What are the ideal proportions for the male physique? Is there such thing as "ideal" proportions? Bodybuilding legend Steve "Hercules" Reeves (pictured right) thought so. In his book "classic physique", Steve wrote about his ideal muscle to bone ratios. These ratios were used to work out your ideal shape based on some body measurements.
This calculator is based on the formula Steve created. In order to calculate your "ideal" body measurements you'll need:
- Wrist site
- Ankle size
- Head size (measure around at forehead height)
- Pelvis size (the widest part of your pelvis)
- Knee size
You can get these measurements from using a tape measure to measure each body part. If you're unsure of where to take the measurements head over to our forum and ask one of our members.
This tool only shows your "ideal" measurements using Steve's formula, they are not always 100% accurate, and are meant only as a guide to good proportions.