Exercises According To Your Body Type

There are 4 most common body types and you should determine in which group you belong to know which part of your body need more attention in order to choose the right exercise. Here are the recommended exercises for each body type.


Body shaped like a pear

This is the body of Alicia Keys and Jennifer Lopez- thinner upper body part than the lower.

The central part of pear-shaped body are the hips and the thighs, so the focus is on them. Activities recommended include working on the upper parts, like the shoulders and the arms. But generally, the upper and the lower parts need the same attention.

Walk, run, cycle every day, along with your usual training. Exercise 45 minutes, 5 times a week, without putting excess pressure on the hips, ankles and knees. Start with lighter weights for the arm and shoulders, gradually increasing them.

Body shaped like rectangle

This is the body of Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow. Your shoulders and your bust is the same width with the hips and the waist. You luck feminine curves, but you can wear anything you want.

Exercises recommended are the ones for tightening the abs and burning the excess fat from the stomach and the waist, because when you gain some weight, is all goes in these areas. Try squats and stair-climbing, as well as cycling, running or walking uphill.

Body shaped like hourglass

This is the ideal body shape- thin waist and proportional shoulders and hips. This is the body type of Beyoncé, Halle Berry and Scarlett Johansson.

In this body type, the weight is distributed evenly and it requires certain exercises for tightening. Women with this body shape are prone to excess fat on the upper arms and thighs.

Recommended exercises are cardio and tightening, which include activities like swimming, cycling and zumba. This will strengthen the upper back, tighten the body and build some muscle mass.

Athletic body shape

Women with athletic body shape have wide shoulders and narrow hips, like Jessica Biel for example. They can have problems finding 2-piece swimming suit, because one of the parts will be too bug or too small, while the other one will be perfect.

These women should do exercises which will tighten the abs and shape their buttocks and thighs. Because of their strong immunity, they can easily build muscle mass and burn fat.

Do exercises which don`t require a lot of repetitions or strength, like running, cycling or something similar.

source: myilifestyle.com