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Not BS: I'm really six feet tall, and I'm gonna be 15 in March. Maybe 6 ft. 1 in, I don't know for sure. Haven't checked in a while. But what is the general weight for my age and height? I plan on starting the gym pretty soon, but I don't want to till I know where to start. Also, if you can, suggest a possible diet plan because all the diet plans I'm finding are either expensive, or downright absurd.

asked Sep 30 '10 at 22:02

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edited Jan 14 '13 at 18:31

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You're obviously off to a bad start considering that you're trying to set a "target weight" and even looking at commercial "diet plans." Your "ideal weight" has far more factors than age, gender and height, dude. That "ideal weight" formula is outdated nonsense based on 1950s research. There is really no such thing as an "ideal weight formula" and literally every publication you can find on dieting and weight loss will have very different numbers.

So let me give you some real advice. If you're overweight and you FEEL overweight not just by looking at a mirror, get yourself a decent pair of running shoes and do interval sprints, preferably outside (not on a stupid treadmill in an air conditioned gym.) You should also lift weights, but please don't use machines - they're simply not as good as free weights. Most importantly, eat right. Don't starve yourself, but don't eat a TON of food. Most importantly, lose the snack food and soda. If you drink alcohol, stop - especially when you're too young to begin with.

Avoid the BS - commercial "weight loss products" are ALL scams and the only weight you lose is money in your wallet. And "licensed fitness trainers" are usually morons who took a four hour seminar at a community college and passed an open book test - they only "passed" when they paid the fees.

To sum it all up: "ideal weight" is nonsense, get a proper exercise regimen, eat right and don't get scammed. Most importantly, please be safe about it - if you're exercising, it's well worth it to pay the measly $20 for a gym membership because the employees at reputable gyms are trained to deal with any situation where somebody gets hurt, and they have better equipment than most people can afford.

answered Sep 30 '10 at 23:07

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Hey dude, thanks for the excessive info. The first few were just short things, and I didn't get any real info on reasons. And WOW @ the "outdated nonsense based on 1950s research." That's pretty bad. Lol

(Oct 01 '10 at 23:35) jsdman1234 jsdman1234's gravatar image

This answer should be voted up.

(Oct 01 '10 at 23:52) DanielHep DanielHep's gravatar image

Just to clarify a few things:

Personal trainers aren't necessarily bad. Many of them are actually pretty great and they'll help you immensely. However, you have to find the right one. Some will go outside of the scope of their certifications - personal trainers are not dietitians. They CAN give you some general diet advice, but they should not prescribe a certain diet. You should consider using the assistance of a trainer if you plan on doing any weight training.

On machines: they're not "useless" but they should not your only source of weight training. Machines tend to focus on working specific muscle groups, whereas free weights (i.e. the ones that aren't bound to a machine, like barbells and such) are best for working the upper body. Squats and deadlifts, if done right, work far more muscle groups than machines.

(Oct 02 '10 at 03:54) Victor Victor's gravatar image

Alright, thanks. I was a bit confused by that. At first you say the machine's don't do good, and then you say that they're good equipment. I was like, "0.o" But I just decided to go with it. Lol

(Oct 02 '10 at 18:09) jsdman1234 jsdman1234's gravatar image

I wrote that up in a rush since I had accidentally closed my browser tab. Machines aren't bad, but like I said, don't rely on them for your entire weight training regimen.

(Oct 03 '10 at 02:53) Victor Victor's gravatar image

Most importantly, just eat healthy.

From experience I know that dieeting is a bunch of bs. This summer I lost 17 pounds (8kg) in 2 months, just by eating healthy and by not eating junk and candy. I am planning on eating healthy the rest of my life. If you diet, but DON'T change your eating habbits, you'll gain weight the second you stop dieeting.

