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Which metabolism type are you?

by John Harris Fitness

One thing is clear, we can't choose our body type. But we can make the best of it. Have you ever thought about how your metabolic type affects your training success? There are 3 basic types, the ectomorph, the mesomorph, and the endomorph. Somewhere in between these types is where everyone can fit in. If you pay attention to the pros and cons of your individual body, you will definitely get to success faster.


Ectomorph body type

The ectomorph body type is characterized by a very slender physique with hardly any fat. He has narrow shoulders and hips and initially tolerates very little stress when training. This type can usually eat a lot without gaining weight. The advantage is that you can easily see the muscle growth due to the low body fat. The ectomorph, however, has a hard time staying with the workout and building up his long thin muscles. Due to his narrow waist, however, a nicely defined body shape can be created with good training. Muscle soreness is unfortunately happens often to this guy, especially at the beginning of his training career. Since muscle building is slow, it is important to stick with it and show ambition until the first successes become visible.

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Tips for training success

Eat, eat, eat! For the ectomorphic type it is important to eat more than is consumed, especially complex carbohydrates are important and also fats should not be missing. Some so-called "hardgainers" even eat 5000 or 6000 calories per day, which is a lot. If you do not manage to eat enough, then you can resort to shakes. You should increase your training slowly and prefer less repetitions with heavier weights. Cardio training should be limited, because it burns a lot of calories. However, it is of course allowed as a warm-up.

Mesomorphic body type

This type is characterized by a good muscle build and relatively little body fat. It is more broadly built than the ectomorph type and has virtually the ideal conditions for top form. Athletes often belong to this body type because they find it easier than others to get in shape, all the basic requirements are met. When training, this type sees success quickly and does not break down its muscles so quickly, even during a break in training.

Tips for training success

The mesomorphic metabolic type can also tolerate harder training, but must be careful not to rest too much on his successes. A steady increase is important, as well as a healthy diet. Compared to the ectomorph type, however, he should eat a little less fat and a little more protein and carbohydrates.

Endomorphic body type

This type can build body mass very quickly, but both muscle and fat. He has to be very careful not to gain too much weight. Its advantages are that it recovers quickly from training and accordingly can train often. The only problem is that you often can't see training successes so well due to a too high fat percentage. The basic appearance of the endomorphic type is broad.

Tips for training success

By weighing yourself regularly and adjusting your calorie intake accordingly, you can prevent the endomorphic metabolic type from putting on too much fat. Fat and carbohydrates should therefore be used sparingly. Cardio training should of course be part of the endomorphic type's routine, and when it comes to muscle building, it can be an intensive full-body workout.

You can't change your body type, so don't be upset if other people's great methods don't work for you. Try to organize your training and nutrition according to your type and you will be successful.

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