Fitness tips: how to take your measurements

Posted by Sharlotta 02/11/2018 0 Comment(s)

 

 

Monitoring in sports and fitness workouts is an important part of the process. Lots of people make a big mistake – they just weight. But if your primary goal is to loose weight weight, fat and gain some muscles then one of the ways to control and estimate your progress is to measure your body parts regularly. This way of tracing your results is more precise than weighing and the best thing is to combine them. You can take measurements once in two weeks but professionals say it’s better to make them once a week.

 

 

 

 

Even if you simply follow some diet, the control of your weight and measuring of your body parts can help you understand how effective it is. In the next article we’ll tell you about different kinds of measurements that are used for dress making and some important rules of their taking.

 

 

 

 

How to take measurements correctly:

 

 

If you want to build a complete picture, you should take the following measurements of your body:

  • Neck measurement
  • Bust/Chest measurement
  • Under bust/ chest measurement
  • Waist measurement
  • Abdominal circumference
  • Thigh measurement
  • Hip measurement
  • Below knee measurement
  • Calf measurement
  • Ankle measurement
  • Forearm measurement
  • Wrist measurement

The measurements listed above will help you estimate your body and show how physically fit you are. If you want to make the process of taking measurements shorter and simpler use this shortlist:

  • Bust
  • Waist
  • Hip
  • Thigh

Taking measurements

 

Everything you need is a tailor tape or just an ordinary thread and a ruler which can be found in any house. Measuring with a tailor tape is more convenient than with a thread but it’s also possible. It’s preferable to take your measures in the morning before breakfast. The results of your measurements in the evening are not so correct because your legs and arms can swell in the end of the day.

 

  • Neck measurement: Keep your head straight. Measure the middle part of your neck. Don’t hesitate to decorate your neck with a sophisticated leather chockers of different colors and styles from our website.
  • Bust/chest measurement: Measure all the way around your bust and back on the line of your nipples decorated with beautiful jewelry, a wide selection of which you can find on our website. Nipple rings and barbells, labret studs made of surgical steel will mesmerize you and you’re your Measuring tape is parallel to the floor. Measurements are taken during expiration.
  • Under bust/chest measurement: Measure directly under your breasts, as high up as possible. The rules are the same.
  • Waist measurement: Measure at its narrowest point width-wise, usually just above the navel perfect jewelry for which you can easily order on our website. Our belly barbells, labret studs and belly earrings will mesmerize you and take your breath away. Be sure you take measurements during expiration. You shouldn’t suck in or suck out your belly. When measuring, you need to make sure the tape is not too tight or too loose, is lying flat on the skin and is horizontal.
  • Abdominal circumference: The same is as with the waist measurements but above the navel.
  • Thigh measurement: Measure around the fullest part of upper leg while standing. Or your leg can be on the chair with the angle of 90. Your leg should be fully relaxed.
  • Hip measurement: It’s more complicated. Measure around the widest part of the hipbones.
  • Below knee measurement: Measure immediately above the knee. Your can stand straight or your leg can be on a chair.
  • Calf measurement: Measure around the fullest part. You should stand. Your leg is relaxed. The measuring tape is parallel to the floor.
  • Ankle measurement: Place the measuring tape at the narrowest part of the ankle, above the ankle bone.
  • Forearm measurement: Measure above your elbows – around the fullest part. Your hand is relaxed and it is parallel to your body. It’s great if you have someone to help you.
  • Wrist measurement: Measure below your wrist – around the fullest part.
Bodys Front
1 Neck measurement

Bodys Front

2 Bust / Chest measurement
3 Under bust/ chestmeasurement
4 Waist measurement
5 Abdominal circumference
6 Thigh measurement
7 Hip measurement
8 Below knee measurement
9 Calf measurement
10 Ankle measurement
11 Forearm measurement
12 Wrist measurement

 

Bodys Back

Bodys Back

1 Neck measurement
2 Bust / Chest measurement
3 Under bust/ chestmeasurement
4 Waist measurement
5 Abdominal circumference
6 Thigh measurement
7 Hip measurement
8 Below knee measurement
9 Calf measurement
10 Ankle measurement
11 Forearm measurement
12 Wrist measurement

 

While taking measurements pay attention to the following:


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The size of left and right limbs differs and it’s normal.

 

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Make notes if the measurements are taking under the relaxed or strained condition.

 

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If your goal is to lose weight take measurements once a week. If you are gaining muscles, do it once a month.

 

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Take measurements of the fattest part, except the waist (if it is available). The main rule is to remember which area you measured so that to take a measure of it next time.

 

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Find a person to help you take measurements. For example, it’s quite difficult to take measurements of your bust. If nobody can help you – do it in front of a mirror.

 

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While training your muscles are filled with blood and become bigger. That’s why if you are taking measurements during or after the training remember – your muscles will be bigger. It has some sense if you are taking part in bodybuilding contests, they judge their muscles in a “puffed” condition.

«Hot» musclesafter the training.

«Cold» muscles24 hours after training.

 

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The size of your muscles change during the day: in the morning your hand is a little bit bigger than in the day time. Temperature can also effect on the size of your muscles, your arms are usually bigger in hot days and much smaller in cold ones. So, take measurements at one and the same time and it’s better to do in the morning!

 

Measuring is the result of your progress and effectiveness of your training program and diet. Take your measurements regularly to notice all the slightest changes in your body and find the most effective program and diet ever.

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