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jayp said on 16/Nov/18
If I measure 176cm or a couple mm over out of bed and 175cm 2-3 hours after and 174.7-174.5 5 hours out of bed on my feet standing up for the majority of that what would be my height?
Dream(5'9.5") said on 16/Nov/18
@youarenothing

I have a feeling that ‘most’ guys (bodybuilding forums) are inflating their height.
Colberto said on 16/Nov/18
Hey rob, I have a question. Would I have been taller than this guy or same height as him. When I was 6'0", a solid 6'0" range like 183-183.5 I posed with a couple girls and one claimed 5'5" and the other 5'6". They look the same height, no difference and the 5'6" claimed one looks 3" at least shorter than someone who's 5'8". Well she came up to this guy's lips right around. I heard he's 6'0" and people say he is. Well ME at 6'0", her and the other woman who said 5'5" was like a little above my chin, below my lips. Who would've been taller me or that guy. I was a solid six foot and they say he's six foot. My guess is either I was by a tiny fraction or we were the same. What range would he be?
Edna Buckette said on 15/Nov/18
People lose one inch every decade over the age of forty.
Greg said on 15/Nov/18
@!Arthur oh and for future references if you are going to post a picture proving your height make sure you are standing straight and showing footwear and that you aren’t losing any posture. That picture is not good for judging height at all. Mind as well just make a measurement video. I could say you look anywhere from 5’8 to a weak 5’10 in it. And 2nd of all that picture wasn’t taken next to Serj take a picture standing next to him showing the footwear and you guys both standing straight then we’ll talk King Arthur 😂.
Myself said on 15/Nov/18
@QM6'1QM
Yeah same here haha. Also if i saw a tall person from far away or even medium distance, sometimes i used to (and still do occasionally) feel like they're massive (i was like "he is huge!"), but when i come closer i notice i am noticeably taller! heheh
But i've learnt to distinguish people nearer my height from distance much easier now.

@Kevin @Greg
Lol yeah i agree with you, what "youarenothing" is saying is something quite ridicolous...maybe he confused his city's high school with the NBA
Jdubbz said on 15/Nov/18
@Arthur if you're really 5'10.5, then why are you calling Greg "little"? He's the same height as you lol
178,7 at 19 said on 15/Nov/18
Guys, 1.85m is a great height, I was in the gym with a friend who is that height and it looked like the perfect height.

He seems much taller from distance, maybe because he has an athletic type of body, If I didn’t know him and I saw him from certain distance, I would have guessed him at like 188-189cm...

In that height you can still put on muscle easily and you never look short.

If I could choose a height it would be in the 185-188cm range, great height for sports, strength, aesthetics...
Meanwhile, I am 179cm and I look average from a distance, If I could have those extra cms it would have been great
Littlelee168cm said on 15/Nov/18
Is arthur really still here after all the trouble he's caused? Seriously Rob you should get rid of him for good
Emil said on 15/Nov/18
@youarenothing

lol tallest kid in my high school was 6'8 and I lived in one of the wealthiest towns in Denmark.
tallest 10 % of guys were around the 6'1-6'3 range so your statement seems a tad extreme
Bobby said on 15/Nov/18
@Arthur!

Hold on buster, not so fast. You finally had the courage to post a picture of yourself which I commend you for, but your picture is a half-a**** representation of the height comparison. All I can see is your upper body, and have no idea what your footwear is like, and taken out of context, you could be any height imaginable. That's my only issue. Otherwise, System of a Down is a pretty good band.
Greg said on 15/Nov/18
@Arthur! Why you calling me little Greg? I’m not a rapper 😂 oh god Arthur you need help, I guess I’ll call you A-ridiculous because that’s what you are ridiculous, so I seen the photo you don’t even show your footwear moron, nobody can see what you are wearing in it. But whatever floats your boat. Good lord you’re not known for you looks eh? 😏 we don’t need your blessings back to the woods where ye came from creature.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 15/Nov/18
@Bego

I live in a suburb of Los Angeles.

@Greg

Youarenothing might not be telling the truth. First of all, a 7'4" guy is extremely rare, let alone a high schooler. And a "ton" of 6'3"-6'8" guys being in a school is also pretty hard to believe. I was the tallest student in the entire school in my junior and senior years, as I was around 6'4" range then, and I had around 30 classmates. But it was a private school so it wasn't as big as most public schools.
Sean william Winter said on 15/Nov/18
bad photo arthur ur leaning and i dont even know how tall that shorter guy is. strong 5'10 meaning 179 cm???
Animus said on 15/Nov/18
@grizz

Yeah, Jim Thorpe doesn't look over 6'0 in photos.
Canson said on 15/Nov/18
@Zampo: agreed. I’m in that boat. I measured 3/8 before and claimed the half now that I come under that I don’t
Myself said on 15/Nov/18
@Jdubbz
At which age did you grow from almost 6'4 flat to strong 6'4?
I'm 21, my low is 192.5-7 aswell and i grew from 191.5 to this height in the previous year with spurts of 2 to 3 mm with pauses of multiple months in between each one.
HonestSlovene said on 15/Nov/18
@youarenothing Find that kind of hard to believe. I went to a high school with roughly 1000 students (roughly 500 male) and the tallest kid was a strong 6'8", pushing 6'9" and he looked absolutely massive. Most common tall heights were 6'2"-6'4" and the tallest in our class was a weak 6'6". Most males averaged 5'10"-6'0" more or less.
Sakz said on 15/Nov/18
@Greg The tallest student in my school was also around 6'5 now that I look back. There was also a teacher around 6'5-6'6 and I don't think there was anyone else even near that height. Definitely not common where I live.
Sakz said on 15/Nov/18
@Sandy Well if they could see him now... If I had to guess I was probably around 4'8-4'10 when I was 12 (just starting secondary school). I also remember girls being taller than me so it was definitely weird just shooting up and having everyone look up at you. It definitely took them by surprise.
Sakz said on 15/Nov/18
@QM6'1QM Somewhere in the 6'0.5-0.75 range.
J?ger said on 15/Nov/18
I'm from Oregon, US. I am 6' and feel very average here. It definitely depends on area. Most likely.
Zampo said on 15/Nov/18
@QM6'1QM:

I suspect, that's because when you are taller than someone you are judging from their top of their head through your eyes (once someone is above your eye-level, they will not look significantly shorter from your eyes). However if shorter than someone you can't see where the top of your head ends thus are judging from eye-level to eye-level, chin height, shoulder height etc.
Arthur! said on 14/Nov/18
To anyone wondering (especially little Greg ;) ) whether I am the strong 5'10 I've always maintained to be, you can check out my photo with John Dolmayan, the drummer of System of a Down, on Serj Tankian's page. According to Rob, I'm of similar height to Serj, who is listed as 5'10.5. Bless you all
Rick1 said on 14/Nov/18
Who lives longer shorter or taller people? Ive seen various claims to support both sides but most sources conclude that the taller you are above average the more likely you can get cancer and blood clots, which makes sense i guess with their being more cells and increased circulation - weight aside
Greg said on 14/Nov/18
@youarenothing so you go to a basketball/Rowing Academy for highschool? 7’4 😂😂 Jesus dude wtf. The tallest kid in my highschool was 6’5, and he was the only guy that height there.
@JamesB172Cm well I mean massive could also mean big frame like let’s say someone’s 6’4, but 330 pounds I would say he’s massive, but 6’4 and like 180 not really.
Bego said on 14/Nov/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8" Where do you live? What city?
QM6'1QM said on 14/Nov/18
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Nov/18

I agree with you. I also find 6ft as 83-85% in my locality.

You noticed that when you are an inch taller, you think something like: “Well, this dude is a little bit shorter”.
And when someone is an inch taller, you think: “Well, this dude is damn tall, yes”, although that’s "only" an inch difference!
I think this is such an optical illusion, when you have to look UP :).
Zampo said on 14/Nov/18
@Canson:

I think once you get measure 5'10 3/8 for example. 5'10.5 is a more accurate/representative claim than 5'10. As one would generally be looking 5'10.5 range to most during the day. I think it all about stating a height that covers the range one would tends to look. 1/8 - 1/4 can be solid or strong. Someone like Rob where is absolute low still seems to be 173 is strong. A solid guy his extreme low could be 1/8 below the mark possibly?
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Nov/18
@ Sakz - Unfortunately for my brother, he didn't shoot up until he'd left the school class in which he was known as the class titch! He was even smaller than any of the girls! Cheers Sakz!
Kevin said on 14/Nov/18
youarenothing said on 13/Nov/18
"There is a high school in my city with a ton of male students range from 6'3-6'8, and the tallest boy is 7'4 there."

lol yeah right. Do you live in giant land or something? When I was in high school we had 3000 students and the tallest guy was probably around Christian's height and I felt quite tall myself at 5'11.5 (as a 17yo). I mean just consider the fact that most freshmen and sophomores (over half the school) are 14-16yo kids who aren't even done growing yet and it makes the idea of there being a ton of 6'3-6'8 guys seem more ridiculous.
Guru Guy said on 14/Nov/18
Hey Rob is measuring height on a carpet accurate enough? My carpet in my room is pretty solid though, so maybe it's alright? Also how much error does a tape measure bring(ie the metal thing at the end)
Editor Rob
The less your heels sink into the carpet, the more accurate you might get with a measurement.
Bobby 5'10 said on 14/Nov/18
@Bwk

Haven't measured an absolute maximum height in a while, but it's a little over 5'10.5 but still under 180cm.
QM6'1QM said on 14/Nov/18
Sakz said on 13/Nov/18

