View Full Version : height/weight ratio?

January 30th, 2004, 02:54 PM
i'm 5ft 11inch tall and 206 pounds
whats your dimensions?

January 30th, 2004, 04:08 PM
6'2" and 185 lbs

jim thornton
January 30th, 2004, 05:18 PM
6' 1/2" (down from 6' 1" in my youth--I'm shrinking) and 178 lb (up from 164 in my youth--I'm fattening.) If these trends continue, I should become a perfect sphere sometime in the year 2287.

Phil Arcuni
January 30th, 2004, 05:47 PM
Did the Finnish formula tell you that?

January 30th, 2004, 06:18 PM
Thanks for this interesting thread. I'm 5'10" plus a cm or two. I weigh between 155 and 160, depending on when I weigh in. I have lost some height - I'm 59 and aging up in a few months (after SC nationals and before LC Nationals). As long as I keep swimming my weight will stay in the above range. If I don't swim for a prolonged period I will gain weight. Weight, at least for me, is not something constantly on my mind, except I know it affects my ability to swim fast: my ideal competition weight is 155-160.

Right now I'm probably in as good condition as I've been in for the last 2-3 years. I've been doing weights for the last four months and it really hasn't had an effect on my weight even though I'm adding muscle weight/strength. My diet is pretty much the same as it has been: complex carbs supplemented with chicken, fish or red meat 2-3 times a week.

Bob Boder
January 30th, 2004, 06:33 PM
6 foot tall and 146 pounds

January 30th, 2004, 07:25 PM
'ability to swim fast: my ideal competition weight is 155-160."

What an interesting idea- ideal competition weight... Is there a way to figure out what one's weight should be for competition? (that might give me some impetus to diet ;))


the texillectual
January 30th, 2004, 07:45 PM
5'11" 190 to 194 lbs. Followed a link from MSN to a health site that said my ideal weight is 181 lbs.

January 30th, 2004, 08:37 PM
I'm 5'9", 185lbs. But last year at this time it was 5'9", 213 lbs.:D

(I couldn't help but put in that shameless tooting of my own horn!):p

January 30th, 2004, 10:07 PM
Well, in my youth I was about 5'3"and 3/4 during most of my swimming career. As an adult am a heavyweight around 185 to 190 and only 5'4",no wonder I've slowdown several seconds in swimming. But about 5 years ago I was 216. I just let myself get fatter and fatter. One reason to return to the swimming.

January 30th, 2004, 11:37 PM
5'9", 165 Lb 25% body fat

SWF seeking... oops, never mind, wrong group...
[Sorry, I'm just being silly] :D

January 31st, 2004, 03:13 AM
I heard somewhere that a the average person who is five feet tall should weigh 100 lbs. 5'2 should weigh 110 lbs...etc. etc. I'm 5'4 and 120 lbs.

January 31st, 2004, 08:49 AM
Unfortunately..only just made the 5ft mark ! No idea about my weight..I tend to gauge my size by how tight or lose my clothes are...

January 31st, 2004, 09:52 AM
If these trends continue, I should become a perfect sphere sometime in the year 2287.

I have a friend, great great guy, who is literally as big around as he is tall. Several weeks ago, he had a pain in his right side, ignored it for a couple of days (how he did that I don't know), finally went to the Dr.--ruptured appendix--sepsis--has been in ICU for over 3 wks now! (sedated/ventalated most of the time). Its not just the heart that extra weight reeks havoc with, when something serious comes along, you are in deep trouble.

January 31st, 2004, 03:08 PM
(I hope he gets better soon...)

January 31st, 2004, 03:10 PM
i hope so too

January 31st, 2004, 03:58 PM
thanks yall! I got a report today that he has been taken off the ventalator and now has a trach tube for breathing, is sitting up in a chair. (this ventalator and trach tube sounded really strange to me, but a nurse friend said that it is unbelieveable how much energy we use breathing so anything to help the body to conserve energy/use it toward healing is helpful) The ICU nurses were really surprised the morning after he got the trach tube because he had figured out how to talk on his own--LOL lawyers can't keep from talking not matter what! JJ all you attorny types out there!

January 31st, 2004, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by TheFish
I heard somewhere that a the average person who is five feet tall should weigh 100 lbs. 5'2 should weigh 110 lbs...etc. etc. I'm 5'4 and 120 lbs.

So you claim you're ideal, eh?:)

I'd say it's hard to state one number as your "ideal" weight. If you use BMI, and follow the recommendation that less than a 25 is normal (i.e. not overweight), you get the following:

5'0" < 128 lbs
5'2" < 136 lbs
5'4" < 145 lbs
6'0" < 184 lbs

These numbers are the same regardless of your sex.

January 31st, 2004, 08:21 PM
I'm 6'1" and 145ish (skinny -- sometimes the pool staff chuckle when they see me). I'm new to the sport, but always enjoy my time in the water. Good luck everyone!

February 1st, 2004, 10:33 AM
Well, when I was working out sometimes 8,000 to 10,000 yards a day as a teenager I couldn't get under 130 pounds. Like I said I was only about 5'3"3/4 to 5'4". I'm just heavy built but a lot of it now is of course overeating and doing little exercise during the past 30 years.

February 1st, 2004, 05:11 PM
6'2" 180-190 lbs. I drop and gain 10 lbs. on a weekly basis.

Edward The Head
February 2nd, 2004, 10:36 AM
Almost 6'2", and around 180. I came down from around 215 about three years ago when I started swimming again.

February 2nd, 2004, 02:50 PM
5' 11'' 180. was at 220 a year ago. Thanks Weight Watchers!:D

February 13th, 2004, 04:41 PM
I am 5'10" and about 170 lbs.

Big Dave
February 14th, 2004, 01:09 AM
I'm 6' 3 1/2" (used to be 6' 4") at a present weight of 206 lbs. When I started master swimming 6 years ago I was a husky 228 lbs. Last year at our Canadian Nationals I was 201 lbs. Okay, I've had an extended layoff over the Christmas break and a holiday in Cancun. I'm now "50" and find it more and more difficult to get down to that lean, mean, competitive machine where I need to be. O'well I've got a few months to get there.

Dave Dickson

February 14th, 2004, 01:28 PM
At 5' 6" and 190 Lbs. I don't think I am overwieght,
just too short for my weight. ;)

February 14th, 2004, 04:13 PM
6'1 and about 185 pounds.

February 15th, 2004, 10:05 PM
6'2" 270
23% fat with caliper test
I'm fat enough to float when holding my breath,
but lean enough to sink when I let air out.

Swim fast,

February 16th, 2004, 08:10 AM
5-4 145 and had a caliper test done in December 21% body fat. They were training a new person to do it, so did each area a whole bunch of times. probably was fairly accurate because of that, but I sure got pinched a lot!!