Discover the Right Workout Routine for Your Body Type

Are you ready to get active and in shape? Before you start, it’s essential to understand your body type and tailor your workout routine accordingly. Everyone’s body type is different, so it’s crucial to figure out which type of exercise and diet suits you best. 

Discovering the right workout routine for your body type will help you unlock new fitness levels and reach your goals faster. Read on to learn how to identify your body type and tailor a workout plan that works for you.

Different Body Types

The human body comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and each body type has unique needs when it comes to finding the right workout routine. Knowing your body type and creating a workout plan tailored to its needs can speed up your progress, reduce the risk of injury, and maximize your results.

  • Endomorphs

Endomorphs are characterized by soft, round body types with wide hips and shoulders and tend to store fat easily. These individuals require low-intensity cardio combined with comprehensive strength-training workouts to help them lose weight and tone their bodies. 

It’s important for endomorphs to maintain focus on cardiovascular activities like jogging, swimming, or cycling for at least 20 minutes every day to burn off excess fat. They should also avoid long-duration aerobic exercises, which can lead to overtraining and fatigue. 

Strength training can also help to build muscle and increase strength and endurance, which can help to slim down an endomorphic frame. Incorporating weight machines, free weights, and resistance bands into a routine is recommended to get the most out of a strength-training workout. 

  • Mesomorphs

Mesomorphs have athletic builds with broad shoulders and well-defined musculature. These individuals respond well to intense physical activities like circuit and high-intensity interval training and tend to build muscle efficiently. They also tend to lose fat quickly following a healthy diet and adequate exercise.

A balanced mix of strength and cardio exercises is ideal for this body type. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) can benefit mesomorphs as it helps them maintain muscle while burning fat. 

Moreover, weightlifting can be an excellent way for mesomorphs to build strength and gain muscle. The best approach to weight lifting for mesomorphs would be to focus on compound exercises such as squats, deadlifts, bench presses, and pull-ups that engage multiple muscle groups at once.

  • Ectomorphs

Ectomorphs are characterized by a small frame and thin physique, fast metabolism, and difficulty gaining weight or muscle. People with this body type tend to have smaller bones and joints, long limbs, and thin hands and feet. They may experience difficulty packing on muscle or maintaining muscle mass. 

Ectomorphs should do 3-4 full-body workouts per week based on compound movements like squats, deadlifts, pullups, pushups, bench presses, rows, overhead presses, and lunges. They should choose heavy weights that can only complete 6-8 reps of each exercise without compromising form. 

Between sets, a rest period of 1-2 minutes should be taken. If desired, simple isolation exercises like bicep curls or triceps extensions can be added at the end of each session.


It is essential to find a workout routine that matches your body type. Many options are available, and the best depends on your individual needs and goals. No matter your exercise plan, focus on form and listen to your body. By doing so, you will be able to reap the most benefits from your workouts and achieve optimal health and fitness.

The Fit Factor has various workout programs to help you achieve your fitness goals. We offer one-on-one fitness training, per-session training, and tailored programs since no two programs are built the same. Give us a call now!

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I started with Chad in August 2020, my first semester of college was cancelled and i needed something active to do. At that point I was a small underweight kid looking to gain muscle and gain weight. I went to Chad 3 times a week until late January 2021. Those 5 months were great, I really enjoyed going to chad and it was the highlight of my week and something I would look forward to going to 3 times every week. Throughout this time Chad has perfected my form on workouts and had a great and unique workout for me everytime. I went in weighing 125 pounds at 5’10 and now I weigh 150 pounds after the five months. Not only did Chad give workouts but he also gave me a diet for me to follow so I could maximize my time with him. He really personalizes workouts for each person. Currently i’m in the best shape of my life and am super confident in my body. GO TO FIT-FACTOR!!

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