The Stillman weight tables are used to estimate a person's ideal weight based on their sex and height.
The Stillman tables can also be used as the basis for determining the best weights for different types of runners. As a general rule runners should be lighter than non-runners and longer distance runners lighter still.
Ideal weights are determined as follows:
- 50kg/110lbs is allocated for the first 152.4cm/5 feet of height
- Then 2.45kg/5.5lbs is allocated for each subsequent 0.25cm/1 inch of height
- 45kg/100lbs is allocated for the first 152.4cm/5 feet of height
- Then 2.3kg/5lbs is allocated for each subsequent 0.25cm/1 inch of height
The following reductions are applied for each type of runner:
- Sprinters: 2.5%
- Hurdlers: 6%
- Middle-distance Runners: 12%
- Long-distance Runners: 15%
Unfortunately the tables do not consider heights below 152.4cm/5 feet
Simply enter your sex, height and weight to see where you fit in.