People belong to 3 major body types: Mesomorph, Endomorph and Ectomorph.

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You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

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In my career as a performance coach and fitness professional, I have encountered a lot of people, of all ages, with many different goals in mind. What I have found is that, looking at certain demographics, people tend to have the same end goal in mind (wanting to bulk up, to slim down, or to prepare for some type of athletic event). Many young women (between 20 and 30 years old) will ask to be put in a training program where their bodies will get toned but not big, so that they don’t look “manly”. The women older than that will usually ask for help to develop more muscles and loose what they call “their flabby arms and their belly fat.” In saying all of this, what I’m seeing is a lot of women looking for their bodies to be in the best shape that it can!

You can read it in any magazine: nutrition and exercise go hand in hand. Especially in changing anyone’s figure. However, some people will see results after a few weeks of training, while others take longer and require more rigorous exercise and even a stricter nutrition program. What most magazines are failing to mention is that muscle hypertrophy, or the rate at which you develop muscle mass, depends on genetics and is what’s behind this phenomenon.

People belong to 3 major body types: Mesomorph, Endomorph and Ectomorph. People under the Mesomorph classification tend to develop muscle mass quickly. These are the people whose bodies will undergo a fast change in a short amount of time. Endomorphs are more voluptuous and need to lose fat in order to notice any changes in their bodies after the same period of training as a Mesomorph. The last group, or the Ectomorph group, are naturally slim and have a difficult time developing muscle mass. However, they really get stronger after several weeks of training, even though they have no visual body change.

Lucky for all of us, each group shows the possibility of changing one’s physique. No matter what the end goal is, change requires persistence and the strength to continue no matter how challenging or far off your goal seems to be. At TFW we always end our classes with a quote. One that instills power and determination into the clients and leaves me walking away always ready to come back again. In the words of Art Turrock, a professional speaker, “What’s it going to be – reasons or results?”