i'm 5' 11", 185lb, 22% BF, and carry my fat around the waist like most people, with a 37" inch waist (measured at the navel, with semi-loose tape). i was shocked at this measurement, because while i have some love handles, they are not very big at all. however, when i measure the waist a little lower, at about the hips, my measurement is 36", only an inch smaller. does this mean that my bone structure is such that i have a naturally large (but not fat) waist?
this information might be relevant -- i'm an ectomorph with a concave chest (it's a minor case of pectus excavatum) that measures 41 and 1/2 ". my rib cage seems to extend almost as much outward as my chest.
any thoughts on this?