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  1. #21
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    I think you guys may be taking a literally general guideline from a two-point system a bit seriously. What about the 3 body types, ecto, endo, and mesomorph. I've seen fat guys with thin wrists and vice-versa. And as I said before, age factor, and what about genetics as well?
    It's just a general guide, that's all it can be. I couldn't possibly grow to the proportions indicated, and I'm OVER the mark on a couple others.
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    Yeah, I think it's fun to look at though, to see where I vary in comparison to the ideal. It's interesting. Maybe I was meant to be a sprinter instead of a lifter? Also, I think this calculator sort of represents the genetic elite anyway, so attaining surpassing all of those measurements naturally would probably not be very likely.
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    Squat - 485 lbs
    Bench - 315 lbs
    Deadlift - 635 lbs
    Total - 1435 lbs
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    That seems awefully wrong to me :| Im 16 years of age, in my first cycle of HST and never done any other workout before. I currently have 13-13.5" (measured from the highest point as usual) arms without any previous training and according to that the max i am able to attain would be 15.9" arms!

    its amusing never the less haha, or maybe i just dont know enough to make any judgements yet?
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    Just remember, this calculator is assuming that you would be at 8% bodyfat for the final measurements. You can lose a lot of size while cutting down to 8%, since fat will make everything seem bigger.

    Anyway, this thing is just a nice measuring stick to compare yourself against. Maybe it can help you set goals. For instance, I am now doing an upper body specialization cycle because my legs are at what this calculator gives as my max size, while upperbody apparently has a lot to gain still.
    That's all it is for. Don't get discouraged by it.
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    Squat - 485 lbs
    Bench - 315 lbs
    Deadlift - 635 lbs
    Total - 1435 lbs
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    Enter your wrist size (inches): *7.25
    Enter your ankle size (inches): *11.5
    Enter your height (inches): *68.5
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    Predicted Maximum Stats at 8% Bodyfat
    Lean body weight: 229.9
    Chest Size (inches): 52.3
    Upper Arms Size (inches): 16.7
    Forearms Size (inches): 13.4
    Neck Size (inches): 16.54
    Thighs Size (inches): 29.9
    Calfs Size (inches): *20.2


    Now i doubled checked the measurements. I have always had a great leg strength, being able to do a horizontal leg press 100lbs in 5th grade. I just wish i had a little more genetic potential in my arms. I am kinda doubtful though. I think my arms can get bigger than that. I think I can hit that within 5 years time if not less.
    My forearms are 11 inches and my biceps are 13 inches. Kinda cool since last measurement was around 11.5-12 a couple monthes ago



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    <div>
    (NeeBone @ Jul. 10 2006,09:23)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Another thing ... bone density increases as you gain muscle - to what degree and wouldnt that change the measurements used in the calculator?</div>
    Density has nothing to do with thickness. If you have 6 inch wrists and over time, they become more dense, they are still going to be 6 inch wrists. The only difference would be there is more bone mass within the same given area.
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    I haven&#39;t been lifting all that long and I am at or above on some measurements, and way below on some others. I agree that the leg projections(esp. thigh) tend to be skimpy...either that or we are all storing alot of invisible fat on the thighs..(probably&#33

    Height- 72&quot;
    wrist- 7.25&quot;
    ankle- 9&quot;

    Lean mass- 200 lb.s
    Chest -48&quot; (need 5 inches here...that would be awesome&#33
    Upper arm -17.5&quot;(need 2&quot; here)
    forearm-14&quot;(need 1&quot; here)
    neck-17&quot; (already there&#33
    thigh- 24.5&quot; (need 1/2&quot;, but like I said alot of hidden fat is stored on thighs)
    calf- 16.5&quot; (need 2&quot; here)
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    BTW, you are supposed to measure at the absolute smallest part of wrist and ankle...not on the ankle bone&#33; It looks like Cova messed up....unless he has huge bones in his legs, there is no way he has 11.5&quot; ankles and can get 30&quot; thighs at 8% bodyfat....(that kid drives me nutz&#33
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    what&#33; cova get or give misleading info.....no way.

    anyway, about your prev. post of being at or above on some meas. yet you havent been lifting long. i go along with what totz said back in july, 8% is real lean especially if your carrying enough mass to have 17.5&quot; arms at 8%. some do have indiv body parts that are strong points but of course they are usually offset by a number of other areas that need work. from what ive read so far, you seem well on your way to achieving your goals though.
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    Here&#39;s my stats as per the calculator:

    Height : 65.35 / Wrist : 6.5 / Ankle : 9.05

    Predicted Maximum Stats at 8% Bodyfat

    Lean body weight : 174.7 (Now 156 @19% BF)
    Chest Size (inches) : 43.8 (42.51) need 1.28&quot;
    Upper Arms Size (inches) : 15.2 (15.35) over by 0.15&quot;
    Forearms Size (inches) : 12.1 (11.81) need 0.29&quot;
    Neck Size (inches) : 14.99 (15.35) over by 0.36&quot;
    Thighs Size (inches) : 23.5 (22.83) need 0.67&quot;
    Calfs Size (inches) : 15.9 (15.6) need 0.3&quot;

    I could say HST is definitelly doing it for me, chest being the worst I only need 1.28&quot; there, since I got my dip contraption recently I&#39;ll catch up pretty soon.

    If I catch up to that weight though, I&#39;ll be way over the calculatoir in everything

    According to some sources 1&quot; on biceps frop every 15 Lb body weight, if I add teh BF at 8% I&#39;ll have 188.68 which is 32.67 pounds that I need, that is almost 2 inches on the bi&#39;s, I&#39;ve always wanted 17&quot; guns, guess I&#39;ll have to work on it&#33;

    Thanks to HST - grrrrreat&#33;
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