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Author Topic: Why Torso Length Doesn't Matter, But Arm Length Does  (Read 92885 times)
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« Reply #100 on: January 02, 2013, 07:48:38 PM »

Yes, it is true. If you have a big fat butt you will have a higher sitting height than you will when you are skinny. If you are concerned about your sitting height, you can just get really fat and you will sit an inch or two higher.

This is true to some degree, but two inches? Nope. I've gone from 60kg to 73kg and my sitting height has changed at the most half a cm.  And even then I think that change is due to a cm of height gain in the past year. And I'm not saying anyone should be concerned about their sitting height in the sense that it's an aesthetic criterion - sitting height is a rough measure of torso length. It's good for judging the relative lengths of people's torsos whilst sitting down.
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« Reply #101 on: January 02, 2013, 08:02:17 PM »

Yes, it is true. If you have a big fat butt you will have a higher sitting height than you will when you are skinny. If you are concerned about your sitting height, you can just get really fat and you will sit an inch or two higher.

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« Reply #102 on: January 03, 2013, 05:39:54 AM »

Yes, it is true. If you have a big fat butt you will have a higher sitting height than you will when you are skinny. If you are concerned about your sitting height, you can just get really fat and you will sit an inch or two higher.

lol today i took the bus to the city a guy came on the bus with his gf he is at least 6'1 he was really skinny with long legs he just tall his gf is like 5'5 max with big ass when they sat the exact same setting height after that i have to agree 100% setting height have to do more with the weight and the ass end of the story .. i will never talk about setting height again or think about it .
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« Reply #103 on: January 03, 2013, 05:52:53 AM »

I too see dudes with very long legs. Well, not every day, but they're out there waiting to free you from obsession with proportions.  Cheesy
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« Reply #104 on: January 04, 2013, 09:11:33 PM »

lol today i took the bus to the city a guy came on the bus with his gf he is at least 6'1 he was really skinny with long legs he just tall his gf is like 5'5 max with big ass when they sat the exact same setting height after that i have to agree 100% setting height have to do more with the weight and the ass end of the story .. i will never talk about setting height again or think about it .

Well sitting height has definitely something to do with height... but the range is far much greater than most people think. Some examples:

When I go to school I take the bus and 70% of the time there is a guy with really long legs ( you can't really see it because he covers it really well ). The first time I walked next to him I felt really small ( he was about 6'2 or 6'3 ). The next time I saw him he was sitting and I had to sit next to him. And suddenly I got confused because he was at the same eye level as me ( maybe 1 or 2 cm above ). So I thought he must be sitting relaxed or something ( you know what I mean ). A few days later he was there again and I observed him a little bit and he was just sitting like me. Conclusion: This guy was about 20cm taller than me, still we had about the same sitting height.

Another person I see often in the bus is a little girl/(woman?) she is about 18-20 years. And I would say about 4'9 or 4'10 tall. So she is about 6-7 inches shorter than I am. But her sitting height was almost as tall as mine ( and I don't have an very small torso or something )

I know it is rare but there are definitely people who could have about the same sitting height like yours but are about 15-20cm taller.

Oh and I forgot to say that one of my best friends is 11cm taller than I am but we have the exact same torso length. He doesn't appear to have extremely long legs.
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« Reply #105 on: January 04, 2013, 10:24:55 PM »

I'm not obsessed with proportions.  I know there are people who are 6'1"+ with length torso - does that mean I'm automatically going to lengthen to that? No.  I want to find out at which height my proportions will look best and see if extra height beyond that is worth the proportion sacrifice Smiley That's just me though
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« Reply #106 on: January 05, 2013, 03:18:11 AM »

Well sitting height has definitely something to do with height... but the range is far much greater than most people think. Some examples:

When I go to school I take the bus and 70% of the time there is a guy with really long legs ( you can't really see it because he covers it really well ). The first time I walked next to him I felt really small ( he was about 6'2 or 6'3 ). The next time I saw him he was sitting and I had to sit next to him. And suddenly I got confused because he was at the same eye level as me ( maybe 1 or 2 cm above ). So I thought he must be sitting relaxed or something ( you know what I mean ). A few days later he was there again and I observed him a little bit and he was just sitting like me. Conclusion: This guy was about 20cm taller than me, still we had about the same sitting height.

Another person I see often in the bus is a little girl/(woman?) she is about 18-20 years. And I would say about 4'9 or 4'10 tall. So she is about 6-7 inches shorter than I am. But her sitting height was almost as tall as mine ( and I don't have an very small torso or something )

I know it is rare but there are definitely people who could have about the same sitting height like yours but are about 15-20cm taller.

