4 Best Workout designed for Your Body Type
“Workout” Why do we sometimes train a lot and diet even more difficult and still don’t get any results or even get negative results? Nutritionist Barbara Schmidt says it’s because all women’s bodies can be divided into four basic types, each with its own peculiarities.
Based on this classification, we put together a list of recommendations that will help you get the body of your dreams according to your build.
What Your Body Type Says About You
While you can’t change your genes, you can make the most of what you were born with by training for your shape. Miami-based fitness expert Jessica Smith created four body-type specific workouts for women to help you work with, not against, your body for faster results.
Delicate Type (Rectangular Figure)
Workout: Power training. Defines your muscles and waist; gets rid of belly fat.
Diet: Substantial breakfast and modest dinner; more carbs and fewer proteins.
Little to no milk, sweets, pastry, or raw foods.
Curvaceous Type (Pear-Shaped Figure)
Workout: Active sports including stamina workouts.
Time of exercise: early morning, late afternoon.
Diet: Fruits, non-fatty proteins, and vegetables. Exclude cream, butter, sauces, chocolate, starchy foods, pasta, and vinegar.
Artistic Type (Hourglass Figure)
Workout: Group, street, and dancing sports. Time of exercise: late afternoon.
Diet: Green vegetables, low-fat animal proteins, and dairy. Exclude fruit, bread, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar.
Lean Type (Apple-Shaped Figure)
Workout: Jogging, aerobics, mountain skiing. Swimming is perfect as it shapes your body without pumping muscles.
Diet: Vegetarian diet. Little to no cream, butter, sauces, or chocolate.
Pear: Pears are usually heavier on the bottom than up top and carry excess weight in their hips, thighs, and butt. Celebrity examples include Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé. Sound like you? Click here to get the pear-shaped workout plan!
Apple: Apples are rounder in the middle and have a thicker waist (think Oprah, Drew Barrymore, or Lindsay Lohan), especially in comparison to their hips and shoulders. This apple-specific plan mixes fat-blasting cardio and waist-defining strength moves to deliver a one-two punch to stubborn belly bulge.
Straight or Boyish: The thin, stick-straight frame of the boyish body type is also referred to as “string bean” and usually lacks curves. Famous boyish frames include Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz. If that’s you, try this workout plan to add strength and shape to your frame.
Hourglass: Hourglass shapes are typically very curvy both on the top and bottom, with a smaller appearing waist (like Scarlett Johansson and Sofia Vergara). Try this plan to tighten up all over without losing those curves.