Measuring self.

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by FortuneFaded, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. FortuneFaded

    FortuneFaded Feel my Squirrely wrath!

    Hey guys,

    Back to the gym wednesday, woot. I plan to get healthier but i don't care for losing weight, i want to lose inches. I.e, i want my waist down from 38, to 34, my chest is 48 (man boobs) so, i err, for evaluation purposes, need to know what parts of my body i should measure.

    Obviously, my waist is a good place to measure... Any body charts floating about, showing me diagrams of where i should measure?
  2. Maverick

    Maverick New Member

    Measure where-ever you want to lose fat :confused:

    Although losing weight will correlate extremely well with losing inches off your waist.
  3. Suhosthe

    Suhosthe A dwarf! A dwarf!

    On page 18 of this guide from Hooah 4 Health you can find 'Standard Methods for Determining Body Fat Using Body Circumferences, Height and Weight' (it's a .pdf).

    I've never had the patience to take all those measurements, myself, and I think you really need a second person to hold the tapemeasure while you contort yourself appropriately, but I thought you might find it helpful or, at the very least, somewhat interesting.

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