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post #16 of 55
I'm 6'2 and have been 165 lbs for a long time. I'm skinny. I think 180lbs would be ideal.
post #17 of 55
Im 6'2, about 205. No idea about bf%.

I work out and sometimes people say that or notice that Im looking swoll. Ideally Id like to stay at my current size/strength as I dont want to look totally rediculous, but cut down to 190-195#s.

if your 180 pounds you better be fucking ripped, if your skinny-fat you are going to look funny.
post #18 of 55
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Also, what would be consider a healthy body fat percentage? I have been aiming to get down between 13 and 17%. Does that sound right? Also, where can I get measured for this? Do I have to go to a doctor or where the recreation center on campus be able to do it (accurately)?
You're aim should be fine, and a healthy, maintain able level. Just remember health carries over into areas other than just physical. As for measuring percent bodyfat, the easiest way might be through BIA, which the rec center may have a machine that you hold or stand on. When used correctly can give you a reading, but at best it will only be within about +-3% error, if not higher. Many people can screw up skin caliper measurements and get inaccurate results if they have not been properly trained in it.
post #19 of 55
I wouldn't focus so much on another persons ideal weight but would focus on dialing in the right combination of weight and exercise that makes you feel good and look your best. Realizing that if your exercise decreases, your eating will need to as well. Also, the quality of exercise is important. Plodding along on a treadmill wont get the same results a pushing the large muscle groups on a bike while hill climbing. So, more adjusting may be needed.
post #20 of 55
Basically what everyone is trying to say is that if you arent taller than 6 feet you are worthless.
post #21 of 55
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Basically what everyone is trying to say is that if you arent taller than 6 feet you are worthless.

post #22 of 55
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So as I mentioned above I would try to post pictures of myself. I didn't get my camera back togeter so I am just going to include some photos of me at 217 taken with my old iphone. I apologize for the extremely crappy photos. Still pretty fat but less than 30 pounds of what I was just several months ago. I'll try to dig up a photo of me at 245 in a minute.
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post #23 of 55
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Basically what everyone is trying to say is that if you arent taller than 6 feet you are worthless.

Isn't that common knowledge?
post #24 of 55
I may be wrong (and I'm just an asshole on the internet) but I bet that if you lose some fat you'll be surprised to discover that you're not really of "medium" build. Your bones look rather slight.
post #25 of 55
Looks like you have about 20 pounds to lose from your midsection. If I were you, I'd start lifting weights in addition to dieting; your body is looking much older than 25. Fight back against your genes! Sounds like you've made great progress already, keep going.
post #26 of 55
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I may be wrong (and I'm just an asshole on the internet) but I bet that if you lose some fat you'll be surprised to discover that you're not really of "medium" build. Your bones look rather slight.
I certainly don't think that comment is you being an asshole. I appreciate the honesty. One of the reasons why I asked this question is that I ask my wife and she just tells me I look great even though I know I am 25 pounds overweight in this photo (at least). I also think you might be right but anytime I've gone to a doctor in my life they have always told me that I have a medium build. I just did the test where I measure my wrist and it gave me a medium build. I have wrists that are 7" around. I really appreciate it the input and I guess I'll know for sure when I reach my goal weight, whether that be 190 pounds or 180.
post #27 of 55
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Looks like you have about 20 pounds to lose from your midsection. If I were you, I'd start lifting weights in addition to dieting; your body is looking much older than 25. Fight back against your genes! Sounds like you've made great progress already, keep going.

Thanks, I am just going to keep going until I reach my goal weight. Right now I'll set that at 190 and maybe when I reach that I'll have to lower that again.

I do workout plus dieting but my weakness is lifting weights. I mainly do the elliptical and run. I try to lift weights 3 times a weak but am usually disappointed with my effort. (1) I absolutely hate it and (2) I really don't know what I am doing other than the machines so I do the same thing every time and get bored.

My initial plan was once I am down to a good weight to hire a personal trainer for a couple of sessions just to show me the fundamentals on how to lift properly and some good exercises.

I'll post pictures when I get down to 195 again and see what people have to say. Hopefully, I'll be there by the end of November or so.
post #28 of 55
Congrats at getting some of the weight off!

First things, the calculated Ideal Body Weight for a male of 6 foot 2 would be 181.22 lbs or 82.2 kg.

Another means of measurement would be the Body Mass Index, or BMI. The BMI is calculated by dividing your weight (kg) by the square of your height (m2). You can then compare your BMI with the chart below:

* Underweight = <18.5
* Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
* Overweight = 25-29.9
* Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

For your second question, a fit person would have a percentage body fat of ~14-17% while your average person would have a percentage body fat of ~18%-26%. It would be inadvisable to have a body fat percentage much less than 13% though some athletes do. Our bodies need a certain amount of fat to function properly. Greater than 27% would be considered overweight and greater than 38% would then be considered obese.

I think most gyms these days provide offer some sort of session whereby you can get your percentage body fat determined so you don't have to go do a doctor.

Hope this helps!

Cheers
post #29 of 55
I'd say about 240
post #30 of 55
BMI is a horrible way of determining ideal weight as it in no way takes into consideration muscle. using the BMI scale, most athletes would be classified as overweight or obese.
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