Acceptable Waistline for Men over 6 feet?

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Okay i know that for an average height guy (5'9) his waist ought to be ideally around 32/34 inches, with more than 36in as a health risk. But surely this varies with height? I'm 6'2 and have a 35.75in waist, is this unhealthy, because i dont feel/look fat..
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The ideal waist size for a 6'2 guy should be 34 inches, apparently :yes:.

http://www.collectivewizdom.com/NormalWaistSize.html
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(Original post by SummerSofas)
Okay i know that for an average height guy (5'9) his waist ought to be ideally around 32/34 inches, with more than 36in as a health risk. But surely this varies with height? I'm 6'2 and have a 35.75in waist, is this unhealthy, because i dont feel/look fat..
Well I am 6'1.5 and my waist is 34inch, however it has increase from previously 32inch though this has been mainly due to weight training for 2.5years.
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Well I am 6'1.5 and my waist is 34inch, however it has increase from previously 32inch though this has been mainly due to weight training for 2.5years.
intersting, i used to be 12 stone and 33 waist, i started on weights, im 14 stone 4 now and 35.75 waist.
whats your weight btw?
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I'm 6'3" and 34 inch waist & I'm guessing that's pretty much the standard.
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**** that, I'm 6'2 and 32, and currently on a diet.
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(Original post by sil3nt_cha0s)
The ideal waist size for a 6'2 guy should be 34 inches, apparently :yes:.

http://www.collectivewizdom.com/NormalWaistSize.html

w00t.


get in there son!
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~6 foot and 34 is probably the best.

I'd say 32-36 is acceptable.

Anything under 32, i'd say put on weight.

Anything above 36, i'd say try to lose weight.

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intersting, i used to be 12 stone and 33 waist, i started on weights, im 14 stone 4 now and 35.75 waist.
whats your weight btw?
I am currently around 15 stone at probably about 12.5% body fat.
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~6 foot and 34 is probably the best.

I'd say 32-36 is acceptable.

Anything under 32, i'd say put on weight.

Anything above 36, i'd say try to lose weight.

I would agree with this.
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(Original post by SummerSofas)
Okay i know that for an average height guy (5'9) his waist ought to be ideally around 32/34 inches, with more than 36in as a health risk. But surely this varies with height? I'm 6'2 and have a 35.75in waist, is this unhealthy, because i dont feel/look fat..
Depends on how you're built. Plenty of very thick set guys have big waists (eg. 36 inches) but because they're very thick set and muscular it doesn't look bad.

If you're skinny/average build but with a beer belly, you'll look ****.

It's the package that matters, not the waist.
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I as a 6’2” male myself, have a 33-34” waistline which is “ideal”, while you have a 35.75” waist line, this doesn’t mean you’re unhealthy though. See, I’ve been pretty overweight my entire childhood(3-12 YOA) and had a waistline of 30- at 5’11”, this was because the fat doesn’t build as much as the muscle. On the other, when I started taking my weight training and sports like football and MMA more seriously, I developed muscle and expanded my waistline by 3-4inches. I thought I was getting fatter and more unhealthy because of this, but when I looked in the mirror, I looked more healthy than I’ve ever had in my life at age 14. I’m 17 currently and still keeping up an active lifestyle, trying to keep my waistline under 37in in fat but above 30in in muscle. The thing is, if you workout and have a more built muscle stature, that could be the reason for looking good and having a larger waistline. Also, BMI tests don’t always calculate your level of fat correctly, if you were going for that next. You have to see a medical professional if you’re concerned with your Fat:Muscle ratio.
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I am 5'9 and my waist is 30 inches. Is this less than normal?
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What is ideal waist size for 5ft 11 or 6ft ?
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There is no "ideal" waist size. Medically speaking, having a waist circumference of more that 37in (for men) or 31.5in (for women) puts you at an increased risk of a range of health problems. So, provided you're under those guidelines, it's probably not worth worrying too much.
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