frustrated about fitness?

If you’ve become frustrated with fitness you’ve given up and you’re yet to give it another try and start your fitness journey again, I want to encourage you today,  not to throw in the towel just yet.

You see, each of us have different body shapes, types & sizes and this can affect the workouts that we do.

Knowing your specific body type may help you get the best from your workouts.

Body envy

Have you ever seen those women who just seem to be able to eat just about anything, whenever they like, how much they with not a fat roll in sight? Well, it can appear that way, but that’s not necessarily the case. 

So what’s the T

Though not all  workouts may be right for your specific body shape, you’ll be pleased to know that you can find a workout that meets your body shape and its goals and still find incredible results .

Three types of body shape

There are three types of body shape that most people tend to come under:

Ectomorph, Mesomorph, Endomorph

“Which bodyshape am I? “

Below I’ll share the descriptions for each body shape:

Ectomorph

So if you fall under this category of body shape, then you’re likely to be naturally slim, and you may find your trouble is gaining weight, as opposed to losing it, long distance runners, both male and female are also known to have this body physique.  

Your focus would be more resistance and cardio type workouts that are not HIIT (High Interval Intensity Training) focused, coupled with resistance training to help increase muscle mass, and your bone density. 

mesomorph

So if you fall under this category of body shape, then you fit the body shape that are able to build muscle relatively quickly and have a naturally athletic figure. 

Your focus would be to incorporate a variety of workouts, that are not just resistance based workouts to build muscle, as your figure is naturally athletic. Pilates is a good alternative to encourage flexibility, mobility and toning. 

Endomorph

So if you fall under this category of body shape, then you’ll fall into the  pear or apple shaped body, apple body shapes, for example, may have a fuller bust, broad shoulders and carry more visceral fat in the abdomen. Though you can’t spot reduce fat (that is to specifically target these areas to lose weight in, i.e belly fat,) you can however, incorporate training that will reduce all over fat as a whole, incorporating strength and resistance training, such as HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) adding weight training  is a good way to get your heart rate up and torch fat all over. 

Being an apple body shape myself, I have slim defined arms and legs, and fuller upper body, adding in regular strength training days to my workout routine, paired with nutrition has helped me on my fitness journey.

Here’s my Fitness Transformation Story 

 

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