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Now that you’ve invested your money and signed up at the gym, what type of exercises should you do? The first step is figuring out what body type you have. Have you ever noticed that your body shape is different from your sister’s or best friend’s?
Depending upon your genetics, as well as what you eat and your exercise routine, your shape may be different than others. Not everyone likes the shape they are born with so then what? Depending on your genetics, body fat, and muscle mass, your body takes on a particular type of shape.

The Three Body Types

Endomorphs – These people have bigger bones than the other body types. Endomorphs usually have round faces and large thighs and hips, too. Their arms and legs tend to be short and tapering, giving them a stocky appearance. Most endomorphs have small hands and feet and a high waistline. Since endomorphs usually have higher levels of body fat than other types of bodies, they appear larger. They can build muscle and lean mass easily, however, but weight loss may be more difficult for them.

Many women are endomorphs and it makes sense if you think about it. From an evolutionary standpoint, woman need fat stores for pregnancy and nursing. A common complaint of endomorphs is that they don’t want to pump up their legs and desire to lose weight from their bellies. Losing weight doesn’t work this way, unfortunately, our genes determine our weight loss patterns. This is why building muscle tone helps shape up the endomorph while weight is being removed.

The best asset of the endomorph is that they have strong, powerful legs that serve as fat-burning machines. A good nutritional tip for people with this body type is for them to eat fewer fats and carbohydrates and choose foods that are low in fat, like beans, egg white, and lean cuts of meat.

Mesomorphs – This body type is described as an athletic build. Mesomorphs usually have an hourglass figure or ruler shape and gain muscle mass easily. The majority of mesomorphs are broad-shouldered with a narrow waist. They have a fast metabolism and can lose weight easily. These people lose weight easily so maintaining a fit physique is not hard at all. A common concern of mesomorphs is that they don’t want to get bulky.

The best asset of mesomorphs is that they lose fat easily and have great muscle tone with little effort. A good nutritional tip for these folks is for them to eat a diet of lean proteins and vegetables because muscle store glycogen from carbohydrates which can make you look bloated.

Ectomorphs- These individuals have a thin, linear appearance. Ectomorphs have narrow waists, hips, and shoulders, giving them a ruler appearance. Ectomorphs easily lose weight and have low levels of body fat. It is hard for these people to gain lean muscle mass and put on weight, however. These people can eat everything in the frig and still look stick-like. However, if they don’t take care of their bodies, they become ‘skinny-fat’ where most of their body mass is fat but they still look thin.

The best asset of the Ectomorph is that the body has very little fat so it is easy to maintain a good-looking physique. For adequate nutrition, these body types should eat complete meals with carbs, fat, and proteins for muscle repair.

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