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    Is a 36" waist considered fat on a 6' male?

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    Originally Posted by skelooth View Post
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    I'm 6'1" and 32" and still stomach fat to lose and a large frame
    so unless you have serious wide hips, you have room to lose

    I was 285lbs a year ago, with 43" waist, I'd have told you back then that 36" was my minimum based on high school
    my sixpack will likely be at 31"
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    Originally Posted by Aegis-the-red View Post
    I'm 6'1" and 32" and still stomach fat to lose and a large frame
    so unless you have serious wide hips, you have room to lose

    I was 285lbs a year ago, with 43" waist, I'd have told you back then that 36" was my minimum based on high school
    my sixpack will likely be at 31"
    36" waist is ILLEGAL in Japan as of 2008, do you feel 36" is an unhealthy waist size for a casual person not into fitness?
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    definitely not lean, but probably not fat either. everyone caries weight differently, but I'd say thats still in the healthy range.
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    You talking about jeans size or just using a tape measure?
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    Originally Posted by Mj23foreva View Post
    You talking about jeans size or just using a tape measure?
    Yeah, that can be a huge difference.

    Some of my jeans are 32's and fit the same as some of my other pairs that are 34's. Different brands make stuff way off.
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    Originally Posted by Mj23foreva View Post
    You talking about jeans size or just using a tape measure?
    I don't know. I got in an argument on Digg about this, so I wanted the opinion of the bb.com community *I* was going by pants size. Apparently waist means different things to different people.
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    Honestly I'm 6'3 if it makes a difference but my waist in this pic was around 34 inches. http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/im...xsPiT4940.jpeg

    Pretty ****ing skinny at that point in time. I'm 25 pounds heavier and added maybe an inch to my waist but you can still see my abs so I am just under 36.
    In my opinion a 36 inch waist is not "fat" unless you have a really small built frame.
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    Originally Posted by Jackhouseson View Post
    Honestly I'm 6'3 if it makes a difference but my waist in this pic was around 34 inches. http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/im...xsPiT4940.jpeg

    Pretty ****ing skinny at that point in time. I'm 25 pounds heavier and added maybe an inch to my waist but you can still see my abs so I am just under 36.
    In my opinion a 36 inch waist is not "fat" unless you have a really small built frame.
    My jeans are all 36" and are all loose on me, but I'm still fat. Tape measure says 38", not sure if I'm using it correctly though.
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    Originally Posted by skelooth View Post
    I don't know. I got in an argument on Digg about this, so I wanted the opinion of the bb.com community *I* was going by pants size. Apparently waist means different things to different people.
    Pants are worn around the hips not the waist. If you measure your hips with a measuring tape I bet it will be bigger than what you think.

    The waist would be measured from the navel.
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    If your going by jean size i'm a 34 and I consider myself. I would agree your waist in round you navel but wear your jeans there if you want to look like simon cowell.
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    i'm 5"11-6 foot and i fit a 31 waist and i still have stomach fat
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    I think it just depends on the person tbh...my bro is 6' and is big boned. When he came back from marine boot camp i could see his ribs and abs and he was a size 36" in pants size(i guess this is the hips more than waist)....that was just the size of his body. Nothing wrong with that or nothing u can do about that, i mean, u gonna shave your hip bones to fit into a 32 rofl?? From your pics its hard to tell. But i thought i was "big boned" back when i was a lard and now i realize that i have a rather very small frame. Could probably fit into a 29-30" pants if i loss a few more pounds. I'm 33" pants now.

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    I believe its like genetics or something. I remember a discussion about this before, pics were posted of these bodybuilders. Guy was ripped but had big waist.
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    Well, I'm 6'0'' and before starting to do exercise I had a 34''-35'' waist. I was definitely fat. Not "obese" but fat.
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    6ft with 30-30.5" waist here. I think 36" maybe on bigger size but it can depend on frame, height and all. Was 37" 6 months ago.
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