Make the most of your regular workout, adjusting the exercises to your body shape. The following division will help you see which part of your body needs most attention. We single out four types of body shapes – identify yours and start exercising.
If you have a body in the shape of pear, you fall into the group of beauties like Alicia Keys, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Lopez and many others. The pear shape implies a weaker upper part compared to the lower body.
So, hips and thighs are the central part of your body and it’s normal if you want to lose weight here and tone up this area at the same time, but be careful not to forget the area above your waist either. We recommend exercises for arm and shoulder muscles with the same length as those for hips and thighs. The best solution is walking, running or cycling for at least 45 minutes a day, five times a week. In this way, you won’t put a lot of strain on your knees, ankles and hips.
When it comes to strengthening the arm and shoulder muscles, we recommended starting with less exercise, and increase it gradually.
Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow are in this group. They can wear almost anything, but they don’t have the typical prominent female curves. The main feature of this body shape is that the shoulders and chest are practically the same size as the thighs and the waist is unstressed.
In the case of obesity, the most problematic part is the stomach. Women of this body type should pay more attention to tightening their stomach, or reducing fat deposits when attempting to lose weight. Thus the waist will be more emphasized. In addition, they need to increase buttock muscle mass with special exercises for that body part. For this they can do squats or climb stairs instead of using an elevator.
However, doing exercises for specific body parts is not enough as the body needs to be fully activated. Besides exercises for the abdomen and buttocks, we also recommended running and walking uphill, as well as cycling.
The hourglass body shape is considered ideal because of the slim waist and proportional upper and lower part. Typical representatives of this carved figure are Beyoncé, Scarlet Johansson and Halle Berry.
What’s typical for girls with this figure is that when they put on weight, weight is distributed to all parts of the body. However, without regular toning workout, these girls are at a higher risk of gaining more weight on their thighs and upper arms.
We recommend cardio exercises for tightening. Cardio exercises can include Zumba, swimming, cycling and so on. When it comes to exercises for toning and building muscle, these ladies should pay more attention to strengthening the upper back.
Narrow hips and broad shoulders is the description of the body type that Jessica Biel has. Representatives of this type of figure have difficulties in finding a matching swimsuit; because often one part of it fits whereas the other is either large or small.
Tightening the abdomen and exercises for shaping the thighs and buttocks are the perfect complement to this build. The good news is that those belonging in this group tend to quickly and easily develop muscles and burn fat, thanks to their strong metabolism. So they will have no problem with any type of exercise.
We recommend doing exercises that do not require unnecessary strain or too many repetitions such as running, cycling and similar.