Not especially. The weight limits are simply common sense - it's indicative of general health, combat fitness, personal discipline, etc.
The Army Weight Control program (AR 600-9) has all the guidelines.
Also, any troop over 40 also does a mandatory cardio screening annually.
What i mean is do these weight restrictions hamper our overall
recruiting ability not just on old folks, since they have to go though boot they will lose weight and if after boot they then don't meet the requirement, maybe they could recycle them
1 time. What i'm saying is would it help if they raised the weight restriction "for enlistment" not for retension, up by about 10% like 5'10 205lbs can elist, but has to be 189 to pass boot. 16 pounds doesn't sound that that much to lose.