This is an important section as it is one of the areas you will be required to know and will be tested on during the Personal Trainer ICE.
- There are many areas which girth can be measured – typically chest, shoulders, waist, hips, thigh, abdominal, calf, ankle, upper arm, and wrist.
- The 4 girths you will have to demonstrate competency are:
|Waist – most noticeable narrowing (typically above the height of the belly button). |
Abdomen or Umbilical - circumference at the belly button.
**Note the difference between the abdomen girth and the waist girth.
|Hips – at the greatest gluteal protuberance (where the bum sticks out the most). Make sure the feet are together|
|Thigh – typically 2 inches below the gluteal fold (just below the butt cheek). This is considered a “no fly zone” in my books, so it is best to measure mid-thigh to be safe and avoid an uncomfortable or embarrassing situation|
|Upper Arm – can be flexed (peak of the biceps) or arm hanging to the side (midway)|