How much should I weigh?

  • Little_Spoon

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    May 29, 2009 12:44 AM GMT
    What's a good weight for someone who is 5'8?
  • barriehomeboy

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    May 29, 2009 7:06 AM GMT
    More important than your weight is your fat ratio. At your age, your bodyfat % should be about 15%. Judging by your pix, you're perfect, and lickable I might add.
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    May 29, 2009 7:19 AM GMT
    I'm not sure what you mean by a good weight. 160lbs @5'8" is pretty good. Judging by your pictures, you have a nice lean build. If you want more muscle, adding it will put weight on. It just depends on what you want.
  • Little_Spoon

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    May 29, 2009 8:39 AM GMT
    ~Thanks guys.

    I was looking for a more precise number, not just one that would be "nice."
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    May 29, 2009 8:47 AM GMT
    DanielH saidWhat's a good weight for someone who is 5'8?


    I'm thinking 190-200lbs would be just about right
  • Little_Spoon

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    May 29, 2009 8:49 AM GMT
    AMT87 said
    DanielH saidWhat's a good weight for someone who is 5'8?


    I'm thinking 190-200lbs would be just about right


    I'd die if I weighed that much again.
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    May 29, 2009 8:50 AM GMT
    DanielH said
    AMT87 said
    DanielH saidWhat's a good weight for someone who is 5'8?


    I'm thinking 190-200lbs would be just about right


    I'd die if I weighed that much again.


    well there's good weight and bad weight if you know what I mean icon_confused.gif
  • Little_Spoon

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    May 29, 2009 8:51 AM GMT
    AMT87 said
    DanielH said
    AMT87 said
    DanielH saidWhat's a good weight for someone who is 5'8?


    I'm thinking 190-200lbs would be just about right


    I'd die if I weighed that much again.


    well there's good weight and bad weight if you know what I mean icon_confused.gif


    Oh yes.

    I understand.


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    May 29, 2009 9:13 AM GMT
    I'm 5'7". How much should I weigh?


    Joe
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    May 29, 2009 11:07 AM GMT
    That is an unanswerable question. I am x, how much should I weigh? No wonder there is no really good answer coming back.

    What is your frame size? How much do you workout? Do you want to be a cyclist or powerlifter? What sports do you do? What size do you need for those sports? Do you just want to gain size to look bigger?

    What weight do you want to be? How can you get there? These are better questions.

    No offense, but to say I am x height how much should I weigh really does not tell anyone much. Tell us where or what you want to be and I am sure a ton of guys can help.
  • TexanMan82

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    May 29, 2009 2:09 PM GMT
    DanielH said~Thanks guys.

    I was looking for a more precise number, not just one that would be "nice."


    Are you serious? You want some guys who have never seen you outside of the interwebs to tell you how much you should weigh?
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    May 29, 2009 3:10 PM GMT
    Hold on!!! Obama is solving something else on MSNBC!!!! I have to watch!!!
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    May 29, 2009 3:14 PM GMT
    Here is a link to the "Ideal Weight Calculator"

    http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
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    May 29, 2009 7:39 PM GMT

    Look in the mirror , do you like what you see?? It's about how you want to look: fat, slim, muscular .. it's not math.
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    May 29, 2009 7:42 PM GMT
    Yeah according to some of that stuff.... at 5'3 and 160, I am nearly obese. Do I look obese? (The answer is sometimes, haha) Anyway, weight is just one factor of health. BF% is an important one as well. I know guys that are taller than me and lighter than me, but I would say I'm in better shape.

    It all depends on what you wanna be. Personally, I'd like to be 5'3 175-180, with my 30" waist and a bigger upper body (though that would mean people wouldnt comment on my legs and butt so much, haha)
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    May 29, 2009 10:48 PM GMT
    there is no one number. It depends on your build, your body composition, and what you want to look like etc etc. There is, rather, a range of weights which can be healthy. 120lb is too little, 250lb is probably too much.

    Numbers mean little, to be honest.
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    May 29, 2009 11:04 PM GMT
    Lostboy said

    Numbers mean little, to be honest.


    How true...but try to buy an unrated life insurance policy if your not in the ideal weight range. Insurance companies don't understand that your excess weight might be from muscle or body type. I have had this hassle with insurance companies.
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    May 29, 2009 11:13 PM GMT
    200lbs It's what I'm aiming foricon_wink.gif
  • TSG4

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    May 29, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    getfitrick said200lbs It's what I'm aiming foricon_wink.gif


    Gew! 200 lbs? whats that? like a 36 waist??? ;-)
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    May 30, 2009 12:01 AM GMT
    kneedraggen said
    Lostboy said

    Numbers mean little, to be honest.


    How true...but try to buy an unrated life insurance policy if your not in the ideal weight range. Insurance companies don't understand that your excess weight might be from muscle or body type. I have had this hassle with insurance companies.


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