It’s a given that the older you get the more your body begins to change. Don’t get me wrong, some of the changes can be good, but for the most part they’re usually not.
So how do you cope with a body thats constantly changing?
When it comes down to it your body type is a big factor in regards to seeing results. Your body type is basically determined by genetics and starts to change after puberty. For the most part, finding out what your body type is pretty easy, yet many women and fitness professionals, don’t recognize body types or understand the connection between body type on body composition and weight gain and loss.
There are three basic body types. Keep in mind that it is possible to be a mix of each type.
Ectomorph: This body type is tall and slim with long arms and legs. With this body type you may have difficulty gaining weight and building muscle. Ballet dancers, models, and long-distance runners tend to have the ectomorph body type.
Mesomorph: This body type is shorter and muscular and has stocky arms and legs. With this body type you are strong and gain muscle mass when you do strength training. You may have difficulty losing weight. Mesomorph body types usually excel at power sports, such as soccer, softball, and sprinting events in track and field.
Endomorph: This body type carries more body fat. The endomorph body type can be apple shaped or pear shaped. Endomorph body types excel at distance swimming, field events, and weightlifting.
Do you know what body type you are?