So do you remember earlier this week when I said “short and stocky” as a body description? Well let me introduce you to endomorph. Individuals that are this body type tend to have medium to large bones, a rounder body, shorter limbs and carry more muscle and body fat, especially around the lower parts. Picture a pear. Due to their slower metabolism they finder it harder to lose weight. Nutrition and exercise are going to be different from someone who is ectomorph, don’t try to eat like them or train like them. You are just looking at getting frustrated.
Nutrition, I like starting here because you need to eat right to fuel your body the right way, for endomorph body types you need to focus on small balanced meals every 4 to 5 hours. This will help with your bodies fat burning abilities, keep you feeling fuller and provide energy for your workouts. Meals should contain low fat, lean proteins and low carbohydrates. Be cautious of going to low on your carbohydrates, they play a very important role in providing you energy for not only your workouts but also everyday living activities. Also, drink lots of water!
For exercise focus on cardio, especially those that involve the larger muscle groups of the lower body. Try to perform at least 30 to 45 minutes, at 70-75% of max heart rate, 5 days a week. Add strength training in 2 to 3 times a week, keeping in mind that you may not want to go too heavy on the legs so you don’t bulk up. Think about focusing on the upper body more, to balance your silhouette.
Hi guys!! Welcome to my thoughts and just some health information that I hope you can use! Let me just state this now. I am not a writer, English major, or even a blogger, so there will be mistakes in here.