I teach about 3 distinct body types when I meet new clients or when people have questions about their body fat. Knowing what your body type is and how to eat, train, and sleep accordingly is one of the most important and most overlooked aspects of personal training and getting in shape.
We all lift weights, we all do cardio, we all participate in the same 5k’s but what sets us apart is how we train and what training our body type responds too. Endomorphs need to focus on bigger sets, with more intensity and a fast training pace
Having good nutrition is of course important too, endomorphs need to focus on eating more fruits and vegetables, more complex carbs and more lean high quality protein. YOU have to cut out the junk food and sweets because the endomorph body type easily converts extra calories to stored energy, and that is not what we want to do!!
Workout programs, diets, and personal trainers fail because people do not eat & train for their body type, what they do is train by doing something somebody else already did and think it will work bc its in the magazine or on t.v
Being a personal trainer my main focus and most enjoyment comes from doing workouts and helping people build strength and confidence in their own body and abilities.
On the flip side you can’t workout good and eat bad, nutrition is paramount in everything we do. You can’t outwork a bad diet, if you don’t eat right you wont maximize gains/
Taking a positive approach let me say that the eating part for me is the easiest, but for most my clients it’s where they fall short and have the biggest problem.
If we eat too much or too little our body will store fat. Eat more calories and lift weights the body will want to build muscle. Skip meals & you increase cortisol production and store more body fat. Eat light & often you can keep your thermogenic burn going and keep your metabolism revved up throughout the day.
The trick is then to eat lite, eat often with lean high quality protein, fruits & vegetables, seeds and nuts with good fats
We are what we eat, What are you?