Friday, May 13, 2011

Choosing Sports According to Body Shape

Choosing Sports for body shape
No doubt, Sport is one activity that can maintain fitness and health. But did you know that every person with a different body shape should also have different sports as well, in order to get maximum results.

Everyone, both men and women are born with certain body types and shapes. This is because body shape is influenced by genetic factors inherited from both parents.

Some people sometimes do not get good results even do regular exercise, this may be because the sport that do not fit the body shape that is owned. Because of different body shapes also indicate the number and distribution pattern of fat cells are different.

For that body shape determines the type of exercise should be chosen to reduce the amount of fat from his body. The following is an appropriate exercise based on body shape, as quoted from Lifemojo, Thursday (05/12/2011), namely:

V body shape
This body shape like the letter V or also known as the triangle (cone), the shape is wide at the top and smaller at the bottom. Usually the size of the shoulder 2-3 inches wider than the hips. This form is regarded as the ideal type of man because it consists of broad shoulders, small waist and legs strong.

Sports: which can be done should also include the lower part of the body such as squatting, bending the knee and gives emphasis on the feet. And also do cardio exercises to burn fat and shrink the waist.

Apple body shape
This guy has a middle part (chest and abdomen), the larger the shape of arms and legs are smaller, and the accumulation of fat in the waist. This form is predominantly found in men, but women are more vulnerable to developing it in mid-life.

Preferred Sport: should do aerobics to form a slender body and lower body fat, running, jogging, climbing and high-intensity cardio workout that can build some muscle in the leg. While the exercises can be done to lower body is pilates and squat.

Pear body shape
This guy has the upper body is smaller with the hips and thighs that big. This type stores more fat in the hips, buttocks and thighs.

Sports: should emphasize these areas due to more number of fat cells, which is 75 percent of the time sports to the bottom and 25 percent for upper body. For the lower body can be by bicycle, exercise squat and bend the knee, while to build up the chest and back can with push-ups and shoulder press.

An hourglass shape (like a figure 8)
This body shape tend to be larger at the top and bottom of the body, but more slender in the waist. Generally the form of shoulders and hips about the same width with a small waist and flat stomach. This form is often considered a desirable body shape of women.

Sports: who do should be routine and focus on all areas, such as cardio exercise, exercise bike, jogging, skipping, swimming and pressing shoulders.

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