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The Body Type Endomorph Explained

The Body Type Endomorph Explained


The Body Type Endomorph Explained? Understand The Endomorph Physique, How to Train & Eat

Human beings are very diverse in physical traits throughout the world. When you look at two people you’ll find some similarities and so dissimilarities. No two people are the same. On the basis of body shape, human beings can be classified into three types: Endomorphs, Mesomorphs, and Ectomorphs. As our body types are different, so are our diet and the way we train. Each body type requires a particular type of diet and training to maintain overall health and weight. To correctly identify your body type, is to get one step closer to your fitness goals. Generally, people are a blend of two body types in which one is more dominant than the other. Here, we will discuss the Endomorph body type in detail and how to train it.

Endomorph Body Type

Endomorph Physical Characteristics

People with Endomorph bodies have large bones. They are able to store fat easily and have difficulty losing weight. Such people have smooth, round bodies with small shoulders and shorter limbs. They are generally curvy and have a small waist. Their body weight is unevenly distributed throughout the body and most of their body weight lies in the abdomen, lower thighs, and hips. Such distribution of body fat makes it harder for them to lose weight. Only by correct training and diet, they will see positive results.

Endomorph Metabolic Characteristics

People with Endomorph body type are generally sensitive to carbohydrates and insulin. Food items containing a high quantity of carbs are quickly converted into sugar and get stored as fat instead of burning into energy. This leads to high body fat and increased risk for diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol, heart diseases, high blood pressure, hypertension, and depression. The primary cause for these conditions in this body type is the hormonal imbalance that can be corrected by proper diet and training.

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Diet for Endomorph Body Type

Due to their sensitivity toward carbohydrates and insulin, the Endomorph body should focus on a diet with equal distribution of micronutrients, carbohydrates, and high-fiber starches. Carbohydrates should mostly come from vegetables. Such people should keep their distance from fast food, crackers, cookies, and bread. A paleo-type diet is ideal for an Endomorph body type with each meal comprising about one-third of carbs, one-third of protein, and one-third of healthy fat. Try to use olive oil and avocados for healthy fat in your diet. Aim for a high-protein breakfast that will kick start your metabolism and keep your insulin level high.

Training for Endomorph Body Type

People with Endomorph body type need a well-planned fitness program as they have to work harder than others to lose weight and stay fit. Their training program must include weight training and cardio. Exercise is a great way to increase metabolism. For an Endomorph, muscle building is easy, but they have a hard time staying lean. It is important for them to make regular exercise a habit and an integral part of their lifestyle. Cardio is one of the best ways for Endomorphs to burn excess calories and create a healthy calorie deficit. It will also prevent them from becoming lazy and make things much harder. For Cardio, Endomorphs can opt for High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) 2-3 times a week for no more than 30 minutes. Apart from HIIT, they should do basic cardio almost 2-3 times a week for about an hour. This will include walking, running, cycling, etc.

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