Oh and I forgot to say that one of my best friends is 11cm taller than I am but we have the exact same torso length. He doesn't appear to have extremely long legs.

it has more to do with the ass more than anything else , i notice that i have friend 5'11 skinnier than me with flat ass and his setting height is lower than me it's really simple if u want to increase ur setting height do ass job and get bubble butt , 90% of tall ppl tall cuz they have long legs i played soccer all my life and i have notice that and ppl have dif proportions i remember guy back home he is shorter than me and got a hands of a 6' man with normal wingspan wingspan does matter more than anything ..
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« Reply #107 on: January 05, 2013, 09:32:29 AM »

I sat next to a pretty tall guy in the bus. He had an INSANE long torso. He must have had a 105-110cm sitting height.
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« Reply #108 on: January 05, 2013, 10:02:49 AM »

I'm not obsessed with proportions.  I know there are people who are 6'1"+ with length torso - does that mean I'm automatically going to lengthen to that? No.  I want to find out at which height my proportions will look best and see if extra height beyond that is worth the proportion sacrifice Smiley That's just me though

yes but that is just you though.

the entire world is full of people with the same torso lengths and much longer/shorter legs as prooved by people on this forum, so you think those people look strange and out of proportion.

what matters is wingspan.
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« Reply #109 on: January 05, 2013, 11:17:51 AM »

I sat next to a pretty tall guy in the bus. He had an INSANE long torso. He must have had a 105-110cm sitting height.

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« Reply #110 on: January 06, 2013, 05:58:14 AM »

Didn't know where else to post this but I'm quite happy today to discover I have the same torso length as a person who is 5'7" - 5'8".
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« Reply #111 on: January 06, 2013, 09:37:21 AM »

Same for me. Aftually, your torso is a little bit longer.
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« Reply #112 on: January 08, 2013, 07:25:00 AM »

i found this very interesting ...

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071123120222AA2ROlK
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« Reply #113 on: June 27, 2013, 12:18:23 PM »

I think this might be useful



The tall's girls torso is about 3 inches longer than the other 3 guys. But overall height is up to 15 inches taller. Height is in the legs. 

If it was mostly in the torso then we would be stuck in the misserable short mens world. So looking at it from a "half full glass" point of view, whe should be thankful that LL is far less complicated than the impossible spinal lengthenning.

Cheers my fellow Short legged friends
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« Reply #114 on: June 27, 2013, 12:57:58 PM »

Yes, it is true. If you have a big fat butt you will have a higher sitting height than you will when you are skinny. If you are concerned about your sitting height, you can just get really fat and you will sit an inch or two higher.

If still concerned with ur sitting height, just get implants (hard silicone) between ur butt and thigh. This will surely solve ur sittting height issues. i reckon it could also help with skinner looking thighs cos believe it or not lengtheening thiings makes them look thin even after a full recovery.
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« Reply #115 on: July 25, 2013, 02:15:41 AM »

My legs are super short.

My inseam is 28 inches lol.

My height is 66 1/2 inches.
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« Reply #116 on: July 25, 2013, 07:04:09 AM »

Torso length does matter. When I sit down and compare myself to my friends - they're all taller than me. 

It will look very strange sitting down and be smaller than everybody but when standing up you're taller than your friends.
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« Reply #117 on: July 25, 2013, 12:26:52 PM »

there many different sitting positions. ppl dont care so much how tall u look when u r seated. u notice it bcos after LL, proportions* are always playing in ur head.

Its just like how u say ppl dont notice that u are now taller after ur surgery. PPl dont notice that u r taller as much as u think they will. Short ppl make up about 25% of the population. the other 75% are not short ie they are over 5'7 for males and they r not contantly thinking about height and proportions as much as short ppl!

Its probably another reason why ppl often leave this site after their LL. They dont want to be constantly bombarded* by things that make them self conscious about their LL and proportions. No one really gives a fuc* and in the grand scheme of things prportions r irrelevant.

Even if some low life looser who doesnt have better things to do notices that u r not proportional, remind ur self that proportional short is far worse than being unproportionally tall.
 
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« Reply #118 on: August 15, 2013, 05:00:27 AM »

One of my best friends is a really famous model and is 179cm. I am 165cm.
When we sit we are same height, but when we get up, I am totally overshadowed.
All her height is in her legs, which are gorgeous.
Her arms are much longer then mine too.
Hope that helps  Smiley
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« Reply #119 on: August 15, 2013, 10:36:10 AM »

torso length matters. But wat matters even more is ur wingspan.

if u have long legs after ur LL ppl will only suspect something if u dont have the long arms to match.

Africans,  especially those from Sudan have short to average torsos but they are very very tall. No one ever points out that they r not porportional (except on sites like MMT) BECAUSE they have the arm lengths to match..

There is a guy at my work who is about my height (163cm) but has a ridiculously long torso. I always look at him and notice that he could easily add 12inches to his legs to match his torso. However he would then have baby arms on his new improved/taller frame.

Interestingly, africans with much shorter torsos than him look okay towering over him because their long arms complement their long legs.

A good example is  Jon Jones if u watch UFC
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