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SHOAPIE's Photo SHOAPIE Posts: 24,802
3/26/18 11:46 A

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3/26/18 11:25 A

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Thoughts? Well, first off, not everybody really agrees with your assumption that body types are indicative of anything at all as you'll discover by doing a search for "somatotype is bull"

Secondly, "weight" training conjures pictures of plates, bars, and benches. A better term is what the other posters used in "strength" training or another is "resistance" training. Unless you're looking to be a competitive bodybuilder or world-class athlete, resistance bands and body weight routines will do the same job with much less risk and expense.

Anyway, I agree with the others in that every"body" can benefit from a good mix of cardio and resistance training. Concentrate on what you want, but remember that cardio is where you'll find endurance, improved circulatory function, and flexibility among other benefits.

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Edited by: NITEMAN3D at: 3/26/2018 (11:27)
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3/26/18 10:12 A

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Everyone needs cardio and strength training, no matter what your body type.

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3/26/18 6:30 A

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I don't think a basic workout routine has to vary depending on body type. I recommend strength training (full-body routine, 2-3 x/wk) and regular cardio exercise (3-4 x/wk, 20-30 minutes) for overall good health.

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3/25/18 11:57 P

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There is no right answer.

It mostly depends on your goals and abilities.

To each, their own.

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You cannot outrun the fork.
The journey never ends.
Exercise is medicine.
Move to Improve.

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3/25/18 9:33 P

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Whats the best exercise routine?

I see weight-training is a must in about all the sites I've searched, but the opinion on cardio varies.

Thoughts?



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