Sakz, how tall are you (normal low level/ evening) ? 6'0.75" ?!...
Sakz said on 14/Nov/18
@JamesB172cm It'll only be 'massive' to some people who don't see many tall people around. Very tall is a better way to describe that height but of course it varies for everyone. Generally speaking I think once someone hits 6'7 you can say they'll look extremely tall or massive.
Godzilla said on 14/Nov/18
Rob, where's the magical border line below that young man (20-30 years old), is prolly viewed as short/below average fellow?
Editor Rob
It's going to vary between countries. In the UK, I would say a 5ft 7 guy who is 20-30 would be viewed by the majority as short...but once you get closer to 5ft 9 those who think the guy is short would be massively reduced, although you still find a subset thinking under 5ft 10 is short.
Canson said on 14/Nov/18
@Zampo: I don’t disagree with anything you’ve said there. I am in that boat (same as Greg and Christian) in that I don’t come down to 6’4” flat (some days I’m still above the 1/4” mark) yet I claim 6’4” more often than 6’4 1/2. On an extreme low I can reach 6’4 or a hair over tho. I always view the 7/8 to 1/8 mark at a low as how a solid person would look and 1/8-1/4 is kinda a limbo really looks more solid than strong to me. Above 1/4 (maybe 1/3) and below 5/8 like Christian mentioned once is really where a guy claiming half should fall.
Zampo said on 14/Nov/18
@Christian:

I actually don't disagree with much of what you have said (aside from the gender pay gap issue, which I think is more complicated). From what I am reading, the disagreement seems to stem from terminology. e.g. what constitutes as a "fair opportunity"? I understand your perspective on the issue and It's all good......it's best we switch the topic back to height though. Lol.
Bwk said on 14/Nov/18
@Bobby What's your absolute maximum height? Like 5'10 5/8s''?
youarenothing said on 13/Nov/18
Don't judge height of a place if you just visit there a couple of times. There is a huge difference among different cities even in the same state or province. And there is a huge difference among different block/communities/schools even in the same city. There is a high school in my city with a ton of male students range from 6'3-6'8, and the tallest boy is 7'4 there. But another high school has much shorter students, the tallest one is only 6'2. If you guys visit the latter one, you may only think'Oh, these American kids are so short'. But it is not the whole picture you've seen.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Nov/18
@Bego

6'0" is around 85 percentile in US, so it's no surprise that I only see 2 out of 20 guys that are that height or taller. I live in an area that's about 174cm max though.
Canson said on 13/Nov/18
@Jdubbz and Bobby: I think if someone measures 3/4-7/8, it takes them out of that weak zone. I really consider a legit or textbook to be someone who is 7/8-1/8 since that’s the range where you still look right around the mark. I think if Bobby saw that mark 5/8 more often then he’d really be a weak 5’10” but he can also see 5’9.75 or above. I think “about 5’10” is fair for someone like him just as it is appropriate for someone who’s 5’10/5’10.25
tava21 said on 13/Nov/18
hey rob! can I measure myself using the doorway and a spray to mark the measurement? this method is accurate?
 
Editor Rob
Yes, it should give you a good idea. You could do one measurement, then move a foot along a wall and do it again, to make sure you are getting about same each time.
JamesB172cm said on 13/Nov/18
Met a guy a few nights ago who is 6ft4.75.

My impression of that height? Very tall but not massive.
Shally said on 13/Nov/18
Hey Rob, lets consider John Cena , he is a solid 184.2cm guy, could his lowest mark be around 183.5cm? Like a 1/4 inch difference.
Sakz said on 13/Nov/18
@Nik Nice to see someone else agrees. I say it's good to be open minded in things like that for all involved because everyone is different.
Sakz said on 13/Nov/18
@youarenothing Yeah it definitely depends on who you're with and where you are. I'm in the same range as you and the only time I would say I feel 'tallish' is when I'm out in public shopping centres because you see taller people in really populated areas like that. When walking down the street and locally I would say I feel tall because seeing people well over 6'0 isn't all that common.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Nov/18
@Zampo

The main reason why I had disagreements with you, is because in your original post, you made it to seem as if being a certain sex or race makes someone oppressed and disadvantaged in life, and that's not the case for the west in 2018. But I'm not downplaying genuine instances of discrimination and prejudice. I understand that they exist in all sides, and it sucks, but unfortunately we don't live in a perfect world so they'll always exist. But the gender wage gap isn't a result of discrimination, but rather career path choices and work ethics. These activsts who whine for "equality" in the west in 2018 are really wasting their time, because like I said, equality can't be achieved unless if they live under a complete Communist government. Most of them are just entitled crybabies who hate taking responsibility and accountability IMO. I see a lot of these types of people here in California.
Zampo said on 13/Nov/18
@Christian:

Forgot to ask, I'm re-reading my posts. Hope the tone is OK and it's not coming across annoyed or bullish. Not my attention if so, I quite enjoy such discussions.
Zampo said on 13/Nov/18
Christian 6'5 3/8":

My PC at times auto corrects my moniker for some reason. So I made that comment.

Christian, first of all I never said men can't be discriminated against (in fact I can think of several examples). You've have assumed discrimination goes one way (or that I perceived it that way) which I never stated or inferred. What you've described would be inherent bias if the decision for selecting the female over the male was based on a stereotype. I was merely giving an example from an angle that most would have heard of. I can state little spoken examples such as discrimination against the white working class in South Africa of today, if that helps? also I hope you can acknowledge/understood the hiring bias example if the 1st wasn't clear?

Secondly, I've already acknowledged that there is a law in place that protects all and even that true "equality" will most likely never be achieved (read my initial response). That has never been the issue or my point. Whether the law in place is effective enough is another story (which I am not entirely sure about). I'm genuinely surprised that you seem to find it difficult to comprehend that because a law is in place doesn't stop people from basing choices on stereotypes which inadvertently leads to discrimination in life. I work as economic consultant and from my encounters in policy work what I've stated seems to be mostly accepted but maybe it's different in the US?

@Rob: Apologies, I know this is a height page. This will be my final post on the subject matter on this page.
Editor Rob
Yeah, I think that topic is one that is best kept for other sites.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Nov/18
@Jide

Every group has an opportunity to choose any career path they want. There are no laws that are holding back any protected class of people in 2018 in the west. Women, racial minorities and LGBT people can run for president/prime minister. And the problem with your example of the employers, is that first of all, we don't even know the sex of that employee. There are some female employees that discriminate against men too. Second, using your logic, if an employee chooses a woman over a man with both having equal skill sets, that would also mean it's discrimination. That's a silly way of thinking. Not everything can be 50/50. Btw, there are plenty of careers where women dominate them, and in those careers, women are typically preferred over men, so plenty of men who apply get rejected.
Nik said on 13/Nov/18
@ Sakz - You are so right!
Sakz said on 13/Nov/18
@Nik Exactly! I believe nobody should change for others whether it be in a relationship, social group etc. A person who accepts others for who they are and vice versa are the good ones and most compatible.
Sakz said on 13/Nov/18
@Sandy Lol I was in a similar situation myself! I went from being one of the shortest in my classes to suddenly being one of the tallest. To me it wasn't that big a deal but others always commented on how tall I'd gotten. Just goes to show how height can be funny and you can just shoot up out of nowhere. Thanks Sandy you have a great week aswell! :)
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Nov/18
@6footTom

Yes, thank you. A lot of people these days feel entitled and want "equality" without even pulling their own weight up first.
youarenothing said on 12/Nov/18
Crypto139 said on 5/Nov/18
I need to come back to celebheights more often, because people outside of here have really weird views on height. One person I know, that lives in Arizona, claims the average male height in that state is 6'1". Then another guy I know, in Canada, claims the average human male height is 6'0". These people are some of the most intelligent and respected in my peer group, and people actually believe the two without thinking about it! Weird huh.

@Crypto139。 If your friends only mean males around him or males at his class or school, it might be true. For example, there were 30 guys live in the same floor at my apartment, most of them are as tall as me or taller than me. I am around 184-185cm. However, if the number has been spread over the whole campus, my height is taller than around 75% young White male there. And if the number has been expanded the whole city, I am taller than 90% male. In fact, I am on the shorter side among my close friends. So it should depend on different circles or niches.
youarenothing said on 12/Nov/18
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 31/Oct/18
@Canson

More people lie and make up stories than you might think. It's the Internet, so anyone can potentially lie and get away with it. Whenever I visit bodybuilding forums, more than half of the posters I see list themselves as 6'0"+. It's hilarious.

Maybe they do not lie when they say their height online. Becuase short guys may not want to list their height on the internet. Only tall or above average guys would like to share their height on the forums. Then, it cause like every one is over 6+, actually, many short people tend to refuse to show their height in the internet.
Zampo said on 12/Nov/18
@Canson:

I have no qualms with the example you have given. That is definitely reasonable. Agree that the 1/2 inch isn't used very well. I generally remember (although I wasn't height conscious then) being 5'11.25 at low or a hair over and just thinking 5'11 was the obvious choice hence claimed it although I did claim 5'11.5 on occasions if I met guys who were weak 5'11 range that claimed 5'11 as it just led to awkward moments at times. Lol.
Zampo said on 12/Nov/18
@Christian:

I should have made myself clearer. I agree with you entirely there. My point was more in relation to e.g. corporate world and it wasn't actually meant to be focused on earnings rather on opportunities. I tried to use earnings as a proxy for fulfilling potential/opportunities as this can be quite subjective but unfortunately I didn't explain myself well.

For example, an employer who has a choice between selecting a male and female (who have an equal skill set) but chooses the male employer based on the thought "well, the guy is probably a better choice because he is more likely to work harder" is inherent bias or I remember during a labour economics lecture (back in uni) the issue of hiring bias where ethnic minorities who "whiten" their job resumes got more interviews than when they used their real names. Due to this we see more companies introducing a "blind recruitment process". Hope this is a little clearer now.
Crab said on 12/Nov/18
Rob, I was measured at 179cm at the doctors. It was about 10am and I'd been up for about 2 hours. You say Stadiometers add a bit of height, and obviously you wake up taller. With that in mind, what do you think my general height is, 5'10 flat?
Editor Rob
The blue stadiometer I used added near 1/8th...but some might be very accurate or have errors.

