There are 3 body types: Ectomorph, Endomorph, and Mesomorph. knowing your body type will help you achieve your fitness goal.
Ectomorphs - Lean and long, with difficulty building muscle
Pro: Ectomorphs are good at processing carbohydrates into energy and generally have faster metabolisms which means they burn off fat easily.
Con: Ectomorphs also known as “hard gainers” struggle to bulk up because their fast twitch fibers are underdeveloped
Solution : keep cardio sessions to a minimum and focus on intense workouts(ideally 3 days of strength training minimum) using compound exercises to maximize growth hormone release. A caloric intake of around 3000 calories a day including plenty starchy carbs and whey protein.
Endomorphs - big, high body fat, often pear shaped, with a high tendency to store body fat
Pro: adept at storing fuel, with muscle and fat concentrated in the lower body.
Con: hardest body type to have in terms of managing weight and overall fitness
Solution: four day a week minimum weight hypertrophy training and interval training such as sprints, box jumps, etc. A caloric intake of around 1700 calories a day with a diet consisting of low calorie/high protein and fiber.
Mesomorph - muscular and well built, with a high metabolism and responsive muscle cells. Pro: easiest body type to add new muscle without storing much body fat.
Con: due to easy muscle growth often dieting/training is poor or inconsistent
Solution: timed workouts, interval training/ plyometric training. A caloric daily intake of 2500, increase the whole grains and limit the fats.
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