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Old 01-14-2006, 11:40 PM   #1  
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Default Quick question...

how do you determine whether you are big-boned, small-boned, or whatever is in between?
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Old 01-15-2006, 12:18 AM   #2  
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This is the method I use, which I read years ago:

Take your forefinger and thumb of one hand and try to wrap them around the opposite wrist. If they overlap, you've got a small frame. If they touch but don't overlap, you've got a medium frame. If they don't touch, you have a large frame.
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Old 01-15-2006, 12:29 AM   #3  
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Thanks. I remember my mom telling me that years ago, but wasn't sure if it was still true.
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Old 01-15-2006, 04:57 AM   #4  
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hmmm i'm not convinced that would work if you have long fingers? but i do remember it being based on wrist measurement. i think it is by inches. have you tried googling maybe "wrist bone frame size"
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Old 01-15-2006, 05:39 AM   #5  
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Hi Chicks!
Here's a post from another forum with a link to a chart that determines your frame. Health/Life insurances are using the width of your elbow.

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/show...2&postcount=37
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:19 AM   #6  
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Mmm, I'm surprised. According to that, I'm a medium frame. Going by the old "wrap your short stubby little fingers around your wrist" method, I'm a large frame (there's a solid half inch gap). The things you learn!
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Old 01-15-2006, 02:05 PM   #7  
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Like was mentioned there is a serious problem with the "use your fingers around your wrist method" but there is a pretty accurate wrist method that involves a tape measure and your height.

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Body frame size is determined by a person's wrist circumference in relation to his height.
For example, a man whose height is over 5' 5" and wrist is 6" would fall into the small-boned category.
Determining frame size: To determine the body frame size, measure the wrist with a tape measure and use the following chart to determine whether the person is small, medium, or large boned.
Women:height under 5'2"
small = wrist size less than 5.5"
medium = wrist size 5.5" to 5.75"
large = wrist size over 5.75"
height 5'2" to 5' 5"
small = wrist size less than 6"
medium = wrist size 6" to 6.25"
large = wrist size over 6.25"
height over 5' 5"
small = wrist size less than 6.25"
medium = wrist size 6.25" to 6.5"
large = wrist size over 6.5"
Men:height over 5' 5"
small = wrist size 5.5" to 6.5
"medium = wrist size 6.5" to 7.5"
large = wrist size over 7.5"
Hope this helps (the wrist finger thing doesnt work for me since i have SHORT fingers!!!) I am 5"6.5" and have a 7" wrist so I have a LARGE frame!
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Old 01-15-2006, 02:50 PM   #8  
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Wouldn't you know, I have a large frame.
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Old 01-15-2006, 03:05 PM   #9  
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Im 5'8 & 3/4 with a small frame......here I was just hoping I had really long fingers!! So I guess this means I should be carrying less weight around than I had planned on? well nuts!
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Old 01-15-2006, 04:10 PM   #10  
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Ha, I'm 5'7" and have 5.5" wrists, I think I just have freakishly small wrists!
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Hmm, guess I'm lucky; they both give me the same result. I'm 5'5" and have 6.5" wrists.
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Old 01-16-2006, 09:03 AM   #12  
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I'm a small frame! I'm 5'8" and my hip bones are sticking out at 166. Someone should tell my hips that they're supposed to be "small"
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