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Tape Measurement Guide

AJ / 6 May 2020

MEASUREMENTS GUIDE

  1. USE A CLOTH TAPE MEASURE

  2. MEASURE AT A CONSISTENT TIME

  • Make sure you are measuring at the same time of day e.g. in the morning before breakfast. 

  • If you measure at different times of day e.g. after you've eaten. This could make your stomach appear larger

  1. MEASURE YOURSELF ON BARE SKIN (IF POSSIBLE) 

  • Try not to take measurements through your clothes. If this is necessary, then wear a tight fitting vest top and consistently wear this when measurements are taken. 

  1. KNOW THE SITES YOU ARE GOING TO MEASURE 

  • The sites you will be measuring are chest, bust (if female), right arm, left arm waist, hips, right thigh, left thigh, right calf and left calf. 

  1. STAND IN FRONT OF A MIRROR AND TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS

  • This is so you can accurately see the area you are measuring

  1. TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS (IN CM) AND RECORD 

  • Open the Motus App. And select track Body Stats. 

  • Chest (male): Measure around your chest horizontally this tape should go over your nipples and around your back.  

  • Chest (female): measure under your bust as high as possible horizontally with the tape going round your back.

  • Bust (female): Measure around your chest horizontally this tape should go over your nipples and around your back.  

  • Right and left arms: the measuring tape needs to start on the bony point at the top of your shoulder and go down to your elbow. Use this to find the middle of the arm and mark this point. Then measure around your arm at the determined point. 

  • Waist: Find the midpoint between your belly button and breastbone, and wrap the tape horizontally around the middle of your body. The measurement should be taken in the middle of an exhale.

  • Hips (women): Find the widest point between your hip bones and buttocks and wrap the measuring tape around this area.

  • Hips (men): Locate your hip bones and wrap the tape measure around your body just above this point. 

  • Right and left thigh: locate the largest part of your upper leg and then measure this whilst standing. 

  • Right and left calf: Find the widest point of your calf and then measure around this point with most of your weight placed through the leg you are measuring. 

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