Workout Exercises for Every Body Shape

Medically, we are all different. We all share our own DNA, and there is no one alike. We all have our own medical code. But I don’t want to bore you with medical and science stuff. We can agree that we are all different.

Even when someone looks like you, he/she is different. We have different personalities, different ideas about something, and we all have different body shapes. Yes, you can categorize them, but in reality, even those with the same body shape are different in one way or another. For example, you and your friend might both have pear shape body. However, an exercise that works perfectly for you, might not work for him/her. The reason is simple, there are many other factors contributing.

But enough about the science behind the success, let’s get down to business, and how your body shape impacts the type of exercise you need. Let’s break them down, and hopefully, I can steer you into the right direction.

Pear/Spoon

Workout Exercises for Every Body Shape
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People with pear or spoon body have well-defined waist. Your bust and shoulders are also proportionally narrower than your hip-line. Most of your weight is located on hips, bottom and thighs. The good news is you probably have a flat stomach, even without doing lots of abs.

Another way to describe the pear body shape is wider hips and thighs, wider bottom, but slim abs and arms. That being said, the challenge here is to work out your butt and legs more, so you get them in proportion with your upper part of the body. However, even though trouble zone is your thighs and hips, you want a stronger and defined upper body that will balance out your shape.

For the exercise part, I’d recommend five exercises.

First and foremost, jumping rope or jumping jacks.

Workout Exercises for Every Body Shape

This will help you improve your cardio perseverance, increase your heart rate, and burn more calories and fat from your thigh, bottom and legs. You need to shed some weight from your lower part of the body, and this is the way to go.

Your second exercise is push-ups, and you want three sets with 10 repetitions.

Workout Exercises for Every Body Shape

Why push-ups you ask? Because you also need to tone your upper body, but not in a body building way that dramatically increases your mass and muscle.

For your upper part, you can also do plank leg sweep.

Workout Exercises for Every Body Shape

You want to throw in some V-Pull Plie, a ballet exercise that helps with the upper and lower part of your body in the same time.

Last, but not least, I recommend brisk walking, another perfect cardio exercise for burning calories in the lower part of the body.

For those that don’t know, brisk walking is also called speed walking, where you maintain a pace slightly faster than your usual walking pace.

As for sports, I would recommend in-line skating. Basically, another cardio exercises that focuses on your lower part of the body. And if you didn’t know by now, in-line skating is awesome for your butt.

Working out is just half the success story, as you will also need to be careful with your fashion gear. You want to look for shorts and tees that show your body.

Apple/Cone

Workout Exercises for Every Body Shape
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Individuals with apple shaped body look round, or at least that is what their appearance suggests. Your waistline is wider than usually, giving a perception of being overweight. There is no definition at the waist, and it is what you must work on. As you might have guessed, most of your weight is located in the midsection. The good news is you have slim legs.  But the best and the simplest definition is to say that the apple/cone body shape is the opposite of pear/spoon body shape.

The troubled zone here is the belly, and the solution is to focus on your core.

For that, I’d recommend the pushup climber and the pulldown extension.

Next on the list is cardio exercises that shed weight from your waistline. To burn belly fat, you want to try spinning (for at least 30 minutes per day), as well as jumping ropes and stationary biking. Slow walking is also an ideal exercise. You might ask why slow when fast burns more calories? Because slow walking burns calories from your belly.

You also want to put some mass and weight on your legs and butt.

To do so, you can try lunges and squats, but with some weight on. Do three sets of 10 repetitions (squats, lunges with left leg, and lunges with right leg).

The ideal sport for your body shape is tennis, a sport that requires lots of work with both the upper and the lower part of your body. Find a partner and go for 30 minutes session.

Let’s not forget your fashion gear. Since your legs are your strongest selling point, make sure to wear shorts and skirts to expose them.

Ruler/Athletic Body

Workout Exercises for Every Body Shape

Many classify the ruler or the rectangle body shape as the ideal. And that is very close to the truth, as the rectangle is very similar to the hourglass body shape, with a fairly straight up silhouette and a slight masculine look. The only downside is that you need to find a way to look taller and slimmer, but I will share that with you once we get to fashion advice.

Now, for the exercise part of the rectangle or athletic body.

You might think that because your body shape is ideal, you don’t need lots of exercise. Wrong. You need even more exercise than others, just so you keep your entire body in shape.

Starting with long distance running, for at least 30 minutes, and stationary bikes, you want some cardio exercises that will keep your metabolic rate working.

Now, for the toning of your body, you might have the easiest way to tone your abs. I’d recommend sit-ups, four sets of 20 repetitions. You can also pay some attention to the jumping rope, but you want weighted ropes for extra pressure and resistance. Stepping is also a nice option, as is the elliptical machine.

For sports, there are tons of options you could look into. Since you are the athletic type, basketball and volleyball are definitely at the top of the list. However, for those that want to take things up to another level, try long distance swimming, you’ll find it really challenging. If you want more fun and entertaining sport, rollerblading is the way to go.

I also promised to tell you some tricks to look taller. The best way is with yoga pants. You also need to remember never to pull your top over your bottom. This way, your bottom looks bigger than it actually is. Dresses are also good option, especially those with patterns.

All in all, enjoy, as you belong to the category that 30% of fashion models fall in.

Hourglass Body Shape

Workout Exercises for Every Body Shape
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Arguably one of the most popular, and the body shape many girls crave for. Few are lucky enough to have it, and others try to get it with clothes and accessories. But back to the curvaceous beauties, let’s talk about the exercises you need and want.

I know you understand what the hourglass body shape looks like, with bust and shoulders at the same width as the hips, a defined waist that is smaller than the hips. The best part of having a hourglass body shape is that when you gain weight, the fat stores evenly throughout your body, looking proportionately curvy.

Now, onto your ideal exercise, let’s talk cardio.

You definitely want to pay attention to cardio exercises, because in the same way that you gain weight evenly throughout your body, you lose weight as well. That being said, you don’t need to focus on particular aspect of your body, you just want to do as much cardio as possible and lose weight evenly.

For cardio exercises, I recommend stationary bike, as well as fast walking with no incline, and jumping rope.

All three are extremely efficient, and you can actually do them at home. Except for the fast walking of course.

When it comes to sports, dancing is definitely something you want to try. Your curvaceous body will be the star of the show, and your hips are suited for salsa, samba, and other Latino dances that require shaking your hips. Basically, everything Shakira and J.Lo do in their videos. But if want to use sports more as a weight loss asset, swimming is the way to go. Swimming is actually one of the best cardio exercises that help you tone the entire body.

Last, but not least, let’s talk fashion gear. First and foremost, you want a sports bra that can support your breast. I know you have issues with the support of your beauties, and a sports bra is the best item you can invest into.

Workout Exercises for Every Body Shape

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