Body Measurements

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    Feb 25, 2009 10:45 PM GMT
    so...

    Last night I decided to get my roommate to measure my body, for a record of the starting point of me beginning to train hard, and eat right.

    I wasn't too surprised about some things -

    arms are 13" (right is 13.25)

    quads are 22" (22.5 left)

    chest is 38"

    waist....34.5"

    what the hell??? the quads, chest, and biceps are where they should be, based on the last time I measured (over a year ago). I've had a little muscle atrophy since then, which is attributed to not working out much.

    But apparently - the waist is a *lot* larger than I thought it should be. I normally wear a size 32 pant, though I do have some that are 33" - the ones I only wear when I know I"ll be tucking in two layers or more.

    I measured the pants - most of which were somewhere around 34" at the waist.

    I guess they build in extra in the pants to allow for room to stretch and so forth.

    Where do you folks measure your waist size? By the tape measure, or by your jeans?

    I'd like to come down a couple inches on waist size, which I'll do in the next couple months.

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    Feb 26, 2009 3:50 AM GMT
    Mine's 36'' and you're complaining about what now?
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    Feb 26, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
    Arms, Flex, arms...13...
  • DuggerPDX

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    Mar 02, 2009 9:42 PM GMT
    the waist size on your pants has nothing to do with any real number, it's all a marketing ploy to make you feel thin.
  • Bunjamon

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    Mar 02, 2009 10:05 PM GMT
    34" sounds normal to me. You can't have abs, a strong back, and developed obliques without adding a little mass to your mid section.
  • UFJocknerd

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    Mar 03, 2009 2:30 AM GMT
    This http://www.impulseadventure.com/weights/ideal.html website lists supposedly "ideal" body proportions. Whatever that's supposed to mean. Maybe 34.5 is a little large for your height and weight. Oh, well, if you're starting to train harder it'll even out.

    Also, but sure that when you're measuring your *waist*, not your *hips*.
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    Mar 03, 2009 2:56 AM GMT
    not to big lol

    waist 29"

    chest 36"

    arms 11.5"
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    Jun 12, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    Alright, it's been 3.5 months since my first post on this topic, and I wanted to give an update, mainly for me.

    Diet has been decent. I won't say great, I wont' say poor. Gym time, semi-consistent. Missed a few weeks entirely. A lot of weeks twice, a few weeks 3 times, and occasionally 4 times in a week. Legs were worked out the least, and honestly, that's fine with me. I have built quads, and the calves could be larger, but I don't have chicken legs...

    Arms: 14" or just over
    Chest: 39"
    Quads: 22"
    Waist: 34"

    Overall, I'm pretty pleased. I've accepted I'm going to have a larger waist than I "think" i should have, and though I don't have a six pack, I've definitely got some ab definition, and my guess would be about 13% body fat. Perfectly acceptable, in my opinion.

    I was pleased with the arm increase - and the shoulders, though I can't measure those alone. I'm broader across the shoulders, and almost all of my polo shirts no longer fit on my arms, and several are too tight across the shoulders. I'm starting to feel like I have some pecs, but I'd say that was probably the area that needed the most work for me. I"m making progress though I still find it difficult to target those muscles in our workout, and rarely do I find my chest sore like the rest of the body feels.

    I am curious what another 6 months, and then 12 months will look like.

    My current weight is 172#. When I started, I was 170, and dropped down to about 167-168, and then have come up slowly from there. Though the weight hasn't changed dramatically, I feel like my body has changed composition a fair bit.

    Like I said, overall, I"m happy. Now that I've gotten a lot of form down, and some decent base muscle built, I'm really starting to push myself harder in the gym. That feels good, and I think the next 3 months will show more gains than the first 3 months did.

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    Jun 12, 2009 5:08 AM GMT
    http://www.impulseadventure.com/weights/ideal.html
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    Jun 12, 2009 5:12 AM GMT
    I dont measure. As long as my clothes fit, and I can see my dick and feet when I look down, then Im happy.