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Body Frame Sizes:-
Small Frame, Medium Frame, Large Frame? What are you?
In order to refine and define theoretical weights, researchers added frame size as a factor. The sizes are categorized into three categories:- Small frame, medium frame and large frame. The reason for this is that obviously bone structures vary in size and density from person to person. Equally obviously men and women have different structures. Bone mass and muscle mass all play a part in determining your optimal weight. Large boned people. There are two simple methods of determining frame size:-
  • Measuring the circumference of your wrist. This is by far the most straight forward.

  • Measuring the breadth of your elbow. This is a little more complex but provides a greater results range for the purposes of accuracy.
    In order to do this:-
    Stand up. Extend your arm forward so that it is horizontal and parallel to the ground. Turn your hand so your palm is uppermost. Bend your elbow so your forearm is at 90º to the ground. Use the forefinger and thumb of your other hand to locate the narrow part of your elbow joint. Use your same forefinger and thumb as a guage to determine your elbow breadth by measuring the gap between them with with a ruler or tape measure. Compare the value with the tables below.

Female Wrist Measurements

  Height less than 5' 2"
(Less than 155cms)
Height 5' 2" - 5' 5"
(155cms - 163cms)
Height more than 5' 5"
(More than 163cms)
Small Less than 5.5"
(140mm)
Less than 6.0"
(152mm)
Less than 6.25"
(159mm)
Medium 5.5" - 5.75"
(140 - 146mm)
6" - 6.25"
(152 - 159mms)
6.25" - 6.5"
(159 - 165mm)
Large More than 5.75"
(146mm)
More than 6.25"
(159mm)
More than 6.5"
(165mm)


Female Elbow Measurements
Medium Frame

(If your elbow breadth is less than those in the table for a specific height, you are small framed. Similarly, if your elbow breadth is bigger than those in the table, you are large framed)
Height Ft and In Elbow Breadth Inches Height cms Elbow Breadth mm
4' 10" - 4' 11" 21/4" - 21/2" 146 - 148 57 - 64
5' 0" - 5' 3" 21/4" - 21/2" 150 - 158 57 - 64
5' 4" - 5' 7" 23/8" - 25/8" 160 - 168 60 - 67
5' 8" - 5' 11" 23/8" - 25/8" 170 - 178 60 - 67
6' 0" - 6' 4" 21/2" - 23/4" 180 - 190 63 - 70
Lady frame size

Male Wrist Measurements

  Height more than 5' 5"
(More than 163cms)
Small 5.5" - 6.5"
(140 - 165mm)
Medium 6.5" - 7.5"
(165 - 191mm)
Large More than 7.5"
(191mm)


Male Elbow Measurements
Medium Frame

Height Ft and In Elbow Breadth Inches Height cms Elbow Breadth mm
5' 2" - 5' 3" 21/2" - 27/8" 155 - 158 64 - 73
5' 4" - 5' 7" 25/8" - 27/8" 160 - 168 67 - 73
5' 8" - 5' 11" 23/4" - 3" 170 - 178 70 - 75
6' 0" - 6' 3" 23/4" - 31/8" 180 - 188 70 - 79
6' 4" - 6' 7" 27/8" - 31/4" 190 - 198 73 - 83
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