Starting/Ending Stat and Photos– how to

Starting/Ending Stat and Photos– how to


Whenever you start a new fitness plan or contest always take a good set of starting stats and photos~ At the minimum note these items:


Today’s Date:_________ height:_____________    age:_______
Today’s cycle day*-
  1. WEIGHT:
  2. Bust:
  3. Waist:
  4. Hips:
  5. Thigh:

*be sure to note your CYCLE DAY also!!!  It makes a BIG difference in your measurements and weight!


OR…. If you want a HIGHLY DETAILED measurement list that show more about muscle gain and fat loss-  the more measurements the better Take these measurements:
  • Bust (around breasts the biggest part):
  • Chest- relaxed (just under armpits above breasts with arms down at your sides):
  • Chest-Flexed back and chest just under armpits above breasts with arms down at your sides):
  • Waist- relaxed (the smallest part):
  • Waist-sucked in (the smallest part):
  • Hips (the largest part of your butt):
  • Shoulders (around the outside of your shoulders with your arms at sides):
  • Biceps (relaxed at midpoint of upper arm):
  • Biceps (flexed at midpoint of upper arm):
  • Thigh-mid (about 8” above knee cap):
  • Thigh- upper (about 12” above knee cap):
  • Calf (about 7” below knee joint):
NOTE~ this is a super detailed STAT list…I like taking a ton because I don’t change much at this point
Pictures- Aim to produce photos that will be most comparable with the next set of progress photos you take. Photo are best taken in good lighting (during the day), the same suit on, from the same distances and angles, on a light background and in heels. It is best for you to take following poses all full body*:
1.         straight on arms at sides
2.         straight on arms up and flexed
3.         from behind w/arms at sides
4.         behind with arms up flexing biceps
5.         from the side
6.         model or movie star pose- have fun!
* do them both relaxed and flexed. Have fun and SMILE.
Caliper measurements (*these are the ones I like to track on myself and use to calculate my body fat, for further info on body fat measurements here is a link
Abdomen (I do this one for kicks, since I am an apple):




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