Pick up a healthy lifestyle if you don't have one and you should be good. :)

Drink water, not soda, eat fruit, not candy. I am not saying you can't have a soda or a piece of candy, but soda should NOT be a replacement for water, and sadly, it is for many kids.

answered Oct 02 '10 at 04:20

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i think it is about 142... i found this site that said the avrg height is 5 foot 2 inch for a 15 year old at 120 pounds... for every inch that is about 2 pounds and you are 6 ft 1 in so that is 120+11*2 = 142... i may not be right on the ball with this but i feel it is close

answered Sep 30 '10 at 22:23

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That sounds good. Alright, thanks :)

(Sep 30 '10 at 22:43) jsdman1234 jsdman1234's gravatar image

I am 16 & 5' 11" and I believe I am around 140 pounds and I would say I am a bit skinny so around average weight I guess.

answered Sep 30 '10 at 22:46

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I'm 17. I'm 5'10 almost & I weigh 143. Need to gain some more muscle haha

answered Oct 01 '10 at 23:45

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I turned 14 in March. Back then, I was really overweight and suffered from huge belly and leg fat, and weighed around 157-160 pounds, and I was 5'10-5'11. So, at around April I decided to work out. Luckily, my dad is Taekwondo black-belt and a former body builder, and had an entire "gym" in our basement, saving me the gym registration fees and "personal trainers". So, I'd go down into the basement every day, and hit some weights, and our punching bag, which is a great way to burn calories and relieve stress at the same time. About a month into it, I awoke one morning and literally discovered that almost all of my belly fat had gone -- just like that. I hadn't even paid attention to the weight I was losing, and I was amazed. This encouraged me to keep going, to try heavier weights, to work out longer, do more sessions with the punching, etc.
Unfortunately, I became really busy with some school work and had a few too many snacks at get togethers. I didn't gain any more excess weight back, thank God, but I had stopped working out as hard. I kind of lost the will and energy I needed to persevere.
So, after a couple of weeks of lazing around, rarely hitting my basement gym, I got fed up with myself and went back down. I started slow again, but this time I knew my previous mistakes and continued to push myself harder and harder.
Now, it's July. I plan on seriously burning any remaining fat and gaining as much muscle as I can over the summer holidays. My Dad and I are going to shortly start up on Creatine mixes. I know that scientists say how bad it is for you, but seriously, it's a naturally occuring substance in your body anyway... Eat more. But don't eat CRAP FOOD. Eat healthy stuff. Chicken, red meat, salads, etc. Get a lot of protein into your system. And drink lots of water. My Mom got rid of our scale, as it was "Too Much Information"... So, I don't know exactly how much I weigh. I do know that I'm now 6 feet tall, and at least 10-15 pounds lighter, but a lot more muscular. You don't know what you're capable of until you try. I've got a good friend who was the most overweight person in our school -- apparently by 50-80 pounds, who was always self-conscious of his looks, like me. He started hitting a gym and lost a ton of that weight, and gained it back in muscle. He strapped on much more muscle than me, but it's because of his broader body. Don't let anyone else's results intimidate or embarrass you, as they may not be as powerful as they act. My friend, for instance, was working out in a gym full of only machines and universal weights. I laughed when I saw him "leg press 505 pounds", and had a funny time explaining to him that in free weight, he's doing nothing close to that..

answered Jul 15 '11 at 23:41

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I turned 15 in april, and I weigh 200 pounds, but I am not overweight, because i play football. everybody has their own weight, and if you want to improve yours, drink LOTS of water. and go running (if you arent very good start slow) but drinking TONS of water has helped many people I know.

answered Jul 16 '11 at 17:41

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Well you didn't give much info on how much you weight man, anyway if you are 6 foot I guess you are underweight as I am 6 foot myself and weight 126 pounds only and if you are like me then you need this:

1)Don't eat junk food to gain weight, instead there are tons of foods out there that have high calories and can make you gain weight quite safely and healthily

2)You need to focus your diet on proteins because if you want to go to the gym and build muscles then your muscles going to require a load of proteins so that it can grow.

3) Don't miss the 3 meals a day and eat healthy snacks. Since you are young it will be unrealistic to tell you to not eat pizzas or burgers all together, but am saying to limit those junk food to once or at the very most twice a week.

4) Fruit shakes are great source of calories and can keep your appetite open, so drink a smoothie or a shake in the morning after breakfast.

answered Jan 14 '13 at 14:51

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edited Jan 14 '13 at 16:26

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Well, I can only go on what I recall, as I was 6'2" at 15 (and never grew again after that -- strange)....and I was about 150. Wish I was anywhere near that now... ;)

answered Jan 15 '13 at 19:26

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