Each of us have our individual characteristic shapes and when we add weight we either add it to some specific places of our bodies or such weight will be equally shared among every parts. This is the reason why we need to engage in physical activities, workouts and body shaping exercises that will make our body become proportionately arranged.
Knowing your body shape is important so that you will know what your assets and imperfections are. Your body shape is often based on the features of your physical as well as the overall balance of your body. Men generally are described as having a H-shape or apple shape (cone shape) while women can be pear, apple or hourly glass. There are recommended exercises for each type of body shapes (hourglass, pear, apple, h-shape, v-shape, and Oval shape).
- Pear Shape
Pear Shape individuals tend to have lower body structure. These are people who have more fats deposited below their waste line. If you are a pear, you will find that your hips are somewhat wider than your shoulder and that you tend to gain weight below your waist. Exercises recommended for pear shape individuals are targeted towards the middle and lower regions. Compound exercises such as bent over-rows, push-ups, bent-over rows, Romanian dead lifts and squats.
- V Shape
V-shaped body is considered as the ideal shape for men. This group of people builds more muscles at the chest and upper body region and their fat deposits have been replaced by lean muscles. Dead lift, bent-over barbell rows, and pull-ups/ chin ups are recommended exercises for V-shape individuals.
- Apple Shape
Apple shape is similar to V-shape; apple shapes often have slim or thin waist and middle region while the upper region is heavier. Apples tend to gain weight over the waist or along the backside. The preponderance of apples are mesomorphs or endomorphs. Cardio work-outs are usually recommended for apple shape body individuals.
- Oval/Onion Shape
Oval or Onion shape body is the most unhealthy body shape you can have. This body shape is characterized by a rounded figure with fat deposited on almost every region of the body. The first step towards the reshaping of an oval shape body is the removal of fats through proper dietary plans and steady Cardio workouts.
- H Shape
H Shaped individuals are rectangular in stature, exercises recommended for these individuals are those that will build muscles in the legs, arms and upper region as such will tone their horizontal frame to achieve a better proportionate body shape.
- Hourglass Shape
Hourglass shape body is a perfect shape for a woman. Women with an hourglass shape are often envy by all of their friends. This is because hourglasses have well-balanced upper and lower bodies, with a characteristically narrow waist. Exercises require normal daily routine exercises such as jogging, stretching, and the use of elliptical machines to tone up the muscles of the legs and the generally body structure.
Weight loss and body shape go hand-in-hand. The ideal weight loss program for you will help the ideal shape of your body. You need to understand the ideal body shape and weight loss program that clearly fits your body shape before engaging in such a program.