There is a lot of truth to this ad. You can’t do much about certain aspects of your body – most are set in stone by your genes. Others, however, can be changed to a certain degree. Regardless of whether you are a female or male, there are three main categories of body types – somatotypes: Endomorph, Mesomorph and Ectomorph. Of course, few people fall exactly in one of the categories. Most find themselves somewhere in between – a combination of two of the body types. However, the categories give a good indication of which diet and which workout is more appropriate for each type. Every part of the human body is defined by its genetics.The shape and size of bones are to a great degree fixed after adolescence. Bones like those in the pelvis, the shoulders or the length of your extremities determine the basic shape of the body and its size. While resistance training can make your bones denser and more rigid (to be prepared for higher strain when put under pressure the next time), these slight changes in density do not contribute much to the overall appearance. [Read more…]
“Tired of being fat and ugly? Just be ugly!” – gym billboard.
Almost four years ago I quit going to the gym and started working out with nothing other than my own body weight. The exercises I use are really basic, not super innovative, but very effective. For some more advanced exercises you can find aid in household items like chairs and tables. Also you are not bound to any location; you can basically train wherever you want, e.g. at home, in the park, on vacation. [Read more…]