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#1 pinkshotgun

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 04:42 AM

I notice that many asians have long trunks--just as long as a caucasian or black.

But us asians have very short legs, arms, and limbs!

I know it has a lot to do with diet and climate, but why!? It's so unattractive with such a long torso and short legs, especially in girls

#2 exdevlin

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 04:45 AM

I never noticed that! I actually have a shorter torso, and it annoys me. I think I'd be a better height if I had a longer torso (I'm too short).

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 04:50 AM

Im 5'11" and i have a wingspan around that area, my brother has that long torso short limbs thing though. So i don't think it's genetics. We eat the same things, so it's not diet. I think It's probably tendencies, cause I play more sports and am more active.

Edited by Number53, 05 January 2007 - 04:51 AM.


#4 Aki_Mitsuki

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 05:12 AM

it's a fate
in china, you can make implate to gain some height >_,<



Aren't those operations illegal in china now, due to complains of disfigurement and when you recover from the operation won't your legs be shorter than your arms?

I think I have a longer torso, but I can't really tell because I'm so short.
(I'm like 4'7 or something. T.T)

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 06:50 AM

Well, Asians in general are short people.
I'm short, but I think my legs are da right length for my body.


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Posted 05 January 2007 - 08:04 AM

i dont think diet will shorten pple's leg... asian girls shouldn't have too long legs....guys wont like it....as least my bf like the way i am now....i'm 5'4. but i heard from a friend tah when a person do more excercise by jumping ropes when they were around 12-14yr... they are able to grow taller...does anybody believe in tah????

#7 luffy12

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 08:12 AM

yeh thats got me wonderin too..my parents say that my legs are going to make me tall..like 6'2..but i doubt it..

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 08:15 AM

It's pretty much genetics... Either you get stucc with the good genes or u get stucc with the bad ones... Whoever thinks it's not genetic is pretty wrong... remember dna does play a role on how tall u suppose to be and how u suppose to look like... if you had u marry somebody shorter and u produce a baby chances are 50/50 either they gonna b taller then u or shorter then u... that pretty much how dna works...

#9 jess7ca

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 08:18 AM

I always get confused about it as well.. My parents always told me "Oh go swimming, play basketball, go jump rope and you'll grow taller." But i never believed in that stuff since i was always told at school that it's all genetics.

On a side note, i didn't notice that asians have shorter legs and such O_O. I have a really small torso.. but my legs are kinda average. It's just my torso .. >3<

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 02:31 PM

I agree with ephn that it's genetics, and it also has to depend on ur own body, because everyone's body is different, and ur diet and habits also plays a part...there are some asians (particularly tall people) who have long legs.

Edited by dark@ngeL, 05 January 2007 - 02:31 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2007 - 02:37 PM

I definitely fall into the category of the long-torso-short-legs syndrome. ^_^' I don't know why, but I have noticed that in Korea, it's not uncommon to see people crouching in the streets for long periods of time. Maybe hundreds of generations of crouching made bow-legs a genetic trait.

Also, Koreans don't have a lot of calcium in their diet, so bones don't form properly. I think that's also why Asians are so arthritic when they get older.

So drink lots of milk and eat your broccoli, kids!

#12 ardens

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 04:18 AM

i have both long femurs (upper legs) and a long torso. they are like proportional and reflect my height. but my tibias (lower legs) are wayyy shorter than my femurs. they're my weakest link (height-wise). if they were proportional then I'd be atleast 6'1 or 6'2 but I'm only 6'.

#13 nichole-aka-chun

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 04:51 AM

hmm...personally i think there is something link with genetics...well...some asians ppl also have long legs...right..

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 06:31 AM

i agree that short legs are unattractive..
i hate my shortness -O-"

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 06:40 PM

I don't think that the asians here in the US have short legs...its just due to the fact that its in your gene that you have short legs...it depends for all people....Alot of the asian I know here have long legs...

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 09:03 PM

Short legs? Im not sure about that. I think your talking about muscle size? Like I find that my white friends biceps/triceps/leg muscles/pecs are all bigger than mine in size -_- However in strength he is has stronger legs but im stronger than him in upper body strength.

Just shows we're smaller eh.

#17 bb_jai

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 01:02 PM

yeah, damn hate it that asians have thick legs, not necessarily short but they look so thick. i consider myself lucky to have average ones but many ppl have those thick legs and they're not even fat and some ppl just have those super thin legs like women when they're guys

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 01:31 PM

omg i agree ^
im not even that fat on my top half, im actully quite petite
BUT on my legs espeically my calves its so think and big!
and its short aswell TT^TT#its so anooying, and it just makes me look really weird
and unproportional =(

but yeah i guess its genetics i suppose....

#19 edd80

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 01:37 PM

I know why...cause our asian people got one specialty....by having a pair of short legs...so that we can run faster than others....everything is short so, our reaction slightly faster....is that why we are short???...maybe...i also not sure...anyway, as long we are cripple then also very thanks to god already..... :noclue

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 05:55 PM

Strange. Sitting down, I'm only maybe an inch or two taller than my younger brother, but standing up normally, I'm at least 3 or 4 inches taller. I've heard of Asians being short in general, but not of having short limbs.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 02:55 AM

i thinks its more genetics. lol. asians around me are short...i mean literally short and wen i stand next to them, i feel like their mother or i feel like a GIANT! lol. (btw, i am chinese too :)) maybe its because in the asian countries, their ancestors had to bow down alot to the king or something? lol. or maybe did a lot of farming which changed their genetics or something?

