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. 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  

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Many believe that   ideal body fat percentage  is the best way to measure

Another good way to check your fitness is to look at your waist to hip measurement.

Women might also want to check out  the ideal body measurements for women.

And Men may want to check out the ideal body measurements for men.

There is also the most common ideal weight chart which is the BMI chart for men and women.

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