View Full Version : Measuring Up

09-18-2002, 01:05 PM
I took this pic actually about 3 weeks ago. WBB has talked about measuring wrong, I would like you guys to tell me if its right or not.


09-18-2002, 02:58 PM
That looks totally correct, and that is how I do it, only I have my wrist a bit more away from my shoulder.

09-18-2002, 03:06 PM
I just measured my forearms, elbo was locked, they were 34 1/2 cm how much is that?

09-18-2002, 03:36 PM
13.5 inches, I think. (Memory serves that it's 2.54cm/inch).

Could be wrong.

09-18-2002, 03:36 PM
34.5cm = 13.58", Rock.

There are 2.54cm to one inch. Just divide all your measurements in cm by 2.54 to get appropriate measurements in inches.

09-18-2002, 04:33 PM
ah ok, didnt mean too steal your thread, GG that was very unpolite of me, very good arm at such low bodyfat, you are truly a genetic wonder, 8 months of training and almost 18inch arms.

Maki Riddington
09-18-2002, 06:15 PM

* hangs his head in shame*:)

09-18-2002, 07:33 PM
Holy crap that's a big arm for the kinda of bodyfat you cart around! 17.5 inches?

But your biceps overpower your triceps by what I can tell from this pic and your rear double bicep shot in your other thread - your rear delts sit down much mroe than the triceps.

chris mason
09-24-2002, 09:56 AM
It's not quite correct. The tape needs to run perpendicular to the humerus (upper arm bone). In that picture you have the tape at an angle which will increase the measurement.

09-24-2002, 11:38 AM
Hey Chris, I'm not sure I understand. Do you have a pic of the correct measurement type. I thought that was the correct way. That is how I was shown, and see most people do it. That is why I asked to see if this was correct.

I'm sure what you mean by angling in that pic. It looks straight up and down to me. Which way is it angled?


chris mason
09-24-2002, 04:59 PM
Ok, look at the picture. The section of tape on the lower half of your arm veers outwards towards your hand. This increases the measurement as you are not directly measuring the circumference. Your upper arm should be parallel to the ground and the tape should be a a right anle to your upper arm all of the way around.

Oh, nevertheless, it looks good!

09-24-2002, 05:21 PM
Is it correct that you're supposed to have your elbow joint bent 90 degrees from your upper arm when you flex for a correct measurement?

chris mason
09-24-2002, 05:53 PM
You can bend further, as he did in the photo, that is ok.

09-24-2002, 08:48 PM
You will also get a more accurate measurement with a narrower tape measure or a piece of string (that does not stretch). A wide tape does not wrap around the contours too well. Great arm.

beastin v6
09-24-2002, 08:51 PM
whicked arm!