Ideal Body Measurements Calculator

Ideal Body Measurements Calculator
What are your ideal body measurements? The ideal body measurements calculator works this out for you, based on the Steve "Hercules" Reeves formula.

Instructions

Ideal Body Measurements Calculator

Height:
Wrist size:
Ankle size:
Head size:
Pelvis size:
Knee size:
 
 
Neck
Neck: ??
Arm
Arms: ??
Chest
Chest: ??
Waist
Waist: ??
Thigh
Thighs: ??
Calf
Calves: ??
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Posted Tue, 11/20/2018 - 19:43
Marcio

This calculator is not very reliable, is it?

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Posted Fri, 10/19/2018 - 20:05
Markieze

Wow. I am stunned to say that my measurements now are pretty close to what the charts says. I have 15 inch arms where it says I should have 16, 39.5 inch chest where it says I should have a 41, 27.5ish inch waist which is already rediculous and it wants me to have a 24, and 24 inch thighs which is spot on.

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Posted Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:55
Dragan

with my 5.9 height i would have 73 arms ridicules.

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Posted Mon, 11/19/2018 - 18:39
HamptonPhysique.com

You may have mistype something mate.

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Posted Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:18
Marcio

According to this, my chest should be 60 inches... I went to the mirror with the tape measure to see what that would be and all I can say is that there must be something very wrong with this calculator...

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Posted Mon, 07/23/2018 - 22:30
Nathan

It said mine is supposed to be 61". For spec brian shaw has a 60" chest. It also said my thighs are supposed to be 26".
Do you know how retarded it would look to put little 26" thighs on brian shaw? Lmfao! This calculator is bogus. My chest is 54" and already too big for my thighs.

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Posted Sat, 08/11/2018 - 02:55
Kazo

when you measure your chest you have to take into account your back size make a huge difference. you may have a large chest but of if you dont have a large back that can make a huge difference

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Posted Mon, 06/04/2018 - 07:21
Pat

with my 188cm height and other measurement I would have to have 150mm in chest ... ridicules!
don't use this shit!

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Posted Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:46
Paul

insane ..so, at 5'9" 155lbs they say i should have 17in neck 18in biceps 26in thighs 19in calves 53in chest 31in waist smh...my ankles are 10 in, wrist is 7in 15knee 22in head 3in pelvis...closest thing is my waist is 30 otherwise thats nuts i have 14" bi 40ch , 21q 15c

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Posted Thu, 10/25/2018 - 14:23
Arya

The calculation is somehow right.
The calculator show upto how much you can put mass on your body..

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Posted Sun, 09/24/2017 - 23:41
Bobby

It was close not sure what to think of it
I am 5"6 185
Waist 33
Chest 50
Arms 15
Calves 15
Neck 15
Quads 23
Wrist 6
Ankle 6

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Posted Wed, 12/06/2017 - 02:15
Mike

You are 5'6 and weight 185 with 6 inch wrist and ankle? Wtf? And manage to keep a 33 inch waist? You must have a lot of muscle. Seems like you have big quads and chest, maybe a big back too? My shoulders are 49 inches, my arms are (left) 15.5 - 16 (right), my calve are (left) 16 - 16.5 (right), IDK about my chest hard to measure it on my own. My quads are (left) 23.5 to 24 (right). My neck is 15, my wrist is 7 3/4 my ankle is like 10 inches (I have big ankles). My hand in circumference is 10 inches. My hips are 38 inches, my Forearms (left) 13.5 - 14 inches (right), my waist is 34... I underwent depression and gained lots of fat from 208 I'm down to 175 lbs in 3 months right now thanx to longboarding and working out. My stomach is my main goal at the moment considering when I was a 155 lbs my waist was 29 inches with 15.5 inch arms.

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Posted Sun, 10/07/2018 - 11:54
KKD

Yeah right a 6 inch wrist and a 50 inch chest ??

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Posted Tue, 05/23/2017 - 02:52
David Budi Wartono

pls add in centimeters too

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Posted Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:20
Alex

Do you measure your chest with or without your arms? In other words would it be chest size or shoulders?

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Posted Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:35
abraham mata

i measured my chest under my arms and had my brother measure the tape for me so there wouldnt be any flexiing involved . so I guess under the arms bro so its more accurate.

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Posted Sun, 09/27/2015 - 03:53
Richard

No doubt having those wonderful stats and weight would lead to an early death often. Just check the stats in the five long-living areas of the world called Blue Zones and you will learn that even our BMI tables are too high such that at 5 10 the best BMI for me is around 21, not 25.

