Find Your Body Type Before Anything Else
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Wonder why your diet and workout don’t work? Maybe because your plans are not for your body type. Get to know your body type first, then start again. Even if you’re a beginner, you can find this guide helpful before you do any diet and workout plans.
Ectomorphs are often able to overeat as they only gain little. They need a large amount of calories to gain weight. They should eat before bed to prevent muscle catabolism (breaking down of muscle tissue) during the night.
- Generally tall and slim
- Small, delicate frame and bone structure
- Flat chest
- Flat bottoms
- Small shoulders
- Long, thin limbs
- Lean muscle mass
- Finds it hard to gain weight
- Fast metabolism
Mesomorphs tend to have dominant testosterone and growth hormone, leading to a predisposition for muscle gain and the maintenance of a lower body fat. Mesomorph is the best body type for bodybuilding, and gains are usually seen very quickly, even for beginners. If you’re a mesomorph, it’s recommended to use the combination of weight training and cardio during your workout routines.
- Generally hard body
- Medium-sized bone structure
- Well-defined muscles
- Rectangular shaped body
- Gains muscle easily
- Similar shoulder and hip size
- Responds well to exercise
- Gains fat more easily than ectomorphs
- Efficient metabolism
Endomorphs have a larger bone structure with higher amounts of total body mass and fat mass. This body type is solid and generally soft, and gains fat very easily. Their muscles are strong, especially the upper legs, and are naturally strong in leg exercises like squatting. They also tend to have dominant insulin, leading to a greater tendency for energy storage, including both fat mass and lean mass, and also mean lower carbohydrate tolerance. If you’re an endomorph, you may feel you’re destined to be overweight or obese. That’s not true! You just have to make a conscious effort to do the right things for your body. If your metabolism is sluggish, you should eat the right foods that will fire up your metabolism.
- Generally short
- Carry most of their weight in the lower body
- Soft and round body
- Shorter and stockier
- Gains muscle and fat very easily
- Round physique
- Finds it hard to lose fat
- Muscles not so well-defined
- Slow metabolism
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