WHAT BODY TYPE ARE YOU?
Are you training your body the right way?
•Ectomorph: Lean and long, with difficulty building muscle (“string bean”)
•Endomorph: Big, high body fat, often pear-shaped, with a high tendency to store body fat (“pear”)
•Mesomorph: Muscular and well-built, with a high metabolism and responsive muscle cells (“apple”) Although there are three main body types, be aware that not one person is ONE body type. We all have aspects of all three body types, with one or two showing prominence.
Ectomorphs are good at processing carbohydrates into energy and your fast metabolism means that you burn off fat easily. To become more muscular, you need to keep cardio sessions to short duration bursts, and focus on intense workouts using compound exercises to maximize your muscle recruitment.
The Ectomorph Cheat Sheet
* Train with compound moves
* Get enough protein
* Use isolation moves as finishers
* Overemphasise isolation moves
* Do too much cardio
* Ectomorphs have to work harder on the weights in order to gain a toned physique
Endomorphs are adept at storing fuel, with muscle and fat concentrated in the lower body. The endomorph is the hardest body type to have in terms of managing your weight and overall fitness, but to get a more balanced physique, you should focus on developing your shoulders and stripping away excess fat from your lower body. A low- to medium-intensity and long duration cardio plan will help you shift fat.
The Endomorph Cheat Sheet
* Train with intensity
* Watch your carb intake
* Build your shoulders
* Do endless crunches
* Jog for hours
* Drink sports drinks
You have the body type that finds it easiest to add new muscle and you don’t tend to store much body fat. Mesomorphs tend to take their naturally athletic builds for granted, which can result in diluted workouts and poor diets. Keeping in peak physical condition is often tempered by a scattered approach to eating and training.
The Mesomorph Cheat Sheet
* Train like an athlete
* Time your workouts
* Set personal bests
* Take your body for granted
* Eat whatever you like
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