View Full Version : Am i too heavy for my height?


phook
07-06-2010, 06:15 AM
Im a male 5'5 136.4lbs i say im about about 8-9% bf i never got it tested.. that's just a rough estimate.. so you reckon i should cut down to see my muscle for the up coming summer which is 5 months away

Spartacus Sully
07-06-2010, 06:27 AM
Im a male 5'5 136.4lbs i say im about about 8-9% bf i never got it tested.. that's just a rough estimate.. so you reckon i should cut down to see my muscle for the up coming summer which is 5 months away

wrap your thumb and longest finger around your wrist. do your fingers over lap, just touch, or not touch at all?

kymira
07-06-2010, 07:09 AM
wrap your thumb and longest finger around your wrist. do your fingers over lap, just touch, or not touch at all?

Whats the significance to that?

Spartacus Sully
07-06-2010, 07:21 AM
Whats the significance to that?

at 5'5" you could be from 110 - 145 weather or not its too much weight more so depends on ones frame size. its just a basic and easy way to see what kind of frame you have. over lapping = small frame, just touching = normal frame, and not touching = large frame.

knowing some ones height and weight really means nothing but if you have an idea of their frame then you can give them a more educated answer for their question.

CiganoBoxer
07-06-2010, 07:58 AM
at 5'5" you could be from 110 - 145 weather or not its too much weight more so depends on ones frame size. its just a basic and easy way to see what kind of frame you have. over lapping = small frame, just touching = normal frame, and not touching = large frame.

knowing some ones height and weight really means nothing but if you have an idea of their frame then you can give them a more educated answer for their question.Interesting ...never heard that before !

phook
07-06-2010, 08:37 AM
wrap your thumb and longest finger around your wrist. do your fingers over lap, just touch, or not touch at all?

haha
it overlaps..

Spartacus Sully
07-06-2010, 08:50 AM
haha
it overlaps..

You sound fine i realize now i was mistakenly reading for women

Uturn
07-06-2010, 09:04 AM
http://www.shwedarling.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/height-weight-chart.gif

BrooklynBomber
07-06-2010, 10:01 AM
wrap your thumb and longest finger around your wrist. do your fingers over lap, just touch, or not touch at all?

My mid finger overlaps the thumb by about 1cm

Southpaw Stinger
07-06-2010, 10:36 AM
My finger and thumb don't touch. They want to... they're both ready.

karategan
07-06-2010, 11:53 AM
at 5'5" you could be from 110 - 145 weather or not its too much weight more so depends on ones frame size. its just a basic and easy way to see what kind of frame you have. over lapping = small frame, just touching = normal frame, and not touching = large frame.

knowing some ones height and weight really means nothing but if you have an idea of their frame then you can give them a more educated answer for their question.

Thanks, I've always wondered what my frame was cause everybody has been saying I'm small but heavy for my height.

5'6", 160 lbs right here. But maybe 14% bodyfat so that could be the problem.

One more round
07-07-2010, 12:19 AM
Mine overlap by about 1cm. I'd say I'm a pretty normal well proportioned frame.

My bodyfat is probably about 6-7% now.