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Weight Loss using Body Frame :-

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Another way of finding how much weight loss you would benefit from in your diet and exercise plan is to use body size. Ever heard people say they are big boned? Well this is what they mean. Some people have neat little narrow frames, others have a more rangy skeleton.

Bone mass and muscle mass all play a part in determining your optimal weight. This is why ideal weight charts have a range of ideal weights for your height. There are two simple methods of determining your frame size:-

  1. Measuring the circumference of your wrist, which is by far the easiest.
  2. Measuring the breadth of your elbow, which is a bit harder to do but gives better accuracy.

Women - Wrist Sizes

  Height under 5' 2"
(under 155cm)
Height 5' 2"-5' 5"
(155cm - 163cm)
Height over 5' 5"
(More than 163cm)
Small Under 5.5"
(140mm)
Less than 6.0"
(152mm)
Less than 6.25"
(159mm)
Medium 5.5" - 5.75"
(140 - 146mm)
6" - 6.25"
(152 - 159mm)
6.25" - 6.5"
(159 - 165mm)
Large over 5.75"(146mm) over 6.25"(159mm) over 6.5" (165mm)

 

Men - Wrist Sizes

  Height over 5' 5" (over 163cms)
Small 5.5" - 6.5" (140 - 165mm)
Medium 6.5" - 7.5" (165 - 191mm)
Large Over 7.5" (191mm)

Female Elbow Sizes Medium Frame

Height Feet and In Breadth/size of Elbow - Inches Height cm Elbow Breadth mm
4' 10" - 4' 11" 21/4" - 21/2" 146 - 148 57 - 64
5' 0" - 5' 3" 21/4" - 21/2" 150 - 158 57 - 64
5' 4" - 5' 7" 23/8" - 25/8" 160 - 168 60 - 67
5' 8" - 5' 11" 23/8" - 25/8" 170 - 178 60 - 67
6' 0" - 6' 4" 21/2" - 23/4" 180 - 190 63 - 70

 

Male - Elbow Sizes Medium Frame

Height Feet and In Breadth/size of Elbow - Inches Height cm Elbow Breadth mm
5' 2" - 5' 3" 21/2" - 27/8" 155 - 158 64 - 73
5' 4" - 5' 7" 25/8" - 27/8" 160 - 168 67 - 73
5' 8" - 5' 11" 23/4" - 3" 170 - 178 70 - 75
6' 0" - 6' 3" 23/4" - 31/8" 180 - 188 70 - 79
6' 4" - 6' 7" 27/8" - 31/4" 190 - 198 73 - 83

To measure your elbow size - In a standing position:

  • Hold out your arm so that it's horizontal and parallel to the floor.
  • Make sure that your your palm is facing upward.
  • Then bend your elbow so your forearm is at ninety degrees to the floor.
  • Use your index finger and thumb of your opposite hand to find the narrow part of your elbow joint.
  • Use your finger and thumb like a gauge to find the breadth of your elbow. Do this by measuring the gap in between them with a ruler or measuring tape.