If your shoulder and hip line are about the same size, while your waist line is approximately the same or even wider than shoulder and hips, you probably are an apple type. Your high hip may be wider than lower hip, and, when you gain weight, you gain it around the waist. This is called abdominal fat, which is usually located inside the abdominal cavity. The good news is that it is easier to get rid of abdominal fat, than the so called subcutaneous fat, which is located under the skin.
Body shape types for women
Your hips are wider than your shoulder and you probably have a slender upper body and well-defined waistline. You gain weight on thighs. This fat is so called subcutaneous fat, which means that it is stored just under the skin. Not easy but also not possible to get rid of this type of fat.
You have straight shape and flatter hips, your shoulder, bust and hips are within 5% of each other. This is one of the most common figures among women. If you gain weight, you gain evenly in all areas. Most models, celebrities and distance athletes have this body type, but, of course they body fat is usually lower than average people’s.
You have narrow waist, while hips and bust are wider and nearly equal in size. You gain weight on hips and above waist. This is the classic, feminine body type, but, in spite of the historical background and the attempts to “force” women to achieve this body type by wearing corsets or have ribs removed by surgery, less than 10% of women tend to have this shape*.
* “The shape of things to wear: scientists identify how women’s figures”. The Independent. 2005-11-21.
Body shape types for men
This type of body appears round especially in the abdominal area. It is also common that the legs seem slim. Your high hip may be wider than lower hip too, and, when you gain weight, you gain it around the waist. Abdominal fat is usually located inside the abdominal cavity. The good news is that it is easier to get rid of abdominal fat, than subcutaneous fat, which is located under the skin.
Your shoulder and chest are narrower than your waist and hip. You usually gain fat on thighs, hips and rear. This fat is so called subcutaneous, which means that it is stored just under the skin. Not easy but also not possible to get rid of this type of fat.
If your shoulders are closely as broad as your hip and waist, and your torso is straight, then you are a rectangle type. This is the most common body shapes among men. This body type is not always skinny, e.g. lots of male models and distance athletes have this body type. Rectangles usually have to put more work into building defined muscles.
This is the classic, masculine V-shaped body type. If you have wide shoulders and chest but narrow hips and waist, then you are definitely an inverted triangle type. While you might think that all you need to do is just show off your upper body,
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