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(ABC)   The average U.S. adult now weighs 176 pounds, which is 15 pounds heavier than in 1990. Maybe it's not such a bad thing that Hostess Twinkies went out of business   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 131
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2012-11-26 02:33:38 AM
FTFA:
The average actual weight for men was 196 pounds, up 16 pounds since 1990.

The average weight of WWII soldiers was 150 lbs.
 
2012-11-26 03:42:33 AM
Woo-hoo! I'm above average!

What's our average height?
 
2012-11-26 03:42:36 AM
Threads that always look the same no matter how often they are greenlit:

Tipping
Bicyclists
Smokers
Beer porn
Fatties

/is thankful to still be trim at my age (38)
//all my friends of similar age are getting the spare tire
///I sound fat
 
2012-11-26 03:44:12 AM

Bob Falfa: Woo-hoo! I'm above average!

What's our average height?


Six foot four and full of muscle.
 
2012-11-26 04:31:14 AM
I'm well below average :(
 
2012-11-26 06:21:55 AM

Relatively Obscure: I'm well below average :(


You should see my penis!

/no, there are no freckles dammit. There's a long (heh) story behind my stupid login
 
2012-11-26 06:24:26 AM

Relatively Obscure: I'm well below average :(


In all seriousness, I hope that's just because you're kinda short and not because ill or what not.
 
2012-11-26 08:43:01 AM

Frederick: FTFA:
The average actual weight for men was 196 pounds, up 16 pounds since 1990.

The average weight of WWII soldiers was 150 lbs.


Yeah, but what was their average age? I'm guessing if you weighed the average US soldier now they would weigh less than the average American male which includes all those very plump guys in their 30s through 60s. But I bet the modern, male US soldier still weighs more than 150. A lot of them seem pretty muscled up; those weigh a lot.
 
2012-11-26 09:17:46 AM
I'm 6'2" tall and I'm at 225 lbs. Is that bad?
 
2012-11-26 09:37:11 AM
WOOHOO! I'm Average!

The sad thing is, in uniform (Flight Suit weighs 5lbs, Regular Street EMS garb weighs the same with all the nifty pocket fillers, Boots weigh 3), I push around 182.
 
2012-11-26 09:39:51 AM

Bob Falfa: Woo-hoo! I'm above average!

What's our average height?


Up over 5'9 1/2" for American men.
 
2012-11-26 09:40:42 AM

WorldCitizen: Yeah, but what was their average age? I'm guessing if you weighed the average US soldier now they would weigh less than the average American male which includes all those very plump guys in their 30s through 60s. But I bet the modern, male US soldier still weighs more than 150. A lot of them seem pretty muscled up; those weigh a lot.


Well, if you are considering military only, you might want to do the chAir Force separate as they are probably skewing the results...
 
2012-11-26 09:44:10 AM

Sybarite: Bob Falfa: Woo-hoo! I'm above average!

What's our average height?

Up over 5'9 1/2" for American men.


Damn, that's it? I would've thought that was the avg. woman's height.
 
2012-11-26 09:47:07 AM
api.photoshop.com
 
2012-11-26 10:04:25 AM

Frederick: The average weight of WWII soldiers was 150 lbs.


That would cut out everybody over the age of like 30-35. Older people served, but they were mostly kids. I'm betting that would change the average a bit. I'm not saying that kids aren't fatter now than they were 60 years ago, however. I've been to a pool lately. It's a miracle some kids still drown since they're such tubs of lard.

//32 & still able to run 10 miles on a fall Sunday with 30,000 of my best friends when I feel like it. But fatter than I used to be as well. Thanks for asking.
 
2012-11-26 10:22:59 AM
6'2" 175lb so its got me dead on. but i am what i consider my ideal weight. in my younger years, i was scrawny. 135-140lb
 
2012-11-26 10:25:11 AM

dickfreckle: Bob Falfa: Woo-hoo! I'm above average!

What's our average height?

Six foot four and full of muscle.


But do they speaka my language?
 
2012-11-26 10:27:53 AM
Hmmmm, i don't work in imperial but scoffed at the '176 pounds....heavier than 10 years ago', thinking that all yanks are fat. Then I did the conversion..

5'11 1/2" and 179 pounds. Seems odd, I'm what i'd consider normal. 32 inch waist and athletic. Does this suggest that there are enough short/skinny Americans to bring the average way down?

Srsly, surprised.

/UK farker 
//Do i sound fat?
 
2012-11-26 10:29:34 AM

Cythraul: I'm 6'2" tall and I'm at 225 lbs. Is that bad?


I hope not... im 5'11" and 215lbs....
 
