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Common Girth Measurements Sites. Chest Through the mesosternale (mid-sternum). Bicep Around the midpoint of the upper arm. Bicep - Flexed Around the bicep's maximum circumference. Neck Immediately superior to the thyroid cartilage (Adam or Eve's apple). Thigh

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Common girth measurements sites

Common Girth Measurements Sites

Chest

Through the mesosternale (mid-sternum).

Bicep

Around the midpoint of the upper arm.

Bicep - Flexed

Around the bicep's maximum circumference.

Neck

Immediately superior to the thyroid

cartilage (Adam or Eve's apple).

Thigh

One cm below the gluteal fold.

Mid Thigh

Half way down the thigh.

Waist

Taken between the bottom rib and

Illiac Crest. (small of the waist)

Hip (Gluteal)

Circumference. around the most posterior

aspect of the buttox.


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Calf

Around the calf's maximum circumference

Forearm

Maximum girth of the forearm.

Wrist

Distal to both styloid Processes

Ankle

Narrowest circumference. of ankle.

Fitness leaders may wish to use only a few sites deemed appropriate for the individual subject.

Waist to Hip Ratio

WHR = Waist cm / Hip cm

This was the first anthropometrical indicator used to predict health risks due to excessive deep abdominal fat. It can be a useful predictor of CHD, stroke, and diabetes mellitus. Large changes in mass are required to make any significant difference to WHR. Men and women with WHR's seen below may be considered to have an increased risk of the fore mentioned conditions. 

Males > or = to 0.95

Females > or = to 0.80

Apples or Pears

Individuals that fit into either of the above categories are said to have body types that are more like apples than pears.


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