Body perimeters allow to learn about muscle mass evolution as well as having a subject body reference.
- Required tools: Millimetric precission measuring tape or anthropometric tape. It must be flexible but not elastic. It is advisable that the measurement units to be in centimeters only.
- Procedure: The subject must stand still in the same position and the measuring tape must be naturally wrapped around the body parts without any pressure. A good length of tape must be unrolled before wrapping any part of the subject body in order not to stretch nor displace it once it has been placed on the measuring point. Measurements must be taken following a top-down sequence as shown in the picture.
- Assessment: Measurements must be taken in centimeters (cm) only and, although taking a series of measurements is recommendable for reliability reasons, only one will be recorded.
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