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ehcundiff

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Optimal Weight Class for Height of Lifters
« on: January 22, 2018, 12:34:54 AM »
Hi,
I have read a couple things about Professor Boris Sheiko's"opinion on weight class per cm/in. Can someone please clarify what height (in imperial units, I am American) corresponds to each weight class in powerlifting? Of course there will be variances, but I am very worried that I should gain weight-being 5'11-6'0 and 173 lbs. By personal observation, I should be at least a 242 or 275, but even the great Ray Williams is a Super heavyweight around  6'0.

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Re: Optimal Weight Class for Height of Lifters
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 03:11:18 AM »
Just type in your height into google -> "6'0 in cm" and you get your height in metric unit ;-)
6 feet 0 inches = 182,88 centimetres.

Do the same with lbs. "xx lbs in kg"
173 lbs = 78.02kg.

It's not rocket science to use google.

I do not think that was the question. He’s asking what the optimal height:bw ratios are for maximum efficiency in lifting. For example, you would likely not be efficient weighing 60kg while being 190cm tall, so on on and so forth.
It’s not rocket science to read a question before talking down on someone.

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Re: Optimal Weight Class for Height of Lifters
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 11:30:05 AM »
Answer to your question is here http://sheiko-program.ru/forum/index.php?topic=6.0
Optimal Heights and Weights

Height               Weight        Height              Weight     
145+/-3cm   52kg          168+/-2cm          82.5kg
149+/-3cm   56kg          171+/-2cm          90kg
155+/-2.5cm   60kg          174.5+/-2cm     100kg
160+/-2cm   67.5kg   177.5+/-2cm    110kg
164+/-2cm   75kg          186+/-6cm          110+kg
*Target weights should be at the top of a weight class
« Last Edit: January 24, 2018, 11:35:33 AM by Lain »
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Re: Optimal Weight Class for Height of Lifters
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 11:39:01 AM »
Just type in your height into google -> "6'0 in cm" and you get your height in metric unit ;-)
6 feet 0 inches = 182,88 centimetres.

Do the same with lbs. "xx lbs in kg"
173 lbs = 78.02kg.

It's not rocket science to use google.

I do not think that was the question. He’s asking what the optimal height:bw ratios are for maximum efficiency in lifting. For example, you would likely not be efficient weighing 60kg while being 190cm tall, so on on and so forth.
It’s not rocket science to read a question before talking down on someone.

yes I missunderstood. i thought he is aware of the table but doesn't know the metric system. my bad, sorry  ;D