5' 4" Ideal Weight
The most common way to determine 5’ 4″ ideal weight is to look it up on a BMI chart, but some tables do not include 5 foot 4 inchs.
A healthy BMI for someone 5′ 4 ” is between 108 pounds and 146 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’ 4″
Metropolitan Insurance – (small frame 114 – 127 pounds) (medium frame 124 – 138) (large frame 134 – 151)*
Robinson Formula - 123 pounds is ideal weight for a woman
Devine Formula - 120 pounds is ideal weight for a woman
Miller Formula – 129 pounds is the ideal weight .
Miss America - There have been Miss Americas with heights between 5'1" and 5'11"; Based on a height of 5'4" inches, the average Miss America has had a weight of between 98 pounds and 130 pounds. She also has had on average: a bust of 33.5 inches, waist of 23.1 inches and hips of 34.1 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’ 4″
Metropolitan Insurance – (small frame 132 – 138 pounds) (medium frame 135– 145) (large frame 142 – 156)*
Robinson Formula – 131 pouns is the ideal weight for men
Devine Formual – 130 pounds is the ideal weight for men
Miller Formula – 136 pounds is the ideal weight for men
To Look Like Steve Reeves the famous natural body builder (Steve Reeves sugested ideal measurements):
Arms - 16.3 inches
Calves - 16.3 inches
Neck - 16.3 inches
Thighs - 23.8 inches
Chest - 47.7 inches
Waist - 26.5 inches
Want to look like a Greek Adonis? You will need shoulders of 46.3 inches and a waist of 28.6 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 5'4" would weigh between 100 and 132 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