Muscle Measurements – taking body tape measurements with Arnold Schwarzenegger

How do I take my measurements? If you are serious about your progress all you need is yourself and a tape measure, we suggest you take measurements on a monthly basis. Take your measurements the same every time  (morning/evening) you take them and you will get an accurate view of your progress with each body part.

Neck – Standing, measure your neck at its largest girth, right over the Adam’s apple.

Shoulder – Standing, can either be measured as a straight line from the largest points on each shoulder across the chest or as a girth measurement all the way around the body.

Bicep – Measure at its largest girth, can be taken relaxed with arms at side, relaxed with arm bent, flexed with arm bent or all three.

Chest – Standing, measure with breath out just above the nipple.

Waist – Standing, measure at the narrowest point or at the midway point between the top of the hip bone and the bottom of the rib cage.

Hips – Measure at the largest girth, where the butt is protruding the greatest.

Thigh – Standing, measure at the largest girth, just below the butt.

Calf – Seated if you are measuring yourself or standing if you have a partner, measure at its largest girth.

Yellow Tape measure lines below.

Mr Olympia 1975 - Arnold

Mr Olympia 1975 - Arnold Schwarzenegger


Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Top Form Measurements:
– Arms: 22 inches
– Chest: 57 inches
– Waist: 34 inches
– Thighs: 28.5 inches
– Calves: 20 inches
– Weight: 235 pounds
– Height: 6 feet 2 inches