[quote]Bill Roberts wrote:
A related interesting question would be, What is your shoulder-chest differential?
I have rarely measured my shoulder circumference, as it is a difficult measurement to do on oneself and I don’t think it is very sensitive to detecting improvement in the shoulders. And at the current moment, I have no idea where my tape measure is.
Problem is, I can’t recall if when I did measure them quite a while back, the shoulders were 50" while the chest was 44", or did I set a goal of 50" while being very close to it. Simply can’t recall, and haven’t done the shoulder circumference measurement since.
I have a suspicion this thread, though your question is interesting, won’t get very far as I think most do not measure their shoulder circumference.[/quote]
Yes, you are kind of required to have another person do it for you, which I guess is one of the reasons few people do it.[/quote]
It isn’t that hard.
For what it’s worth I consider it to be one of the standard metrics that all aesthetic-minded lifters should make.
Also important to track is the shoulder:waist and chest:waist ratio.
Big shoulder girth isn’t too impressive if it’s accompanied by an equally large gut.
Also, height matters. Tall people have greater shoulder and chest girth without even trying.