Tape Measure vs. ZOZOFIT: Measuring Muscle Gain Accurately

Tape Measure vs. ZOZOFIT: Measuring Muscle Gain Accurately

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Have you ever had a friend tell you that you’re looking slimmer than ever? People who haven’t seen you in a while can often notice overall changes in your body composition more easily than you can, whether you’ve lost weight around your midsection or gained more muscle in your shoulders or legs. It can be difficult for any of us to see any sort of gains in our muscle mass without being able to use some type of tool to help us measure up.

At ZOZOFIT, we know that whether you’re 25 or 65, exercises that build muscle are an essential part of staying active. This guide shows you how to measure muscle gain with the ZOZOSUIT and ZOZOFIT app accurately so you can reach your fitness goals.

The Downsides to the Tape Measure Technique

While taking body measurements using a traditional tape measure can be a useful tool, it does have some disadvantages. These disadvantages include:

Many Factors Can Impact Accuracy

The primary disadvantage of body measurements as a method of tracking weight loss is that they may not be accurate if you do not measure in the same place every time. Additionally, some parts of your body may get larger or smaller depending on how hydrated you are or whether you are experiencing bloating.

The abdominal area is particularly susceptible to changes based on factors such as what you ate and when and hormonal changes.

Formulas May Not Be Useful

If you are hoping to use your body measurements to estimate your body fat percentage, the accuracy of your results depends on how similar your body is to those researchers studied to come up with the equations. There can be a lot of variation in how people store body fat, which can cause some formulas to yield inaccurate results for some people.

Charts Are Not Accurate for Everyone

Some tools that medical professionals use to assess patient risk, such as BMI, are controversial because the charts and guidelines are not accurate for all body types. If you take your body measurements and look them up in various charts posted online, you may not get an accurate picture of your health. This is why it is a good idea to consult with a medical professional rather than trying to self-assess your risk factors.

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Want to measure your gains? Using the ZOZOSUIT with the ZOZOFIT app makes it easy.

How To Measure Muscle Gain With ZOZOFIT

Figuring out how to measure muscle gain and body fat percentage accurately at home is challenging. Body fat scales can provide an average, but they’re not foolproof. Skinfold calipers are relatively accurate and inexpensive, but you need a fitness pro to help for the best results. The test requires taking “pinch” measurements in different parts of the body.

ZOZOFIT helps you keep track of these visual changes with state-of-the-art technology that is far more accurate than relying on hand measurements. Instead of guesstimating your muscle mass, you can see precise measurements of your body’s profile. That way, even if you don’t see results on the scale, you know you’re trimmer, and healthier, than ever before. Plus the ZOZOFIT app even calculates body fat percentage, too.

Why Measuring Muscle Mass Is Important

Good muscle strength can provide many benefits in life:

  • Helping you avoid back pain
  • Improving your sleep quality
  • Building stronger bones
  • Improving your flexibility and balance
  • Boosting your fitness level
  • Keeping you energized

Regular exercise can even help you feel happier.

How To Measure Muscle Gain for Overall Health

Measuring your muscle gain is not about weight loss numbers. Your main objectives should revolve around staying active, increasing your overall fitness level and building healthy muscles. Learn more about how to measure muscle gain and track your fitness levels with the ZOZOSUIT and ZOZOFIT app.

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