2012-11-26 10:29:51 AM

SwingDancer: 6'2" 175lb so its got me dead on. but i am what i consider my ideal weight. in my younger years, i was scrawny. 135-140lb


You're actually in the lower range for "ideal weight" I'm 6'2" 230 and trying to get to about 185-190, which is the top of that same range.
 
2012-11-26 10:31:37 AM
No, seriously. My doctor says I'm supposed to be 425 pounds. It's my ideal weight.
 
2012-11-26 10:32:15 AM
Hmmm....Im about 176, and in 1990 I was probably about 135...but I was 13 in 1990.

/5'11, 175-ish (prob should be 165)
 
2012-11-26 10:33:17 AM

dickfreckle: Bob Falfa: Woo-hoo! I'm above average!

What's our average height?

Six foot four and full of muscle.


Wow, must be all the Vegemite sandwiches.
 
2012-11-26 10:34:55 AM

Frederick: The average weight of WWII soldiers was 150 lbs.


The average soldier today is 2.5" taller than the average WWII soldier, too. The Great Depression was a biatch.
 
2012-11-26 10:35:00 AM

Bob Falfa: Woo-hoo! I'm above average!

What's our average height?


According to Wikipedia it's 5'10 for men and 5'4.5 for women.

So the average men's BMI is 25.1

and the average women's BMI is 29.6

Overweight is 25, so according to all these very unscientific numbers the average American male is fat and the average woman is even fatter.
 
2012-11-26 10:37:43 AM

UberDave: WorldCitizen: Yeah, but what was their average age? I'm guessing if you weighed the average US soldier now they would weigh less than the average American male which includes all those very plump guys in their 30s through 60s. But I bet the modern, male US soldier still weighs more than 150. A lot of them seem pretty muscled up; those weigh a lot.

Well, if you are considering military only, you might want to do the chAir Force separate as they are probably skewing the results...


Or army
 
2012-11-26 10:40:45 AM
I'm 156 right now. Dropped about 4 pounds in the last month trying to get back down to 150. A little bit of cardio does wonders for getting the weight off.
 
2012-11-26 10:41:17 AM
Woo-hoo, I'm above average!
 
2012-11-26 10:42:48 AM
I'm about 7 pounds overweight.  I'm 5'11.75" and 205 pounds. 
 
I defy your BMI and averages!
 
2012-11-26 10:45:04 AM

SwingDancer: 6'2" 175lb so its got me dead on. but i am what i consider my ideal weight. in my younger years, i was scrawny. 135-140lb


Wow, I'm only 5' 11" and weigh ten pounds more than you, with very little fat. And I'm a guy, so you can trust that I'm being honest about the fat part. Nor am I particularly muscular aside from my legs. Mpst of the guys I know in your height range are around are around 200lbs.

Anyway, this illustrates that everyone is built differently and that these average weight studies/findings should be viewed with that in mind.
 
2012-11-26 10:45:21 AM

Fish in a Barrel: I'm 156 right now. Dropped about 4 pounds in the last month trying to get back down to 150. A little bit of cardio does wonders for getting the weight off.


Turns out that having one's wisdom teeth ripped out of one's head also helps! I've dropped several pounds. shiatty way to spend Thanksgiving, although I have a great appreciation and gratitude for Lortab.
 
2012-11-26 10:47:41 AM

dickfreckle: And I'm a guy, so you can trust that I'm being honest about the fat part.


Granted, I may be underestimating this little beer gut I have working here. It's more like loose skin than an actual gut, but for all I know it weighs ten pounds.
 
2012-11-26 10:48:25 AM
i'm not overweight i'm above average
 
2012-11-26 10:50:25 AM

dickfreckle: SwingDancer: 6'2" 175lb so its got me dead on. but i am what i consider my ideal weight. in my younger years, i was scrawny. 135-140lb

Wow, I'm only 5' 11" and weigh ten pounds more than you, with very little fat. And I'm a guy, so you can trust that I'm being honest about the fat part. Nor am I particularly muscular aside from my legs. Mpst of the guys I know in your height range are around are around 200lbs.

Anyway, this illustrates that everyone is built differently and that these average weight studies/findings should be viewed with that in mind.


Well, I've managed to fark up my showing in this thread. I didn't mean to imply that by taller but lighter means you have less lean mass (aka weak). I'm sorry if it came across that way.
 
2012-11-26 10:51:13 AM

dickfreckle: dickfreckle: And I'm a guy, so you can trust that I'm being honest about the fat part.

Granted, I may be underestimating this little beer gut I have working here. It's more like loose skin than an actual gut, but for all I know it weighs ten pounds.


That's what I'm working on getting rid of. It's not easy. I have no visible fat padding any where else, but that damned belly fat just keeps hanging in there.

treesloth: Turns out that having one's wisdom teeth ripped out of one's head also helps! I've dropped several pounds. shiatty way to spend Thanksgiving, although I have a great appreciation and gratitude for Lortab.


