The type of body you were born with will decide how you train so that you’re always maximising your time in the gym. There are three main body types: \n\nEctomorph \n\n\nEndomorph \n\n\nMesomorph\n\nIn this article, Beast Gear runs the rule over all three so that you’re able to put together a programme that suits you best. \n\nImage from: https:\/\/i.pinimg.com\nLet’s begin with …\nThe Ectomorph \nThe ectomorph is the perennially skinny person who we’re all jealous off as we get older. He seems to eat double his body weight each day yet never piles on the pounds. Instead, he’s a lean machine for life. If this is you - kudos. \nOf course, ectomorph’s aren’t always that happy themselves because they’ve got a huge problem: They find it hard to gain muscle mass. \nHere are some training tips for the ectomorph body type:\n\nTrain heavily but go slowly\n\n\nTake long rests between sets for proper recovery \n\n\n\nDon’t train all the time (we’re not letting you off the hook completely, but you don’t need to do more than 3 days a week) \n\n\n\nEat more than you normally do \n\n\nRefrain from intense cardio \n\nThe Mesomorph \nThe mesomorph is basically the ideal. When you think of all the best bodybuilders, they pretty much had a mesomorph body type with narrow hips and wide clavicles. They also had big enough joints so that they could support large muscle mass.\nIf you’ve got a mesomorph body type, here are some training tips: \n\nDo strength training as much as you can\n\n\nDon’t overdo things with heavy weights\n\n\nStick to a moderate pace \n\n\nKeep your rest periods between sets fairly short \n\n\nDo cardio moderately \n\n\nBe consistent with your training \n\n\nThe Endomorph \nThe endomorph has the slowest metabolism out of all the three body types. Unfortunately, guys who have an endomorph body type store fat more than average and tire easier. They also have a pretty voracious appetite and generally find it hard to lose weight. \nAll is not lost, though. With the right training program in place, endomorph’s can reach their fitness, health and strength goals. The pressure is on, however, to burn all that fat. \nHere are some training tips for endomorphs:\n\nDo more cardio than usual \n\n\nCombine cardio with weight training to burn as much fat as possible \n\n\nGo hard and go consistent. As an endomorph, there’s more work to be done to get the results you crave\n\n\nMix things up with martial arts. Martial arts will break your routine, thus keeping your body on its toes \n\n\nStay active as much as you can. When possible, walk to the grocery store and leave the car at home. Take the stairs \n\nConclusion \nIn summary, no body type will have it easy when it comes to their training regime. While ectomorph’s definitely don’t need to train as hard as ectomorph’s, and while they can take longer rest periods, there’s still work to be done and any workout is going to be demanding. After all, if you start to slack, you won’t see the gains you’re looking for. \nWhatever your body type, make sure to set some goals and put the work in that will bring you closer to them each week.