Proportion/Symmetry Does Matter!

You see those guys in the gym and at your school that have bodybuilded all their lives. They have huge arms, huge back, huge chest, tiny little calves, and their hips are the same size they were when they started training.
You see those guys in the gym and at your school that have bodybuilded all their lives. They have huge arms, huge back, huge chest, tiny little calves, and their hips are the same size they were when they started training. In the world of bodybuilding proportion is everything. Enough said, it is clear to see that skipping a body part is not an option. Every part must be trained. Here is a proportion table that was passed down to me by my brother, who most likely took it from some site.

INSTRUCTIONS

To use this chart first divide your bodyweight by your height in inches. (Example: If you are 150 lbs and you are 5 foot 9 inches (69 inches) then you would take 150 divided by 69) This will give your weight per inch of height. When this is determined select the figure in the far left column that is closest to yours. Then, follow the figures straight across to learn your ideal proportions. Women bodybuilders may have to adjust measurements in the area of hips, waist, and chest depending on build.


WT/HT Neck Biceps Forearm Chest Waist Hips Thigh Calf
1.90 14.00 13.10 10.90 36.40 27.30 32.80 19.70 13.10
1.97 14.25 13.35 11.10 37.15 27.85 33.45 20.05 13.35
2.04 14.50 13.60 11.30 37.90 28.40 34.10 20.40 13.60
2.11 14.75 13.85 11.55 38.60 28.90 34.70 20.80 13.85
2.18 15.00 14.10 11.80 39.30 29.40 35.30 21.20 14.10
2.26 15.30 14.35 12.00 40.00 29.70 35.95 21.60 14.35
2.33 15.60 14.60 12.20 40.70 30.00 36.60 22.00 14.60
2.41 15.85 14.85 12.40 41.40 30.80 37.25 22.35 14.85
2.49 16.10 15.10 12.60 42.10 31.60 37.90 22.70 15.10
2.57 16.40 15.40 12.85 42.80 32.10 38.55 23.10 15.40
2.65 16.70 15.70 13.10 43.50 32.60 39.20 23.50 15.70
2.73 16.95 15.95 13.30 44.25 33.15 39.85 23.90 15.95
2.82 17.20 16.20 13.50 45.00 33.70 40.50 24.30 16.20
2.90 17.50 16.45 13.70 45.70 34.25 41.10 24.65 16.45
2.99 17.80 16.70 13.90 46.40 34.80 41.70 25.00 16.70
3.09 18.05 17.00 14.15 47.20 35.40 42.45 25.45 17.00
3.20 18.30 17.30 14.40 48.00 36.00 43.20 25.90 17.30
3.29 18.55 17.55 14.60 48.70 36.55 43.85 26.30 17.55
3.38 18.80 17.80 14.80 49.40 37.10 44.50 26.70 17.80

* Measure yourself every three months.
* Check in the mirror to make sure that your muscles are defined.
* Also check to make sure your muscles have fullness, depth and pleasing contour.
* Build proportionate strength and size.

That's about it, if your muscles are freakishly bigger than what they are supposed to be, you will not look as good as you should.

Shawn Ray Proportioned
Shawn Ray Not Proportioned

Train hard, Train heavy, or get the hell out.