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 08:20 AM

lol becuase our ancestors needed the short legs to navigate through the rice fields and shorter arms allows us to pick the vegetables faster :-) roflmao

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idunno why, i guess its just where we came from and our heritage.

#23 futuremd33

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 02:26 AM

it has to do mostly on our genetics. if you want to come from an evolutionary stand point...well the shortness had to have some benefit to us.

#24 girlygirl

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 02:50 AM

i have tiny legs >.< and it annoys me...im 5foot 4 (ok for a chinese girl la)...but i always feel a tho ma legs are reali short =( ...sad story lol

#25 katyxb

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 03:02 AM

i just realized today that i have very short legs, i have a longer torso. I hate having short legs because every single time i buy jeans or pants i have hem it. I guess asians are meant to be small and petite?

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 04:02 AM

It all depends on the person and family. A lot is hereditary. Not all asians have short legs. I am all legs and not much of a torso. Besides different clothes look better for different body types. I wouldn't worry too much :)

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 05:17 AM

genetics? i have no idea.... but i am exceptional... my legs are longer then i want them at times.... i never manage to buy pants tat fit my waist and legs.. either too short (waist perfect) or good length (waist too big) i'am 176... from neck to torso is the same as torso to knees... so yeah i have long legs... not always a good thing.. and i have long arms too... never manage to find long sleeves dat will FIT! =S

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 01:59 PM

i think tts a sweeping generalisation haha.... im pretty short... 157.5 cm only... but in terms of ratio... my legs are pretty long... my torso isnt long at all

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 02:01 PM

I dont have short legs. I think it's just different for different Asians. I've seen some really tall Asians.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 09:06 AM

I notice that many asians have long trunks--just as long as a caucasian or black.

But us asians have very short legs, arms, and limbs!

I know it has a lot to do with diet and climate, but why!? It's so unattractive with such a long torso and short legs, especially in girls



asian are typically shorter people than caucasions, that's nature, they not necessary have just short legs, overall proportionally short.

#31 EmperorTony

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 10:17 AM

umm because were not *knee-grows*. hehe if u understand that racist joke that is. But anyways I have to admit the fact that I have short legs to. Its odd when my friends who are taller than me are hella shorter when we sit down at the dinner table. Its annoying but what can you do about it. Cant do anything to make the bones grow. Oh what pisses me off the most, are buying pants and jeans when you have short legs. THEY ARE ALWAYS BAGGY AND CANT FIND THE RIGHT SIZE. I hate rubber banding, folding or having my mom to operate on them. =/ life suks for short ppl eh.

#32 waichang

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 03:47 PM

i've seen some asians that are tall w/ long legs.... probably the ppl that u've seen comes from a generation of short ppl...

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 05:27 PM

i think there is a lot to do with genetics. it's not so much on being asian and we'll have short limbs and legs. it's all on the genes and chromozones of your parent.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 05:51 PM

I am in the same situation =p. I do think genetics play a role to some degree because I played a lot of sports, was really active in conditioning throughout high school and college, drank milk everyday to build strong bones, but I also have a somewhat shorter tibia than femur =X. My brother is around 6 foot and wasn't too active in sports. Guess he got the good genes ^^;;

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 10:29 PM

YEah, I think it's more attractive with longer legs. But if you happen to have short legs you can always make your legs longer by wearing a pair of high heels. That works on me and it really gives a illusion of having long legs.

#36 pinkshotgun

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 06:23 AM

the thing is, you will NEVER find asian girls with LEGS as long as white girls

but you CAN find asian girls with TORSOS as long as white girls

( i use girls because it's most evident in girls)

but it happens to guys too

and wearing high heels dont' work, its fake.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 07:03 AM

i dont think diet will shorten pple's leg... asian girls shouldn't have too long legs....guys wont like it....as least my bf like the way i am now....i'm 5'4. but i heard from a friend tah when a person do more excercise by jumping ropes when they were around 12-14yr... they are able to grow taller...does anybody believe in tah????


my elder sister did that. she skipped very frequently when she was around that age but i didnt. Now, she's only 2-3 cm taller than me. so, u decide if it works or not. 2-3 cm doesnt make much difference though. haha

#38 trolly dolly

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 11:58 PM

Actually, I have noticed this...a lot of Asian girls I see have very short legs. You don't really notice until you specifically look, but I notice their hips are lower than other girls of the same height.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 07:54 AM

Asian guys have short legs? I never noticed that am im on the track team. Not all asians have short legs. I guess it really depends.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 11:14 AM

i don't get the whole "caucasians taller than asian thingie" becuz i live in America and NEVER seems to me like the cacausians are taller than the asians. The guys well yes i can tell. When an asian guy is like 180cm which is like 5"11" than everybody (asian) would go "Wow! ur tall" But in america, nobody says ur a tall guy if your like 6 feet. there just like "Oh, not super tall, not super short."

However, i don't see the difference in girls. I think its just that the American Entertainment industries tend to chose taller actresses while in real life they are really not tall at ALL!! Thus, bringing the wrong idea to other ppl.

Now about the long torso short leg stuff..........well, i don't really find that true for me. I am actually not like super super tall but i definetly have longer legs than most ppl my height. Maybe we should try like an experiment???
How about everyone measure there legs and than tell us how tall you are????




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