Once a month, at my training sessions, Bert my trainer will measure me. The last time he did, I made sure I asked him how and why he was placing the tape where he was placing it. These body spots are the most accurate for assessing lose and for ensuring you are measuring in the same spot each time. Measuring in the same place every time, has always been the hardest part for me.
Here are the measurements you will want to take.Neck, Bicep, Fore Arm, Wrist, Chest, Waist, Hips, Thigh, Saddle, Calf, Weight.
I find that its easiest and most accurate to have someone else take your measurements. Its really hard to find the right spots, and hold the tape all by yourself. I have my husband help me when I am at home, a friend help me when I am at work, or my trainer help me at the gym. (Yeah.. yeah.. I do take my measurements at work.. don't judge me! )
Here are pictures and instructions for each body measurement, except the neck. Its really easy to measure your neck because you naturally measure the smallest part, and you cannot really suck in your next to get smaller measurements. :)
|To measure your wrist, place your palm down. You will see a bone sticking out on the left side of the picture, you want the tape to go right below that bone and strait around the wrist.|
|For your hips, you are going to stand with your feet together and you are going to look for your natural curve again. You want to measure right in the middle of that curve, or the largest part.. I have the tape on my hips to show you where.|
|By now you probably know what I am going to say. Look for your curve.. measure the largest spot. And your right. That's exactly what you are going to do. The curve you are looking for is on the outside of your leg.|
Please let me know if you have any questions. Or if you need another explanation of how to measure. I can always take more pictures, or maybe do a video to make sure you know exactly what you are doing. I want to make sure you know exactly what you are doing. Knowledge is power!!
I hope you all are having a great weekend!