Train for your body shape for faster fat loss
Want to build a leaner, stronger and more athletic body? First need to know your natural body type. Why? Because then you can find your perfect body shape fat loss plan that takes advantage of your genetic strengths and minimises any weaknesses so you can make the fastest-possible progress towards your ideal physique, says New Body Plan’s Joe Warner
You may have noticed from flicking through a women’s magazine while sat in a doctor or dentist waiting room that women apparently fit into one particular “type” of body shape.
There’s the “pear” shape (narrow shoulders, wide waist, full hips), “apple” (wider shoulders, narrower waist), and “hourglass” (fuller bust and hips, narrow waist). I’m sure there’s more but I’m not writing to you today to talk about women’s bodies – I want to talk to you about yours.
Male body shapes explained
As a man, it’s likely you fit into one of three main body shape groups, unless you are a “genetic god” born with rippling abs, bulging biceps and a chest that even Blackbeard would’ve been jealous of.
While there are some guys out there who just have to look at a dumbbell to burn fat and build muscle, the majority of us have to be a little bit smarter to get the results we want.
So, the next time you get out of the shower stand tall in front of the bathroom mirror and take a good look at your reflection to see which of the following body types most closely matches yours.
Once you’re armed with that crucial information you can confidently choose the perfect exercise and eating plan to match your genetic strengths so you can start to train for your body type for faster fat loss.
The three main male body types
There are three main types of male body shape, and you’ll most likely fit neatly into one of the following:
You’re tall and slim, have long limbs, and have trouble adding muscle. Think Peter Crouch. Help – I’m an ectomorph!
You’re shorter and squatter with big bones, and easily add and store body fat. Think Wayne Rooney. Help – I’m an endomorph!
You’re athletic, naturally lean and muscular, and add muscle and burn fat quickly. Think Cristiano Ronaldo. Help – I’m a mesomorph!
Find your perfect body shape fat loss plan
Now, not everyone fits perfectly into one of the three categories and a degree of overlap between two is common. But I want you to identify the body shape closest to what you see in the mirror.
All you then have to do is hit the relevant link above to discover my advice so you can start training smarter to get results faster. Or you can take the New Body Quiz and answer a few quick questions to find your perfect body shape fat loss plan!
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