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Ideal Body Measurements Calculator

Ideal Body Measurements Calculator

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

Steeve Reeves

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 of body measurements.

This calculator is based on the formula Steve created. In order to calculate your "ideal" body measurements you'll need:

  1. Height
  2. Wrist site
  3. Ankle size
  4. Head size (measure around at forehead height)
  5. Pelvis size (the widest part of your pelvis)
  6. 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.

NB: All measurements must be entered in inches. Example: 12.5

Ideal Body Measurements Calculator
Height:
Wrist size: Inches
Ankle size: Inches
Head size: Inches
Pelvis size: Inches
Knee size: Inches
 

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MattT
Posted Thu, 12/22/2011 - 10:05

I checked out some images of Steve Reeves and I'd say he's got pretty much the "ideal" physique in my mind. Classic.

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Lori
Posted Sun, 04/22/2012 - 19:07

?????

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Sean
Posted Fri, 05/18/2012 - 23:49

who can help you, lori? you've posted five question marks, zero questions. steve reeves was the man. so was vince gironda, jack lalanne, other NATURALS from history (did you notice the emphasis, there?). adapt their principles to accommodate your own life, and you're bound to get the results you want. hope that answers some of your question marks.

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Anas
Posted Thu, 06/21/2012 - 11:11

Can anybody point out to the exact place where I should measure the above mentioned areas?

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180miles77
Posted Sun, 06/24/2012 - 16:15

It may sound stupid but i'm from EU but 185 centimeter is equal to 6'0" here ?

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Max
Posted Sat, 09/08/2012 - 05:22

Just type 185 cm to inches (or whatever figures you want to convert) into google, it'll convert it for you.

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Tuvshinzaya
Posted Sun, 06/24/2012 - 19:58

Eh, where is the one for females?

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Dan
Posted Fri, 07/06/2012 - 06:42

Are the measurements required the circumference or the width?

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ENCEE
Posted Fri, 08/10/2012 - 02:10

circumference

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jjfg
Posted Sun, 08/12/2012 - 13:03

Um, how is this relevant for females? Or for that matter, people under 5'5"?

unimpressed.

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Patti
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 17:07

My question too. Thank you!!!

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Patti
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 17:08

Seems a bit "One sided" to me too.

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Josh
Posted Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:07

It's not meant to be relevant for females... nor meant to impress you...

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steven
Posted Sun, 08/12/2012 - 18:05

hey everybody,im steven.my question to yall will follow later tonight. thank you

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Titus
Posted Thu, 10/04/2012 - 00:59

I agree that Steve had a great look, but the calculator is a joke - says I should have a 58" chest and a 34" waist, essentially Arnold's measurements in his prime.

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Tracy
Posted Fri, 12/07/2012 - 23:02

Well, Arnold was supposed to be the perfect specimen.

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Brian
Posted Mon, 12/31/2012 - 11:44

Arnold might have been the perfect specimen for a man on the Steroidsof his day. He WAS NOT natural. And now the magazine guys are nothing more than drug monsters. They take Anabolic Steroids, Androgenic Steroids, Human Groth Hormaone, Drugs to counteract the side effects of the Androgenic Drugs ( Like drugs to block the conversion of Testosterone to Estrogen, or to DHT, they have to take Lutinizing Hormones in the off season[if they have one] to get their testicles to regian size lost and function lost and that isn't all...Pain meds to do the heavy sets, especially leg exercises 'cause they can't take the pain) This is part of the many reasons why Body Building will NEVER be an Olympic Sport, it isn't REALLY a sport at all in the strictest sense.

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jesse
Posted Thu, 10/31/2013 - 18:16

I think the reason that chest measurements seem disproportionate is because they are measuring around the shoulders.

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ivan
Posted Mon, 10/15/2012 - 23:20

Which wrist/knee, left or right?

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hohoho
Posted Fri, 10/26/2012 - 21:07

This Calculator is for laughs. It said I should have 58" chest 34" waist @5'8" and yet the weight should be only 175 lb. That must be a hollow man!! @@

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Kyle
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 17:38

Im 5'8 my measurements say I need a 50" chest 29"waist and be 175lbs. I dont see how we should be that far apart and also be at the same weight.

