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Human weight norms

This calculation is for adults

Breast circumference: (optional)
Wrist circumference: (optional)
Gender: Male


Analysis of your weight for compliance with the norms is performed according to the methods of calculation:

1. BMI (body mass index)

BMI is a value to assess the degree of correspondence between the person's weight and his/her height. It allows to judge whether the weight is underweight, normal or excessive.

IMT = weight / height*height

(weight in kilograms, height in centimeters)

IMT is the most common criterion for defining overweight, normal or underweight and is used in ICD (International Classification of Diseases)

medical protocols.
Weighting ranges
BMI value
Sufficient body weight less than 16
Body weight deficiency 16-18.5
Normal weight 18.5-25
Overweight 25-30
Degree I Obesity 30-35
Degree II Obesity 35-40
Degree III Obesity more 40

2. Davenport Index

Davenport index = Body weight / height2

(weight in grams, height in centimeters)

If it is higher than 3.0, it indicates obesity

In fact, it's the same BMI divided by 10

For indices lower than this, a body weight that opens by ± 10% of the ideal

is considered normal.

3. Broca's Index

It is used at the height of 155-185 cm

For men: The ideal weight = (height-100)*0.9

For women: The ideal weight = (height-100)*0.85

4. Broca-Brugsh index

more accurate formula, relative to the classic Brock index, taking growth into account

Height less than 165 cm: Ideal weight = Height - 100

Height 165-175 cm: ideal weight = 105

Heights taller than 175 cm: ideal weight = Hight - 110

5. Breitman Index

Ideal weight = height - 0.7 - 50 kg

6. Berngard Index

ideal weight = height - chest circumference / 240

7. Noorden index

Ideal weight = height * 0.42

8. Tatonya index

Ideal weight = height - (100 + (height - 100) / 20)

9. Solovyov's index

This index allows you to determine the type of body according to the girth of the wrist. The table shows the index values for the different types of body types.

men Women
less than 18 cm less than 15 cm
from 18 to 20 cm from 15 to 17 cm
more 20 cm more 17 cm

Ectomorphs (Astenic) are people characterized by a lean physique, narrow bones, long limbs and wiry muscles. It is hard for such people to achieve in strength sports, because developing muscles requires considerable effort. Ectomorphs have a fast metabolism, their body burns calories very quickly, so it is more difficult for them to increase weight, in particular muscle mass, than other types.

Mesomorphs (Normosthenic) are people of athletic build with naturally developed musculature. It is not difficult for them to both gain and lose weight. Their muscles are well defined. Strength training gives quick results. However, fat tissue accumulation is faster than in ectomorphs, so such people need to watch their calorie intake in order to stay in shape.

Fat tissue accumulation is faster than in ectomorphs.

Endomorphs (Hyperstenic) are people prone to obesity. If an enfomorph doesn't take care of himself, it will affect his appearance very quickly. Because of the slow metabolism, the accumulation of fatty tissue happens quickly. Mesomorphs have strong muscles, especially the thighs. Often they are of short stature. The muscles are poorly shaped. It is more difficult for such people to lose weight than for mesomorphs. It is recommended to devote time to cardio workouts.

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