Friday, May 30, 2008

Right exercise for you!

I don't know about you girls but I have sadly fallen victim to that inevitable summer fat. Yes, yes, I gained another good 3 pounds. Boo me. Well, before classes start, I vowed to lose that extra slab of fat on my belly! Soooo... with only two weeks to go, what's a girl to do? Exercise.

Since I'm new to these crash exercises, I decided to research about it and found out that different body shapes actually have different exercises that work best for them! In order to know which exercise works for you, you have to know first which body shape category you fall in:

Hourglass - whoa girl, you're sexy! lol! Yes, yes, the hourglass figure is that which everyone tends to envy because they have really good proportions. But what I want to emphasize here is that you don't have to be thin to have this kind of body shape. Basically, hourglass figures have well proportioned upper and lower bodies and a distinctly small waist. Most of the time, hourglass figures can be seen on athletic girls. Your celeb sisters: blake lively, scarlett johanssen

Pear - I know a lot of people who has this kind of body shape. Pears have larger lower bodies. They tend to have big hips and thighs but small chests and flat stomachs. Your celeb sisters: jennifer love hewitt, jennifer lopez, beyonce knowles

Apple - This is the counterpart of Pears. Apples have larger upper bodies-- big chests, big stomachs but really thin hips and thighs. You celeb sisters: mariah carey, tyra banks

Ruler - This is a very rare body shape as rulers are often those people who are waif-like and slim. They even have really slender and thin bone structures and normally do not gain a lot of weight and if they do will be concentrated on their chests and bottoms. Your celeb sisters: the olsen twins, keira knightley

So now that you're classified yourself under a body shape category, let's go to the fun part, "which exercise works best for what?"

Hourglass- Hourglass figures tend to gain weight evenly so the best way to address it is to find exercises that helps you lose weight all over your body. You should best go for:
slow jogging, stationary biking, jumping jacks, swimming, bicep curls, shoulder presses, and squats. Again, the key here is to have balance. Find an exercise where your entire body gets to move.

Pear- Since you have a large lower body, you should focus on making that area smaller. Go for:
walking, cycling, elliptical training, jumping rope, leg lifts and dips, push ups, chin ups, and shoulder presses.

Apple- Contrary to other body types, the best exercise for apple-shapes are those that are focused on the smaller half of their bodies. So instead of looking for exercises to give you smaller chests and stomachs, you should find exercises that would make you have bigger buns, thighs and sexier calves. The idea here is to give you a more balanced look. I mean, hey, if you've got big boobs, how do you go about making that small? tsk! Well then, here are the exercises you should try: stairclimbing, walking on an incline, running, leg squats, leg presses, and deadlifts.

Ruler- Surprisingly, it is harder to lose weight when you're a ruler because you have to focus on every single muscle in your body. Since you're waif-like, you should build muscle mass evenly or risk looking like a boxer with big arm muscles. You have to constantly and routinely exercise all your body parts to have that even and sexy look. Try these exercises: stretching, sit-ups, step classes, spinningwalking or jogging on an incline, squats, bench presses and shoulder presses.

So there you go girls! Some exercises designed more specifically for each of our body needs. Goodluck with losing those summer fats! You can do it PK girl! Go, go, go!

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