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It’s not bc we have Air Conditioning, it’s the environment

We have been talking a lot about #Endomorph body types lately – most questions I get asked are of course about body fat.

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink, you can tell people to eat more Fruits & Vegetables but what they do when they leave the studio is up to them

I take full responsibility when somebody gets frustrated, mad, and says I suck at personal training. I am here to help people lose body fat and If I fail in some way, then I failed that person BIG time

Endomorph body types are different from my own, I feel I have a good grasp of it physically but it’s the mental & social aspect that I continue to learn something new from every day

It’s hot and humid outside & we’ve seen a little rush of new clients coming to the studio & Im not kidding when I say it’s not because we have cold air conditioning when we work out.

I believe it is because of the people who are their. It’s not like a big gym, it does not carry that atmosphere & I’m proud of that.

When a new person starts our workout they learn new things, not only from me but from all the others who workout too, it’s the environment that does that. I appreciate all you do and thank you for reading my post

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What you weigh is overrated

As a personal trainer I don’t care what you weigh – now if you have 50lbs of extra body fat you carry around by all means lets lose some weight

I believe body fat and your body type are more important to your physique and well-being than just your weight alone

I tell all my female clients to be @30% BF or below – male clients @20% BF  or below

GT Get Fit Tip: Your Body Type in Video

Watch this video to see your body type – these are different names to describe the same Ectomorph, Endomorph and Mesomorph bodies

Knowing what your type is can help you make better decisions on how you eat and exercise

GT Get Fit Tip: Ectomorph Body Type

Ectomorph body’s are long boned w/ lean muscle

-being a hardgainer u need to consume 1.8-2.2g of Pro/day

– plus weight training to hold mass

Don’t forget about sleep and recovery, You can’t be up all night banging beers and expect your body to keep up

REST

GT Get Fit Tip: Ectomorph Body Type aka “Lurch”

Slim, Skinny, Bean Pole, Lurch, Stick, Bird Legs, Stilts, Hightower, Two Tall Jones these are all names associated with the ectomorph body type.

Ecto’s are usually always long and skinny, they have a faster metabolism that’s built up of slow twitch muscle fibers attached to long bones with long tendons.

You can build up fat stores although it will usually be around the belly and chest area which is the worst place bc of increase heart attack and stroke risk.

You can also build muscle but sometimes are referred to as a “hardgainer” since you have to go above and beyond what other body types endure to build the same pound of muscle.

If you’re an ecto and want to get fit, you have to eat MORE and train MORE, lift MORE, run MORE and sweat MORE to make a difference.

Enjoy the workout

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