Your body type is a significant factor in how you metabolize food and respond to exercise. There are three body types: ectomorph, endomorph and mesomorph. The mesomorph body type is the happy medium of all three but they can tend to put on weight if they neglect themselves. By following a solid fitness and nutrition plan, mesomorphs can effortlessly mould and shape their bodies however they choose.
Signs of a Mesomorph
Mesomorphs tend to be naturally fit with the ability to easily gain or lose weight. If you’re a mesomorph you have a muscular, athletic body, gain muscle rather quickly and you’re strong. Even though you still need to incorporate good exercise and diet habits, you’re able to eat without heavily scrutinizing your diet or obsessing over calories. Your body’s fat-burning efficiency affords you the pleasure of being able to indulge, on occasion, guilt-free.
An effective workout for a mesmorph is a combination workout. Although you have the most desirable body type you still want to make sure you’re engaging in regular exercise. Weight training and cardio should be done consistently for maximum health benefits. Since you tend to already have an active lifestyle, cardiovascular training at least three times a week and weight training at least two times a week will suffice.
The mesomorph diet should be well-balanced, consisting of lean proteins, complex carbohydrates and unsaturated fats. Due to an efficient metabolism, most mesomorphs can eat plenty of carbohydrates without the fear of adding body fat. A diet high in protein, high in carbohydrates and low in fat is ideal for a mesomorph.
If you need to lose weight for health reasons or to meet specific fitness goals, changing the frequency of your workouts and time of day in which you eat your meals may prove beneficial. For instance, increase your cardio to four to five times per week and strength training to three times per week. Research suggests that you should eat all starchy carbohydrates before 3 p.m. and you should include an abundance of green leafy salads with lean proteins such as turkey breast and fish.