It’s quite tricky to calculate the average weight for a 6’7 male because, as you can imagine, there isn’t much research on the subject.
Actually, besides anecdotal data, which is actually pretty useful, there isn’t any research at all.
So, the following estimate is based on our scaling up of the average weight, and also anecdotal data from 6’7 men.
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What is the average weight for a 6’7 male?
What is the average weight for a 6’7 male? Based on our research, the average weight for a 6’7 male is 245 pounds or 111 kilograms.
This estimate takes into account both the skinny guys and those who are more filled out.
Obviously, there’s no one ideal weight for a 6’7 male because you need to factor in your body composition. For example, you can be lean and muscular or skinny-fat if you’re 6’7 and 245 lbs, so body weight by itself doesn’t tell you an awful lot.
Considering that the average guy—who’s only around 5’9—weighs 200 lbs, you might think that the average 6 foot 7 man would weigh more than 245 lbs.
However, it’s my experience that while taller people definitely have bigger frames, their frames aren’t generally as filled out with muscle and fat as those of shorter individuals, which ultimately leads to a lower body weight relative to their height.
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How much should a 6’7 male weigh?
In general, a 6’7 male should weigh between 220 lbs and 250 lbs if he wants to enjoy optimal health. While there are outliers, most healthy 6’7 men will weigh somewhere between these two values.
6’7 200 lbs
If you’re 6’7 and 200 lbs, then you weigh as much as the average man, except you’re 10 inches taller, meaning that you’re likely very skinny and don’t have much body fat on your tall frame.
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6’7 220 lbs
Those who are 6’7 and 220 lbs are definitely on the slim side, but they aren’t necessarily scrawny.
Think about basketball players. Many of them are 6’7 and look very muscular despite not weighing a lot, so being 6’7 and 220 lbs is not always a guarantee of being too skinny.
6’7 240 lbs
People who are 6’7 and 240 lbs likely have a favorable body composition in that they have some muscle mass but not too much body fat.
6’7 250 lbs
Someone who is 6’7 and weighs 250 lbs is technically very overweight based on their BMI. However, standard BMI calculators don’t work well for tall people—certainly not those who are 6’7—because they tend to overestimate obesity.
After all, if you’re 6’7 and 250 lbs, then while you might need to lose a few pounds, you’re very unlikely to be outright fat.
6’7 260 lbs
If you’re 6’7 and 260 lbs, then you’re definitely in the territory where people consider you big. After all, how can you not be big while weighing 60 lbs more than average and being 10 inches taller than usual?
6’7 280 lbs
Are you 6’7 and 280 lbs? If so, then you, my friend, are huge! While most 6’7 guys aren’t a lean 280 lbs, you can still be very muscular while weighing 280 pounds at the height of six foot seven.
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6’7 300 lbs
If you’re 6’7 and tip the scales at 300 lbs, then you probably have plenty of muscle mass but also a lot of body fat.
While there are definitely 6’7 guys who weigh more than 300 lbs, you’d do a good job keeping your body weight well under the 300-pound mark if you’re 6 foot 7.
6’7 350 lbs
Even football players don’t usually weigh 350 lbs at the height of 6’7. This naturally means that most people who are 6’7 and 350 lbs are carrying far too much body fat to be healthy and, as such, need to lose well in excess of 50 lbs.
6’7 400 lbs
If you are 6’7 and 400 lbs, then, despite your height, you’re definitely still obese because virtually nobody can weigh 400 lbs while being even remotely healthy.
How can a 6’7 man maintain his ideal weight?
While some people have a harder time staying lean than others, maintaining your ideal weight pretty much boils down to healthy eating, regular exercise, and sufficient sleep.
To be more specific, while a 6’7 man will obviously need more calories than average, he shouldn’t use his increased energy requirement to consume junk foods, which are terrible for your health.
Instead, a healthy diet should be based around whole foods, many of which should contain a variety of vitamins and minerals as well as sufficient protein and fat.
If you’re 6’7 and highly active, you may need to consume foods like pasta and rice to get enough calories. These foods aren’t particularly nutritious, but they do give your body the energy in the form of carbohydrates that a big human needs to function.
Some physical activities may be less than ideal for a 6’7 man, but that shouldn’t put you off exercise. Aim for 60 minutes of daily activity, doing both resistance training and aerobic exercise throughout the week.
Working out will help you sleep better, which is the final component of a healthy lifestyle. The body functions best when it’s recovered, so make sure to prioritize sleep, especially after a tiring day.
Most information on body weight is geared toward those of a fairly average height. As such, taller individuals can often feel lost—clueless, even—when it comes to achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight.
So what should you do?
Steer clear of most BMI calculators, for one, expect those that have been formulated specifically for tall people.
You know that the average weight for a 6’7 man is approximately 245 lbs, which, for most people, would mean having enough muscle mass without an excess of body fat.
Finally, don’t obsess over specific body weights. While it’s good to have goals if you’re trying to lose (or gain) weight, attaining a particular body weight doesn’t guarantee you good health.
So focus on your health as a whole. Don’t underestimate the importance of the basics—sleep, diet, exercise—when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle and achieving a favorable body weight.
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