How to Measure Abdominal Circumference
Online Air Force Standards for the Physical Fitness Requirements and the PT Test
Note:
The AirForce-PT.com
was designed to  help
military airmen who
already have a fitness
background to excel
even further on their
pushups, situps, and 1.5
mile run.
If this is your first time
exercising consult
your doctor before
starting any exercise
or fitness program.
To measure abdominal
circumference, locate the
upper hip bone and the top of
the right iliac crest. Place a
measuring tape in a horizontal
plane around the abdomen at
the level of the iliac crest.
Before reading the tape
measure, ensure that the tape
is snug, but does not compress
the skin, and is parallel to the
floor. The measurement is
made at the end of a normal
expiration.