I'd use a tape measure if I were you at home, to see what you get beside a wall.
Bego said on 12/Nov/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8" Only? Damn. Are you from Cali? My experience wasnt like that when visiting Istanbul where avg is purportedly 175 too.
grizz said on 12/Nov/18
@Rob, how tall was Jim Thorpe, world's greatest athlete?
imdb claims he was 6'1 while in notablebiographies it says 182 cm: "Thorpe had matured to almost six feet in height and 185 pounds and led Carlisle to outstanding football seasons in 1911 and 1912."
Editor Rob
I'd go with the book's claim.
Bobby 5'10 said on 12/Nov/18
@Jdubbz

Daily low is a solid 5'9.75, and extreme low is 5'9 5/8s. In general, I average closer to 5'10 flat.
Canson said on 12/Nov/18
@Zampo: to add I think the other poster that you and Greg were discussing would likely fall into that category
Canson said on 12/Nov/18
@Zampo: to add I think the other poster would likely fall into that category
Jdubbz said on 12/Nov/18
@Bobby what is your daily low and extreme low? I used to fall below the mark as well (I was 6'3.75-.875 at a low) but I still considered myself a decent 6'4 then.
Nik said on 12/Nov/18
@ Sakz - I totally agree! The things we control make us better and more interesting people, not the things we can't control! If there are people who don't prefer us the way we are then don't involve yourself with those people.

👍
Nik said on 12/Nov/18
@ Sakz - I totally agree! The things we control make us better and more interesting people, not the things we can't control! If there oeople who don't prefer us the way we are then don't involve yourself with those people.

👍
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Nov/18
@Bego

Maybe 2 out of 20, but I live in a below average area of US. The US average could be 3 out of 20.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Nov/18
@Zampo

One group earning less than another doesn't necessarily mean it's discrimination though. Women on average make less than men because of the type of careers they have. You can't expect an equal outcome unless if both sexes have the exact same type of jobs. Men get killed much more while on duty (such as military personnel, police officers, firefighters, construction workers etc.) than women, but that's not an example of sexism or discrimination. Rather it's because the vast majority of those careers are performed by men.
Nik said on 12/Nov/18
@ Sandy Cowell - Everyone should celebrate the fact that some people tower over others, a lot of people tower over a lot of other people as well as being towered over a lot by others too! We should all celebrate the diversity of human height!

Have a great week Sandy!
Canson said on 12/Nov/18
@Zampo: I think at 5’10.25 they could round down if they desire but I’m sure a large portion will measure around 5’10 3/8 or a hair over (early afternoon) and could be told by the doctor or nurse that they’re 5’10 1/2. In that case, they’d likely round up. To me, half is improperly used. People see 1/2” as rounding up to the nearest inch. ...
Kerem said on 12/Nov/18
I am 195-196cm out of bed but I tell my height as 193cm. Is it accurate? In hospital they measured my height as 182cm. they put the measurement on my hair line but they had to put it on my top of head, am I wrong? Is it possible to mismeasure our height? I have an exact method which gives accurate result. I wish I could show it to you, guys... I came accross with two athletes at the airport. They were Volkan Demirel goalkeeper of fenerbahce soccer team and a basketball player who was Kerem Tunceri. They were classified both as 191cm. I was a bit taller than them. May be same or 2cm taller. Our shoes were same which gave 2-3 cm.

There is one option that the athletes were not 191cm or in the hospital they mismeasured my height as 182cm barefoot as I told before. Is there anybody who has faced situation like me?
6footTom said on 12/Nov/18
@Zampo

The fact that women on average make less than men isn't proof of widespread discrimination. Men on average are more likely to pursue higher paying careers and jobs as well as working longer hours. Men are also more competitive on average and surveys have shown that men are also more likely to ask for promotions and raises compared to women. I encourage you to do more research on the subject instead of following the feminist rhetoric that it's due to discrimination. Studies and statistics do not back up this claim.
Zampo said on 12/Nov/18
@Bobby:

Ok I see. Yes, I would have expected you to measure lower than 5'10 at that point. Height can be weird like that though, I have had days similar where I would expect to measure lower but I haven't and at the other extreme I have hit my low after 2 hours. What it does show is that 99% of people will see you as a 5'10 guy (which is what you are more or less).

@Greg:

I wouldn't disagree with you. Indeed, a proportion will claim 5'11 with his stats. It all depends on the individual. On this forum there is huge emphasis on being "honest". Personally, I could careless about that. I just think one should just claim to the nearest inch e.g. in this case 5'10.25 maybe a "5'10 or 5'10 and change" claim but if someone is not comfortable claiming a lower height than they technically measure, then maybe use the cm metric. I'm not particularly bothered though.
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Nov/18
@ Nik - Too right about everyone having a different definition of a 'towering'!
I experience it every time I go out, even though I am back to 5ft1.75, but to actually tower over people only happens when I see young kids, not even the older ones! Mind you, when I was 5ft2.5 and I knew my friend Kate, who was 4ft10, I felt like I towered over her, and I probably still would today...

Have a great week, Nik! 😀👍
Zampo said on 12/Nov/18
Christian 6'5 3/8":

Personally, I believe regardless of the socioeconomic system in place (even communism) equality will most likely never be achieved, unfortunately discrimination is part of human nature. I think with regards to equity, in accordance to law, I would agree with what you have stated. However this does not hide the fact that "Equity" cannot stop prejudice, which affects one's ability to maximise their potential. For example, despite the Equal Pay Act being introduced in 1970, the Gender pay gap still (significantly) exists or it hasn't stopped the fact that women are paid (bonuses) 35% less than men on average in the UK. Because equity exists doesn't mean it's effective in it's objective.
HonestSlovene said on 12/Nov/18
@Bobby Again, that is my ideal as well, but anything from 5'8" to 6'4" is decent in my opinion. Under a solid 5'8" is considered short in Europe and a solid 6'0" or more is considered tall (not a strong 5'11" claiming 6'0" or 6'1" like I know many people do).
Bwk said on 12/Nov/18
@Greg Seems like no matter what I'm doing whether it be exercising, on my feet for long periods of time, doing manual labor, etc I always manage to measure a tad over 5'10'' at the end of the day. I suppose under extreme conditions my absolute max low would probably be 5'10'' flat.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 11/Nov/18
@Zampo

Here's where I have a problem with that. "Equality" can never be achieved unless if we live under a complete Communist system. That means that all genders, races etc., would be given the same, regardless of how much or how hard they work. What we already have, especially in the western world, is equity. Equity means that everyone's given an opportunity to succeed and thrive. A lot of people tend to think that "equality" and "equity" mean the same thing, but they don't.
Nik said on 11/Nov/18
@ Sandy Cowell - What you have said demonstrates that everyone's definition of towering is different! Although taller people are towered over less frequently than smaller people it is fascinating that most of the tallest people in society are towered over by others from time to time! Hey, if you want to see Peter Crouch towered over by someone then visit his page and click on the link provided by James B!
Greg said on 11/Nov/18
@Bwk at almost 5’11 that’s probably your low. An extreme low might be 5’10 flat.
@Jonah Ellis well how tall are you? You haven’t mentioned your height and what are your parents heights? That might give you an idea of your adult height. I probably grew like 3.5 inches from 16 or so until 18.
@Guru guy well the best way to measure yourself would be can against the wall or under the stadiometer granted it’s properly attached. You’re telling me you don’t feel tall as a 6’1.75-6’2 guy? I would feel tall. But it’s all depends where you live. Yeah I mean a 5’9 guy would be noticeably shorter than you I’m a weak 5’11, and when I see 5’3-5’4 guy I feel like they are much shorter than me and of course you would dwarf them.
@Zampo agreed but most guys would round up in his postition and say 5’11 if not 6’0 which as ridiculous as it may sounds seems to be the norm especially from what I witness.
Bobby said on 11/Nov/18
@JDB

True, but I'm under 182cm myself, I didn't get annoyed. It's his opinion, and it's not wrong. It's subject to interpretation. I personally believe that ideal height is a solid 6'1. Many surveys would also agree with that figure too. I'd be very happy as a 186cm man, and no, I am not saying my happiness is conditional to my height, only that I would have no complaints about my stature.
Bobby said on 11/Nov/18
@Zampo

Forgot to mention that it was around 1:30 PM when I got home and spent more time on my feet by hopping in the shower and fixing myself some lunch to eat. I was curious to see where I'd fallen too as I expected I'd have hit my low by this point but I was strangely still hovering at a flat 5'10. I only made sure I was sitting upright though, so, that might have helped gain a 1/8th, maybe.
Bego said on 11/Nov/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8" Per 20 guys where you live how many are 6ft and above?
Bego said on 11/Nov/18
@Kurd1977 I paid attention to all sorts of heights. I have seen 165-170 guys alot but i have seen so many of them in 180-185 range too. Heights 90% of time seem to stop after 185 there, out of 15-20 guys 1 or 2 were over 190. Makes you sometimes wonder if its any lower than 178 even. Avg feels alot to be 178-180 there. Idk im speaking from my experience. Any new data on avg heights in Turkey recently? And regional differences? I was in thracian part so perhaps thats why i felt only above average.
Sandy Cowell said on 11/Nov/18
@ Sakz - I agree with the looking right up in order to speak with someone and seeing over someone's head is grounds for a towering, I really do!

