In addition to telling you the average weight for a 6’0 male and a 6’0 female, this guide will also explain how much a 6’0 man should weigh in order to be healthy.
This is important because the ideal weight for a 6 foot male and the average weight for a 6ft male are two very different things.
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What is the average weight for a 6 foot male?
What is the average weight for a 6 foot male? According to body weight measurement research, the average weight for a 6 foot male is around 210 pounds or 95 kilograms.
The average guy is around 5’9 and 200 lbs, so this estimate presumes that most 6ft men, due to their height, weigh a bit more than average. To give a range, I’d say that 210 lbs to 220 lbs is roughly the norm for a 6’0 male.
Of course, the amount of muscle that you have on your frame (and indeed your frame size) can affect how much you weigh.
For example, you can be a really muscular 6 foot with a bit of fat, in which case you might weigh over 200 pounds.
On the other hand, you might be 6 feet tall with a slimmer build. In this scenario, you’d probably weigh well under 200 pounds.
See Also: Average male weight USA
What is the average weight for a 6 foot female?
The average weight for a 6 foot female is likely around 185 pounds or 84 kilograms. This estimate is based on the body weight data for US women.
It will come as no surprise to learn that there’s no data that weighs 6 foot women specifically.
The body weight data is based on women as a whole, who are 5’4 on average and weigh roughly 171 lbs.
So, considering that a 6’0 woman is 8 inches taller than average, I think it’s reasonable to say that the average 6’0 female would weigh around 185 lbs, perhaps more.
The reason that I’m reluctant to go with a higher average is that I’m well aware that quite a lot of taller women tend to be quite slim, which would bring the average down a bit, likely to around 185 lbs.
Related: What is the average weight of an American woman?
What is considered a healthy weight for a 6 foot male?
As I’ve said before, health isn’t measured by body weight because your weight doesn’t take into account your body composition.
Sure, if your body weight is really low or extremely high, then you’re probably unhealthy. But outside of extremes, a particular body weight doesn’t guarantee good health or poor health.
It’s the same story with BMI. You can be unhealthy with a “healthy” BMI and healthy with an overweight BMI.
That said, as far as estimating a healthy weight for a 6 foot man goes, BMI is the best tool that we have.
So with that in mind, a healthy weight for a 6 foot male is between 137 lbs and 184 lbs.
What is a good BMI for a 6’0 male?
A good BMI for a 6’0 male (and a 6’0 female) is between 18.5 and 24.9, which, as mentioned, works out to a body weight between 137 lbs and 184 lbs.
Some people will rightly point out that a body weight of 137 lbs is very skinny for a 6 foot person, especially for a 6’0 male.
This is one of the limitations of BMI—the lower and upper ranges are often not ideal.
For example, if you’re 137 lbs, then you’re borderline underweight, even though some BMI calculators may say that you’re healthy.
There’s so much more to physical health than the numbers on the scale, so don’t get too caught up on achieving one particular body weight or a specific BMI.
Still, for the maintenance of good health, it is generally recommended to maintain a BMI within the above-mentioned normal range.
How much should a 6 foot man weigh?
This section goes through some body weights that a 6 foot person might have so that you can see the BMI and learn what a particular height-weight combination would look like.
6 foot 130 pounds
If you’re 6 foot and 130 pounds, then you have a 17.6 BMI, which, due to being underweight, would likely result in a very skinny body.
6 foot 140 pounds
Those who are 6 foot and 140 pounds have a BMI of 19, which is on the low end of the normal range and, as such, will result in a rather thin body once again.
Additionally, if you’re 6 foot and 145 lbs, then your BMI is 19.7, which is much lower than average for both men and women.
6 foot 150 pounds
People who are 6 foot and weigh 150 lbs have a body mass index of 20.3, and those who are 6 foot and weigh 155 pounds have a BMI of 21. Both of these BMI scores are within the normal range and would typically result in a slim physique.
6 foot 160 pounds
You have a BMI of 21.7 if you’re 6 foot and 160 pounds, and you have a 22.4 BMI if you’re 6 foot and weigh 165 pounds. Both of these BMI results are in the middle of the normal range.
