Army Weight Control Charts

by Stew Smith

The following are the official Army height for weight charts for both male and female, which are used to determine a soldier's level of fitness and combat readiness.

Male Weight Chart

Height in
Inches
Age
17 - 20
Age
21 - 27
Age
28 - 39
Age
40 +
58        
59        
60 132 136 139 141
61 136 140 144 146
62 141 144 148 150
63 145 149 153 155
64 150 154 158 160
65 155 159 163 165
66 160 163 168 170
67 165 169 174 178
68 170 174 179 181
69 175 179 184 186
70 180 185 189 192
71 185 189 194 197
72 190 195 200 203
73 195 200 205 208
74 201 206 211 214
75 206 212 217 220
76 212 217 223 226
77 218 223 229 232
78 223 229 235 238
79 229 235 241 244
80 234 240 247 250

Notes:

1. The height will be measured in stocking feet (without shoes), standing on a flat surface with the chin parallel to the floor. The body should be straight but not rigid, similar to the position of attention. The measurement will be rounded to the nearest inch with the following guidelines:

a. If the height fraction is less than 1/2 inch, round down to the nearest whole number in inches.
b. If the height fraction is 1/2 inch or greater, round up to the next highest whole number in inches.

2. The weight should be measured and recorded to the nearest pound within the following guidelines:

a. If the weight fraction is less than 1/2 pound, round down to the nearest pound.
b. If the weight fraction is 1/2 pound or greater, round up to the nearest pound.

3. All measurement will be in a standard PT uniform (gym shorts and T-shirt, without shoes).

4. If the circumstances preclude weighing soldiers during the APFT, they should be weighed within 30 days of the APFT.

5. Add 6 pounds per inch for males over 80 inches and 5 pounds for females for each inch over 80 inches.

Female Weight Chart

Height in
Inches
Age
17 - 20
Age
21 - 27
Age
28 - 39
Age
40 +
58 109 112 115 119
59 113 116 119 123
60 116 120 123 127
61 120 124 127 131
62 125 129 132 137
63 129 133 137 141
64 133 137 141 145
65 137 141 145 149
66 141 148 150 154
67 145 149 154 159
68 150 154 159 164
69 154 158 163 168
70 159 163 168 173
71 163 167 172 177
72 167 172 177 183
73 172 177 182 188
74 178 183 189 194
75 183 188 194 200
76 189 194 200 206
77 193 199 205 211
78 198 204 210 216
79 203 209 215 222
80 208 214 220 227

Notes:

1. The height will be measured in stocking feet (without shoes), standing on a flat surface with the chin parallel to the floor. The body should be straight but not rigid, similar to the position of attention. The measurement will be rounded to the nearest inch with the following guidelines:

a. If the height fraction is less than 1/2 inch, round down to the nearest whole number in inches.
b. If the height fraction is 1/2 inch or greater, round up to the next highest whole number in inches.

2. The weight should be measured and recorded to the nearest pound within the following guidelines:

a. If the weight fraction is less than 1/2 pound, round down to the nearest pound.
b. If the weight fraction is 1/2 pound or greater, round up to the nearest pound.

3. All measurement will be in a standard PT uniform (gym shorts and T-shirt, without shoes).

4. If the circumstances preclude weighing soldiers during the APFT, they should be weighed within 30 days of the APFT.

5. Add 6 pounds per inch for males over 80 inches and 5 pounds for females for each inch over 80 inches.

Check out the following links to reach your fitness and weight loss goals:

- Five Phases of Fitness
- Pass the Tape Test - Body Composition
- Lean Down Meal Plan
- Fundamentals of Nutrition
- Food Pyramid
- Ace the PFT

Many of my favorite PT programs to train for the Army PFT can be found in the following Military.com links:

- Pull-ups / Flexed Arm Hang
- Pushups and Sit-ups
- Running
- Prepare for Ruck Marches

Other Related Army Fitness Articles:

- Army Basic Training PFT Requirements
- Army Weight Standards
- Army Fitness Workout Plan
- Army Ranger Fitness
- Performing for the Special Forces
- Physical Fitness Test Anxiety

Stew Smith is a former Navy SEAL and fitness author certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. If you are interested in starting a workout program to create a healthy lifestyle - check out the Military.com Fitness eBook store and the Stew Smith article archive at Military.com. To contact Stew with your comments and questions, e-mail him at stew@stewsmith.com.

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