Want to change your body composition? Whether you’re looking to lose weight or add muscle, this printable body measurement chart offers a helpful alternative to only looking at the number on the scale. Download the female body measurement chart below.
If you’re starting a new health and fitness journey, you may want to use more than just your trusty bathroom scale to measure your progress. While the scale probably does have a place in your new regimen, it isn’t the only way to measure success. This printable female body measurement chart can also help.
Why Use a Printable Body Measurement Chart?
Have you ever packed your plate with lean protein and vegetables and hit the gym consistently for two weeks … only to step on the scale and see the same number blinking back at you? Don’t despair! You may be on the right track, and it’s actually your method of tracking that’s flawed.
According to Cassandra Forsythe, an exercise physiologist and dietitian, “Sometimes your weight will stay the same even when your body’s changing, [and] that’s where using a tape measure to determine your progress is a much better plan of attack.”
The reason you may want to use the body measurements for weight loss chart in addition to your scale is because muscle weighs more than fat but it takes up less space. In other words, the number on the scale could stay the same (or even go up) but you could be losing inches and becoming more compact. The women’s printable body measurement chart will also come in handy if one of your goals is to add muscle.
Female Body Measurement Chart
Okay, while this is technically a women’s printable body measurement chart, you could actually use it for men as well. Men can either just ignore the female outline on the body measurements for weight loss chart or cut off that part of the page. This men’s or women’s body measurement chart PDF allows you to measure the following things over a four week period:
You’ll notice that there are no numbers written on the printable body measurement chart female version; that’s because there are no ideal numbers. Everyone is different, and weight and size alone are not indicators of good health. It’s up to you, possibly with the help of your physician, to set target goals. It can definitely be helpful to see what you’re working toward, so consider writing the goal numbers you come up with on the back of your body measurements for weight loss chart.
Tips for Using the Women’s Printable Body Measurement Chart
In order to get the most out of your body measurements chart for weight loss PDF, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- When measuring yourself, be consistent and always wear the same thing; ideally tight fighting clothes or nothing.
- Keep your body relaxed when measuring yourself.
- It can be difficult to measure yourself; for accuracy, take each measurement twice, and write the average of the two on your female body measurement chart.
- Take your measurements no more than once a week.
Health and Fitness Journal
The printable body measurement chart is part of the fitness journal printable templates, available in the shop. It also includes:
- SMART Fitness Goals: Examples & Printable Template
- 3 Printable Inspirational Fitness Quotes for Women
- Walking for Weight Loss Plan for Women
- Best Fitness Tracker for Women and Men Printable