How to Take Your Measurements

Always use a cotton measuring tape* while taking measurements. Have someone else measure you for the most accurate results. Also, for circumference measures, ensure sure the tape measure is held securely and firmly (but not tightly) against your body and is always parallel to the floor.

Remember to put on appropriate underwear. If you ride in a special support bra, your measurements should be obtained while wearing it.

We strongly advise you to measure well-fitting clothing and compare it to the dimensions you take.

Where To Take Measurements

1- Shoulder Width

Measure across the back from one shoulder’s corner to the other’s shoulder’s corner. I suggest measuring an existing jacket that fits well for this measurement. Measure from shoulder seam to shoulder seam when the jacket is flat.

2- Bust

Take a measurement around the widest portion of your bust. This measurement is taken above the band of your bra and may differ from the size of your bra.

3- Waist

Take the smallest portion of your waist measurement. The natural waist is located below the rib cage and above the belly button. This measurement should not be taken around your clothing’s waistline.

4- Hip

The hip measurement is measured at the broadest region of your hips (around your bottom!). This measurement should not be taken around your waistline or where your hands fall when you “place your hands on your hips.”

5- Sleeve

Start from the corner of the shoulder and measure down to where you want your sleeve to finish, with one arm down at a little angle. You may also utilize a shirt that is already a good fit for you. Simply lay it flat and measure from the corner shoulder seam to the cuff.

6- Center Front Length

This measurement is taken from the base of the neck to the desired length of the jacket hem.

How To Take Body Measurements For Fitness [Male and Female]

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Take the measurement at the midpoint between your knee and the top of your leg, while standing up straight and attempting not to tense your muscles. Changes in calf muscle measurement are typically quite modest, so take measurements simply to maintain track. Take your measurement in the midpoint, which is typically the biggest portion.

How to take body measurements for fitness male?

What measures you should take may vary depending on your specific objectives, but we’ve prepared a list of the most typical metrics to keep track of.

  1. Upper arm / bicep (left and right).
  2. The calf (left and right).
  3. Chest.
  4. The forearm (left and right).
  5. Hips.
  6. Neck.
  7. Shoulders.
  8. Groin (left and right).
  9. Waist.

1- How to Measure Your Biceps

Measure the biceps at their widest point. The measurement may take many forms:

  • Arms at the sides, relaxed
  • Relaxed with one arm bowed.
  • The arm is bent and flexed.

2- How to Measure Your Calf muscle

If you’re measuring yourself, sit down or, if you’re with a partner, stand up and take the measurement at the widest point of the calf.

3- How to Measure Your Chest

Measure in an exhaled condition, right above the nipples, while standing.

4- How to Measure Your Forearm

Take your measurements at the thickest part of your forearm, just below the elbow.

5- How to Measure Your Hip

Measure around the buttocks at the widest point.

6- How to Measure Your Neck

Measure around the neck at the widest place, above Adam’s apple (if you have one!) while standing.

7- How to Measure Your Shoulders

In a standing posture, measure as a straight line across the chest from the biggest points on each shoulder, or as a girth measurement all the way around the body.
It is preferable to take the shoulder measurement with the assistance of a companion.

8- How to Measure Your Thigh

To obtain the thigh measurement, measure at the broadest part of the upper leg, just below the buttocks, while standing.

9- How to Measure Your Waist

Measure in a standing posture at the narrowest point or the midpoint between the top of the hip bone and the bottom of the rib cage.

How to take body measurements for fitness female?

How to Measure Your Waist

Take your tape from your tummy to your hips. Wrap the tape around your waist. Make sure that the tape is straight, it lies on your skin, and is straight, but not dug in. Don’t suck in your belly, but naturally, expel it and check the measurement when it is done.

How to Measure Your Hip

Wrap the measuring tape over the widest portion of your buttocks to get your hip measurements. Check that the tape is straight all the way around, that it lays level, and that it fits snugly around your hips.

How to Measure Your Chest

Measuring your own chest may be difficult (since you must have your arms slightly lifted when placing the measuring tape). Begin by wrapping the measuring tape around your nipple line with your arms outstretched. The tape should lay level on your body, run straight around your chest, and be tight yet not dig into your flesh. After you’ve secured the tape, return your arms to a relaxed posture, make any required changes, and double-check your measurement.

How to Measure Your Arm

Wrap the measuring tape around the top of your bicep muscle belly — the thickest portion of your upper arm — while keeping the arm you’re measuring relaxed at your side. The tape should be flat and snugly wrapped around your bicep. (Resist the temptation to flex!)

How to Measure YourThigh

Measure your thigh while standing by wrapping the tape around your leg at the middle of the thigh. Check that the tape is level and straight all the way around. At the place where the two ends overlap, double-check your measurement.

How To Take Measurements For Weight Loss

  • Weight: After collecting measurements, use a scale to establish your current weight, which may then be utilized in a formula to calculate your body fat %.
  • Neck: Measure the circumference of your neck while keeping your head straight.
  • Upper arm: Relax your arm and take a measurement around the widest portion of your upper arm, above your elbows.
  • Forearm: Take a measurement around the widest portion of your lower arm, just behind your elbows.
  • Chest: Take a measurement beneath your breasts, as far up as you can.
  • Bust: Place the measuring tape just over your nipples and wrap it around your bust and back.
  • Shoulders: With your arms at your sides, measure the circumference of your shoulders.
  • Waist: Take a measurement above your navel at the narrowest part of your waist.
  • Hip: Take your measurements around the broadest portion of your hip bones.
  • Quad: Stand up straight and put your weight on the leg that isn’t being measured. The leg being measured should be relaxed. Then, take a measurement around the widest portion of your upper leg.
  • Calf: Place your weight on the leg that isn’t being measured, allowing the other leg to rest, and measure around the widest portion of your calf.
  • Wrist circumference: Measure the size of your wrist.


If you don’t have a cloth measuring tape, a piece of non-stretchy thread or fabric will do. Simply write your measures on the string and measure the length using a metal measuring tape, ruler, or other recognized measurement object (a standard piece of paper, dollar bill, etc.).

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