what are perfect measurments?

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Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 12:20
I am big into lifting weights so everyone says dont use the scale. for a 5"8 female what should my measurments be?

bust, waist, hips, thighs, and biceps are what i measure once a week.

Any help would be great

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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 07:21
I don't agree with not using the scale if you want to . . . . . . it keeps you "in line", so to speak. I am not an advocate of obsessively weighing, either! Just be aware that muscle weighs more than the same area of fat, so your weight may appear heavier than you look - but it's still a good comparison point from week to week.

Measuring is good - but I think once a week is too often. And there are no perfect measurements. Use your measurements to compare from month to month.
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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 08:11
I think if you lift weights it is important to monitor your body fat percentage rather than simply your inches. I have always been small-busted, but thanks to weight lifting my shoulder and chest measurements make me top-heavy enough to have to wear a larger size for tops than bottoms in non-stretchy fabrics.

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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 09:41
I lift too but an only 5 ft 1.5 so quite small. I think I weigh more than someone ekse with my exact measurements (29.5 over bust, 23 waist, 32.5 hips, 19 thighs, 9.5 biceps) who perhaps doesnt lift or run.
I need to ask about getting my body fat measured!

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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 09:48
My measurements:
Overbust: 38
Bust: 41
Waist: 29
Hips: 38
Bicep: 12
Thigh: 22

You sound very dainty, psylina.

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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 10:18
I am 5'2 and wear a size 3 jeans and small or x-small shirts. Waiting to find out about getting my body fat checked with calipers. My measurements right now are:

Weight 123.6
Bicep 10.5
Under my Bust 29.5
Waist 29
Hip 34
Thigh 20.5
Calve 13.75
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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 10:29
It does make it hard to buy clothes...but I have pretty good arm, shoulder and ab definition.

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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 11:11
Mine is:

Height 5"8.5
Weight 144 Sad (my goal is 133

Bust 33
Waist 28
Hips 35

i want to get a smaller waist but i dont know how!


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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 11:36
All women do not have the same waist-to-hip proportions.

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 14:25
thanks everyone

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 14:45
If you listen to the ever-wise Sir Mix-a-Lot....

"36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she's 5'3""


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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 21:16
Ok I have to reply to this is there a perfect measurement? Ya I guess if your barbie! Your perfect measurment will be what you want it to be dont you think. What I think and everyone else thinks and what you may think is perfect for you will not be the same. Looking at your profile pic I think you look perfect right there! You are perfect just the way you are.
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