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Calculating body frame size

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.

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.

  • Height under 5'2"
  • Height 5'2" to 5' 5"
  • Height over 5' 5"

  • Height over 5' 5"

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