What is an Endomorph?
The body of the endomorph is round and soft, with the appearance that much of the mass is concentrated in the abdominal area. The arms and legs are short in length and taper, giving the appearance of stalkiness. The hands and feet are small, and the upper arms and thighs are often more developed than the lower parts of the arms or legs. A high waist is also evident.
Endomorph Training & Nutrition Tips
- The endomorph will not have too much difficulty in building muscle, but will have to be concerned with losing fat and then being very careful with diet so as not to gain the fat back.
- A higher proportion of high set, high repetition training (no lower than 10-12 rep range) should be employed. Very short rest periods should be used, to burn off as much fat as possible. Completing extra sets of some of the exercises is also worthwhile when trying to lose body fat.
- Aerobic exercise such as bike riding, running, or some other calorie consuming activity is recommended. Training in the gym burns calories, and raises the basal metabolic rate overall, but cardio exercise done on a continuous basis for 30 to 45 minutes or more at a time is also worthwhile to shed this excess weight.
- Endomorphs should follow a nutritionally balanced low calorie diet. The minimum amount of protein, carbohydrates, and fats, should be adhered to, and vitamin and mineral supplements should also be taken to ensure that the body is not being deprived of any essential nutrients.
- The Endomorph should train with high set, high rep training, to help burn off excess fat. Additionally, cardio exercise is recommended for this reason. Whilst a calorie controlled diet is recommended, the minimum protein, carbohydrates and fats must be consumed. Vitamin and mineral supplements can help ensure that vital nutrients are ingested, considering the limited calorie intake and stress on the body due to exercise.