6 foot 170 pounds
If you’re 6 foot and 170 pounds, then your BMI is 23.1, which is well within the normal range. Similarly, if you’re 6 foot and 175 pounds, then you have a 23.7 BMI, which is considered normal for both men and women.
6 foot 180 pounds
If you are 6 foot and 180 pounds as a man or a woman, then you have a 24.4 BMI, which is on the high end of the normal range. In a similar way, if you’re 6 foot and 185 lbs, then you have a 25.1 BMI, which is slightly into the overweight category.
Obviously, you can still be healthy if you’re 6 foot and 185 pounds, especially if you have a lean physique. Likewise, you can be unhealthy at 180 lbs if you have excess body fat, especially around your abdomen.
6 foot 190 pounds
People who are 6 foot and 190 pounds have a 25.8 BMI, while those who are 6 foot and weigh 195 lbs have a BMI of 26.4.
Although both of these scores are considered overweight, they’re still much lower than average for Americans.
6 foot 200 pounds
If you’re 6 foot and weigh 200 pounds, then you have a BMI of 27.1, which is in the middle of the overweight range. Similarly, if you’re 6ft and weigh 205 lbs, then your body mass index is 27.8.
6 foot 210 pounds
Those who are 6 foot and 210 pounds have a 28.5 BMI, while those who are 6 foot and 215 pounds have a BMI of 29.2. If this is you, then you might have too much body fat, but you might also have a lot of muscle mass.
6 foot 220 pounds
If you are 6 foot and 220 pounds, then you have a 29.8 BMI (overweight), whereas if you’re 6 foot and weigh 225 pounds, you have a 30.5 BMI (obese).
6 foot 230 pounds
Anyone who is 6 foot and weighs 230 pounds has a BMI of 31.2, which is on the lower end of the obese classification. Similarly, those who are 6 foot and 235 lbs have a BMI of 31.9.
6 foot 240 pounds
Are you 6 foot and 240 pounds? If so, then you have a body mass index of 32.5. In a similar way, if you’re 6 foot and 245 lbs, you have a 33.2 BMI.
6 foot 250 pounds
Men and women who are 6 foot and weigh 250 lbs have an obese BMI of 33.9. Similarly, people who are 6 foot and 255 pounds have a body mass index of 34.6.
6 foot 260 pounds
If you’re 6 foot and 260 lbs, then your body mass index score is 35.3 (class 2 obesity). Additionally, if you’re 6 foot and 265 lbs, you have a BMI of 35.9.
6 foot 270 pounds
Those who are 6 foot and 270 lbs are obese because they have a 36.6 BMI. The same is true for those who are 6 foot and 275 lbs, seeing as they have a hefty 37.3 BMI.
6 foot 280 pounds
A person who is 6 foot and 280 lbs has a BMI of exactly 38, while someone who is 6ft and 285 lbs has a BMI of 38.7.
6 foot 290 pounds
If you are 6 foot and 290 lbs, then your body mass index is 39.3, which is well into the obese BMI category. Similarly, if you’re 6 foot and 295 lbs, then you have a BMI of 40 exactly.
6 foot 300 pounds
Those who are 6 foot and weigh 300 pounds have a 40.7 BMI. In a similar way, people who are 6 foot and 310 lbs have a BMI of 42.
6 foot 350 pounds
You have a 47.5 BMI if you’re 6 foot and 350 pounds, which is severely obese.
6 foot 400 pounds
People who are 6 feet tall and weigh 400 pounds have a severely obese BMI of 54.2.
Conclusion: How can a 6ft man maintain his ideal weight?
It’s not always easy to attain the ideal weight for a 6 foot male because we’re all built differently, have varying metabolisms and athletic abilities, and often lead drastically different lifestyles.
So, in order to maintain a healthy weight, focus on the areas of your health that you can control.
If you know that getting to the gym regularly isn’t possible, do some exercise on your lunch break and/or at home instead. Any physical activity is better than zero exercise.
Other than that, don’t obsess over specific numbers on the scale. While it’s generally not good to be overweight, having a favorable body composition is just as important as having a healthy weight.
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