When my elder brother was a kid, he was always going on about not being able to 'see above the heads of people', especially his classmates, as he was so short! Then as he moved up the school, and the younger classes started, he'd be literally beaming to report back to our Mum and Dad - and me! - that he could see over so-and-so's head! He'd been the smallest for so long that it seemed like a major achievement to him! 😊👌

Cheers Sakz and have a terrific week!
😀👍
Matt99 said on 11/Nov/18
@JDB It was a sarcastic comment, if a guy thinks anything under 182 and over 188 unnecessary that’s his opinion...should of included an emoji so people don’t think it’s serious 😂
Zampo said on 11/Nov/18
@Sakz:

Yep, Agreed.
Zampo said on 11/Nov/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8"

Definitely "it can" and this is not even a opinion rather reality. The evidence is there for everyone to see (unless one lives in a bubble). There is a reason why phrases such as "discrimination" exist or why government's (particularly in the western world) pay huge attention to the issue surrounding achieving equality. The same amount of opportunities do not exist for different categories of people. I would prefer not delve in further on this page as this is strictly for height discussion page but if you would like me to, I could further elaborate in Sookie's Den.
Canson said on 11/Nov/18
@Jdubbz: may just be messing with him is what I think. Lol I have two friends that are 6’6 and 6’7” and they would tell me the opposite. They would rather be my height than theirs
JDB said on 11/Nov/18
@Bobby: I understand why @Matt99 is annoyed tho. @HonestSlovene phrased it very strangely. Calling basically anyone under 182cm and anyone over 188cm is an unnecessary statement to say in its self and obviously expects a response.
Zampo said on 11/Nov/18
@Bobby:

If you are 5'9.75 at a low. That seems about right.
Kurd177cm said on 11/Nov/18
@Bego
Yes, They are lot of 180-185cm guys but there are lot of 165-170cm guys too which would really balance the average. I think you only paid attention to those who are taller than you than shorter.
@HonestSlovene
Yes it is more in the range of 174-75cm for younger males if you consider both urban and rural population as well
Bwk said on 11/Nov/18
@Matt99 I'm not sure, usually after getting home from work where I'm standing for 8 hours straight I measure at 5'10 1/8ths". I'm not sure if that's my extreme low or not though.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 10/Nov/18
@Zampo

So you're saying that being a certain sex or race gives you an advantage in life?
Jonah Ellis said on 10/Nov/18
Hey Rob please answer my question :), I recently turned 16, My father measured my height always on my birthday since when I turned 13 and it seems like I have been growing exaclty the same amount as the average growth rate from 2-20 years old, does that mean I will follow this growth chart and stop growing at 20?
gerty3 said on 10/Nov/18
rob If my shoe ( with a orthotic insole) measures at 1.25 even though I have wider feet and they might slope a tiny bit would I still get the full 1.25 inch
Editor Rob
It's easier to do a measurement in socks then with shoes to confirm...Normally with any sole if you are measuring thickness, do it 1.5-2 inches from the very back (to the point where the middle of your ankle would be).
Bobby said on 10/Nov/18
I had a harrowing day yesterday out in the rain being on feet for 2 hours soaked to the bone in addition to having a somewhat heavy backpack, and I was still 5'10 flat when I got home and I woke up 7 AM. My eye level was between 166cm-167cm.
HonestSlovene said on 10/Nov/18
@Kurd177cm I agree, it's 173-175 cm according to most stats (173 cm for the general crowd, 175-176 cm for young males).
Guru Guy said on 10/Nov/18
@Greg I measured myself using a tape measure and got around 6'3 in shoes, so I probably have an eye level a bit more than 4.5 inches. I am a weak 6'2 when walking around, but don't feel that tall lol(some 6'2 guys seem to look like an inch taller still) maybe because my eye level is a bit lower?

Also I think anything 4.5 inches taller or more can be considered towering. For example when I see a 5'9 guy I think he is a bit short, and can see over his head, even though he is a completely average height.
Sakz said on 10/Nov/18
@Sandy The last part of your comment sums it up well. Personally I think once the difference becomes more than 5 inches you can say many will at least start to feel towered, because that's when they'd be well below someone's eyes and have to look up a fair bit.
Bego said on 10/Nov/18
@Kurd177 Perhaps its actually thracian Istanbul part where avg seems close to 180? I heard how Thracia is taller than Anatolia. Idk i know what i have seen when i visited there were tons of 180-190cm guys there.
Bego said on 10/Nov/18
@Kurd177 Then how come there is so many guys 180-185 there? I was actually towered many times there too.
Sakz said on 10/Nov/18
@Zampo I completely agree. When I'm talking about height being an advantage it doesn't necessarily mean being 6'0+, but rather just being taller than a woman which can even be the case if you're average height. I said that to someone here not long ago but like a lot of people he was adamant that you had to be 'tall'. That again just proves my point of how societys emphasis on height gives people that outlook. I think a similar argument can be made when it comes to money aswell. A lot of it has to do with the type of mindset people have.
Sakz said on 10/Nov/18
@Karem Terms like 'tall' or 'very tall' very from person to person meaning everyone has different definitions of them. As your friend is taller than you he probably meant you're not on the level of tall he is. Taller people tend to have that mindset.
Sandy Cowell said on 10/Nov/18
@ Zampo - Thanks again! 😆👍
Zampo said on 10/Nov/18
@Sandy:

Well explained. I agree and honestly couldn't have said that any better.

@Bwk:

So you basically about 180 cm in the morning and 178 cm in the evening. I would view you as a 5'10.25 guy possibly. I think Matt99 nailed it. You are a solid/strong 5'10 like how Rob is a 5'8.
Zampo said on 10/Nov/18
@Sakz:

I think society makes it a big deal out of it (height as an advantage in dating) however I'm not looking through what I read on the internet or watch on TV. From my personal life experience and those around me I'm not convinced it plays that big of part (I am specifically referring to those that measure within common height range). Most women generally don't care as long as a male is somewhat taller than them. I'm not sure being 6'1 over 5'10 has a significant impact on ones dating prospects for example.

@Luca:

If I had your height stats, I would claim 189 cm or 6'2/6'3. I think though because you are 189.6 cm at 9 hours (where a good chunk of people would have seen you already). A 6'2/6'3 claim suits you well in my opinion.
Kurd177cm said on 10/Nov/18
@ Rob, I am following your website from last 1 month. It is a fabulous site.
@ Bego
I am from Turkey and I live in Ankara. There is no way average is 180 cm for Istanbul. I went there so many times. Average is 175cm max, If you consider overall population in Istanbul. I feel solid average here at 177cm.
Bwk said on 10/Nov/18
@Zampo I actually thought I was 5'11" in the morning and could hold 5'10.5 even near evening time, but I ended up measuring myself in a more levelled area and I'm like an 1/8th or so of an inch short of 5'11" out of bed.
AndrewV said on 9/Nov/18
@Kerem A 193cm/6'4" man would fall into the very tall or exceptionally tall range in every country except for a handful of European countries.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 9/Nov/18
@Luca

You can claim whatever you want, but I'd personally claim 189 if I was your height.
Jake the Snake said on 9/Nov/18
I feel a slightly pulled disc in my back from 5 years ago might contribute to my shrinkage of 3cm after a very long day. Do you think this could affect it ? The pull was 0.3mm pain free now though. I feel 5'8 the perfect height to be now not to small not to tall
Nik said on 9/Nov/18
@ Kerem - You would definitely be classed as being tall in every country around the world, I reckon you are very tall!
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Nov/18
@ Sakz, Zampo and Nik - I think that for the average person, 4" is by no means a towering difference. Even for a person of as tall as 5ft11/6ft, meeting someone of 6ft3/4 must happen rather often, but to find a guy who measures a full 8" more isn't going to be commonplace, so perhaps 6" might seem like a towering to someone of that height. For a fellow of Christian's 6ft5 and 3 eighths, on the other hand, bumping into even a person 4" taller is so rare that, for him, it seems like a towering, though to average-heighted people and short ones, that is decidedly funny! I feel that the word 'towering' isn't often applicable for such tall guys, unless they meet people of 7ft and over! Did you know that Christopher Greener used to live about 20 minutes away from me, ie walking distance? Now he towered over EVERYBODY! I saw him frequently when I went for walks to Hayes - the one in Kent. The very first time I saw him, one New Year's Eve, I followed him into the Co-op and stood behind him in the checkout queue, taking a mental note of the size of his hands, feet and clothes!

I agree with Nik's idea of a towering most definitely, but all in all, it is relative to each individual.
Bego said on 9/Nov/18
@Kerem In Istanbul avg is more like 180cm i have seen so many guys my height and only felt above avg at best. About 1 in 20 were 190cm and above so your height is tall but isnt the tallest.
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Nov/18
@ Zampo - Thank you! It was kind of you to say that about my comment regarding towering differences. 😊👍
Sakz said on 9/Nov/18
@Zampo Personally I think it depends on how you look at it. In terms of dating women I'd say it's definitely an advantage a lot of the time (not all) because there's no denying a lot of women do like tall men. In terms of as a person there's other traits that are far more important as Nik touched on, so then it would probably be more about boosting self esteem and confidence as you said.
JollyPop said on 9/Nov/18
@Karen

193cm is 6'3", which is tall in most places. The national average in Turkey (according to Wikipedia) is around 5'8".
QM6'1QM said on 9/Nov/18
Luca said on 9/Nov/18

6'2.5" is a great for you!
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Nov/18
@ Karem - Just because your 'friend' is 6ft6.25, it doesn't give him the right to tell you that your 6ft4 is 'not tall'! Surely he can't be THAT tight when it comes to compliments? Okay, so he's a couple of inches taller than you, but so what? Common sense must tell him that you are very tall, and that he is tall too! If just 2.25 inches was all it took to differentiate between a tall and a medium-sized person, logic would tell an alien species, for example, that Earthlings vary in height by about 4"!