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Posted Fri, 07/22/2016 - 17:49
SM Archer

Foremost, BMI has been demonstrated to be utter tripe. Furthermore, how do you explain Jim Fixx vs Jackie Gleason. Or Charles Durning vs. Charles Bronson---died at 89 & 81 respectively. Moreover, Reeves lived well into his 1980s.
Richard, I think you, and your ilk, are pushing junk science. Yes, there are some very good habits to pick up from the Blue Zone Diet. However, it's not an absolute and the BMI of those regions is as much genetics as diet.
In closing, think before you speak.
In closing,

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Posted Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:40
Bob M

I believe BMI was designed by the US Army to look at trends in the population and individual soldiers. Waist to height is a much better indicator.

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Posted Mon, 08/21/2017 - 22:54
Keith

Anecdotes are useless. I agree that the "Western" body type is large for BMI, but the people who live the longest are those who have for security (not starving) but the lowest BMI. I know there is a proven link, not sure if they've shown causation.

That said, I'm 6'4" 195 w/ 9% bf so fairly scrawny and am bordering on overweight according to BMI...

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Posted Fri, 04/27/2018 - 16:56
Shaawn

Tell me about it! I am 6'3", and when I was 220 I was told I needed to lose weight. I was still too slim for my frame. I looked like a basketball player. The maximum weight for my height was 205 according to the height-weight charts, and I was so skinny at that weight if I turned sideways you couldn't see me. Their small, medium, and large frame estimates are way off. I have narrow shoulders and small wrists, but my arms are 30" long and my inseam is 36"! I look anorexic below 200 lbs.

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Posted Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:21
Olen

Reeves, if you are talking about Steve, died at 74 of a blood clot after surgery, having recently been diagnosed with lymphoma.

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Posted Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:14
Jared

what does NAN" mean?

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Posted Sun, 09/20/2015 - 00:42
dalton

NaN = Not a Number

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Posted Mon, 07/06/2015 - 15:21
christopher

almost correct but chest should be 53" lol mines 47" neck 17" waist 31" thighs 26" arms 18" calves 17" has anyone tried getting clothes to fit them because id like to know all my gear is strechy lol its amazing no-ones got on to this yet

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Posted Sat, 06/27/2015 - 06:52
Erik

Don't get caught up in this guys and girls, this is not a blueprint of how you should/will look, you can have thin wrists it wont prevent you from gaining muscle and it doesn't matter. All this talk of ecto, meso and endomorph wont limit you to how your body can look.

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Posted Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:47
Yogesh

It show cheast size 53" ,and waist 31" how it is possible. Currently my cheast is 39"

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Posted Sun, 06/12/2016 - 05:10
P.Nagy Balin

My chest is curently at 45", according to the calculator my ideal is 58" ridicuolous. My waist is 30" but it should be 34" altough i think tha lower the more aestzhatic, so i'M on ther better side :D

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Posted Thu, 01/15/2015 - 13:05
Russ

I realize this thread goes back a ways, but to address some of the repeated questions, this calculator is based on a book a now dead guy wrote back in like the 1950's. So yeah, it doesn't cater to women, nor to overly tall or short people. Sorry. Blame it on the times.

Its not meant to be the end-all, be-all calculator for ideal physique, its meant to simply take the ideals as presented by a famous 50's body builder, and make them into an online calculator.

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Posted Tue, 11/11/2014 - 22:24
deepanshu

this according to the calculator: 18"Arms: 18"Chest: 50"Waist: 29"Thighs: 25"Calves: 16"Ideal bodyweight: 175lbs
but how can this put limit of 175 lbs since muscle weight is pretty much more!
currently my measurements are
16" biceps 44" chest 33" waist 22" thighs 14.5" calves with a weight of 78kg. I am going to come to that measurements but my weight is never going to be even closer to that!

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Posted Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:41
alexander

where is the 6'8" option?...

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Posted Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:37
Sean

Nate, it means you can't spell

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Posted Thu, 09/04/2014 - 16:49
bj

Says I should have 23" arms - how do you lose size in your biceps?

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Posted Wed, 05/28/2014 - 17:11
FreddieB

Frank Zane!!

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Posted Wed, 05/14/2014 - 05:40
Rio

What about those of us under 5'5"?

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Posted Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:36
Animesh

It says I should have chest 61" waist 35" and thighs 29".... Rest two are exact but chest 61 seriously?....is it measuring around the shoulder or just the chest??

