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How to Find the Right Workout for Your Body Type

Now that you have signed up for that new membership at the gym, what do you do? Your most efficient and effective fitness plan is based on your type of body. Whether you’re a skinny or firm and fit or soft and chunky, there are workouts for your body type. So put your gym clothes on and stop nitpicking.  No matter what you look like or what type body, hit that first workout with a positive attitude which is the best way to get your body moving.

It is vital when thinking about a fitness plan to really know your body and its capabilities.  The way to do this is the figure out your body type.  You can look at a simple easy guide on the internet so you can find out the potential for your maximum workout.

Type – 1 Mesomorph


This type of body is genetically inclined to get good muscular gains.  Normally you are very athletic looking and have a good posture which is symmetric.  You build muscle fast as well as loose fat easily if you use the right diet for your body shape and fitness plan are used.  But you can also gain fat easily if you let down and do no exercise.  Below is the type of fitness plan for you.

Cardio: Your cardio exercise should be 2 to 3 times each week for about 20 to 30 minutes each time.  Intensity for cardio needs to be high to moderate for fat burning.  Intervals should be 45 seconds with 15 seconds in between with total time of 20 minutes. Don’t go overboard as it is common for this type to lose lean mass if work at cardio is too long or too frequent so do not live on the treadmill.

Weight: Weights for this type needs to be done explosively. Super sets are good and 3 to 4 exercises per body part.  Always allow proper recovery to be at least 24 to 48 hours for rest and vary your workouts or these is the tendency to train too much.

Type 2- Ectomorph


This is the type of body that has a long and lean body with very small muscles. These people have a hard time maintaining body shape or to gain size, muscle, or shape.  You need to have the right diet for your body shape also.

Cardio:  Because this type normally has a hard time keeping weight on it is not necessary to have a cardio training schedule.  There needs to be a focus on gains with lean muscle.

Weights:  This type of body will get the most out of a fitness plan when using heavy weights.  Exercise using dumbbells and barbell are good at achieving good exercise with dead lifts, squats and skull crushers.  Barbells give this type a full range of motion and are best because they mimic the body’s natural movement.

When doing workouts with heavy weights put a lot of pressure on the body.

Make certain if you do this type of workouts for your body type you add the proper rests in your fitness plan between sessions.

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