You can take either length or circumference measurements of the body with a tape measure to know what type of body you have.
An anthropometric (body) tape measure should be used, since common sewing tapes are not standardized and can give wrong measurements. Learn more about Anthropometric Tape Measures.
AnthroFlex Anthropometric Tape Measure
Lufkin Anthropometric Tape Measure
Cescorf Anthropometric Tape Measure
What are the parts of the body to measure with a tape measure?
- Head circumference (See article How to take Head circumference for babies)
- Arm Perimeter
- Chest Perimeter
- Waist circumference
- Hip circumference
How to take Body Perimeters with Tape Measure
To measure the body with a tape measure follow the next steps and consider the following:
- Take into account the technique of taking the tape: take the tape with the end of the 0 (zero) with the right hand and the shell of the tape with the left hand (the cm must be outwards).
- Circle the segment to be measured until both hands are in front of the view.
- Pass the end of the tape with the 0 to the left hand and the shell to the right hand and put one tape over the other so that the 0 is intercepted with the final number of the measurement, * not overlapping the tape on itself, so as not to cover the numbers.
For this measurement, the length must be taken first and then the circumference.
This measurement can be taken in two ways:
|Pass the tape measure across the narrowest part of the abdomen, making sure that it is completely horizontal (at the same height) in the back and in the front.
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