If I measure centimeters across my chest, would I be a large?
Originally Posted by dunkonu9. Originally Posted by ourmamasews. Like arm measurement, at your highest I guess. I have someone else do it for me, so I stand straight against a wall or door, relaxed. Just normal, don't breathe in or out. Other females may correct me. I think it is. I measure right over the nipple. I lose and gain fat there just like everywhere else. Maybe make a small instructional video of exactly how to do it.
I consider my "chest" measurement to be right under my armpits with my arms relaxed at my sides. That my have been more exciting a few months ago when there was more to measure. No one needs to see my little speed bumps. Originally Posted by nextsuperhero. You don't have to be a competitive bodybuilder to care about your chest measurements.
And, though you might have apps, charts or notebooks to keep track of your workout results, there's a simple, lo-fi solution, too: A good old-fashioned measuring tape.
More than just giving you bragging rights, keeping track of you chest measurements is a quick, straightforward and efficient way to monitor the tangible results of your workout program. If you're into fashion, it definitely won't hurt the way your clothes fit, either.
Whether you're a guy or a gal, measuring your chest works the same way. Grab a flexible measuring tape like the kind tailors use , wear form-fitting clothes and recruit a friend for the most accurate results. Stand straight with a relaxed pose, letting your arms hang naturally at your sides. Keep things neutral; don't arch your back, flex your pecs or puff out your chest. The measuring tape should run in a horizontal line at the fullest part of your chest, typically right in line with your nipples.
Run the tape high up under your armpits and around your back, across your shoulder blades. It's OK to lift your arms when situating the tape, but when it's time to take your measurement, lower your arms. Make sure the tape is snug but not overly tight once it's in position, and you've got your chest measurement. If you're a woman keeping track of your chest measurements, chances are you've come across a common debate: Will working the pecs increase your breast size?
Because a woman's breasts are made of skin and fatty tissue — not muscle — the answer is no.
Chest: Measure the circumference of your chest. Place one end of the tape measure at the fullest part of your bust, wrap it around (under your armpits, around your shoulder blades, and back to the front) to get the measurement. You need to know your neck size lest you strangle yourself to death with a tight collar. How to measure your neck: Wrap the tape measure around the lower part of your neck. It should be about an inch below your Adam’s Apple. Don’t choke yourself with the tape measure. For a comfortable fit, place 2 fingers between the tape and your neck. A well fitting jacket is a good looking jacket, and your chest size is usually the most important and useful measurement when selecting a new jacket, sportcoat, or blazer. This guide is for both men and women and it will help you to easily determine your chest size in just a few minutes.