He is entitled to his own opinion, but it seems to be a very narrow-minded one, but then maybe he doesn't think he's very tall either! 😵👾👽😬
Luca said on 9/Nov/18
Dear Rob, I measured again myself at 191,4 cm out of bed, 189,6 cm after 9 hours and a hair over 189 cm before going to bed.
According to this new information, which height should I claim to be?
Matt99 said on 9/Nov/18
@Bobby but if he falls an 1/8 over or a 1/4 over 5’10 at an extreme low he’s a strong 5’10, Bwk is that your normal low or extreme low at 5’10 1/8?
QM6'1QM said on 9/Nov/18
Kerem said on 9/Nov/18

You just a troll!
Jdubbz said on 9/Nov/18
@Kerem Your friend is either biased or just messing with you. Most people consider 6 feet to be tall, so someone 10cm taller than that is indisputably tall. I am 194cm at night, and I consider myself to be very tall, not just tall. Just because some ~ 2 meter tall guy is taller than us doesn't mean we aren't very tall. A 7 footer could say that your friend isn't very tall, and it wouldn't mean anything.
Zampo said on 9/Nov/18
@Bwk:

It seems you are a 178-179 cm range person (this is how most people during the course of the day will view you at). Personally, at most 5'10.5 is what I may claim, if I had your height stats. You are more 5'10 range than 5'11 I think.
Kerem said on 9/Nov/18
My height i measured is 193cm. I live in Turkey. Could someone tell me that I am tall or very tall? A friend of mine is 199cm and he says that I am not tall.
Zampo said on 9/Nov/18
@Nik:

It's a tricky one. I think it's more of a self-esteem boost for an individual rather than an outright advantage. The evidence doesn't seem strong enough to me, as compared to sexism or racism for example (where studies are far more comprehensive in proving they can play a part in the life prospects of an individual). At the extreme ends of the height spectrum (e.g. 5'3 or 6'11 male) then I can buy but for one to say confidently that e.g. being 6'1 is "better" than 5'9 (height's which are well within the normal distribution range) is nothing more than a personal opinion which everyone is entitled to. I have genuinely yet to see this play out in life though. Physical attractiveness however most definitely has an advantage.

On a side note, I find it funny that a lot of people use the ability to attract women as the basis of whether a height is "ideal".
Greg said on 9/Nov/18
@Bwk Almost/just under/ about 5’11. But 5’10.5” is okay too if you want to go with the average figure.
Bwk said on 8/Nov/18
@Matt99 I'll probably just say I'm 5'10'' and change.
Bobby said on 8/Nov/18
@Matt99

In my opinion, 1/8th and 1/4 over are more solid than strong. Strong would be 1/2 over which is where weak X height can start, and 3/4s is almost the same as flat, especially if 3/4s is an extreme low.
Nik said on 8/Nov/18
@ Bwk - Near 5ft 10 3/8!
Sakz said on 8/Nov/18
@Nik I definitely see why you say that. Should it matter? I don't think so. Does it matter? For a lot of women it does (or it at least crosses their mind). You're right in what you say though. Controllable factors like the ones you mentioned should be a bigger priority which is why I consider height an advantage but nothing more (like a bonus if you will). However the society we live in doesn't always see it that way.
Jake the Snake said on 8/Nov/18
Hey Rob I mesasured myself upon first getting out of bed and I'm a solid 175cm lowest ive shrank after 14 hours is 172cm. What do you think is a good height for me to claim ? Ive prevously said 5'8 and sometimes say around 5'9
Editor Rob
In your case, claiming 5ft 8 is very reasonable since you wake at near 175.
Matt99 said on 8/Nov/18
@Bwk 5’10.25 would be very honest but I’d say 5’10 to people as I feel 1/8 and 1/4 are too small to mention in my opinion but feel free to claim whatever you want, you’re a strong 5’10 like Rob is at 5’8.
earrl said on 8/Nov/18
Rob is it possible to regain any height loss that may occur from weight lifting?
Editor Rob
It depends on how it has been lost - whether posture has just been effected (maybe the spine has developed more of a curve) or if the discs have become worn or compressed.
Bego said on 8/Nov/18
Here i sometimes feel like avg is 179cm and sometimes like 184cm. To be more specific there are days when i edge out most guys and other days when most are my height or taller. I dont know what exact average i would give to my area. They never specificaly measured anyone older than 19 here apparantly.
Nik said on 8/Nov/18
@ Sandy Cowell - I don't think a 4" difference constitutes a "towering" either! I reckon a "towering" occurs when the top of someone's head is nearer to the shoulders than the top of the head of someone else!
Nik said on 8/Nov/18
@ Sakz - I don't really see it as been an advantage at all, it is better to be a nice person who is helpful and smiles at people too!
Sakz said on 8/Nov/18
@Bego I've been there. Definitely a great place to visit.
Sakz said on 8/Nov/18
@Sandy Yeah it really varies from person to person. Visually speaking I don't think 4 inches is enough to say 'towering' but it can definitely feel that way for some people.
Zampo said on 8/Nov/18
@Sandy Cowell:

Your response to Christian regarding "towering" has to be the most insightful comment I've read over the past month on this site.

@Timothy Andrew Sarkar:

Depends on your proportions, posture but generally speaking, I think you would be looking near 185 cm if one takes note of your footwear. If in comparison to the average footwear worn in public then nearer 6'0.25 (183-184 cm) range, possibly.
Bwk said on 8/Nov/18
If my height is 5ft 10 ⅞ in the morning, 5ft 10 ⅜ in the afternoon, and 5ft 10⅛ in the evening what can I claim?
Greg said on 8/Nov/18
@GuruGuy that’s not accurate because you could be shorter or taller depending on your eye level and actual height maybe 6’2 or 6’3.
@Bego Sean is around 5’10 range.
Timothy Andrew Sarkar said on 8/Nov/18
Just measured my eye level with my casual sandals, and got around 174.5 cm. Would i look to be a 6 footer when walking around?
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 7/Nov/18
@Bego

I've been to upper Midwest a few times (especially Wisconsin and Minnesota) and the average felt taller than the entire US average. Milwaukee and Minneapolis felt 5'10". Maybe 5'10.5" in smaller towns. Not 5'11"+ though. One visitor named Sally here before said that the average was 5'11"-6'0" but I disagree with her.
Bego said on 7/Nov/18
Anyone been to Spain? My wish is to visit there some time.
Matt99 said on 7/Nov/18
Usually when I walk my I have a slight hunch with my eye level aiming downwards, it’s just natural for me but today I decided to “walk tall” with my eye level dead on straight with my back up straight and I’m not gonna lie, I felt more comfortable. I felt like I was solid 50% percentile, maybe a touch more. I did see a lot of tall women today but sometimes sidewalks can throw you off with height guesstimates. Sometimes I think the young average is more on the 177cm side than 178cm, although it’s not much different it just makes more sense to me I don’t know. I just can’t see a solid 178cm just being BANG on average for guys my age.
Sean william Winter said on 7/Nov/18
@Bego 178 cm range.
Luca said on 7/Nov/18
Dear Rob, this is the last time a make you this question, but I'd really like to get a final answer.
According to how this guy looks next to djokovic

Click Here

How tall would you guess to be the man next to the same guy with sunglasses and cropped hair?

Click Here

My personal guess is of 189-190 cm, what about you?

P.s. I'd be really thankful if u answered, I swear this is the last time I make you this question xD
Editor Rob
I've said before, that the other guy (short hair) could be in the 188cm range, but he has varied in the photos you linked between under that mark and a bit over it.
Sakz said on 7/Nov/18
@Nik Lol it's not as straightforward as that. For a lot of people it does link to it as shallow minded as it sounds. People say they don't want to be too tall or short so that factors into when they're talking about an 'ideal range' (it's probably why 5'11-6'2 seems to be preferred). It's also one of the reasons more women seem attracted to tall men (the phrase 'tall, dark and handsome' comes to mind). It just comes down to how society has portrayed being tall and how an individual views it which is generally as a positive. For me I see it as an advantage but not something I would place such a huge emphasis on like most.
Guru Guy said on 6/Nov/18
Oh and when I measured myself in front of the mirror, it was judging solely by eye level, ie I had a 5'10.25 eye level with shoes, so guessed myself at least 6'2.75
Guru Guy said on 6/Nov/18
What height would a guy with a 5'8 1/8 eye level have? At least 6'0.5?
Editor Rob
Anywhere between 6ft 1/2 inch and 6ft 1.
Guru Guy said on 6/Nov/18
Hey Rob, this evening I held a tape measure up to myself in front of a mirror to try to get a good height measurement, and I got around 6'2.75 in shoes, and around 6'0.5-0.75 without. Is this measurement method accurate, or would I expect maybe a little error? Also does the metal thing at the end of the tape measure give any error?
Editor Rob
That's a helluva shoe you are wearing ;) I think it's much easier just to measure against a wall. Standing with a tape measure is more a rough idea, but putting an object on our heads is going to reduce error.
Sakz said on 6/Nov/18
@Zampo It definitely comes across that way. I think for some it's a mixture of things, as well as observations in their day to day lives.
Zineddine said on 6/Nov/18
Hello rob, its been long time i havent posted here im busy with collage works I just wanted to say hey to you 👋👋👋I hope you are doing well and keep the great work 👏
Editor Rob
Thanks, I am still keeping the site ticking over. I hope you enjoy your College experience.
Bego said on 6/Nov/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8" Im still curious why they say how mid west especially upper is like 5'11" to 6'1" on avg. And then seeing that map and when its subtracted by 1 inch its weird. I hope someone who is actually well measured barefoot and who is aware of heights explain me that phenomenom.
Bego said on 6/Nov/18
@Sean william Winter How tall are you?
Canson said on 6/Nov/18
@JDubbz: I also sometimes claim 6’4.5 when around someone who is closer in height with me
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Nov/18
@ Christian 6ft5 and 3/8:

I don't feel towered by someone who is just 4" taller than me because it happens so often. I'd say a towering is 8"+ to me! It's all relative to what we see every day, and what we're used to.

Cheers Christian! 😁👍
Zampo said on 6/Nov/18
Sean william Winter:

I've been to the South-West (Hampshire, Dorset) severally on work (operational research). Average height seemed around 5'8.5 maybe even a little lower. Average age of population was older though. I think at 5'11.25, one could possibly feel "tall" in some towns (excluding university ones) within the region. I may be wrong though as I never really paid attention to height then, in fact I still don't in general unless I decide to pay attention.
Agent Orange said on 5/Nov/18
@Christian
I actually guessed the guy at 6’4 but then he stood like Herman Munster so 6’5 is good. At your height it would be rare to get towered tbh.
Nik said on 5/Nov/18
@ Sakz - Most men are short/ average and being tall is not linked to physical attractiveness unless someone's head being further above the ground makes them more attractive than someone who is smaller purely on this basis!
Dream(5'9.5") said on 5/Nov/18
@Jdubbz

That is true too! Maybe it's the sleeping angle that does it.
joe6565 said on 5/Nov/18
rob would you say heavy deadlifting,overhead press etc will indefinitely make you shrink over time (from what you know)regardless of form and taking all the correct measures i.e stretching keeping good posture? I am 21 and lifted for 5 years, how much of a decrease would you guesstimate i would lose over the next years
Editor Rob
It's something that will vary between individuals. All I would say is that the risks increase the more repeated and large stresses placed on those discs, which can mean greater chance of injury and degeneration with time.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 5/Nov/18
@QM

6'1" is certainly a tall height. I've seen some guys that height claim 6'3", so you know it's pretty tall.

