Workouts for your Body Type
According to some experts, determining the best workout for you can be based upon the general body type you have. Some therefore divide the human body form into three distinct types. These types can apparently have a profound effect on how you should best go about exercising and losing weight.
The first type is called the mesomorph. This can also be simply referred to as meso for short. This type is typically a very muscular and lean build. Muscle is put on easily and the shoulders and hips are proportional.
The meso type generally has a slim waistline and a taut abdominal area. Thighs, calves and buttox tend to tone up easily. This type however can suffer from poor flexibility.
Muscle and strength building tend to predominate as preferred forms of exercise for this type, but they can also benefit from adding cardio to their regime. Overweight mesos might be at risk of heart disease and therefore should add cardiovascular training to their workouts.
The second type is known as the ectomorph. The ecto is generally simply seen as slim. This type tends to be tall, slim and has difficulty gaining weight.
Narrow hips and pelvis, long arms and legs and a delicate shape describe the ectomorph quite well. Ectomorphs can be frail and as such can benefit from some strength training. Cardio come more naturally to this type, but adding some muscle definition is certainly a good idea.
Finally, the third body type is called the endomorph. This type typically stores fat easily and put it on pretty quickly too. Endomorphs are more likely to become obese than the other types. The endomorph tends to be pear shaped and has more weight stored in the lower half of the body including the hips, buttocks and thighs for women and abdomen for men.
The endo may also have shorter limbs in relation to height. However, female endos, when in shape, are often the envy of their peers as their curves create a welcome allure.
The danger of heart disease can be a real problem especially for male endos and as such cardiovascular training is recommended.
Whatever your body type however a good mix of cardio plus strength training is key. Make sure to combine a regular exercise program with healthy eating for optimal weight loss results.
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