Fitness experts says that there is no one-size-fits all approach when it comes to exercising. This is because there are 4 typical body shapes; which are the pear, the apple, the hourglass and the straight ruler. Body shapes are largely determined by genetics, bone structure and age. To be honest, you cannot change any of these things. However, you could improve your appearance by doing the right exercises to boost your confidence.
Richard Woolrich, a personal trainer at Virgin Active says that “training for your own shape means you set realistic and attainable goals and you balance out your physique in a way that brings confidence”.
Find out what body shapes you belong to and start doing the right exercises to make the most of what your mum gifted you! No matter which category of body shape you fall under, you always have to embrace that fact that humans come in different shapes and sizes. We should be all proud of ourselves.
The pear shape is a common body type. According to researchers in the North California State University, approximately one-fifth of women are pear-shaped. People who class as pear shapes are characterized by having the hips and bottom part of the body wider than their bust and shoulder. If your upper part of body is smaller and you tend to carry your weight around your hips and lower half of the body, you are very much likely a pear shape.
As a pear figure, you are quicker to gain weight in your hips and thighs. Thus, it is important that you focus in doing cardio and lower body strength training. However, do not forget about your smaller upper half of your body. In order to achieve a more balanced look, you have to make sure you tone your shoulders, arms and chest besides focusing on your lower half of the body. This is because toning up your upper half of body muscles will balance out the lower half, making it look smaller.
Exercises for the Pear shape:
If you have an apple-shaped body, then your body is ‘top heavy’. This means that you have a board shoulders, wide torso, large bust and they tend to gain weight at their waistlines. At the same time, they have thinner arms, good-shaped legs and hips.
Exercise for the Apple shape:
The hourglass shape is one the most sought after body shapes but it also the least common among other body shapes. You have an hourglass shape if your bust and hips are nearly equal in size and you have a well-defined waist that is narrower than both your bust and hips. Your shoulders may be slightly rounded and you also may have a rounded buttocks. In other words, your upper half of body and legs are considered appropriate.
Exercise for the Hourglass shape:
There are three main target areas to work on; which are the upper body, waist, upper thighs and hips.
How to reduce your waist size
How to tone your hips
How to tone your shoulder and bust
If a person is straight ruler-shaped, it means that they have the body shape with the fewest curves. Their shoulders, waistlines, bust and hips are around the same size. They do no have a bust and might have a flat bottom. A the same time, their waist measures from one to eight inches smaller than their bust.
Exercises for the Straight Ruler shape
Remember, all of us are unique. Hence, below are 8 fitness tips that you should take away with you:
Embrace your own beauty and always remember that you are extraordinarily special. Find which category of body shape you fall under and start exercising. You will see yourself looking great in no time.
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