Everybody’s body is not created equally, they all come in different shapes and sizes. None can change the genes they are born with, but definitely, you can do the correct workout for your body, by making the most of what you have been provided with, by stabilizing and upgrading your figure. Hence, before you can get down to some hardcore training and follow a nutrition course, you need to figure out what is your body type? Getting an idea as to which is the basic body type you are closest to, will help you to better strategize your diet and exercise plan. This helps in setting realistic and reachable goals, that pave the way to success and contentment with your body type.
Here is a guide to finding out your body type, your best workout, and right diet plan.
1. Ectomorph or “I” Body Type
They are generally tall and thin built, having narrow hips and clavicles, bony muscle bellies, small joints(wrist/ankles) and long limbs.
Best Workout Plan: You don’t need to literally live in the gym and add muscles. Working out excessively for 4-5 days a week will boost up your metabolism too much, which is not good for you. Limit your ectomorphs to three workouts a week, for a duration of 45 minutes or less. Remember the goal here, is to attain a healthy body fat percentage. No matter what or how much you eat persistently, your body is a very worst responder in gaining weight.
Right Diet: A diet that is high in calories, carbs, protein, and fat will help you in your journey for muscle gain. Eat more of whatever is healthy. Go for high-calorie drinks, opt for sweet potatoes over white bread, have enough almonds and peanut butter which are high-density foods. After every workout drink protein shake. Eat every 2-4 hours a mini meal, rather than a whole meal. Make sure to check the weight scale.