Asked by: Isaias Rebaque
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th March, 2020

How do I know if I am big or small boned?

Approximate your frame size by wrapping your fingers around your wrist. If your thumb and index finger overlap, you likely have a small frame. If the two meet, your frame size is probably medium and you are large boned if they do not meet.

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Similarly, you may ask, how do you know if you're big boned?

Big boned means wider bones Measure your wrist to find out if you're really big boned, since “body frame size is determined by a person's wrist circumference in relation to height,” according to the National Institutes of Health. More than 5 feet 5 inches tall and wrist size larger than 7.5 inches.

Furthermore, how do you know if you are a small medium or large frame? Wrap your thumb and middle finger around the smallest part of your wrist. If they overlap, you are small framed. If they touch, you are medium framed. If you can barely get them to touch or they are not touching, you have a large frame.

how do you know if you're small boned?

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.

  1. Small = wrist size 5.5" to 6.5"
  2. Medium = wrist size 6.5" to 7.5"
  3. Large = wrist size over 7.5"

Can you be skinny if you're big boned?

Every time I hear the phrase "big-boned", it is to deflect accusations of being overweight. "So-and-so isn't fat, they are just big boned." A tall person will have thicker bones to support their proportional weight. They could still be skinny, yet appear wider with a large skeleton.

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