Fitness plans, it seems everyone is selling them but nobody really is able to explain what exactly it is that makes their product unique compared to the other thousands of fitness plan publishers and fitness gurus out there.
Fact of the matter is, just like every finger print is different, so is every body type.. tall, short, narrow, wide, and everything in between..so why do we all prescribe to the exact same workout routines? It just doesn’t make any sense.
The Secret to Effective Workout Plans
In this article we’ll explain the three major reasons why customized plans are critical to getting the most out of your fitness plans. Hopefully by the end of this article you’ll have a full understanding of what is required to seriously achieve your goals and also save you some money in protecting you from the generic “one-size-fits-all” plans that are marketed all over the world.
Why One Size Doesn’t Fit All
As mentioned briefly in the opening paragraph, because our anatomy varies so greatly from person to person, using the exact same workout and diet plan for millions of people just doesn’t make any sense. Think of it this way, if we were all the same and all had to do the same exercises to get fit, then why would we all have different doctors? Surely if we’re all the same and can use the same plans then the whole world should only need one doctor?
You can see the absurdity of this assumption with the doctor analogy. Fact of the matter is, just like shoes and doctors, fitness plans MUST be customized to suit individual needs, you cannot apply the same thing to everyone simply because we are all so different.
Example Explained: Ectomorph Tips
We wanted to provide at least one good example of a training style that has been customized to work for a specific body type. The fitness fanatics at Skinny Yoked have gone and created an entire online resource for one specific body type: ectomorphs. What is an ectomorph? Well, technically it is most often described as a taller and narrow skeleton with lean long muscle mass. (See Wikipedia for a more detailed description) These types of individuals are also often referred to as “hard gainers” and usually have a high metabolic rate which makes it difficult for them to build muscle.
The Skinny Yoked website has exercises prescribed specifically for this body type. They have eating guides, diet info, and supplementation resources as well, all targeted to a very specific type of weight lifter. Likewise there are websites for endomorphs (shorter and stockier individuals) to help them become more lean and skinny. These sub-niche fitness sites have sprung up in response to people needing advice and guides designed specifically for them, not for “everybody”.
Things to Review When Shopping
With all the above information taken into account, it’s important to take individualization into account when preparing for working out and also during post-workout recovery. For example, some people can process far more calories on a daily basis than others. This means some people will need more carbs, and less protein, whereas others will need more protein and fewer carbs, especially if they have a slower metabolism and/or are trying to lose weight.
When shopping, especially for things like supplements from places like bodybuilding.com and the like, make sure to take into account your specific body type and your individual goals. It might help to spend an hour or so researching your goals beforehand and narrowing down your supplement shopping things that are most likely to help you reach your goals in a timely manner.
Let us know what you think in the comments below. IF you have very specific questions regarding the topic of this discussion, that is unique plans for unique body types, feel free to get in touch with us and we can have a more detailed discussion with you directly via email.