Are You Better Than The Average Man?

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We’ve gathered some statistics on the average man in America and you might be surprised by the findings—and by what the findings suggest about you.

How do you stack up to the average man?

The average man is 34.4 years old.

The average man is married with two children.

The average man earns $36,100 per year and has $3,100 in the bank.

The average man sleeps about 7 hours on a work night.

Age when the average guy is in the best shape of his life: 23 years

The average man is is about 5′ 9″ tall.

He weighs 175 pounds.

Age (yrs)20-2930-3940-4950-5960-69
Weight (lbs)168179182185184
Weight (kg)7681.182.68483.5

Percentage of men who consider themselves “physically fit”: 69%

Percentage who actually are: 13%

Time it takes the average guy to run a mile: 8 minutes, 34 seconds

Time it takes the average American man to run 1.5 miles: 12 minutes, 45 seconds

Age (yrs)20-2930-3940-4950-5960-69
Time (m:s)12:1812:5113:5314:5516:07

Pounds the average man can bench-press one time: 160

Age (yrs)20-2930-3940-4950-5960-69
Max. Weight (lbs)180158143128116

Number of sit-ups he can do in 1 minute: 36

Age (yrs)20-2930-3940-4950-5960-69
Sit-ups4036312620

Number of push-ups he can do with good form in 1 minute: 27

Age (yrs)20-2930-3940-4950-5960-69
Push-ups3327211515

Number of pull-ups he can do: 1

Resting heart rate of a fit man: 52 beats per minute

Time it takes a fit man to log 8,000,000 heartbeats: 30 years

Resting heart rate of a man who’s out of shape: 72 beats per minute

Time it takes an out-of-shape man to log 8,000,000 heartbeats: 19 years

Size of the average guy’s biceps: 13 inches (flexed)

Size of his chest: 40 inches (inhaled)

Size of his waist: 34 inches

Amount of muscle the average sedentary guy loses each year: 1 pound

Amount of fat he gains each year: 1.1 pounds

The part of a man’s body that is the biggest turn-on for the average woman: his butt

The part the average guy spends the most time trying to develop: his chest

Percentage of men who don’t belong to a gym: 88%

Average cost of a 1-year gym membership: $648

Amount the average 40-year-old man would save each year in medical costs if he exercised regularly: $949

Time period when the typical gym is least crowded: 10:00am to 11:30am

Percentage of men who would never skip another workout if… they could build twice the muscle with half the effort: 40%

Percentage of men who would never skip another workout if… women began wearing see-through spandex: 16%

Exercise equipment the average guy is most likely to own: dumbbells

Percentage of men who use their fitness equipment as… a place to hang their clothes: 45%

Percentage of men who use their fitness equipment as… a doorstop: 13%

Number of men who would rather work out than have sex: 1 in 7

Percentage of men who think that gyms are pickup joints: 14%

The life expectancy of the average man is:

Year Born195019601970198019901997
Life Expectancy (yrs)65.666.667.170.071.873.6

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  • randomdog

    I feel so average. Thanks for the stats