The Best Fitness Workouts to Suit Your Body Type
- Created: 12 January 2017 12 January 2017
To find the best fitness holiday workouts to suit your body type, it is important to know which body type is most applicable to you. The endomorph, mesomorph and ectomorph are the three body types or ‘somatotypes’ that can be used as a basic formula to categorise ourselves in order to best maximise our fitness potential on a wellness holiday. Although, no fitness workout rigidly fits into one body type criteria, don’t be surprised to find overlapping similarities between multiple body types within your own body.
Going for an exclusive fitness holiday is one good way to achieve your fitness goals, but to effectively improve your health and well-being, it helps to be informed of what exercises work with your body type, rather than against it. Learn which cardio and strength training based workouts are suited to your body type, so you can choose a fitness holiday that is beneficial for your body.
Endomorph Body Type
The body type of an endomorph has a soft, curvy physique. Naturally, larger bone structure means your total body mass tends to be higher. Difficulty in losing weight would make a weight-loss holiday the perfect opportunity to teach you how to reach and maintain your optimum body weight.
- High levels of body fat
- Lose weight slowly
- Slow metabolism
- Larger bone structure
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Best Cardio Workouts for Endomorphs
Emphasise cardio during your workouts to see the best weight-loss results. Endurance running, spinning or biking for 30-45 minutes several times a week will burn fat whilst helping to build muscle and speed up your metabolism.
Best Strength Training Workouts for Endomorphs
Highlight strength training exercises that will make your lower body feel the burn with heavier weights so as to target your muscles more beneficially. High reps with short recoveries will also help to burn those extra calories for an endomorph physique.
Mesomorph Body Type
The mesomorph is considered to be the athletic and lean body type. With a greater ability to gain muscle mass, this body type creates natural athletes who excel in high-intensity sports. They possess a medium sized body type and bone structure whilst also gaining or losing weight with apparent ease.
- Naturally Muscular
- Quick to gain muscle
- Lose/Gain weight easily
- Efficient metabolism
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Best Cardio Workouts for Mesomorphs
The most efficient way for a mesomorph to maintain muscle tone is with HIIT training, which will help to address fears of becoming too bulky in women. Be careful though not to do too much as you’ll start to burn muscle instead of fat.
Best Strength Training Workouts for Mesomorphs
Create an overall balance to your body and well-being on a bootcamp holiday where shaping up or slimming down will help you reach your fitness goals. Raise your heart rate with slight resistance but not too heavy, with a high number of sets and repetitions to prevent muscle bulking.
Ectomorph Body Type
This tiny body type generates the slim, tall and long-limbed ectomorph that optimises the ‘ideal’ model physique. The difficulty lies in gaining weight or muscle mass, as you are naturally disinclined to retain body fat. Being slender in size means you are well suited to long distance and endurance events.
- Skinny Physique
- Low body fat
- Fast metabolism
- Difficulty Gaining muscle/weight
- Lean muscle mass
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Best Cardio Workouts for Ectomorphs
Ectomorphs looking to tone their lithe physique, suit cardio and long distance running, but not to the extreme. To bulk up and add some curves, then HIIT workouts and circuit training are great options. Incorporate these into your workout on our Fusion Fitness holidays with personalised 1-to-1 and group sessions.
Best Strength Training Workouts for Ectomorphs
Train heavier and extend your workout duration to allow for the muscles to have a greater recovery time between sets. Prioritise strength training in order to gain muscles mass with three sets of 10-12 reps enabling you to gain the most out of each exercise.