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Old 12-03-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
Frank Menendez
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http://www.sandowmuseum.com/ideal.html

Safe site for calculating and comparing your measures to what the "ideal" male should measure according to the greecians.
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Old 12-03-2006, 04:33 PM   #2
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Unlike today, the proper proportion for a man's waist would have been more muscled. At that time, a man must show a tight and well-defined midsection, but the obliques and lower back must have also been well-exercised and solidly built. A waist that appeared too slim, made a man "appear weak"

Hey John does this make you feel better?
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:20 PM   #3
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hmpf! i am consistently an inch smaller in every ideal measurement. must be the lack of weight training!

at leasts i am proportional~ :highfive:

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Old 12-04-2006, 04:42 AM   #4
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Oops, my waist is 3" over their recommendation ... :biggrin:
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:33 AM   #5
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I didn't look at the website, nor do I measure myself, but I'm gonna say I'm over. On everything.
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:49 AM   #6
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I'm too big everywhere, according to the formula.
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:27 PM   #7
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i came across that a few years ago and all my measurements were dead-on, except for my bicep. it shows 14.04 and i cant get over 13.75. oh darnit.

btw, im 5'4", 138#, 6" wrists
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:30 PM   #8
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It absolutely shocks my conscience that Anthony's waist is too big. That's not right in any sense of the word.

My wrist size 7.75+
ideal chest 50.375 actual 50
ideal waist 35.2 acutal 38+ (cough, cough)
ideal hips 42.8 actual 42
ideal arms 18.1 actual 19.5 straight 18.5
ideal forearm 14.5 actual 15.5 straight 14.5
ideal thigh 26.7 actual 30+
ideal nect 18.6 actual 19+
ideal calf 17.1 actual 18.5

note, if I hold my arms out and don't flex them in any way, the measurements are pretty darn close to ideal. Still, my gut and legs are waaayyyyyyy out of proportion. Plus, I've always considered my calves scrawny, but in comparison to my upper legs - they are. Btw, I'm 5'10" about 255.

Hence the reason you'll never see me in a speedo. I ain't pretty. I'm just strong and quick. I think.

All the best,
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:40 PM   #9
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You might be surprised Andy, I was. vs their ideal I came in at:

Chest, -5"!!
Waist, ideal
Hip, +1"
bicep, -1"
forearm, -1"
thigh, ideal
calf, ideal
neck, -2"!!

chest and neck big surprises. I can't imagine fitting a suit if I was any bigger than I am.

6', 240#, 8.25" wrist
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:44 PM   #10
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Michael.....I feel your pain with the suits......completely. I even have degrees of suits - skinny verus not skinny.....yep, long story.

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