know your body type before starting fitness journey, Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight or balance your body weight for the purpose of maintaining fitness. It is very necessary to know your body type first.
Because no strategy can be implemented on anybody without knowing about body type. So it’s important to be able to understand your body type. Different body types require different training methods and diet plans.
One more thing to notice is your lifestyle, genetics, history, and training style all play a part in how you look, and you can definitely change it over time.
Although there might be various types of body but following are the three most common body types which will help you to know your body type before starting your fitness journey.
This type of body consist of lean muscles with thin shoulders and thin limb. Ectomorph are usually known as skinny type of person. If you have flat chest small shoulders and fast metabolism then your body type is ectomorph. It is said that its difficult for ectomorph to gain weight but don’t worry nothing is impossible.
The main challenge for ectomorph is they have fast metabolism as well as burning calories very quickly. They need a large amount of calories in order to gain weight. Too much workout can harm their body. For better results ectomorph persons should workout for short period of time with intensity of focusing on big muscle groups. Here short period of time means working out for half an hour on each session. when it comes to the planning for diet supplements are definitely recommended besides meat, seafood, dry fruits and dairy products. Every ectomorph should eat before bed to prevent muscle catabolism during the night this will help them in storing energy throughout the night. The biggest advantage of ectomorph body is that they can lose fat so fast. so they can get six pack abs very quickly within few months as compared to other body types.
So the last humble suggestion for ectomorphs is to eat a lot of protein and carbs. Regularly lift heavy weight But don’t do aerobic excersizes so much. Do some squats, deadlifts, bench press, push ups, pull ups, burpees, lunges and bench dips. Don’t underestimate yourself just because you’re thin doesn’t mean you can’t gain weight. You just need to take your diet and fitness seriously.
Mesomorph body type is known to be a “GOD GIFTED” body type. This body type looks like athletic physique. which is consist of large bones structure and muscles. Luckily its best body type for bodybuilding because it can easily gain weight and loose weight. Mesomorph’s have hard body with strong and energetic abilities.
These type of body easy to shape up and in responding to the weight training. Even if they are beginners their bodies react with the weight training and diet so quickly. The disadvantage with the mesomorph’s is they gain fat very easily than ectomorph’s. So they need to balance fat intakes. so the suggestion for this type of body is to lift average weight on a regular basis. and engage in aerobic excersizes like cycling, jogging, running, rope jumping, swimming, elliptical with other workouts. Don’t worry if you get over weight you can easily loose weight. All you need to do is to keep balancing with your diet, workout and other activities to get fit.
This type of body usually contains lots of fat. or you can say endomorph type of bodies becomes fat very easily as compared with mesomorph. Generally endormorph’s consists of thick arms, legs and shoulders. These type of bodies are so strong in leg workouts like squats and deadlifts. Other symptoms of endomorph includes. slow metabolism, difficult to get in shape, hard to lose fat, muscles are invisible because of fats.
If these type of bodies want to increase weight its very easy for them. but the sad thing is that their large portion of the weight is not muscular. so they need that kind of diet and workout which decrease their fat level. Due to their strong body they can do intense weight training so well. Endomorph’s needs to burn more calories than mesomorph. The best advice to endomorph according to the latest research is to do more cardio excersize. planks, hammer curls, lateral raise, lunges, squat , overhead press.