Each woman is born with a different shape. If people say that you are more like an apple, this means that you’re generally bigger on the top half of your body than on the bottom half.
You have slim hips and a large chest and stomach. You also tend to gain weight above the waste and along the backside. For your exercise, you need to focus on aerobic training to slim down.
By working on the lower half of your body, you can help balance out your chest and shoulders. Look to perform exercises that are low-resistance and involve low repetitions.
Try climbing stairs, walking on an incline, running, leg squats, leg presses, and dead lifts because these are good for you. Walking in the shallow end of a swimming pool and practicing Pilates or yoga will work well as these target the core problem areas.
Plus, this will strengthen your midsection and correct postural defects if you have any. Stability ball, longer duration or endurance training, and back strengthening will definitely help. You may want to know that you may sometimes find it easier to shed excess body weight.
Just remember that your fat is found in places that can pose danger as you get older. It is imperative that you adapt a healthier lifestyle early on.
On the other hand, some of you may feel that you weren’t blessed with curves. Most ruler-shaped women are fortunate when it comes to finding clothes that fit. You are similar to an hourglass-shaped woman such that your bodies are pretty much in proportion, but you’re not as tapered in the midsection, with no significant difference in the sizes of your waste, chest, and hips. You’re built straight, up and down.
With your shape, you give the appearance of being thin. You tend to put on weight on your stomach and backside, while maintaining slender arms and legs, and more often carry excess in your tummy and backside.
You don’t get wider, but rather protrude forward and backward. The few pounds that you gain may become very visible. When it comes to exercise, you need to perform a lot of upper-body and abdominal exercises to help support the back, shoulders, and arms in order to avoid poor posture and hunching.
You can work out no more than three times weekly, but you need to exercise intensely, really taxing the muscles. You can do a mix of aerobic with more rest between these intense routines. Cardio will help you lose weight in your problem areas and you can build more muscle with resistance exercises that emphasize on all muscle groups routinely.
They say that ruler-shaped women make the best joggers and long-distance runners. You also excel in movements that require long and sustained aerobic actions.
Whatever your shape may be, it’s time to take charge and stop comparing yourself with the others. It also helps to familiarize yourself with the health implications of your shape. More importantly, never feel guilty.
Your body shape isn’t your fault. Instead, celebrate the positive aspects of your shapes and maintain shape-specific eating and exercise habits.