Ideal Body Weight?

Yes, IDEAL BODY WEIGHT (IBW) is an actual clinical term.  Many Next Jumpers have expressed interest in knowing their ideal weight range.  The IBW calculation is a general reference +/- 10% based on gender and height.  It is usually on the lower end, and so adding 10% is recommended and still within normal limits.

To find an IBW:

Calculation:

For women, it is 100 pounds for the first 5 feet, and 5 pounds per every inch over 5 feet.  Clearly, this is low if you are on the muscular side. For example, Marissa is a muscular 5 feet and NOT 100 pounds.  In this case, adding 10% is ideal.

For men, it is 106 pounds for the first 5 feet and another 6 pounds per every inch over 5 feet.  Muscular men will need to factor in at least +10-15%.

So then, a 5’9″ male’s ideal body weight (+/- 10%) would be: 100 + (9 inches x 6) = 154 pounds. Remember that extra 10%, so 154 lbs + 15.4 = 169.4 pounds, which is a nice ideal body weight.

This is a general calculation and not intended to prompt weight gain or weight loss without first speaking with your doctor or dietitian 🙂

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