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# Thread: how much weight does one inch of height add to a persons weight? (serious)

1. ## how much weight does one inch of height add to a persons weight? (serious)

like when I try to compare my weight to people shorter or taller than me.

Say if there's someone who is 5'6" at 153 and around the same bodyfat (not counting bone density and other factors here) would he be as built as me? Or would he be more/less built?

How much weight would you say one inch of height adds on to a person?

just wondering.

2. interesting question, I have been curious for a while.

3. when i grow it usually adds like 3-5ish pounds

4. Originally Posted by steve39
when i grow it usually adds like 3-5ish pounds
so I'm more built than you? (not being a dick or anything)

I think it's like 5 pounds, because someone who is 6'4" with my build would probably be around 205 I'm guessing.

5. bump, anyone else got an idea?

6. There would not be an exact amount or even an approximate amount. The person could have longer femurs, which could be heaver than say longer vertebrae etc

7. To see how much you would weigh if you were taller, take that taller height and divide it by yours, then cube it, then mulitply by your weight. This is a pretty good estimate. Same thing for shorter, just divide your height by that number instead.

8. Originally Posted by thecooleric
To see how much you would weigh if you were taller, take that taller height and divide it by yours, then cube it, then mulitply by your weight. This is a pretty good estimate. Same thing for shorter, just divide your height by that number instead.
W....T....F?!

lol, just kidding, I got it. Good idea.

but I'm getting like 227 if I was 6'2".

Don't think that's right.

What now boy genius?

9. yep go by average.

So do this formula: Weight/height in inches = X Then take X * (height in inches + 1)

10. Originally Posted by DangerDan
W....T....F?!

lol, just kidding, I got it. Good idea.

but I'm getting like 227 if I was 6'2".

Don't think that's right.

What now boy genius?
I got 208 using your stats. Seems about right.

11. You could use the BMI table. Even if you're like (boo hiss BMI sucks) it would answer your question

12. I remember during a pro comp the announcer stated 10lbs per inch , of course he's talking about pros and I doubt he had any backing for his statement .

... sorry , useless post

13. Originally Posted by Killah Hills
I remember during a pro comp the announcer stated 10lbs per inch , of course he's talking about pros and I doubt he had any backing for his statement .

... sorry , useless post
I've heard that a few times before as well actually.

14. What you are looking for is a BMI chart.

Find a person's BMI using his height and weight. Then add an inch to his height - keep adding weight until the new BMI equals his old BMI.

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