The most common way to determine 5’ 1″ ideal weight is to look it up on a BMI chart, but some tables do not include 5 foot 1 inchs.
A healthy BMI for someone 5′ 1 ” is between 98 pounds and 132 pounds.
The BMI does not give different ideal weights for men and women.
BMI is currently what is used by the cdc and other health related agencies
Other formulas for choosing ideal weight are:
Ideal Weight for Women 5’ 1″
Metropolitan Insurance – (small frame 106 – 118 pounds) (medium frame 115 – 129) (large frame 125 – 140)*
Robinson Formula - 112 pounds is ideal weight for a woman
Devine Formula - 105 pounds is ideal weight for a woman
Miller Formula – 120 pounds is the ideal weight .
Miss America - There has been a Miss America 5'1"; I can not remember her exact weight, but the average Miss America her height has had a weight between 89 pounds and 117 pounds. She also has had on average: a bust of 31.9 inches, waist of 22.0 inches and hips of 32.5 inches.
Ok do not get too upset. Look below...how many men do you know that are shaped like Steve Reeves the natural body builder.
Ideal Weight for Men 5’ 1″
Robinson Formula – 119 pouns is the ideal weight for men
Devine Formual – 115 pounds is the ideal weight for men
Miller Formula – 127 pounds is the ideal weight for men
To Look Like Steve Reeves the famous natural body builder:
Arms - 15.6 inches
Calves - 15.6 inches
Neck - 15.6 inches
Thighs - 22.7 inches
Chest - 45.4 inches
Waist - 25.2 inches
Want to look like a Greek Adonis? You will need shoulders of 44.1 inches and a waist of 27.3 inches.
Perhaps you feel that the perfect body would look like a long distance runner. There is good reason to believe this. Many anthropologists believe that the survival of Homo sapiens depended on our ability to chase down prey over long distances in relative heat. The best long distance runners of 5'1" would weigh between 91 and 120 pounds.
Don't look like Miss America or Steve Reeves? Join the club.
* Weight in pounds, based on ages 25-59 with the lowest mortality rate
(indoor clothing weighing 3 pounds and shoes with 1″ heels) Metropolitan Insurance 1943