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Posted Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:49
Dan

Oh wow haha I did something wrong! Apparently I need to shrink my pelvic bone to 27 and somehow add it to my rib cage. I wonder how difficult that surgery would be on my body cuz lifestyle alone isn't going to do that

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Posted Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:47
allen

Look up adonis index for a less of a "body builder" approach I believe this is more of an athletic/Hollywood look type goal that an average person can achieve. There's one for women too if not the shrink wrap program has a women's e book also and is almost the same ratios

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Posted Tue, 03/18/2014 - 19:19
Alana

So anyone under 5'5'' is not ideal?
Where's the logic in that!

Not impressed Steve Reeves

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Posted Mon, 03/03/2014 - 13:48
Ryan jackson

I think this is pretty accurate! Im a master trainer and just got through measuring my entire body and wanted to see how i stacked up! Im 6'1 55" chest (around shoulders) 44" shoulders raised all measurements came out accurate for a 6'1 guy but im only 230 8% bf it said i should be 215 :-/!!! Besides that its all a gimmic, a number of factors will come into play...for short its a kool tool to use once...maybe twice lol

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Posted Fri, 02/28/2014 - 20:13
Charlie C.

Well I'm kind of surprised at the measurements. It's says I should weigh 185 at 5'10. Here's my actual on left and projected on right. I've always been thick and muscular. Seems like i was more a 34 waist in my youth. I can't fit 34s pants in the legs ever, 36s yes. Interesting stuff.
5'10 215
15 Arms 19
7.5 wrist
23 Head
24 leg 29
10.5 ankle
42 pelvis
36 waist 36
54 Chest 62
17.5 calf 20
16.75 knee
16.5 neck 18

I am about 15 percent body fat right now at 215. Seems like the projected waste size for me is to big at 36 inches. I have huge legs, knees, calfs and ankles without lifting at all. I only do upper body right now. I do 300 minutes a week of moderate cardio on the elyptical. I do absolutely nothing all day at work except sit behind a computer. I lift 3days a week for a half hour. I was 245 September 1st 2013 , at 30% body fat. I'm 54. At 17 I was 5'10 200 at 10% body fat rolling out bed without lifting just twice a week. Trying to get back down to 200.

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Posted Tue, 02/04/2014 - 22:01
Sqandr

Thank you for this man.

What about *hips* size, it's the most important measure for health purposes!

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Posted Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:42
john cotter

7how would these change for age of 77. have a loooong way to go

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Posted Sat, 08/20/2016 - 22:55
bob

i am 6 ft. i weigh 190 lbs what should my measurments be

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Posted Sun, 01/12/2014 - 18:43
Russell

Steve Reves was a bodybuilder back in the 50's, I don't think a lot of women participated at that time.

More reasonable waist sizes are found by measuring your pelvis as a circumference and I believe chest measurements are taken around the arms as well

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Posted Sat, 01/11/2014 - 21:42
Gilbert

This is great! I think Steve Reeves is the best muscle man I have ever seen. And I am trying to achieve his classic shape as per his book Building the Classic Physique. I had to change it to suit my age and genetics, but the ideals, philosophies exercises and shape is definitely achieveable and puts u into being attractive- as well as big and strong. This calculator I think works. I am a long from my ideal but its achievable. But MEASURE THE CHEST AROUND THE SHOULDERS and measure the waist around the smallest part of the torso, which is actually between the chest and the pelvis and not the part that carries the most fat (ie bellybutton). Further, I don't like big abs or obsession with low bodyfat. I like Steve's era or thinking of a small waist and trying to get it. If that means practising Vacuums so be it. It still steers the mind in the right direction. And if you look at any Handsome Princes, in any fairytale - they have Steve's body! Not Brad Pitt's, not Arnolds, not Vin Diesel and not Phil Heath. This is the dream body for men for the rest of time. Peace & go buy his book.

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Posted Thu, 12/19/2013 - 22:22
ganesh

Hi guys
i am 5' 9 tall n 69kgs , my waist size s 31inch
please tell me my ideal
a) weight
b) waist size
c) shoulder size
d) bi ceps size
e) chest size

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Posted Fri, 11/22/2013 - 18:18
Dave

i couldn't even do the thing! imma college ball player and im 6'8" it doesnt even give me that height option? athletes come in all shapes and sizes...

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Posted Sat, 11/09/2013 - 09:00
IForge

What does NaN mean in his ideal calculation? Says my ideal weight is 190.... Anytime Im under 200 I feel uncomfortable and think I look too skinny.

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Posted Sun, 10/20/2013 - 02:02
Neutron

first of all thank God there are people shorter than me...I thought I was short with 5'6"...anyway I am nowhere near accepting my results as an ideal measurement. I'd rather be an Ashton Kutcher than an Arnold. I don't think having a chest almost twice as big as your waist is ideal. Just saying.