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    rule of thumb for body proportion

    just wondering if there was any chart/ rule of thumb comparing body parts to body parts (proportional)

    Example: i once read that your calves should be very close to your bicep measurements ( both flexed).

    I thought that was pretty cool when i read that and was hoping to find more general rules as such.
    It gives people an idea what body parts are lacking as far as size goes anyways .

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    One of the biggies (expanding on what you said) is that neck, calves and bis should ideally be the same.

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    Rule of thumb......The bigger the better, the tighter the sweater(oops, no that was something else)sorry

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    Re: rule of thumb for body proportion

    Originally posted by thegame01
    just wondering if there was any chart/ rule of thumb comparing body parts to body parts (proportional)

    Example: i once read that your calves should be very close to your bicep measurements ( both flexed).

    I thought that was pretty cool when i read that and was hoping to find more general rules as such.
    It gives people an idea what body parts are lacking as far as size goes anyways .

    Thanks
    GZ

    If you find anything let me know. I know about the calf, neck, arm measurement and I remember someone telling me your forearms should be a certain percentage of your arm measurement.

    I also remember someone telling me if you take a yardstick going straight down from your chest to your quads, the arch of your quads should match the peak of your chest.

    I did a search on the web to try and find more info and I can't find anything anywhere.

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    Here's two that I've come across in the past:

    1. (From John McCallums)
    6-1/2 times your wrist gives chest girth
    85% of chest gives hips
    70% of chest gives waist
    53% of chest gives thigh girth
    37% of chest gives neck
    36% of chest gives upper arm
    34% of chest gives calves
    29% of chest gives forearms


    2. (source unknown...someone gave me a clipping from a magazine of this...looks like Ironman maybe? Def not flex or m&f)

    waist: proportionate to height (whatever that means)
    upper arm: one-half of waist
    forearm: one-half of waist less 1 inch
    thigh: three-quarters of waist
    calf: one-half of waist less 1 inch
    neck: one-half of waist plus 1 inch
    chest: one and one-thirds times waist.

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