so that I can ascertain the degree of my imperfection.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 24, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    I thought 3 was the magic number.

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    Mar 25, 2009 12:19 AM GMT
    45/29= 1.55
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    Mar 25, 2009 12:20 AM GMT
    1.18

    In drawing the human figure is typically 8 heads tall with the shoulder span of 2 heads on their side. That might show you if you are height proportioned.
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    Mar 25, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
    i have a small frame therefore i don't think this is entirely accurate cuz i like my chest icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 25, 2009 12:34 AM GMT
    Hmmm... are you looking for a chest measurement or a shoulder measurement? It would seem to me that the two would be quite different and as MSUBioNerd said, would yield very different ratios.

    Also, jprichva, your math isn't really working out... 26/52 should be 1/2 = 0.5, not 2.
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    Mar 25, 2009 12:37 AM GMT
    I'm a 1.3 as well.
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    Mar 25, 2009 12:46 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    skifan08 saidHmmm... are you looking for a chest measurement or a shoulder measurement? It would seem to me that the two would be quite different and as MSUBioNerd said, would yield very different ratios.

    Also, jprichva, your math isn't really working out... 26/52 should be 1/2 = 0.5, not 2.

    Damn, you're right. And to think I used to be on Wall Street.

    Oh, maybe THAT'S why......


    Haha! It's okay, there are probably many others still on Wall Street who probably make mistakes like that regularly (which explains a lot...).

    I'll just assume in your case it's due to a little rustiness from being away from the street for too long ;)
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    Mar 25, 2009 12:47 AM GMT
    Too bad these numbers don't take into account "butterface" mishaps
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    Mar 25, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
    zsocerstar said45/29= 1.55


    zsocerstar is pretty near perfect in my view, and I donĀ“t have mathmatical reasons for saying that icon_biggrin.gif