Ectomorphs, Mesomorphs, Endomorphs

Train according to your body type

Train according to your body type

We are all broadly classified into 3 categories- Ectomorphs, Mesomorphs and Endomorphs

In gym language, this translates to weight gain, fitness and weight loss members. A gym should have different nutrition and training programs for members who fall under these 3 categories

Ectomorphs– Have a small frame. They are slender with long legs , small upper body and very little fat storage. They have trouble gaining weight. Their nutrition needs to be split as 50% carbohydrates, 30% protein and 20% fat.  They need to do compound exercises to build mass and increase strength. Weights should be heavy with low repetitions of 6-10 per set. They should reduce cardio activity in order to reduce calorie burn

Ectomorphs, Mesomorphs, Endomorphs

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Mesomorphs  have a good muscle structure,large bones and great strength. Their metabolism is fairly active. This is an ideal body structure to have. Their nutrition needs to be divided as 30% carbohydarates, 40% protein and 30% fat. Their training must include compound and isolation workouts, done at high repetitions (15+ per set) with moderate weights. Cardio should also be moderate

Ectomorphs, Mesomorphs, Endomorphs

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Endomorphs have wide hips and heavy thighs. They carry excess fat and their metabolism is slow. An ideal nutrition for them is 30% carbohydrates, 50% protein and 20% fat, as they tend to store excess carbs as fat. Their training must involve compound exercises in order to build mass. This speeds up their metabolism. Cardio should be very high to burn sufficient calories. They must do moderate weights with high reps ( 15+) in various sets with little rest between sets

Ectomorphs, Mesomorphs, Endomorphs

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Chandra Gopalan

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05 Apr, 2016

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