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Martin
Posted Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:33

In college I weighed 170 lbs with 28" waist, ran track & practiced martial arts but . . . I didn't look like that photograph. How strange?

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Sandy
Posted Sun, 11/25/2012 - 15:38

It doesn't have my height

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Melanie
Posted Mon, 12/10/2012 - 20:47

So I guess this measurement hidoesn't work for women? The height starts at 5'5
Bummer

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Kevin
Posted Wed, 12/19/2012 - 13:08

or men under 5'5" duh !

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John
Posted Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:26

Haha, no the measurements are only for men because the women doens't need so huge bodys to look good, the measurements for a women as well known is 90-60-90, or the same proporcions measuring bust, waist and hips

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Patti
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 17:09

What a load of crock! I can be as big as I want. I don't need a MAN to tell me how big I can be!!!! Sexist.

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jimmyjam
Posted Fri, 06/28/2013 - 13:39

False. Quit being fat.

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Don
Posted Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:50

Ummm you are a woman. These measurements are not for a woman. In case you didn't realizs men and woman are built differently.

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anna
Posted Mon, 12/24/2012 - 01:14

im 5'4 and a lady, come on. is there one for ladies or shorter people?

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Ajay
Posted Fri, 03/08/2013 - 06:58

IT SAYS MY WAIST SHOULD BE 13 INCHES

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ThisGuy
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 17:47

If it says that, you entered your pelvis measurement wrong

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rumple9
Posted Tue, 03/19/2013 - 19:26

Says I should have a 63 inch chest lol

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Matt
Posted Fri, 03/22/2013 - 16:21

Now I just need to figure out how to add 21 inches to my chest naturally, any suggestions?

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daniel
Posted Mon, 03/25/2013 - 00:20

whats up....?? it all makes sense to me except for the chest i have a 44" chest and it says i should have a 55" chest.....wtf.......chest has always been my muscle that grew bigger quicker.............could it be my lats/upper back are to small???..........but 11" come on!

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Raj
Posted Wed, 03/27/2013 - 04:24

what is the logic of this calculator

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Leah
Posted Mon, 04/01/2013 - 23:54

Is there a women's one?

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Patti
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 17:06

I'm 5 feet 2 inches tall. The height starts at 5'5"... What about short people????

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George
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 17:25

It's difficult in the imperial system...
How about an option in Metric System!

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Brandon
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 17:30

This seems pretty accurate for me except chest!
Neck: 18"/18"
Arms: 17.5"/19"
Chest: 46"/55"
Waist: 32"/32"
Thighs: 25"/29"
Calves: 17.5"/19"

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MojoMo
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 18:10

My arms are perfect but everything else is scrawny, apparently. I'll just wear sleeveless jackets and baggy pants.from now on

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SMH
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 18:14

For those who clearly don't know how to measure.

1.Use your right hand for wrist and right knee for knee.
2. Don't measure the circumference of your waist but the pelvic bones from one end to another. (from the front)
3. It's OBVIOUSLY for guys and i have no idea why some girls would be so dumb to even ask the silly question of "is it for guys only?" seriously?

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Mike W.-
Posted Thu, 04/04/2013 - 17:52

When you say Pelvic "measured across" are you saying NOT to measure the pelvic itself in a circumerence? Also are you measuring the pelvic at the Iliac crest or... ??

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Nate
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 19:52

what happens if your to tall

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Alexandra
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 20:26

This is for a guy only... what about girls?

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April
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 21:02

Is there an equivalent calculation for women?

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April
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 21:02

Is there an equivalent calculation for women?

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April
Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 21:02

Is there an equivalent calculation for women?

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nigel
Posted Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:00

funny just did some rough measurements and got almost the exact measurement i should be in give or take a few inches

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Ol'd Guy
Posted Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:49

What is the "healthy" body fat calculation for the calculated weight? And since healthy body fat levels are different for different age groups, what should be a reasonable level for each male age group?

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