What am I? Know your Body Type!!

Ever wondered why some people gain weight easily even if that person doesn’t eat much? Or why some people could never gain any weight even if they try eating alot? Well generally, we have different body types. Some will have problems gaining weight while some won’t be able to shed any weight, some could even pull off a bikini body by not working hard at all! (I know…that is so unfair)

In my opinion, it is relatively important to be aware of your body type, so that you can design a training programme accordingly. Put it this way, knowing your body type is like planning for war.

You must first identify the battle you are about to engage in. Set goals that are align with what your body needs. Do you need to do more weight training? or maybe more aerobics?

Well basically there are 3 body types

Ectomorph

Skinny
Lightly muscled
Small joints/boned
Lowbody fat (without exercise or following low calorie diets)
small shoulders,chest & buttocks
long arms & legs
Problem
Gaining weight, strength & muscle mass.
Training
Ectomorphs should maintain consistent nutrition and focus on weight training to promote muscle mass. Consistency is the key in an ectomorph’s training. Once you stop, you shrink!!
Endomorph
Smooth, round body
Gains muscle easily but tends to be underdeveloped
medium-large joints/bones
High levels of body fat (tend to be overweight)
Small shoulders, high waist and large hips creating a pear-shaped physique
Difficult to loose body fat
Problem
Losing fat would be the endomorph’s life long battle.
Training
Take extra caution in calorie intake. Combine weight training and cardio (eg. jogging, swimming & cycling) effectively. Muscle gain may be easier but losing fat can be super duper hard. Cardio training/aerobics should be your soulmate in training, break up with them and you’ll fall into a ‘fat’ depression.
Mesomorph
Naturally lean
Naturally muscular
Medium sized joints/bones
Naturally strong
Broad/Square shoulders
Body fat evenly distributed
Problem
The mesomorph does not face a significant problem as they can naturally gain or lose weight with relative ease.
Training
The mesomorph should have a good balance in weight and cardio trainings depending on individual goals. If muscle gain is the goal, then weight training is your main companion while cardio fits in for weight loss goals.
Well, knowing what your body type is a good guideline to what your training should be based on. However my simple view is that the basics are still generally the same for everyone; once you get into a training programme, stick to it and eat healthy. Every training will have some effect on your body but it must be done.
So, stop blaming everything on genetics and just hit the gym; hit the gym for the workout, not the sauna.
-If anyone needs some opinions on designing their training programmes, feel free to ask me anytime- 
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Only in Sabah

It is hilarious how the simplest mistakes on the use of words can be a huge entertainment. The following images are all taken truly in our beloved Sabah, I know that this has nothing much to do with health share, but if it puts a smile on your face, then that’s healthy.I have always advised my clients that I train not to take too much ketchup and sauce as it is filled with sodium and preservatives. However I have no idea that there is ‘cum sauce’ in the market now. Maybe it’s healthier because it is natural?

So I guess that it would be fine for humans to throw trash in that area right?

I am more amazed with the fact that those people actually took the time to cut out the letters one by one to stick onto that sign; now, that is what I call commitment. If more people have that kind of commitment in exercising then battling high blood pressure would be so much easier.

Keep your eyes open! There are lots more of those ridiculous stuff out there! SNAP & SHARE folks~

The Magic Pill

Most of us can easily get caught by ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos and the next question that would pop to our minds is “Is it real?”. The search of a product that could give us that superb body figure that one would drool over has never ceased to catch my attention.

There are many pills, supplements and health products out in the market and being mere humans, *cough* we would always love to get things the easy way. I mean think of working out 2 hours 3 times a week and compare it to just consuming a magical pill for a period of time and wait for our bodies to show some results.

I think the answer is obvious, most people will join in the voyage of locating the “Magical Pill”. Research has shown that the average Malaysian can spend about RM800 – RM2000 a month on slimming products; I would rather use that on vacations…

A recent survey that I have done showed that almost 100% of the responses indicate that people do believe that exercise is more effective than consuming health products. But then, why do people still go for the “Magical Pill” and don’t just exercise? Well, I’ll get back to that ‘reason’ after doing some surveys and observations; hehehe.

I am no health expert nor am I saying that all the health products and slimming centres out in the market are just baloney, but this is my view…

If there really is a magical pill or product out there that could give us the health and body we desire, then the world would be a very healthy place where everyone is an extremely fit supermodel. Sadly, the reality is that it does not work that way. I believe in basically keeping a simple healthy diet tagged with consistent regular exercises which then could be enhanced by using health products if one’s budget permits.

The first step of getting into a healthy lifestyle and reaching that desired surfer’s body is realising that there is NO MAGIC PILL. SO WAKE UP!! and jump on that treadmill!

Spreading the love

Hey all! This is going to be my short opening into the world of blogging.

I am highly passionate about health and the performing arts and so I thought I’ll give it a shot in creating a virtual platform here to share and allow my diarrhoea of thoughts to be heard.

Stay tuned and I’ll be coming up with hopefully down to earth fun facts and real life experiences that you (and the masses) could relate to.

CHEERS~~