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Why is circumference measured or assessed?

Circumference can be a great source of feedback to measure results throughout a diet and/or exercise program.  Whether you are trying to lose weight or gain muscle, it is a good idea to take before and after measurements to check progress.  Additionally, tables are available to estimate body fat percentage based on circumference measurements.

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