View Full Version : Tyson Has A 42" Chest?


Pugnacious_Z
04-22-2005, 05:23 AM
hey, ive read many tale of the tapes and i see tyson had a 42 inche chest and i find dat hard to believe becoz i have seen 170 pound guys who have the same size chest. so how can tysons chest be so small? just curious if they measure it a different way

marvelous_TG
04-22-2005, 05:31 AM
don't no his chest and back are huge bigger than of the average heavyweightboxer, i got a 41" chest and i'm 160 pounds. so there's defenitly something wrong here.

Pugnacious_Z
04-22-2005, 06:01 AM
ye i know, i think this is the way they measure chest for boxing.

JUYJUY
04-22-2005, 06:30 AM
Tyson never had wide lats, and wide lats is what makes a big chest measurement. I supsect that his chest measures more than 42 now because he uses weights these days and has wider lats. But he never used to train his lat muscles or use weights and had a narrow back, and not only that but his chest was 42" 'relaxed' NOT expanded.

buff_mike10
04-22-2005, 11:20 AM
Tyson weighed 215 in his prime, everyone thinks he should have had a bigger chest and arms bigger than 16". Most of his weight came from his 20" neck, 28" legs, and 18" calfs

Kid Achilles
04-22-2005, 03:14 PM
Tyson's most impressive measurements were his nearly 20 inch neck and 27" thighs. He just doesn't have the huge torso of a Max Baer who looked flat chested but was 44" relaxed and nearly 48" expanded. His rib cage and overall frame size just isn't that big for a heavyweight.

Pugnacious_Z
04-23-2005, 06:31 AM
hey, ppl say its coz tyson was 215 but 42 inch is wat he had wen he went against danny williams, and he was 233Lbs there and buffed up, so how cud it be?

JUYJUY
04-23-2005, 08:27 AM
hey, ppl say its coz tyson was 215 but 42 inch is wat he had wen he went against danny williams, and he was 233Lbs there and buffed up, so how cud it be?
A 42" unexpanded chest is pretty big though.

elveiel
04-23-2005, 10:44 AM
Tyson isnt very big anyway, his frame has always been small for his weight class.

Tyson just has all the right muscles in the right places that make him appear massive. Looks dont always tell the full story anyway, i know a few people who look bigger than me but weigh a lot less, some people are just naturaly heavier than others.

Hunna
04-23-2005, 11:39 AM
they might measure just across his chest, im guessing, i recall reading Jeff Fenech's book, and Jeff says Mike wasnt tall but had huge chest, shoulders and core.

pug1986
04-24-2005, 08:10 PM
yeah I mean most people that have seen him in person say that he looks like a blown up middleweight, most of the weight is definately in his huge legs. although he has an all around compact frame.

.::EnRiQuE::.
04-24-2005, 08:13 PM
yea he has pretty big thighs. i wanna lick 'em

.::EnRiQuE::.
04-24-2005, 08:13 PM
yea he has pretty big thighs. i wanna lick 'em
.........j/k

sc21A
04-24-2005, 10:40 PM
Not bad for Tyson he's got to get into shape, ring shape that is for his JUne fight, he's still got to exercise run and train really hard so he doesn't embarrass himself this time around, and I think eh can do it as I stated in an earlier topic.

taden
05-01-2005, 11:09 PM
OMG i have a bigger chest than tyson O.o

that cant be right!?!?

buff_mike10
05-02-2005, 10:06 AM
OMG i have a bigger chest than tyson O.o

that cant be right!?!?
Yep, alot of people have a bigger chest, and bigger arms than his 16" ones. Tyson bench pressed 500 pounds with that small frame though

huthut85
05-02-2005, 12:04 PM
whenever i see Tyson's measurements they have his chest as being 45'. That sounds more belivable to me.

The Pretender
05-02-2005, 12:08 PM
No way in hell Tyson had only 16" arms. Maybe if measured in relaxed state. But in bodybuilding its measured with flexing to get bicep peak. I have 16 1/2" arms from weight lifting and I know Tyson has bigger arms than me. He's probably 18".

buff_mike10
05-02-2005, 10:06 PM
i'm not sure how they measure them in boxing, but they are 16". and his chest is 42 relaxed, 45 expanded

BadMagick
05-02-2005, 10:24 PM
42" relaxed is big, 45" is big. I have a 42" chest as well, relaxed, 43.5" flexed (I just started working out). Either way, 42" is NOT a small chest.

Kid Achilles
05-02-2005, 11:09 PM
The 16" is flexed and Tyson's arms really aren't that huge. He's just a short squat guy and therefore they look big for his size.

MissDeeCole
04-19-2008, 04:01 AM
Ya his arms were really short and compact. everyones bodys are different and you all should love yourselfs for what you are

judge_jab
04-19-2008, 08:43 AM
yeah his arms really were'nt that big, they looked massive for his build though

http://signedsport.co.uk/images/mike-tyson.jpg

And his chest wasn't massive, he is just powerfully built naturally.

RedArmySurplus
04-19-2008, 08:55 AM
heh, never saw that guevara tattoo.

hardmanbrit
04-19-2008, 02:38 PM
No way in hell Tyson had only 16" arms. Maybe if measured in relaxed state. But in bodybuilding its measured with flexing to get bicep peak. I have 16 1/2" arms from weight lifting and I know Tyson has bigger arms than me. He's probably 18".



Is that you with the United States President in your avatar?

hemichromis
04-19-2008, 04:00 PM
didn't foreman only have a 46 inch chest?

tyson had loads of muscle on a small frame. foreman had loads of muscle on a big frame.

still when you look at tysons pecs and lats its hard to believe

hemichromis
04-19-2008, 04:03 PM
No way in hell Tyson had only 16" arms. Maybe if measured in relaxed state. But in bodybuilding its measured with flexing to get bicep peak. I have 16 1/2" arms from weight lifting and I know Tyson has bigger arms than me. He's probably 18".

tyson had very short arms this makes them look bigger, mine are over 17inches but tysons certainly look bigger! foremans were only 16@ in his prime.

due to weights they were 20" when he was fighting in the 80's

them_apples
04-19-2008, 04:56 PM
tyson had very short arms this makes them look bigger, mine are over 17inches but tysons certainly look bigger! foremans were only 16@ in his prime.


the guy weighed 217 lbs though....I don't believe they were only 16 ether

The Iron Man
04-19-2008, 05:35 PM
Comparing it to other heavyweight champs it wasnt very small. In fact it was the same as Fraziers and Foreman (first time he was champ)

http://www.ibhof.com/ibhftape.htm

Tyson123
04-19-2008, 06:27 PM
My Dick is 16"

jberg
04-19-2008, 07:56 PM
^^ the only guys who say that are insecure about their size, divide it by 4 and you get the real size