@Agent Orange

I don't feel "towered" unless if I stand next to someone that's at least 4" taller than me either, which happens very rarely.

@Crypto139

LOL. I couldn't have looked at that guy with a straight face if he told me that the average for Arizona is 6'1". I've been there before and it's one of the shortest states in the US.

@Canson

I don't think I've ever had a situation where some random person in the street walking comes up and asks my height, but I've had plenty of people ask my height when they first meet me and introduce themselves. Often I'll make them guess my height first before telling them, and typically I get at least 6'6" guesses. But yeah, there have been countless times where people would inflate my height to justify inflating ther own.
Sean william Winter said on 5/Nov/18
@zampo south west england. most guys are shorter than me by about 2-3 inches.then if somone is taller its normaly about 2-3 inches.tallest women i saw recently must of bin 6ft 1 was wearing sandals in a shopping centre.so i put 5,10 range a bit over average and 5'11 as tallish since its only 1 inch under 6 ft. shortest bloke i saw this week was 5ft. mother is 5 ft 2 he was 2 inches at least smaller.
Bego said on 5/Nov/18
@Crypto139 I bet they dont know how much 6'1" and 6' are lol.
Agent Orange said on 5/Nov/18
My point is that it doesn’t matter what height you are . It is how you carry yourself that is important😃
‘Rev’ Agent😂
Agent Orange said on 5/Nov/18
Knew an American guy who was 6’5. Sure he was big but did I feel towered by him? Not really. Think that any height up to 6’5 is ok. Anything above that must be practically difficult as it is genuinely stand out tall.
Crypto139 said on 5/Nov/18
I need to come back to celebheights more often, because people outside of here have really weird views on height. One person I know, that lives in Arizona, claims the average male height in that state is 6'1". Then another guy I know, in Canada, claims the average human male height is 6'0". These people are some of the most intelligent and respected in my peer group, and people actually believe the two without thinking about it! Weird huh.
Jdubbz said on 4/Nov/18
@QM6'1QM

I'm not as tall as Christian (~194cm) but I would view a solid 6'1 man as quite tall depending on proportions. It also depends on how close I am to you - you'd look taller if you were further away and around short or average people than if you were right next to me.
Jdubbz said on 4/Nov/18
@Dream
I've noticed that my morning height varies a lot, but I think it has to do with sleep angle also. My morning height is usually higher when I sleep at a more horizontal angle compared to when I sleep with 2 pillows stacked on top of each other.
Jdubbz said on 4/Nov/18
@Luca

I'd claim 189cm or 6'2.5 if I were you. You could get away with 190cm or 6'3 also, but you will never be challenged if you claim your low. I'm 196cm out of bed and 193.8 at night, and I usually claim 6'4 in real life (sometimes 6'4.5 when around friends of similar height).
Guru Guy said on 4/Nov/18
Hey Rob how many inches is it from top of head to top of eyebrow? 3.75 inches? How about middle of forehead?
Editor Rob
That would be a common range, plus or minus a fraction. 4.25-4.5 to eyebrows would be quite a big forehead, 3.25-3.5 a small one. Middle of forehead is going to be somewhere in 2.5 range.

Of course if we tilt our head down, our eyelevel can be 1/2 to 1 inch longer and tilt it up, or the opposite if we tilt it up.
Zampo said on 4/Nov/18
@Sean william Winter:

I just made a post that it would be good to hear from someone in the 5'10 range. I believe you live in the UK (not sure where?) but your perception seems about what I would have thought for someone at 5'10.
Zampo said on 4/Nov/18
@Sakz:

Thanks for the response. I think you have brought up an important thought. "Aesthetics". From what I am reading thus far, "ideal" height seems more of a vanity concept rather than one based on a height where one can live a healthy quality of life, as e.g. 5'8 or 6'4 would fit into the "ideal" category. I think it is important that this distinction is made.
c-mo said on 4/Nov/18
Luca said on 2/Nov/18
Dear Rob and all of you guys, I'm about 191.3 cm out of bed and 189 cm at the end of the day? Which height should I claim? 189 or 190 cm?

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I would claim 190cm if I were you
Sean william Winter said on 4/Nov/18
vitamin d i take becuase deficent can effect bone density 20 ng/ dl is lower range ideal according to doctors medical sceincce is 40 ng dl. i recently had 17 ng slight below the minimum level.vitamin d is needed for calcium absorbtion dense bones mean strong bones.less hieght loss. most people are low unless your diet is perfect.most peoople arent and in uk winter time the sun isnt strong enough for the skin to make vitamin d3.
Sean william Winter said on 4/Nov/18
zampo i consider myself above average i see quite few men shorter than me on daily. and some taller. some people my hieght claim 6ft but i know if somones is 6ft.or lying. btw am i tall google search 5;10 range is taller 60 males shorter than 40 out of 100. 5'11 your taller than 71 males out of 100. so i consider 5'11 a good hieght to be. or solid 5;10 179 cm.
Zampo said on 4/Nov/18
@Sakz,

Interesting to read (RE: your perception of 5'10). Not much more different from mine. Anywhere from average to above really. I would like to read the perception from those that measure in the 5'10 range on celebheights, particularly those in the UK.
HonestSlovene said on 4/Nov/18
@Canson Well put.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 4/Nov/18
@Greg my morning height is inconsistent. Sometimes, I get 5’9 7/8”. Other times, I get a little over 5’10”. It really depends on how much I sleep for a number of hours. I don’t sleep as much as I should. (Im a night person.)

Consistently, my extreme low is really roughly 5’9 3/8ths”, even with a freakin fever (currently) and 13 hours of being active all day.

@Canson I’d stick my tongue out to the nfl combine measurements because we know that it’s a morning measurement!

@Bobby You’d still be taller than me. Not too visibly, but definitely taller than me.
Sakz said on 4/Nov/18
@Zampo Usually by ideal people refer to a height which they feel most comfortable at in terms of proportions, aesthetics and in day to day life (so anything that's not too short or tall). However saying something as specific as '187cm is the most ideal height' (as an example) is funny to me. Giving an ideal range I can understand because that usually covers something that's not too tall or short.
Canson said on 4/Nov/18
@Greg: I think he’s getting himself overworked about this personally. CSimpson is a good dude. Needs to just sit back and relax.
Canson said on 4/Nov/18
@Greg: I think Padalecki is the legit 6’4”. Conan at 6’3.75 seems high imho. 6’3.25 imho
QM6'1QM said on 4/Nov/18
Csimpson6ft said on 2/Nov/18
@QM6'1QM I thought you said you're 184cm? Have you grown? But if you're 6'1 then you're tall.

I never said or wrote that I am 184 cm, Connor.
Why do you think so ? Find at least one of my comments, where did I say that ? My nickname is QM6'1QM and it really is. My usual low level is 185.6-8 cm/ 6'1 3/8 (eye level between 174-174.5 cm). I never wrote that I am 184 cm, lol :).
Bego said on 4/Nov/18
@Greg Dinaric Alps. Althought my town belongs to Pannonia more.
Greg said on 3/Nov/18
@Csimpson6ft Hate is a strong word man I don’t hate you, but your behavior was out of line. We where only trying to help you, I understand you’re autistic and I have several friends with various kinds of autism so I know what it’s like. But for the future don’t ever blame someone who’s trying to help you out. That’s all in the past but you know just learn from that.
@Matt99 you’re right it doesn’t but being tall has more advantages than short not to mention an increased dating pool. Yeah 5’11 is a good height.
Canson said on 3/Nov/18
@Christian: have you ever had the person walk up to you and ask how tall you are (they start the discussion) then say “Well I’m 6’1 so you must be at least 6’5 or 6’6 or so on” especially when they say it in a sort of A nervous stressed out or convincing tone, that they are the height they claim? Almost sounds as if they’re trying to convince themselves more than anything and need you to cooperate
Bobby said on 3/Nov/18
@Canson

