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November 11, 2010 8:50 AM
I always thought I had a large frame as I am just under 5'9" and wear a size 9 1/2 shoe. Now I am not sure. Is there is a formula or some way to tell?
  2001123
November 11, 2010 8:55 AM
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.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/219938-how-to-know-your-body-frame/#ixzz14zfybRBP
  461162
November 11, 2010 8:56 AM
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Edited by jamie1888 On November 11, 2010 8:57 AM
November 11, 2010 8:59 AM
Oops! Deleted my post! laugh

You look pretty slender in your pic to me! 5'9" & 136lbs is pretty trim. I would guess you would small/med frame. I have broad shoulders and no matter how much I weigh, I will never be petite... so, I consider myself large frame.
November 11, 2010 9:00 AM
QUOTE:

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.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/219938-how-to-know-your-body-frame/#ixzz14zfybRBP


but what if you are too fat and your fingers dont meet?

i never had this problem, but when i was overweight it was harder for me to touch the 2 together.

now they overlap....
November 11, 2010 9:00 AM
yeah its more of a shoulders and waist kind of thing. if you have wide shoulders and have a straighter figure you're probably medium to large framed. if you have a smaller shoulder width and more of an hourglass figure you're probably small framed (though i've found that that waist thing isnt always true soooooo yeah)

you look small framed in your picture.

the wrist test really only works if you dont have any fat on your wrists.
  1530433
November 11, 2010 9:03 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

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.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/219938-how-to-know-your-body-frame/#ixzz14zfybRBP


but what if you are too fat and your fingers dont meet?

i never had this problem, but when i was overweight it was harder for me to touch the 2 together.

now they overlap....


that's just an approximation there are more steps in the link.
  461162
November 11, 2010 9:23 AM
Thanks! This is so interesting! Having been tall and overweight for so long, I never thought of myself as being small boned or delicate in any way. Interesting.
  2001123
November 11, 2010 10:52 AM
Here is a nice tool to determine body frame. Long and short fingers make the wrist method less accurate. Try this tool.

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http://www.dietandfitnesstoday.com/bodyFrame.php
Edited by DeeDeeLHF On November 11, 2010 10:52 AM
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November 11, 2010 10:57 AM
My shoulders are really wide, even at my heaviest (276 @ 5'3"!!), they were the widest part of my body. I definately have a large frame.
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