Exercises, Physical, Wellness

The secret to getting better results from workout!

A few months ago, I wrote an article about discovering the best exercise to complement your personality. And now it’s time to perfect your workout routine even more by picking the right one for your body type.
Have you ever noticed that one type of exercise gives you a better result than others? Well, whether you like it or not, it’s determined by your genetics. That’s right. How your body responds to certain exercises is mostly due to good old family genes.

Body types

There are three technical names for different body types: ectomorphs, endomorphs, and mesomorphs. An ectomorph is someone with a thin, delicate frame with a fast metabolism and usually has a hard time gaining weight. Mesomorphs typically have some muscle and can gain more quickly—they have a strong, athletic build and rectangular shape. Endomorphs tend to be softer, more round, have a slower metabolism, and can gain weight easily.
Here’s how to figure out your type and adjust your workouts accordingly.


Pear shapes tend to be bigger in the thighs, butt, and stomach area, with a smaller upper body. While they might train hard, it can be difficult to get definition, especially in the upper body. They can easily gain weight and usually have slower metabolism. Typically pear shapes are most interested in losing weight in the lower half of their bodies.
Fitness recommendations:  Work multiple muscles (both legs and arms). Do cardio for 30 minutes three times a week, and include weight training, too. Try doing exercises back-to-back with little rest in between. Though pear shapes tend to focus on their lower halves, they need to also work the upper body regularly to build muscle and help create the illusion of smaller hips and thighs. Have a great workout!


Apple shapes carry more weight around the mid-section; some “apples” have large chests, flat backsides, or soft arms.
Fitness recommendations: Apple shapes should focus on varied compound exercise as a workout. In other words, it’s important to do different exercises that target the same muscle. Make sure to switch up the exercises regularly to keep your body guessing and burning fat. Most apple shapes tend to focus on the midsection, but to keep the body proportionate, it’s also important to work the arms and lower body. It’s best to keep the rest time between exercises minimal to ramp up the heart rate and add more cardio to keep the weight off in the middle. Try 40–60 minutes of moderate cardio up to five times a week.

String beans

String beans (like me!) have faster metabolisms, are long, lean, and have a hard time gaining weight or muscle.
Fitness recommendations: When strength training, use heavier weights but do fewer reps to help gain definition as part of your workout. While cardio is always important for any body type, string beans have a higher metabolism so it’s recommended to do less cardio, and more weight and strength training.
We hope you will use this information to improve your fitness levels. Watch your fitness levels soar to infinity!

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