Everybody is different and unique, such that a workout plan that works for your friend may prove to be ineffective for you if you are either trying to lose or gain weight. There may be some workout routines that may be effective for many people, but perhaps this can be attributed to the fact that they have similar body types. Thus, to ensure that your workout routine will eventually help you hit your goal, make sure that you plan it according to your body type following some of the tips below.
Body Type: Ectomorph
People with a thin build and relatively little muscle and body fat are usually categorized as having an ectomorph body type. If you fall under this classification, your health and fitness (or just your overall well-being) lean towards gaining weight, which includes both muscles and fats. However, with an ectomorph body type, it is inappropriate for you to take a high amount of athletic stress or perform rigorous weight training, which can eventually result in overtraining. For this reason, if you have an ectomorph body type, the perfect workout routine is one that progressively increases your body’s tolerance to weight training to initiate strength and muscle gains.
Body Type: Endomorph
Individuals with an endomorph body type are those who have a rather large and rounded body. It is often the case that people with this body type find it quite challenging to lose weight, particularly the weight caused by their body fat. This can be attributed to the fact that people who have an endomorph body type also have a slow metabolism, which then results in a high body fat percentage. The good news is that, if your body type falls under this category, then a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is the perfect workout routine for you. Just remember that like with any other exercise plan, you have to start slowly to condition your body first.
Body Type: Mesomorph
People with a mesomorph body type are somehow in the middle of those with an ectomorph or an endomorph body type. More often than not, they have a muscular body frame and low body fat because they tend to have no trouble in gaining muscle or losing body fat. Because of this, people having a mesomorph body type can handle the stress of weightlifting or high intensity and high-frequency training. In this case, if you have a mesomorph body type, then you will be able to handle several types of workout routines such as high-frequency training, hypertrophy specific training, as well as 3×3 training to name a few.
To wrap things up, a workout plan will be efficient if you design it according to your body type. For this reason, you must know your body type beforehand because it is only then that you will be able to come up with a workout plan that will help you reach your target. Once you have the perfect exercise routine that you can follow, make sure that you exert the extra effort to adhere to it, and consistently practice it. For sure, in the end, your efforts will all be worth it.