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klaatu21
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how to measure yourself?

#1 Postby klaatu21 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:29 pm

i know this is a really silly question but how does everyone chart their gains? ive heard i should use a soft tape measure, should i do it flexed or not flexed?

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Re: how to measure yourself?

#2 Postby klaatu21 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:35 am

I mean for recording gains

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Re: how to measure yourself?

#3 Postby divamom » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:36 am

Tape measure, scale and clothes.

If your clothes are too tight, you are gaining, an if too loose....you are losing.

The scale is a bit trickier, muscle weighs more than fat, so andbut,it will show an increase for fat or muscle gain- so not a good indicator, sometimes, of gain in size progress. Tape measure will be the accurate indicator. Flexed is a bit much,...I always measure in a relaxed state,but you can flex and measure. It's an indicator, mark of progress...you just always want to be in the same spot when you measure.

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Re: how to measure yourself?

#4 Postby klaatu21 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:12 pm

YeH cool that's exactly what I've been doing, thank you

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Re: how to measure yourself?

#5 Postby Postpunk » Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:54 am

A wise man once said that what gets measured gets improved. So if you're looking to improve your appearance, I think a photo log is probably the best way to go.

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Re: how to measure yourself?

#6 Postby klaatu21 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:19 am

Already started:) only one picture up so far, and I love a good quote, who said that?

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Re: how to measure yourself?

#7 Postby HorseSense » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:48 pm

I don't know if we can post links to sites or whatever but bodybuilding dot com has good instructions on measuring each body part. Basically for upper arms you want to measure them relaxed, hanging down, in the middle of the bicep. You may have to measure where your bone goes into your shoulder joint, down to your elbow. Measure in the middle of that.

Thighs the same basic rule applies.

Wrap the tape around your chest to measure it, where it covers the nipples. Stand with good posture and make sure the tape isn't tight.

Shoulders same basic rule, in the middle of the shoulders.

Now neck, forearms, and calves I have no idea cause I don't really care. LOL

Really what I go by is the mirror. That's what really counts. I do measuring only occasionally to verify progress.
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