Classic Musclany: Daryl Gee and Statistics – posted 7/6/06

dgee2Another post I wrote about 7 years ago. I still keep up the data base I mention here. I find it very useful when I’m writing my muscle growth stories to keep them believable.

Daryl Gee. Short, ripped, muscular guy who likes to show it off. What more can a guy want?

The guy is just a beast. If only his waist and hips were a bit more narrow.  Then he would have the kind of exaggerated physique that I dream about; like a human morph.

I have, for several years, kept a data base of muscle. In the excel spread sheet, I’ve noted the stats of men of varying muscularity. Height, weight, chest, waist, quads, arms, calves, neck and fore arms. Those are the basic numbers. Not many of my entries have numbers for all those measures. for some reason calves, neck and fore arms aren’t very popular to measure.

But then I have other numbers I’ve calculated that I find interesting. The first is the least esoteric: the drop. the drop is the difference between the chest dimension and the waist dimension. For example if you have a 40 inch chest and a 32 inch waist, you have an 8 inch drop. the drop is a number tailors use. It determines if a shirt is regular cut or athletic cut. Generally a 10 inch or greater drop is considered “athletic”.

Another number I’ve tracked is weight in pounds per inch of height. It allows me to compare more readily a tall muscle guy with a short muscle guy. For instance, if a guy is 6 feet tall [72 inches] and weighs 200 pounds, 200 divided by 72 = 2.77 pounds per inch of height. If a guy who is 5′-6″ [66 inches] and weighs 190 pounds, 190 divided by 66 = 2.87 pounds per inch. The shorter guy would be, though smaller and lighter, more muscular, assuming they had the same bodyfat levels.

Another number I’ve tracked is the difference between the waist size and the arm. The bigger the arm is and the smaller the waist is, the bigger that number is. For example, if a guy has a 32 inch waist and 16 inch arms, the number is 16. But if the guy has a 34 inch waist and 20 inch arms, the number is 14. this is one of the ways I track that exaggeration factor I’m so weird about.

I’ve also calculated the relative size of men’s chests to their height by percentage. Like if you’re 6 feet tall [72 inches] with a 48 inch chest, your chest is 66.66% of your height. If you’re 5′-6″ tall [66 inches] with a 46 inch chest, your chest is 69.69% of your height.

There are roughly 125 different men in my data base. Most are professional or amateur bodybuilders. The pro’s generally have pound per inch numbers in the 3.3 to 4.6 range [4.6 is Sean Allan]. The amateurs generally have pound per inch numbers in the 2.8 to 3.5 range. The physique/fitness models/porn stars generally have pound per inch numbers in the 2.4 to 2.8 range.

Who said math was dull?