Happy New Year everybody. I’m happy to be in 2016, I looked at my 2015’s training diary and I’m really surprised with my results. Sometimes I had the impression I didn’t improve but looking my pictures BOOOOOM.
Then as my 2015 results were cool, I say to myself that 2016 will be even cooler (ultra cool), this is why I bought a bodyfat caliper to know my bodyfat and a meter to know circumferences of my arms, legs, etc. It’s really, really not expensive (15.- for 2), it’s not highly accurate but it gives an idea of where I am. And this price to understand how it works, it’s really a gift. Check yourself others tools, you will see prices, you will tell me.
As caliper is a bit soft, it’s not easy to use but it’s okay. Then I went on 2 websites to see the result: here and there. I used 3 points Jackson/Pollock’s formula because that is the most accurate formula when the bodyfat % is below 12. This is my case, I have 5%. It’s surprised me but I have read that there is often a error’s margin of 3% with the caliper (thigh’s skin was hard to catch, pfffff).
The meter is so convenient it was easy to put my measurement in my JEFIT app and in my Calc file (Excel LibreOffice). In JEFIT, there is a column for goals and it’s at this point that I asked myself: “But how should measure my arm or my leg to have a symmetrical body ? “. By searching on Google I found 2 cool website to see results: first and second. Oh I forgot, the data is calculated in millimeters so no worries.
And this is where my resolutions arrived. Here are my current measures and in bold my objectives
Waist: 32 / 29.5 Inch (ah rum was good !)
Chest: 36.6 / 42.1 Inch
Arm: 12.4 / 15.3 Inch
Forearm: 10.8 / 12.2 Inch
Shoulder: 44 / ?
Hip: 33.8 / 35.8 Inch
Thigh: 22.6 / 22.4 Inch (seriously?!?)
Calve: 15.7 / 14.1 Inch (what?!?)
Neck: 14.9 / 15.7 Inch
Do you think it’s possible to reach it and keep the same body fat % ? Aaaaah, I do it, I do it, how do you bet ? It doesn’t matter if my legs will be bigger, it’s still cool.
Test these sites and maybe it will give you some ideas for your resolutions, enjoy yourself, go ahead.