5' 2" Ideal Weight
The most common way to determine 5’ 2″ ideal weight is to look it up on a BMI chart, but some tables do not include 5 foot 2 inchs.
A healthy BMI for someone 5′ 2 ” is between 101pounds and 137 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’ 2″
Metropolitan Insurance – (small frame 108 – 121 pounds) (medium frame 118 – 132) (large frame 128 – 143)*
Robinson Formula - 115 pounds is ideal weight for a woman
Devine Formula - 110 pounds is ideal weight for a woman
Miller Formula – 123 pounds is the ideal weight .
Miss America - There have been a Miss Americas with heights between 5'1" and 5'11"; Based on a height of 5'2" inches, the average Miss America has had a weight of between 90 pounds and 122 pounds. She also has had on average: a bust of 32.4 inches, waist of 22.4 inches and hips of 33 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’ 2″
Metropolitan Insurance – (small frame 128 – 134 pounds) (medium frame 131 – 141) (large frame 138 – 150)*
Robinson Formula – 123 pouns is the ideal weight for men
Devine Formual – 120 pounds is the ideal weight for men
Miller Formula – 131 pounds is the ideal weight for men
To Look Like Steve Reeves the famous natural body builder:
Arms - 15.8 inches
Calves - 15.8 inches
Neck - 15.8 inches
Thighs - 23.1 inches
Chest - 46.2 inches
Waist - 25.7 inches
Want to look like a Greek Adonis? You will need shoulders of 44.8 inches and a waist of 27.7 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 5'2" would weigh between 94 and 124 pounds.
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* 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