Here’s all you need to know for the perfect workout for your body type.
The somatotype approach to wellness goals aims to tailor nutrition and exercise advice for an individual to their body type or shape. While it’s not a universally accepted approach to body composition, fitness, and weight goals, some fitness and nutrition experts say that considering your natural body shape, fat distribution, and metabolic tendencies (which are all encapsulated in somatotypes) when trying to get fitter can help you have greater success. Keep on reading to find the best recommendations on how to work out according to your body type
This type of body has a higher body fat percentage with less muscle mass, endomorphs are usually shorter with a somewhat round build and a slower metabolism.
These body types tend to be more sensitive to caloric intake, they typically have a lower tolerance for carbohydrates, meaning they are more susceptible to weight gain with even a relatively minor caloric surplus.
Dietary recommendations for this body type would be to consume a calorie deficit with adequate protein. HIIT is the perfect training for endomorphs along with weightlifting to burn body fat and build muscle mass, which will help to display a leaner physique.
Ectomorphs are naturally skinny, with less body fat, smaller bones, and a narrow structure. They tend to have a lankier, more wiry build, and fast metabolism.
As ectomorphs have a faster metabolism and thus higher tolerance to carbs intake, they don’t gain weight easily. Of course, this can be beneficial for many, but ectomorphs may struggle to build muscle mass and increase strength. Ectomorphs should emphasize protein and carbohydrate intake in their diet to support muscle growth.
Mesomorphs have a naturally athletic build and tend to put on muscle rather easily. If you have this type of body you have more freedom regarding your calorie intake. They can structure their resistance workouts in any way they see fit, focusing on total-body workouts, upper/lower-body split workouts, push/pull, or even isolated muscle groups.