Exercise and Diet For Different Body Types

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Body Type Quiz

Learn Your Body Type For Correct Workout, Exercise, Diet and Weight Loss.

1) My bone structure is:

__ (a) Very Large __ (b) Large to Medium

__ (c) Small to Frail

2) My body tends towards:

__ (a) Carrying too much fat

__ (b) Being lean and muscular

__ (c) Being too skinny

3) My body looks:

Men answer here:

__ (a) Round and soft

__ (b) Square and rugged

__ (c) Long and tenuous

Women answer here: __ (a) Pear-shaped

__ (b) Hourglass-shaped

__ (c) Mostly straight up and down

4) As a child I was:

__ (a) Chubby

__ (b) Normal

__ (c) Too thin

5) My activity level is:

__ (a) Sedentary

__ (b) Fairly Active

__ (c) Over active, can't sit still

6) My approach to life is:

__ (a) Laid back

__ (b) Dynamic

__ (c) Worrisome

7) My metabolism is:

__ (a) Slow

__ (b) Just right

__ (c) Too fast

8) People tell me:

__ (a) I should lose some weight

__ (b) Stay the same, that I look fine

__ (c) I should gain some weight

9) If you encircle your wrist with your other handís middle finger and thumb:

__ (a) Middle finger and thumb do not touch

__ (b) Middle finger and thumb just touch

__ (c) Middle finger and thumb overlap

10) Concerning my weight, I:

__ (a) Gain weight easily, but find it hard to lose

__ (b) Gain or lose weight fairly easily. Usualy stay about the

same weight __ (c) Have trouble gaining weight

11) I am hungry:

__ (a) Almost all the time

__ (b) Just at meal times

__ (c) Rarely

12) People would describle me as an:

__ (a) Emotional person

__ (b) Physical person

__ (c) Intellectual person

RESULTS Give yourself a 1 for each A answer, a 2 for each B answer and a 3 for each C answer. Add them up and devide by 12.

Look below at the number you now have. If you come up with a fraction, for example 1.5, then you are somewhere inbetween those two body types. And recomendations would be a middle approach.


You tend towards being an Endomorph, your biggest concern should be the losing of fat and adopting a lifestyle that keeps it off.

Strength training should be done to get a better muscle to fat ratio and therefore improve metabolism. Use moderate weights at a fast training pace (very little rest between sets and exercises).

You should lower your calorie intake (but not try to starve yourself) and should eat frequent but small meals. Sugars, sweets and junk food should be eliminated from your diet.

Engage daily in some activity like brisk walking, biking, etc., and try to increase the amount of time you spend each week.


You tend towards being a Mesomorph and have a naturally fit body but to maintain it or improve it you should exercise and diet corretly for your type.

Strength training can be done more often and for longer sessions then would be good for an Ectomorph, but you must still be carefull not to overdo it. You should train with moderate to heavy weighs and at a moderate pace, not resting too long between sets. You will find you gain muscle quite easy (some women and even men might not want to get too bulky, but this won't happen suddenly. When you are happy with your muscle size simply train to maintain it).

Stick to a good healthy diet to keep you lean and muscular, and watch for any slow creeping fat gains.

Engage in and enjoy aerobic activities, sports, etc. but do not overdo.


You tend towards being an Ectomorph, you should concentrate on gaining weight in the form of good lean muscle tissue (some women that are too thin may also want to put on a little fat to look more feminine).

Weight training should be done but not too often or for too long each session. Weight should be fairly heavy and workout pace slower (longer rest periods between sets).

Diet should be high in calories (good quality food not junk) and you should eat more then you're used to and often.

Aerobic and other activities (sports, dancing, etc.) should be kept to a minimum, at least until you are happy with your weight and looks.

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