Hip to Waist Ratio
Knowing your hip to waist ratio can also be a good way to set your fitness goals and track your progress along the way. To obtain your ratio, measure your hips and your waist and then divide your waist by your hips. The optimal numbers for this ratio are different for men than for women because women naturally have proportionally larger hips. For a woman, a good hip to waist ratio is 0.7, while for a man it is 0.9.
This can be an especially useful measurement when you are focusing your workout on building your abs because the progress you make in toning those muscles will have a direct correlation to your hip to waist ratio. The better developed your abs are, the slimmer your waistline will be, and so the better hip to waist ratio you will have.
You’ve got to like when it’s that simple (and as you move forward, you’ll see just how easy it is to manipulate those numbers without causing any undue health risks). There are quite a few other measurements that you can use to help you come up with good workout goals, like body fat percentage. In order to get these measurements, however, you will usually need the help of a doctor or professional trainer.
While it is always good to have that kind of information, all you really need to set up your workout goals and track your progress are your weight, BMI, and hip to waist ratio. For anyone interested in the fancy, complex numbers, keep in mind that you need to be very specific with your trainer or doctor in regards to what you’re going to be doing.
Knowing this will help you get that killer 6 pack.
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