Stop Working Out Like Your Favorite Celebrity And Do This Instead

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It’s time to stop working out like your favorite celebrity, and work out for your specific body type.

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Source: CoutureSwagg.com

Your personal body type affects your workouts, and if you know yours, it can be quite helpful. This is why one person can seem to eat whatever they like and another person can gain muscle seemingly overnight (exaggeration).

Related: Why Do We Take Celebrity Fitness Advice?

The good news is that not everyone is just ONE size. (phew!)

Workouts are not one size fits all. Sometimes boxing isn’t right for you when you should be doing more Yoga or Pilates. Most people fall under the following three categories: Ectomorphs, Endomorphs and Mesomorphs. 

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Source: SuperSkinnyMe.com

Here are descriptions and suggested workouts for each of those body types :

Endomorphs store more fat, are  usually pear or apple-shaped and are better at lifting weights.  Furthermore, they have the ability to look “normal” once they lose weight.

Celebrity Body type: JLO, Beyoncé, Sophia Vergara, Oprah, Dita von Teese and Kim Kardashian.

Workout type:   Full body training, HIIT training and workouts that focus on burning calories. Once a good foundation is established, it is safe to proceed  to weight lifting.

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Ectomorphs are naturally skinny resulting in their difficulty with putting on muscle mass. This is why they are better designed for long distance running.

Celebrity Body Type: Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss and Calista.

Workout type: Don’t do the same cardio as endomorphs, but focus on more resistance training. Prioritize building  muscle mass and increasing bone density.

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Mesomorphs  are naturally athletic and can pack on muscle very easily.

Celebrity Body Type: Serena Williams, Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel and Angela Bassett.

Workout type: Vary your workouts and avoid doing just resistance training. If you’re naturally athletic look into trying Yoga or Pilates.

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Were you able to figure out your body type? Implement these tips and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us on social media. 🙂

 

Evelyn Derderian

Evelyn is a San Francisco native, personal trainer and health and fitness contributor. She loves sushi, books, brunching and working out. Read more of her writing at Flourish-ious.com