18 Apr Determining The Right Type Of Exercise For Your Body Type
It’s important to choose the right kind of exercise and fitness routine for your body type. Not everybody benefits from the same types of workouts!
Here’s how to determine your body type:
- You find yourself to be “lean and long, with difficulty building muscle”: you are an ectomorph
- If you have “high body fat, maybe pear-shaped, with a high tendency to store body fat”: you are an endomorph
- You might be “muscular and well-built, with a high metabolism and responsive muscle cells”: then you are a mesomorph
Keep in mind, it’s definitely possible and common to fall in between body types. But for the sake of finding the best exercises and workouts for your body type, pick just one!
Ectomorph Body Type
You may have a delicate frame and fast metabolism. You may find it difficult to gain muscle as well as fat. Try utilizing compound movements instead of isolated movements because that way you will use more muscle groups at the same time with each exercise. For example, the bench press uses the muscles in your chest, shoulders and triceps as opposed to the bicep curl which only uses the bicep.
Endomorph Body Type
You may have a wider build, store both muscle and/or fat in the lower half of your body, may find it difficult to stay lean and experience a slower metabolism. To help trick the body into losing fat, try increasing your aerobic exercise by focusing on interval training such as high-intensity interval training instead of low-intensity steady state cardio. The key for endomorphs is exercising the entire body instead of focusing on one targeted area.
Mesomorph Body Type
You have the possibility to be lean and muscular at the same time as a sort of athletic build. Since mesomorphs are somewhat in between an ectomorph and endomorph, you may find it easy to build muscle and lose fat. Mesomorphs can enjoy moderate weight lifting and aerobic exercise and still see results.