Absolutely, that's spot on. On those sorts of days, I measure much closer to 178cm myself.
Sakz said on 3/Nov/18
@Matt99 A lot of it is just a societal thing. Generally, if you're tall it makes you more attractive and aesthetically pleasing, therefore that's why it's considered an advantage. There's also other reasons such as women feeling more secure around tall men. I would say it definitely gives an advantage but it's not the be all end all because if you look around there's plenty of short-average men in relationships.
greg lehmann said on 3/Nov/18
Would you call 5'3" Sally Field a "small" petite Rob since she never weighed more than 100 pounds? (100 pounds is very skinny for a 5'3" woman Rob.)
Greg said on 2/Nov/18
@Bego do you live in a Nordic country or Dinarc Alps? That’s crazy over here it’s not common at all.
@Canson yes how could I forget that troll, he was likely not 6’2.5 or really trolling just like French guy. There’s always trolls on here who just love to feed lies. I really wish peter 179cm would come back he was a nice guy very honest almost down grading his claim as he didn’t care about it he was maybe 179.5cm or 179cm at an extreme low and mentioned he’s ended the day at 180cm before or a few mm under. He would wake up around 182cm and change maybe 182.5 if I’m not mistake and yeah likely I would be similar to Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Michael B Jordan. And even Joel Edgerton in person if not within a fraction of their heights. Yeah Ali Baba is an honest 6’6ish guy maybe slightly shorter now with peak, I seen the photo with him looking a little shorter next to Tyler Mane and he was likely within a fraction of Mark Callaways height as well.
@178.7 at 19 I feel you, yeah so you probably feel a little bit above average. 179cm or almost 5’11 is a reasonable claim I often say that if not just use my morning height. But it is what it is.
Jake the Snake said on 2/Nov/18
Hey Rob after a full 14 hours day standing working I'm measuring a solid 172cm. What would you guess my morning height at ?
Editor Rob
I'd expect somewhere in 174-174.5 range, though some people an shrink as much as 3cm
Greg said on 2/Nov/18
@Dream(5’9.5”) What’s your morning height? If you measure 5’9.5-5’9.75” in the noon. Likely in person the difference wouldn’t be noticeable it would be like the same as me and a legit 5’11 guy, you guys might initially think you guys are the same height.
@Jdubbz exactly it doesn’t mean if you are shorter than that your height is awful, by any means it’s not just most guys would prefer to be in that range. And hmm maybe for pro sports, or being a security guard/club bouncer being 6’2+ would be useful. However, not for average every day life.
@Canson makes sense, I mean we wouldn’t know for sure I seen a picture of 6’4 Padaecki standing next to Conan and Ackles, in that photo Conan who’s supposedly 6’3.75” actually looked taller than padalecki by a fraction even though in person they are probably really close. Maybe there was a footwear advantage on Conan’s part.
@Nik we’ll averages vary among countries I notice a handful of guys who are shorter than 5’9 but also a chunk of whom are taller than 5’9. It all depends.
Sakz said on 2/Nov/18
@Jdubbz If someone says they feel a certain height range is preferred or ideal then fair enough. However when a person singles out one specific height as being the best I don't really agree with that because it comes across as being biased or just dimissing all other heights.
Canson said on 2/Nov/18
@Christian: that’s very true. That guy Chris I’m referring to is the same one that made the comment about the one guy being 6’4.5 because he measured it albeit in boots. He also has said that Magic is 6’9” and that Jordan is 6’6” and that Embiid is 7’2”. That guy Keis also claims that because the Sixers list him in the introductions as that height that he is even though the NBA still lists Embiid at 7’0”. Embiid is like Kevin Garnett or Kevin Durant in that he’s listed barefoot. He was measured 6’11 at one point then 7’0” supposedly. He genuinely can look 7’0” but if that were his pre draft (morning) then he does dip below 7’0”. Id attribute his to growth though

@Dream: he should if his extreme is 5’9 5/8 But may not be anything noticeable
Bobby said on 2/Nov/18
@Dream (5'9.5")

I'd probably edge you by like half an inch. Something around 1cm. You wouldn't look much shorter than me though.
Canson said on 2/Nov/18
@Jdubbz: ideal is a broad word however. I would say for normal tall 6’1-6’2 is that or for some they’d be happy with 6’0”. If already tall or someone wanting very tall it may be 6’3 or for extremists 6’3-6’5
Zampo said on 2/Nov/18
@Greg, I would say 5'10.25 is quite a common height to see during my commuter journey into central London, which takes place every weekday. So possibly 3-4 guys out of every 10 seem to be in the 5'9.75-5'10.25 range. However I must stress there is a bias as about 80% are probably city professionals. If I went to my local shopping mall (also in London). The most common height seems around 5'8.25-5'8.75 but the social demographic is once again different.

I agree with you on the height 5'10.5. I think 5'10.5 at a afternoon low is possibly the borderline for tallish. Take Michael B Jordan for example. 179/180 is around the mark.
Matt99 said on 2/Nov/18
@greg why should it matter? Doesn’t make a person any better. If I had to pick I’d be 180 but I’m perfectly content with my height. I think the majority of people would like to be taller but it doesnt necessarily mean that they’re unhappy with their height. I like being 175 as 3 of my idols are that height, it’s cool lol.
Csimpson6ft said on 2/Nov/18
@Jdubbz there is no ideal height really, it's all opinion based, but I think a lot if not most men would think of 6'0, 6'1 and 6'2 being ideal heights and 6'3 being the absolute limit. A lot of men and people in general will probably view anything over 6'3 as being too tall, not that 6'3 and over is bad i personally don't think it is because you can still look good at a very tall height and still be healthy, but anyway as I said it's just peoples opinions.
Luca said on 2/Nov/18
Dear Rob and all of you guys, I'm about 191.3 cm out of bed and 189 cm at the end of the day? Which height should I claim? 189 or 190 cm?
Editor Rob
189 will mean most people rarely would even question your height, in fact I would be half the people guess you taller. 190 is what some guys in your position would claim, if they turned up at the Doctor's at 10.30am and came in about 190 range.
Sakz said on 2/Nov/18
@Zampo I live in a town outside London and whilst I've not really thought much about it, 5'10 for me can be anywhere from average to above depending on the individuals proportions and the people they're around. From my perception it's one of those heights I don't really consider tall, but it can appear above average depending on certain factors so it's somewhere in the middle for me. A weak 5'11 can start to look tallish.

@Christian 6'5 3/8" I've also come across bodybuilding forums and what you say is definitely the case. A lot of people 5'9-5'10 themselves even admit they claim 6'0 on there. One thing I will say is guys in that range tend to build decent muscle and look very solid. They're definitely decent heights to build a good physique and muscle as I've seen it myself.
Zampo said on 2/Nov/18
I find the entire concept of "ideal" height bizarre. What does it even mean? Ideal for what exactly? As long as ones height is within a range where their quality of life is not being affected (physically or emotionally), that is what should be considered ideal, No? I understand it in relation to sports (e.g. Basketball or Gymnastics) or for certain tasks/jobs during ones life. Maybe because I am comfortably above average/within a range where some perceive to be "ideal" because I have genuinely never thought "Damn...I wish I was 187 cm"...
Sakz said on 2/Nov/18
@Greg I can second that. A lot of Polish people tend to be over 6'0 but at the same time some can be below average aswell. I believe their average is somewhere close to 5'10 (if not a tad over).
Csimpson6ft said on 2/Nov/18
@QM6'1QM I thought you said you're 184cm? Have you grown? But if you're 6'1 then you're tall.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 2/Nov/18
@Bego

I've never been to Utah unfortunately so I can't speak from experience. But all of those stats in that article are inaccurate because they're all self reported, and that article even admits that the average American male inflates around an inch. It's probably more like an inch and a half though.
Madrid said on 2/Nov/18
Hi Rob, how much taller can correcting an anterior pelvic tilt or scholosis make you? Wiki states that it can have an impact of 2.5 inches of height which is understandable because the spine isn’t straight but I wanted to hear your opinion.
Editor Rob
Depending on severity, surgery to help scoliosis can add 1-2 inches to some people. I'm not so sure about the pelvic tilt correction though.
Canson said on 2/Nov/18
@Bobby: sometimes if you’re somewhat reclined even just sitting on the couch you may not lose as much. I’ve had days when I’ve been closer 194 or a mm over
Csimpson6ft said on 2/Nov/18
@Christian @Canson and ask Bobby, Ben and Chris (CD) about it as well, they are witnesses and they saw how I behaved on there because they were in the group chat with me and Greg and they all hate me now, which I don't blame them and so should you and Canson as well as everyone else on here.
Nik said on 2/Nov/18
@ Bobby - All levels of height bring their advantages!
Dream(5'9.5") said on 1/Nov/18
I think @Bobby will edge me out.
greg lehmann said on 1/Nov/18
Although my friend Joan White agrees with me about boyhood idol Merlin Olsen and 5' sweetie Cathy Rigby as great "athletes turned actor," would you call 6'7" Merlin or 5' Cathy the better "athlete turned actor," and who would you call the greatest athlete who crossed over to politics?
Greg said on 1/Nov/18
@Matt99 height isn’t everything but does it matter? Yes. 5’9 isn’t the worst case scenario as you are average in almost every place excluding Nordic countries. And perhaps a 5’3-5’4 guy might say he would rather be 5’9. Now if you had a choice between 5’9 and 6’0 which would you pick? Be honest. Not even going to ask between 5’9 and 6’2. I know I would pick 6’2 In a blink of an eye.
@Christian 6’5 3/8ths Yeah Bodybuilding forums is run down but there’s a few honest height claims like a user named JJ who’s dutch and claims 6’6 in his AVI he is every bit of 6’6. I think there’s a few near 7’ footers as well on there like between 6’8-6’10, and of course they have the avi’s of them standing next to someone and absolutely dwarfing them. I do think some guys on there lie but we would never know.
@Zampo you’re in England? You say 5’10.25” is common there? Well they wouldn’t be tall just border line tallish I think that starts after 5’10.5+ for me. And it’s not on the same level as 6’0 would be or 6’2.
@Bobby I agree with you entirely, he can’t attack somebody for having their own opinion just because he is insecure or discontent with his height. He can deny it all he wants but I can sense it just with how he’s talking. If Arthur was here he would tear him to shreds lol.
QM6'1QM said on 1/Nov/18
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 31/Oct/18

It's absolutley true.
The Internet makes it possible to lie and fantasize, but not for honest people!

I'm just wondering, how you see my height (6'1"/185.7 cm): short, average or tall ?
For example, someone is 4 inches shorter than me - looks quite average.
Someone is 4 inches taller - definitely, very tall for my eyes (tower for all men).
What do you think?
Jdubbz said on 1/Nov/18
HonestSlovene may not have worded his comment in the best possible way, but I do believe that there is such a thing as an ideal height range. To the people getting offended, that's just his opinion. I fall well outside his range (and I somewhat disagree that anything above 6'2 is "unnecessary") but again that's just his opinion. No offense to Nik, but 5'7 or 5'8 is definitely not the optimal height for men. I agree with Bobby, ideal height is 186cm or maybe 188cm.
Canson said on 1/Nov/18
@Greg: Yep that’s prob the case for guys who are above 6’4”. Wouldn’t surprise me if a guy like Howard Stern measured over 6’5” by a hair at his peak and just claimed 6’5”
QM6'1QM said on 1/Nov/18
178.7 at 19 said on 30/Oct/18

... And justice for all, yes. 179 cm is a good claim for you, it is very honest. For example, I, being 185.7 cm, say 185 cm, not 186 cm, but this is my choice, so no one worries. I am absolutely happy to be just 6'1".
Nik said on 1/Nov/18
Height doesn't matter at all to me, I merely like to celebrate the diversity of human height!
Animus said on 1/Nov/18
@F97

I'd say that's a bit low for a six-footer.

