How To Measure Your Goals
Using a tape measure is a simple and reliable method of tracking your body’s aesthetic changes, and as its number based it can also help you to set measurable goals. Taking your measurements in front of the mirror, in your underwear, will ensure you are measuring in the right place. Make sure that the tape is not twisted and that your clothing doesn’t get caught up in the tape.
To maximize the reliability of your measurements, always do them first thing in a morning, and don’t forget to record them. Ideally, re-take your measurements every 2 weeks.
The measurements are taken as follows:
1. Waist: at the narrowest part of the waist. Take a breath in then breathe out and relax before taking the measurement.
2. Umbilical Line: around the trunk in line with navel, also known as the muffin top. Take a breath in then breathe out and relax before taking the measurement.
3. Bust: around the widest part of your bust, while standing up tall.
4. Hips & Bum: at the widest part of the hips and bottom
5. Arms: at the widest part of each upper arm, while the arm is relaxed.
6. Legs: at mid-thigh, while you stand with your feet directly under your hips, use a marker such as the line at which your finger tip reaches when standing with your arms by your sides.
Taking ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs is also a great way to track your journey on the Ultimate Fitness Model. Many people shy away from the camera at first, but if you don’t take a photograph at the start of your journey, as your body changes, you’ll wish you did so that you can look back at the comparison.
Like taking your measurements, take your photographs wearing either your underwear of fitted clothing such as a vest and leggings or shorts, and wear the same outfit for both your ‘before’ and ‘after’ photograph.
Photographs are taken as follows:
1. Front: standing directly facing the camera with your hands by your sides.
2. Side: take a 90 degree turn from the ‘front’ position
3. Back: have your back to the camera with hands by your side
Photographs should ideally be taken against the same background.
Please use an apps like “Moldiv or Before After” –
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