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A 17-year-old male asked:

I'm 6 foot 1 inch 18 year old male medium built and weigh 176 pounds.. what is my ideal weight?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
You decide: Ideal weight" charts are based on fallacies. If we believed them, then most triathletes would be "underweight" and most professional football players -- fantastic athletes -- would be "overweight." your ideal weight is whatever looks and feels right to you and enables you to perform your chosen sport(s) best.
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