You've worked hard to increase your fitness level and you've lost weight the healthy way. Your body shape has noticeably changed. But lingering in the back of your mind is the question, "Can I actually change my body type?" The answer is no.
Your frame size, bone structure, and the places you store body fat or muscle is all dependent on your DNA. If you're a person that tends to carry weight in one area of your body — such as your thighs — exercises such as Pilates or running aren't going to change that.
The good news, however, is that you can have a significant impact on your muscle definition. Here's a look at different body types and what you can do exercise- and nutrition-wise to best enhance them.
Tall And Lanky
Also known as the Ectomorph body type, this is the person who can eat whatever they want yet never gain weight. If you fall into this category, you're usually tall, thin and long-limbed. You have trouble maintaining muscle mass. Here's what you can do to counter it.
You fall into this category (Endomorph) if you have a soft, stocky body with sluggish metabolisms. Gaining weight is not a problem, but losing fat is.
If you're this type (Mesomorph), you've hit the genetic lottery. You add muscle and gain weight with relative ease. Your energy is high.
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