At a glance, you can see that I have a few red flags to work on, the biggest of which is my waist. No surprise there because I’m at the end of a 9-month bulking phase, and, like most guys, the excess weight goes to my waistline.
However, I know my waist quickly shrinks down to 31 inches after a few months of cutting. So I’m not concerned about that one.
Another area of improvement for me is my upper arms. I can honestly say this has always been a weak point for me, particularly the biceps. With 22 years of training under my belt, adding an extra 1/2″ will be challenging, but I recently tweaked my training to work on this.
My calves and neck also get a red flag for being undersized, so I will need to beef those up. But the good news is they are already in close proportion to my upper arms.
On the plus side, my shoulders are a little over the mark. And my legs exceed Greek god status by quite a bit, so I guess I can finally afford to skip a leg day! 😂
Lastly, I’m very close to “ideal” with my forearms and chest. And I’ll take that since I’m still building back after a torn pectoral muscle.
I hope you can see how to use these measurements to guide training and nutrition decisions. At the same time, it helps to cross-reference the quantitative values with your personal experience, situation, and preferences.