Doesn’t matter, whether you want to get a six pack tummy or you are striving hard to lose some fat, you must know, how to take body measurements in an accurate way!
Whether you are a fitness freak or you are a housewife, everyone is in the rush to get a perfect physique. But, what is a perfect body? To be honest, the concept of a perfect body varies from person to person.
For somebody, a waist size of 30 – 32 inches could be the best size; on the other hand, a person who’s bulky will be happy to wear pants of 34 – 36 inches waist.
If you don’t know how to do it, this article will share some easiest and simple ways to take accurate body measurements.
How to take proper body measurements:
Without any doubt, body measurement is an art. There are some rules that we have to follow to get the error-free body measurements. Before taking body measurements, keep in mind the following factors:
- Always use a non-stretchable measurement tape.
- Stand straight on the floor. Avoid standing on a mattress or at any place where you can’t maintain your balance.
- Always measure your physique while standing in front of the mirror.
- Wrap measurement tape around your body at a parallel level.
- Keep measurement tape close to the body but, don’t press it too hard. Also, do not keep it too loose.
You can’t ignore any of these factors. You can’t get perfect body measurements unless you follow all the above mentioned instructions.
How to take Body Measurements for weight loss:
If you are on a strict diet plan and you are taking diet according to your body type but, you don’t know, how to take body measurements; you definitely can’t track your progress and it will surely bring your morale down. You’ll soon be angry at yourself because you don’t know whether your hard-work is paying off or not!
During dieting, your goal is to lose belly, thigh and upper arms fat therefore, you must know how to take body measurements of these fatty body-parts.
Waist: To measure waist, encircle the measurement tape just above the navel. Keep in mind the position where you buckle your pants. You’ll never forget, where to place the measurement tape.
Thighs: Keep your legs straight and measure around the fullest part of the upper leg – Upper leg means area above the knee.
Upper Arms: Measure the fullest part of the arms above your elbows. Keep your arms straight and don’t close your fist. Just stand in a normal posture.
Tip: When you’re dieting, don’t take body measurements on daily basis. Instead, measure your body parts on weekly basis and compare recent measurements with the previous results.
How to take body measurements for fitness:
Either you are a sporty guy or someone who likes to jog, body measurements are important for every fitness freak. Body measurements help you to track weight fluctuations, stamina, and overall fitness. If you don’t know, how to take body measurements; you’ll be unable to improve your fitness level.
For gaining six pack body and strong muscles, you must measure your body parts to keep record of the progress. It’ll help a lot in building a perfect physique.
During workout every fitness freak works hard to frame upper arms, lower arms, legs, chest, and tummy in a proper shape. Let’s talk about, how to take body measurements of these body parts.
Lower Arms / Forearms: Measure the fullest part of your arm below the elbow without closing the fist.
Chest / Bust: To measure chest size wrap the measurement tape around your chest over your nipples. Keep the measurement tape in line with your nipples.
Method of measuring tummy / waist, thighs, and upper arms is the same as mentioned in the “How to take body measurements for weight loss.”
Tip: If you want to build an attractive body, take proper diet according to your body type.
How to take body measurements for sewing:
Accurate body measurements are required if you wanna sew a dress that’ll fit seamlessly to your body shape. You can easily take your body measurements without anybody’s help.
Chest / Bust: Measure the whole circumference of your chest by putting measurement tape in line with your nipples.
Waist: Measure your waist an inch below your breasts. Also, measure your waist above the navel.
High Hip: Measure your hip 3 to 4 inches below the navel.
Hip: Measure the fullest part of your hip to estimate the width of the skirt at this point and to ensure a perfect fitting.
Front Waist Length: Measure front waist length over the fullest part of your chest. Fix one end of the measurement tape at the base of the neck and other end at the waist line.
Back Waist Length: Place one end of the tape at base of the neck (center) and measure the length to the center of the waistline.
Arm Length: Measure length from the shoulder to the bone of the wrist. Also, measure width of your forearm and upper arm from the fullest part of the arm.
Tip: To ensure a perfect fitting, only wear undergarments while taking body measurements.