That sucks dude. :(
 
2012-11-26 10:54:08 AM
When I sit around the computer, I SIT AROUND the computer.
 
2012-11-26 10:55:08 AM
I've put on more weight in the past 7 months since my wife got pregnant than she has... Went for a life insurance physical and was SHOCKED to see that I was slightly over 230lbs. It's not that bad since I'm 6'5" but I've definitely blown the buttons off a few of my smaller 34" waist pants... It's pretty hard changing my eating habits to something less than "garbage disposer" but with a little less food intake and a little more work output, I'm slowly creeping back down to where I want to be.
 
2012-11-26 10:56:07 AM
America sounds fat.
 
2012-11-26 10:56:31 AM

Fish in a Barrel: dickfreckle: dickfreckle: And I'm a guy, so you can trust that I'm being honest about the fat part.

Granted, I may be underestimating this little beer gut I have working here. It's more like loose skin than an actual gut, but for all I know it weighs ten pounds.

That's what I'm working on getting rid of. It's not easy. I have no visible fat padding any where else, but that damned belly fat just keeps hanging in there.(


I have a few friends that just hit their 30s
 
2012-11-26 10:58:01 AM
What happened to the average height?

I remember an example of statistics regarding outliers. If you sample 1000 humans for height and weight you'll get a normal distribution where no one weighs more than a thousand pounds or stands over eight feet tall. But if you measure the net worth of a thousand humans you'll find that there can be people a thousand standard devations from the median.

Unfortunately the average weight hasn't been skewed by the 1%.
 
2012-11-26 10:58:42 AM
Based on the last thread I read about this on here, I've determined that Fark is populated mostly by giants.

/5'8", 130 lbs.
 
2012-11-26 10:58:44 AM

pkellmey: Fish in a Barrel: dickfreckle: dickfreckle: And I'm a guy, so you can trust that I'm being honest about the fat part.

Granted, I may be underestimating this little beer gut I have working here. It's more like loose skin than an actual gut, but for all I know it weighs ten pounds.

That's what I'm working on getting rid of. It's not easy. I have no visible fat padding any where else, but that damned belly fat just keeps hanging in there.(

I have a few friends that just hit their 30s


Stupid submit problem - anyway, they found their testerone levels were low that caused their issue. Medicine fixed it.
 
2012-11-26 10:58:57 AM

treesloth: No, seriously. My doctor veterinarian says I'm supposed to be 425 pounds. It's my ideal weight.


/FTFY
//Assuming you are a small pilot whale
 
2012-11-26 11:04:17 AM
6'4" and 175lbs. I've been lifting and eating a ton over the last few months and trying to get to 190-200lbs. I've always had a tough time putting on weight so it's been slow going.
 
2012-11-26 11:05:37 AM

Fish in a Barrel: That sucks dude. :(


Thanks. The big surprise, really, was that it sucked less than I thought. The process was more boring than painful. They really should mount TVs on the ceilings of dentists' offices.
 
2012-11-26 11:06:35 AM
Food makers and marketers have learned how to hack the palette and minds of people for market advantage. A side affect is growing waistlines. Then some folks blame the population as a whole for not having the willpower to resist the paid consultants, chefs, psychologists, chemists, billions in non-stop marketing, and best in class ease of availability.
 
2012-11-26 11:09:09 AM
i16.photobucket.com

/Pabst Blue Twinkies?
 
2012-11-26 11:10:49 AM
I've weighed between 140-150 throughout my entire adult life. About the only thing that varies is how much muscle I have at any given time. If I'm working out regularly, I'll hit the top end of about 150. If I get lazy for a while my muscles shrink a bit and I drop back down to about 145 or so. I only drop to about 140 if I get really sick or something, which doesn't happen very often. I'm about 5'11" or so.
 
2012-11-26 11:11:47 AM
My body is meat temple that is chiseled from granite, flabby cholesterol-laden granite.
 
2012-11-26 11:16:24 AM

WorldCitizen: Frederick: FTFA:
The average actual weight for men was 196 pounds, up 16 pounds since 1990.

The average weight of WWII soldiers was 150 lbs.

Yeah, but what was their average age? I'm guessing if you weighed the average US soldier now they would weigh less than the average American male which includes all those very plump guys in their 30s through 60s. But I bet the modern, male US soldier still weighs more than 150. A lot of them seem pretty muscled up; those weigh a lot.


/CSB

I spent 5 years in the Army and only came in under my max allowable weight (186 pounds for a 72" tall male) one time, at basic training. I had to be taped for body fat percentage every single other time. My body fat percentage averaged around 5%. The people who did the measurement would laugh because while I was technically overweight according to the army I was also one of the fittest soldiers we had.
 
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