What weight should he aim to achieve?

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Jamesy
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23 Jun 2022, 5:54 am

My cousin who goes to the gym can lift the heaviest weights on the machines there. He’s 6ft3 1/2 and recently weighed in at 250 on the scales in the gym he attends which technically means he’s obese.

My cousin confided in me yesterday that he thinks he has a problem with his weight. Do you think over time he should achieve a more healthier weight/body mass index? What weight do you think he should aim to get down to for his height?

Mind you my friend does not look fat just broad/muscular.



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23 Jun 2022, 6:11 am

It depends on his individual body type.

An ideal weight might range from like 180 to 240 pounds or so for a guy his size.

If he doesn’t look fat, or feel fat, he shouldn’t bother losing weight.

I’m 5 foot 5, and weigh 167 pounds. I’m probably 20 pounds overweight because I have a medium build. If I had a mesomorph build. I’d be at about my ideal weight.



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23 Jun 2022, 6:18 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
It depends on his individual body type.

An ideal weight might range from like 180 to 220 pounds or so for a guy his size.

If he doesn’t look fat, or feel fat, he shouldn’t bother losing weight.



True BMI does not account for muscle



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09 Jul 2022, 6:37 am

Bodyfat percentage or FFMI would be much more useful than BMI