But if a girl says she is 18.6 BMI and muscular, then I get all confused like does she have 5% body fat or something and veins popping out of her torso everywhere? Cause in my case, I'm a measly 5'7 but 175 lbs (27.4). But I don't think I'm fat. I got this arm vein I'm working on while trying to grow the bis and lean down simultaneously (admittedly I might have done a few bicep curls before pic). But I am at this stage now:But if the girl says she is 18.6 BMI and muscular, I think she must be way veinier and defined than I am with like veins popping out of her forehead.
Fair question- part of the reason for my question. A muscular core gives women often a smaller waist and even smaller upper thighs than someone of that weight with a higher fat index. My current measurements are equal to that of when I was 103 lbs with little muscle just skin and bone. 18.5 BMI is perfectly healthy for my frame but with clothes on I look pretty thin. In yoga pants or a bikini you can see that I have muscle and then people don’t worry as much. But in thick professional tweed dresses or whatever for work people think I’m too thin. Women don’t bulk with muscle. Look at any yoga instructor teaching advanced to intermediate classes. Every bit is muscle yet they are rails. Swimming is different. Power comes from my glutes, abs, calves and shoulders. But I’m still a tiny person with a compact butt. I just realize I’m at the size I was at 103 but I have muscle and it weighs more than fat.
I would think the glutes contribute most to the weight though if resistance is involved. I'm not so muscular in the upper body but I'm a sprinter and skateboarder (vert ramps) and I suspect most of my weight comes from those activities.But I think it's attractive if you don't have veins popping out of your head. I suspect like if you're more into bodyweight training than external weights/resistance, the ordinary human being today neglects to pull motions (like climbing) from an evolutionary standpoint, and probably wouldn't get that heavy even if they focused on it.That reminds me of this former question on here where a girl thought a somewhat top-heavy girl was too skinny, but she was judging entirely from her hips and lower body. I didn't think so because it's like if we imagine a "Tarzan girl", she's probably not going to do weighted squat-like motions and hip thrusts. But she might climb in ways we don't today that adds considerably more mass to her back, delts, bis, tris, pecs, in ways we aren't used to seeing so much.
I like that sort of calisthenics body though, especially on women. I'm still trying to work out what the natural BMI range would be for those. I ended up adding probably most of my mass from doing rather unnatural motions like excessive sprint intervals, skateboarding vert ramps, and some heavy lifts in the gym here and there. I'm kind of on the heavy side at 27.4 BMI but it's probably not optimal for like longevity and health and all that.
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My doctor says it’s perfect too. Don’t focus on weight but body fat. My body fat is in a really healthy percentile.
Not for bone frame. At 134 lbs I would be overweight I’d qualify as obese at 148.
Depends upon ur height. Whts ur height?
My height is in the title of the question. No, it doesn’t just depend on one’s height. Height actually doesn’t make much of a difference within a few inches because your bone frame and muscle density can lead for a higher weight. I weighed less ages ago at 20 and was really skinny. I weigh more now because I workout Building muscle. I can still fit into those few pants from 20 unless they were tight on the quads. My quads are bigger since I run and lift. BUT my wrist, upper arm, lower leg bones as well as my chest bones make me a very small framed person. My shoulders aren't wide. There is zero chance of my being 148 lbs and not obese. With at the muscle I have now I’d be overweight due to fat at about 128 pounds but lower if I quit exercising all together.
Gosh, how much less should one weigh then? What’s your idea of a perfect weight?
Exactly what you weigh, plus your built