Ideal Weight Charts for Men

I know, you are still looking for an easy answer, but when it comes to ideal weight charts for men there is more than one chart. You may be better off to use something other than weight to measure your body.  If you are interested in sports, I suggest you see ideal body fat percentage, if you are interested in weight lifting and body building I suggest you see ideal body measurements for men.  The weight chart below is the most common ideal weight chart used and is based on the body Met Life Tables and is based on information collected by the insururance company. This chart is best for average men seeking a healthy weight. After viewing the chart see other ideal weight charts for men that may suit your goals better.

Ideal  Weight Charts for Men

 25-59 years of age.

Height in Feet&Inches Small Frame Medium Frame Large Frame
5'2" 128-134 131-141 138-150
5'3" 130-136 133-143 140-153
5'4" 132-138 135-145 142-156
5'5" 134-140 137-148 144-160
5'6" 136-142 139-151 146-164
5'7" 138-145 142-154 149-168
5'8" 140-148 145-157 152-172
5'9" 142-151 151-163 155-176
5'10" 144-154 151-163 158-180
5'11" 146-157 154-166 161-184
6'0" 149-160 157-170 164-188
6'1" 152-164 160-174 168-192
6'2" 155-168 165-178 172-197
6'3" 158-172 167-182 176-202
6'4" 162-176 171-187 181-207


If you have always wondered what size frame you are, here is the method the insurance company used. This will be easier with the help of a friend.

  1. Extend your arm in front of your body bending your elbow at a ninety degree angle to your body. (your arm is parallel to your body).
  2. Keep your fingers straight and turn the inside of your wrist to your body.
  3. Place your thumb and index finger on the two prominent bones on either side of your elbow, measure the distance between the bones with a tape measure or calipers.
  4. Compare to the medium-framed chart below. Select your height based on what you are barefoot. If you are below the listed inches, your frame is small. If you are above, your frame is large.


Height in 1" heels Elbow Height in 1" heels Elbow
Men Breadth Women Breadth
5'2"-5'3" 21/2"-27/8" 4'10"-4'11" 21/4"-21/2"
5'4"-5'7" 25/8"-27/8" 5'0"-5'3" 21/4"-21/2"
5'8"-5'11" 23/4"-3" 5'4"-5'7" 23/8"-25/8"
6'0"-6'3" 23/4"-31/8" 5'8"-5'11" 23/8"-25/8"
6'4" 27/8"-31/4" 6'0" 21/2"-23/4"

Remember, it is not just how much one weighs, but also how much of that weight is muscle and how much is fat. .  Whatever you do get started with some kind of exercise routine.

If you did not like this chart, check out this table where I have put all the weight charts together:
Ideal Weight Charts for Men - All together This is quite a bit of information and may be easier to read seperated by height and units in PDF form:

Ideal Weight Chart for Men less than 68 inches (PDF)
Ideal Weight Chart for Men greater than 67 inches (PDF)
Ideal Weight Chart for Men less than 172 cm (PDF)
Ideal Weight Chart for Men greater than 170 cm (PDF)

When it comes to ideal weight charts for men, there are a lot more than just one chart.  This chart was taken from a book I just had to buy, because it had so much information that I knew I would want to use it over and over again each time I go back on a diet.

Dr Moreno's ideal weight chart for men


The 17 Day Diet 
by Dr. Mike Moreno

Many other Doctors and the cdc recommend using  a BMI chart for seeing if you are at a healthy weight.  Try and stay in the yellow.

A BMI cart