All of us can have great bodies. All of us deserve to have great bodies. But we also have genetic tendencies embedded in our bodies. This is my short take on how to lose weight based on which one of the three body types you possess. By knowing your body type you will be able to do the correct type of exercise, which will allow you to lose fat or gain muscle – whatever you are going after!
Are you the first body type – the Endomorph?
The Endomorph is shorter and bulky, and generally characterized by round body shapes. Their limbs are shorter and fatter, as well as their torso is wider and shorter. A good example of an endomorph would be movie star Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Does this sound like you?
If you are an endomorph, then you are naturally inclined to accumulate fat, rather than burn it. But you need not worry, as you can lose your fat. The first step, of course, is to accept your body type and take the measures necessary to achieve your goals based on your genetic predisposition. Then, you need to get to work. As you are naturally inclined to put on weight, then you need to be extremely careful with your diet. Eliminate sugars and refined fats as much as possible. Then, as for exercising, you will need intense strength-building exercises on a regular basis. And the keywords here are regular and intense. Don’t let the intensity go down, keep your body challenged with regular exercises and very soon you will see results!
Are you the second body type – the Mesomorph?
The mesomorph body type is characterized by a naturally muscular and relatively lean body. The mesomorph has the perfect basis for becoming a bodybuilder – broad shoulders, barrel chest, and muscular arms and legs. A good example of one would be movie star Vin Diesel. Are you this lucky?
If you are a mesomorph, then you are lucky! It doesn’t, however, mean that you should not exercise or watch your diet – it simply means that you have a head start. You would still need intense exercises and to reduce refined fats and sugars from your diet. But you will definitely achieve your muscle building and fat burning goals much faster than the other two body types. Even more reason to get to it now!
Are you the third body type – the Ectomorph?
The ectomorph body type is characterized by a tendency towards leanness and slimness. The ectomorph carries little muscle, but little body fat as well. A good example of this body type would be movie and television personality Ashton Kutcher. Does this sound like you?
So, if you have the ectomorph body type, then it might not be a good idea to talk about fat loss. But still, bear with me. When you are skinny, the little fat you might have around your belly looks even more out of place. So even if you are genetically not inclined to gain weight, you should beware of concentrated fats and sugars in your diet and do intense exercises. In fact, you will find that you will burn the fat easily through these exercises, but you will have trouble gaining muscle. In that case, you would need to increase the intensity and decrease the volume of your workout. And then you will have the body you want!
So, in this article I presented you with the three body types, and how they influence what you need to do to burn fat. Being aware of whether you are an endomorph, a mesomorph, or an ectomorph would allow you to focus on the right things to do in order to achieve the perfect shape based on your body type. This understanding is a good start, and you will need a good workout and diet program, which will allow you to use the strengths of your body and reduce its weaknesses.