Does anyone take measurements to track their progress? What do you personally measure and how?

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    Feb 06, 2011 5:13 AM GMT
    So I have just lost a bunch of weight over the past 9 months or so and the scientific side of me liked to track my weight loss and body composition which I did every Sunday for the period. Now I'm looking at building some muscle and I'm just considering what to measure. Biceps, waist, chest, neck, thighs, butt, calves etc......? There is no way I personally could be bothered to track all these. So I'm curious to see if anyone else tracks their progress and how they do it.
    Tape measure? scales? photos?
    Cheers guys
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    Feb 06, 2011 6:34 AM GMT
    mmm_Pecs said...Biceps, waist, chest, neck, thighs, butt, calves etc......? There is no way I personally could be bothered to track all these.


    I'd rate your motivation at 2 on a scale of 10.

    I track upper arms, thighs, chest, waist, shoulders, calves, and weight in a spreadsheet. Been doing it for years. No bother at all.
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    Feb 06, 2011 6:41 AM GMT
    I just look in the mirror after each week and go "meh! good enough". icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 06, 2011 6:49 AM GMT
    beau_boi saidI just look in the mirror after each week and go "meh! good enough". icon_lol.gif


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    Feb 06, 2011 6:53 AM GMT
    iguanaSFDo love


    Well......the mirror never lies hehe
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    Feb 06, 2011 9:40 AM GMT
    iguanaSF said
    mmm_Pecs said...Biceps, waist, chest, neck, thighs, butt, calves etc......? There is no way I personally could be bothered to track all these.


    I'd rate your motivation at 2 on a scale of 10.

    I track upper arms, thighs, chest, waist, shoulders, calves, and weight in a spreadsheet. Been doing it for years. No bother at all.




    i also track:
    arms, at mid-bicep, both flexed and unflexed, left and right sides.
    chest, at nipple line
    shoulders, at widest point
    waist, at belly button
    hips, at widest point of my gluts
    quads, left and right, at mid-point between knee and hip
    calves, at widest point.

    i personally aim for symmetry between calves and biceps.
    waist-to-hip ratio of about .8
    waist-to-shoulder ratio of about .7

    but hey, i have an extra 5 minutes in the 10,080 minutes in my week. but maybe that's just me, because a tape measure is so hard to use. icon_rolleyes.gif

    2 out of 10 is generous, iguanasf.

    what gets measured, gets managed.