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Measuring Your Gains!

Learn How To Properly Measure Your Arm, Chest, Shoulder, Waist, Hip, Thigh, Forearm, Calf, & Neck!

Posted by Scott_Herman - February 22nd, 2014

Tracking your progress is a great way to stay on top of your fitness goals. Whether you are trying to lose weight or gain muscle, monthly measurements can be the extra push you need to stay focused and keep training hard!

However, when it comes to your measurements you need to be as accurate as possible!

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Accomplishing goals is what keeps us going and inaccurate measurements can leave you feeling discouraged.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you take your measurements.

  1. Always take measurements under the same conditions: Flexed or Unflexed.

  2. When taking measurements, make sure the tape is “snug”. Not too tight or too loose.

Measurement Locations

  • Forearm: Measure around the thickest part of the forearm.

  • Arm: Perform a bicep flex and measure the thickest part of your arm.

  • Neck: Simply measure around the neck.

  • Shoulder: Wrap the measuring tape around both shoulders.

  • Chest: Lift your arms up and wrap the measuring tape around your back and chest. Lower arms and take the measurement just above your nipple line.

  • Waist: Wrap the tape around your torso at the belly button. Do not suck in your gut!

  • Hip: Wrap the tape around the thickest part of your glutes / hips.

  • Thigh: Wrap the measuring tape around the thickest part of your thigh.

  • Calf: Wrap the measuring tape around the thickest part of the calf.

Now you can successfully update your measurements on your SHF profile! If you need more help be sure to check out the attached video!

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The scale is just too inaccurate for sure. You need to be taking your measurements to track either fat loss or muscle gain. Great video as well :)


Scales are for fishies lol

Measuring is the most accurate way to track =]


Thanks @whisper and @faithbramlett!

The measuring tape doesn't lie!


Unless you have loose skin...