Some tips (for good measure) on how to take good measurements!
How To Do It
YOUR BODY WEIGHT:
Get naked. Weigh yourself first thing in the morning, after the bathroom & before eating or drinking anything. NOTICE that this doesn’t say after dinner or after breakfast fully-dressed....if really wanna wreck yourself weigh yourself before bed.
SO REALLY. DO IT FIRST THING. And remember that your body weight can fluctuate from day to day...the scale is only useful in determining weekly & monthly trends! And it’s only ONE way to track progress. Do not let it be the only way you track progress PLEASE.
YOUR CALIPER READING
Snag a $10 one off Amazon (Accumeasure Fitness 3000 Personal Body Fat Tester Kit). This’ll tell you BF % which is great to really measure getting lean.
YOUR WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE
THIS IS A RELIABLE INDICATOR OF FAT GAIN OR LOSS.
1️⃣Locate your upper hip bone by placing your hands around your waist , squeezing slightly & then moving fingers down till you feel the top curve of your hips.
2️⃣Then, wrap a tape measure around your bare stomach just above the hip bone. Make sure the tape is parallel to the floor & snug to your body, but not so tight that it compresses the skin.
3️⃣Exhale while taking the measurement, DON’T SUCK IN!
YOUR HIP CIRCUMFERENCE
JUST LIKE THE WAIST, THE HIP IS CORRELATED WITH OVERALL LEANNESS.
Look in a mirror & identify the widest part of your butt. Then place the tape measure at this point and measure the circumference.
YOUR FLEXED ARMS
Flex your arm & measure the largest part (peak of your bicep and middle of your triceps).
YOUR UPPER- LEG CIRCUMFERENCE
Flex your leg & wrap a tape around the biggest part of your thigh and hamstring.
YOUR BODY PHOTOS
Probably the one we dread the most, but honestly they show you change you don’t even see on yourself. Front, side, & back baby.
And of course pay attention to how your energy, how you feel, and how your clothes fit!
So tell us: how do you keep track of your progress? Chart📉? App📲? Measuring tape📏? Calipers👌? Scale⚖️? We wanna know.