If your head length is 9¾ inches, which is above-average for 6'0, then a chin height of 158cm is entirely plausible.

I am 6'0 in the afternoon and my chin height is about 159cm. My head length is 9½ inches.
Nik said on 1/Nov/18
@ Greg - I often have spells when I notice that most of the guys around me are under 5'9"!
Gleb said on 1/Nov/18
i am 5'10 but i'd like to be 2 inches taller.So, 6 foot(183sm) is a perfect height and comfortable in living.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 31/Oct/18
@Bwk

You should measure your walls and floors with a spirit level just to make sure, and then measure your height in the area that's closest to being perfectly level.
Canson said on 31/Oct/18
@Dream: you would receive a 5’9 6/8 or 5’ 9 7/8 at the NFL combine lol. And that’s if they’re being honest
Bobby said on 31/Oct/18
@Canson

There are days when at home, I don't even see 5'9.75 and measure closer to 5'9 7/8s.
Bego said on 31/Oct/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8" I know but it was interesting to see. What about mid western states and states like Utah? How truthworthy are those?
Matt99 said on 31/Oct/18
@HonestSlovene height doesn’t even matter dude, you can be anything you want to be regardless of what you look like. The greatest example that I can think of is Freddie Mercury. That man was supposedly 5’9 and had probably the biggest presence on stage in human history, he owned the crowd and gave them a good time. Imagine having over 100,000 people repeat after you? Undoubtedly the greatest showman I’ve ever witnessed, not in real life of course as I wasn’t even alive at the time but he never let anyone get in his way, a very determined man. All 5’9 guys are legends anyways, Brando, Hardy, Mercury, Stallone the list goes on 😉 height isn’t necessary.
Zampo said on 31/Oct/18
Bobby said on 17/Oct/18
@Zampo

So, you're saying a height claim after 6 hours would be believable? I think a claim after being awake for 5 hours is even acceptable. In my case, something like 177.5cm

@Bobby, apologies missed this. 5 hours is most definitely reasonable and believable (I assume you are referring to outside this forum). Personally, any "claim" within 0.5 inch of ones low is fair game.
Luca said on 31/Oct/18
Dear Rob, in the following Pic the guy on the right is a famous European singer, while the guy on the left is a legit 192 cm athlete.
Considering that the guy on the right was wearing a pair of Jordan, while I don't know the footwear of the 192cm guy, and even considering the different posture and distance of them from the camera, how tall can be the guy on the right? (In cms please)


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Editor Rob
187-8cm is still possible for that guy.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 31/Oct/18
@Canson

More people lie and make up stories than you might think. It's the Internet, so anyone can potentially lie and get away with it. Whenever I visit bodybuilding forums, more than half of the posters I see list themselves as 6'0"+. It's hilarious.
Zampo said on 31/Oct/18
@Canson:

RE:proportions, I would agree that generally a 5'10.25 person with the right proportions (eye-level, shoulder and chin height) can pull off looking 5'10.75 range therefore more or less 5'11 flat to people particularly from distance. I do however also think this is harder to pull off within someone near that range (e.g 5'10-6'0) in person.

I find it interesting that you think a 5'10 person can look "tall". Maybe because I live in a very large city (although I believe Sakz feels the same?) but as I briefly mentioned below the 5'9.25-5'10.25 range is so common for me to see on a daily basis that I don't think the thought of "he looks fairly tall" has ever come to my head for someone in that range aside from photos by themselves. It's enlightening to hear these perspectives from different people.
Nik said on 31/Oct/18
Well, it's nice to know that to some my height is deemed as unnecessary!
Bobby said on 30/Oct/18
@Matt99

Must you go around attacking everyone with certain preferences? You can't force someone to think the way that you do. So, why bother? HonestSlovene obviously has ideas about what constitutes an ideal height range, and you don't need to harpoon the guy for having an opinion.

I mean, I'm a strong 177cm guy, and you don't see me whining about what he said.
Bobby said on 30/Oct/18
@Nik

5'8 is neutral, and 5'7 is low average. Nah, ideal height optimistically is 6'1 in my opinion. I would love to be 186cm.
Dyy said on 30/Oct/18
Rob if I pretty much never ate vegetables as a teen (apart from a few smoothies I used to make at one short period) but ate fruit like bananas,apples and grapes also took vitamin C (and some cheap multivitamin)and had high amounts of protein and calcium, is it safe to say I reached my height potential? I am also around 2inches give or take taller then my dad
Editor Rob
If your body was getting enough amino acids from the other food, it still managed to grow...did it get enough and have optimal? I couldn't say. Various factors like food, stress, environment, illness, medications, exercise (or lack of) could have small effects on whether somebody gets close to their genetic potential.
Guru Guy said on 30/Oct/18
Hey Rob if someone is 6'1 how tall would they likely be in shoes?(on average) Just over 6'2?
Editor Rob
A lot of shoes fall in the 2-3cm range. Over 3 is a large sole, under 2 a smaller sole.
Greg said on 30/Oct/18
@nullpointerexception Polish people tend to be really tall, I know people with polish roots who are well over 6'0, not all but some can grow really tall it's insane.
@Nik while I respect your opinion I would argue 5'11-6'2 is the ideal, according to a poll hosted by Rob 6'1 had the most votes for being an ideal height, which I agree with that.
@Matt99 What in bloody hell are you talking about? you're 5'9 relax you could have been way shorter you are bang on average in U.K.
@Canson@JDubbz yeah you guys are probably the same height as this one kid who was in my class before a solid 6'4 guy which appears quite tall no matter where you go. When we where talking about height he said "I am around 6'4, but he looked like he could measure over the mark rather than a little under it. and yeah my proportions are close to a guy who might be say 6'1 or something because my arm span is almost 6'2, long legs, arms and yeah I have good shoulder genetics as well. I am often mistaken for 6'0 or taller. Usually nobody has an issue with me claiming 5'11 even though I don't hold the mark even more legit 5'11s guess me to be that height.
Sakz said on 30/Oct/18
@Greg Compared to me they looked 5'10 (the ones I've met). The point is most people seem to just consider themselves tall, short or average. I don't hear 'above average' much hence if you are slightly above it I don't think it makes much of a difference to a lot of people because you still blend in with the average. Now once you creep towards 5'11 you start to look tallish and I've heard 5'11 guys themselves consider it tall, especially since it's close to 6'0.
F97 said on 30/Oct/18
Rob is a chin level height of 158cm normal for a 6 foot man? Thanks Rob!
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Oct/18
@ Gomes - I enjoyed reading your comment and thought it very sweet how you described shorter women. It made me feel a whole lot better about having been made that way myself!

Cheers Gomes, and nice to meet you! 😄
178.7 at 19 said on 30/Oct/18
@QM6’1QM yeah I know, that’s why I try to never lie about my height, except for girls who I want to make out and some of them think of 180cm as a tall height, so it’s a ‘plus’...
I measured myself yesterday at like 6pm and I was 178.7, I think it would be fair to claim 179cm right? Especially when I think I’ve kept growing a little, steadily and I may reach the full 179cm.

@Greg I was born in Madrid but right now I’m living in Chile because of my dad’s job, in Spain younger guys average like 178cm, so I feel average there, here in Chile, people tend to be very short, especially older ones, the younger ones average like 5’7-5’8, but I go to an upper class university where guys are usually white, the average must be like 180cm for them...
Here, generally, the wealthier you are the whiter you are and vice versa
This country average is not 180cm, it’s far away from that, let me make that clear, but my circle of socialisation, wealthy young guys are much taller, with 178,7cm I feel average, but like I said I feel towered by the 6’4 guy, it’s almost a 15cm difference...
So for example, if I travel by bus to go to the uni, it’s very possible that I’m one of the tallest there, but when I go to my class I’m average at best, in one class of around 25 people, where like half of them are guys, there are like 4 guys in the 6’2-6’3 range, one who is 6’4, another friend of mine who is 6ft, and the other ones are around my height except for two short guys, like 5’7 and 5’4

And one time I was with Timberlands and I didn’t feel dwarfed by the 6’4 guy, so it’s a shame not being 5cm taller lol, but whatever.
QiuTV said on 30/Oct/18
Rob how much would someone be apart from his max out of bed height if he has 7 hours of sleep and went to bathroom for 2 min already before laying down and being on his mobile phone in his bed for 2 hours
Editor Rob
He may still be quite close even after 2 hours, because it's the act of gravity which puts more pressure on the discs and so the water content of them reduces. When you are lying down, the pressures are far less.
Bwk said on 30/Oct/18
Rob, all of the walls and flooring in my house seem to be relatively flat and vertical. Yet, I still get different measurements everywhere that I measure, like anywhere from 2-8 millimeter difference, and I didn't measure my height at different times of the day. Do you know why this is?
Editor Rob
Sometimes even a slight slop from skirting/baseboard to the point the heels are sitting, can give a 1/4 inch difference. Looking from higher up down, small slopes can be very hard to detect.
HonestSlovene said on 30/Oct/18
@Matt99 Height isn't the only thing that matters in life.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 30/Oct/18
@Bego

All of those stats are self reported though, meaning they they just take people's claims without measuring them. 5'11" for Alabama is BS, and I know this since I've been there before. It's not much different than Georgia and most other southeastern states, which are about 5'9". I can see 5'9.5" max for Alabama but no higher.
Dream(5'9.5 said on 30/Oct/18
Rob, I measured myself 12 hours of being active all day. (I didn’t count the 13 because I layed down for one hour, at most and I woke up.)

I still was 5’9 3/8ths”.
Editor Rob
Which is enough to still claim 9.5 of course!
Bego said on 29/Oct/18
@Greg Here where i live. Its quite common to se girls 5'11"-6'1" here and yes both appeared 6'3"-6'4".

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