Different Bodies. Different Workouts.
We all have different body types. Some are blessed with curves while others have an athletic built. While definition is desired but the first step towards achieving it is to know what body type are you and the workout solution can then be weaved accordingly to suit your bodily needs.
Below given are the various kinds of body types and suggestions on what workout is compatible with which body shape. So read further and get going on your mission ‘dream body’.
1) Pear Shape
Women of this body type are heavier on the bottom and carry excessive weight on their hips, thighs and legs. While the top half of their body is smaller compared to the bottom half, a workout that helps create an even body should be the main focus.
Endurance cardio and power moves combined with total-body strength training that helps tone the lower body, 5-6 days a week, should work well for such body types.
Famous celebrities with pear-shaped body: Kim Kardashian, Lana Del Ray & Vidya Balan
2) Apple Shape
Women with apple shaped body usually have fat deposits on their belly and waistline. Larger bust, broader shoulders, narrower hips and less-defined waist is the best way to describe this body type. Fat-blasting cardio and waist-defining strength moves is the best way to equally distribute weight and attain a more defined body.
While aerobics remains the top choice of workout for women with such body types, combining high-intensity cardio and strength moves to tighten the muscles all around the waistline, 3-4 days per week, will give their body exceptional results.
Famous celebrities with apple-shaped body: Catherine Zeta Jones, Angelina Jolie & Sonakshi Sinha
3) Straight or Boyish Shape
Women who are boyish shaped have small bust, narrower hips and a waistline that is almost non-existent. Also known as the ruler or banana figure, women with this figure type have a sporty and slender frame. While their frame maybe the cause of envy among friends but there is always the risk of being dismissed as ‘too skinny’ or ‘stick thin.’
While calorie burning should not be the focus of women with of this shape, few stamina building cardio sessions per week will help increase their stamina, endurance and health.
Famous celebrities with straight-shaped body: Gwyneth Paltrow, Keira Knightley & Anushka Sharma
4) Hourglass Shape
Women with this body type have thighs, upper arms and the area surrounding their bellies as their typical trouble zone. While Hollywood sex siren Marilyn Monroe became the poster girl for this body type, many celebrities both at home and abroad have followed the suit.
While this body type boasts of all the curves in the right places; including strength training, total body sculpting and fat burning cardio session in daily routine, 3-4 days per week, will help women blessed with an hourglass frame maintain those envious curves.
Famous celebrities with hourglass-shaped body: Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce & Maliaka Arora Khan
So what body type are you? For more such interesting facts and information related to your overall health and fitness, keep watching this space.
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