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Pierre Gotye 06-08-2009 12:44 PM

What's my ideal hockey weight?
 
I am 6'7 about 212 on average. I noticed than Hedman is 6'7 about 220.

I don't feel light or get pushed around too much on the ice, but I don't want to be too heavy-footed either.

Jarick 06-08-2009 01:12 PM

According to the BMI chart, weight should be between 175 and 215 or so. I'd say the more important part would be having a good muscle to fat ratio, so if your body fat is in the 10-15% range, you should be fine.

cptjeff 06-08-2009 01:51 PM

Yeah, you have to keep in mind that the weights for nhl guys are pretty much all muscle. Unless you're a fitness nut, you're going to be a lot heavier footed at 220 then he will, as you'll be lugging around significantly more fat.

BMI is useless if you're muscular though. Most pro athletes would be labeled as seriously obese under BMI. It's true in some cases though, look at college linebackers. Guys in the pros usually are mostly muscle, but college coaches want them to have bulk, and don't care if it's muscle or fat as long as they weigh 350.

So yeah, you need to be looking at body fat, not weight. 10-15% is a good range to be in. To give you an idea of what that would look like, I found this page:
http://www.naturalphysiques.com/cms/...php?itemid=144
You're aiming for the last two photos on the first page.

Hockeyfan68 06-08-2009 02:31 PM

Well thanks for that linky. I guess I am in the 14% - 16% range. I did lose almost 40 lbs this year and am 6ft 4 235lbs currently.

I am very thick chested which adds weight and the obesity charts for average folk always says I am obese or borderlin obese and thatr is just rubbish. My waist is 35 and my chest is 50 and I have NO love handles.

So you see the link you left is super and I thank you for it. it was the first time I see an accurate listing for this stuff.

Gunnar Stahl 30 06-08-2009 02:52 PM

im a little over 6'3 and 190. im not really lanky and have decent muscle, im not huge but im not nearly scrawny. according to a bmi chart im 23.5 which is considered "normal weight"

BadHammy* 06-08-2009 03:46 PM

I think 6'7 210-215 is great for you and here's why. Being so tall already puts a TON of extra pressure on your joints, and being 250-260 would really amplify the problems as you age. I'd bet your current weight is plenty imposing and still keeps you fast enough too.

Jarick 06-08-2009 03:55 PM

That was my though too MW. I'd caution against putting on a lot of weight at that height without talking to a doctor first, because you wouldn't want to deal with the health issues down the road.

And as a guy who's 5'8", any player over 6'2" at any weight is imposing enough!

noobman 06-08-2009 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brentbreakaway23 (Post 19834479)
I am 6'7 about 212 on average. I noticed than Hedman is 6'7 about 220.

I don't feel light or get pushed around too much on the ice, but I don't want to be too heavy-footed either.

You're actually at a healthy weight for somebody that tall.

What level of hockey do you play and how old are you?

At a lower level 212 pounds should mean that you're pretty solid and difficult to move. As you move up and the guys get stronger that weight advantage disappears.


Also keep in mind that your body will continue to fill out if you're young. I'm 6'2 190lb and a just a little fatter than I'd like to be at 15% body fat. At the end of last summer I was 6'2 182lb and ~17% body fat... yes I was working out all year, but I wasn't really on a program that could build that much muscle mass. Both numbers are better than the 6'0 230lb w/ 33%bf that I was carrying three years ago :laugh:

If you look at the height/weight scales, you'll find that NHLers are all over the spectrum.

Examples:
Sullivan = 5'9 155lb
Crosby = 5'11, 208lb
Malkin = 6'3, 197lb
Nash = 6'4, 210lb
Sundin = 6'5, 235lb
Boogard = 6'8 282lb
Chara = 6'9 260lb

BadHammy* 06-08-2009 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noobman (Post 19836768)
You're actually at a healthy weight for somebody that tall.

What level of hockey do you play and how old are you?

At a lower level 212 pounds should mean that you're pretty solid and difficult to move. As you move up and the guys get stronger that weight advantage disappears.


Also keep in mind that your body will continue to fill out if you're young. I'm 6'2 190lb and a just a little fatter than I'd like to be at 15% body fat. At the end of last summer I was 6'2 182lb and ~17% body fat... yes I was working out all year, but I wasn't really on a program that could build that much muscle mass. Both numbers are better than the 6'0 230lb w/ 33%bf that I was carrying three years ago :laugh:

If you look at the height/weight scales, you'll find that NHLers are all over the spectrum.

Examples:
Sullivan = 5'9 155lb
Crosby = 5'11, 208lb
Malkin = 6'3, 197lb
Nash = 6'4, 210lb
Sundin = 6'5, 235lb
Boogard = 6'8 282lb
Chara = 6'9 260lb

Real sizes, Sullivan is about 5'8. 145-150. Crosby is 5'10" 185 or so (A friend of mine has met these two in person and is the same size as Crosby), Malkin probably is about 190 and Sundin supposedly weighs around 220 now. Players constantly over-exaggerate their height and weight. So don't feel self conscious about being too thin or anything, you're good.

Harv 06-08-2009 04:39 PM

One of my Dmen on my College team is 6'5'' 265lb. He's not the fastest skater out there but he still very moblie. He could probably cut 10-15lbs but he's fine where he is at. He's just a very thick kid.

Fire Brunet* 06-08-2009 05:19 PM

220 lbs if you're a pucking moving d-man or 240 lbs if you're more of a stay at home d-man

mcsk* 06-13-2009 02:03 PM

Yeah, i think your weight is pretty good considering your height. I myself weigh a little over 210lbs, at 5'11. I have around 16% though.

noobman 06-13-2009 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcsk (Post 19906179)
Yeah, i think your weight is pretty good considering your height. I myself weigh a little over 210lbs, at 5'11. I have around 16% though.

Wow, you're a tank. I'm glad I don't have to face guys like you :laugh:

vivianmb 06-13-2009 04:27 PM

5 ' 10" 210 lbs.
my calves are 17 1/2" and my thighs are 27", i wear size 36 jeans because 34 are tight on my legs. my shoulders are 44 1/2"
i need to lose 10 more pounds (was at 225 around christmas). when i played junior i was at 192 lbs. and wore size 30 jeans .but i am now 38 years old so i'll be very happy with 200 lbs, then maybe i'll go for 192 again.(and size 30 jeans)
as for BMI i never really followed that, i know when my body is right.

JeffYear92* 06-14-2009 01:06 PM

5'9 150

All my Power is in my ankles and Lower Body,

I dont have the hardest shot,but I win battles in the Corners

Giroux tha Damaja 06-14-2009 04:11 PM

Why set a weight target? I mean your ideal weight is such a personal thing. It's where you feel the best right? I'm willing to bet that if you're training to meet your fitness/performance goals and eating healthy you're already at your ideal weight or will get there.


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