Chest: Measure the total circumference of your chest at its fullest point, just under your armpit.
- Waist: Place your hands on your hips and bend to the side. The indent on your side as you bend is your natural waist. Measure the total circumference at this point.
- Waist Jeans: Measure your circumference at a point about two inches below the belly button.
- Hip: Stand with your feet 6” apart. Measure the total circumference at the fullest point of your hip.
- Sleeve Length: With your elbow slightly bent, starting at your middle neck bone, measure to the point of your shoulder and down to your wrist bone. Or take a shirt that fits well and take the same measurement.
- Inseam: Stand with your feet 6” apart. Measure from the top of the leg/crotch to below the ankle. Or take a pair of pants that fit well and take the same measurement.
Body measuring tips:
- Generally, take measurements in an unflexed state and before your workout.
- Keep the feet together, relax your muscles and stand up straight.
- Consistency is essential - measure under the same conditions and using the same measuring equipment each time.
- Pull the tape tight, keeping pressure against (but not pinching) the skin and ensure the tape is kept level and not at an angle.
- To make sure the tape is positioned correctly, ideally, get someone else to take the measurements for you. If this isn’t possible take the measurements yourself in front of a mirror for better visibility.
- Measure both sides of the body to accurately track progress and symmetry.
- Always measure on bare skin and not over clothing.