Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Your Body Type, Your Workout!



I have listed all the body types as well as a few tips for some who need extra help. Dr. Oz has some great tips on different body types and things they need. I added what he said as well for you to read. Also I posted products Dr. Oz was talking about that I think are just awesome.

Yes, I know, I listed all the body types on this page with all the extras but hey, who's to say you won't find out something that could help a friend or family member. ;)
 

The "A Frame"
If you carry extra weight in mainly hips, thighs and buttocks, while your waist and bust are small.

Training-
Upper Body:  repetitions 6-8 range.
Lower Body: repetitions 10-15 range.

"Body Type: Big Bottom
Two-thirds of women have this body shape, the gynaeoid, more commonly known as big bottomed. Studies show that having a big behind is not as dangerous as having belly fat, and may even protect you against deadly illnesses like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. However, your bottom is the first place you gain weight and the toughest area to trim down because your body wants to store this fat as energy.

If you have a large bottom, your diet should be high in complex carbs and protein and low in fat. This type of diet makes it harder for your body to store unwanted fat on your behind.

Fat Buster: Red Clover Meal
2 Cups Red Clover Tea
Red clover tea contains isoflavones, which can help regulate estrogen that contributes to fat on your bottom.

These products where posted by Michelle Freeman and not Dr. Oz

Bonus Fat Buster: Firm Seats
Try this nonworkout workout that can raise your basal metabolic rate, the amount of energy your body expends at rest. By sitting on a firm seat, your butt muscles have to work against gravity to create your own cushion, which also stimulates core strength." - Dr. Oz

"Body Type: Big Thighs
Trying to lose fat on your thighs can be very frustrating since the fat on your thighs is not very metabolically active. Those with big thighs, like those with a big behind do best with a low-fat, high-protein diet to help boost their metabolism.

Fat Buster: Liquid Lunch
Make a protein drink with a secret fat-busting ingredient: white kidney bean extract, shown to help prevent carbs from being broken down into sugars and converted into fat in your thighs.

This was posted by Michelle Freeman and not Dr. Oz

Liquid Lunch Protein Drink
Ingredients
Makes 1 serving
1 cup water
1 scoop whey protein isolate powder
1/2 half banana
1/2 cup frozen blackberries or blueberries
1 tsp of white kidney bean extract
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Directions
In a blender, process all ingredients until smooth. Enjoy!" - Dr. Oz

These products were posted by Michelle Freeman and not Dr. Oz

The "V Frame"
If you your shoulders are two or more inches wider than her hips. You have a large bust, narrow hips, and thin legs.

Training -
Upper Body: repetitions 10- 15 range.
Lower Body: repetitions 6-8 range.

"Body Type: Big on Top (Chest, Arms and Back)
Women who are big on top carry fat in their chest, arms and back and are the android type. Upper body fat is dangerous for your heart. Stress and lack of protein makes this problem area worse. However, the right combination of foods can melt away the extra fat.

Fat Buster: L-Carnitine Lunch Tex Mex Salad
Just like big bellies, people who carry weight in their upper body do well on a diet that emphasizes dairy. This salad has a decadent sour cream topping. Pair with 500mg of L-carnitine, which stimulates growth hormone and helps turn on the mechanism that burns off fat in those specific areas. Eat with an orange since vitamin C activates L-carnitine.

Tex Mex Salad
Ingredients
Makes 1 serving
3 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup corn (frozen/defrosted or canned)
1/2 cup black beans
1/4 cup red onions, sliced into half moons
1/4 avocado, cut cross wise into thin slices
1/2 cup salsa
1 tbsp low-fat sour cream

Directions
Combine and mix all ingredients except the sour cream in a bowl, then top it off with the sour cream.

500mg L-carnitine and 1 orange

This product was posted by Michelle Freeman and not Dr. Oz

Bonus Fat Buster: Yoga. Do the Downward Dog pose: Get down on your hands and knees and put your bottom toward the sky. Hold yourself up like this as you lift your body up. This pose can help selectively burn fat in the upper bar of your body. Do for two minutes each day." Dr. Oz

The "H Frame"
If you have an athletic build, but have a large waist and shoulders.

Training -
Upper Body: repetitions 6-8 range.
Lower Body: repetitions 6-8 range.

The Heavy "Ruler"
If your body shape's measurements of the chest, waist, and hips are fairly equal. If you gain weight every where.

Training -
Upper Body: repetitions 12-15  range.
Lower Body: repetitions 12-15  range.

"Body Type: Big All Over

Fat Buster: Raspberry Ketone Supplement

If you are trying to tackle fat all over or simply want to lose weight, consider raspberry ketone supplements.

This product is posted here by Michelle Freeman not Dr. Oz

Raspberry ketone, a natural compound found in red raspberries, helps your body to burn fat by breaking up fats within your cells. It contains the hormone adiponectin that boosts metabolism. The supplement is recommended because you’d have to eat 90 pounds of raspberries to get the same effect. Take 100mg of raspberry ketone

The "Ruler"
If your body shape's measurements of the chest, waist, and hips are fairly equal. This lady is lean, has a high metabolism, and doesn't gain weight very easily.

Training -
Upper Body: repetitions 6-8 range.
Lower Body: repetitions 6-8 range.

The "8 Frame"
If you have proper height and weight for their body. Your bust and hips are the same size, with the waist being 10 inches smaller. You gain evenly and fat evenly. 

Training -
Upper Body: repetitions 6-8 range.
Lower Body: repetitions 6-8 range.

The "Oval Frame"
If you are average height or shorter, large busted, have thin legs, and gains weight in the midsection.

Training -
Upper Body: repetitions 6-8 range.
Lower Body: repetitions 6-8 range.

"Body Type: Big Belly
More than 50% of women have excess trunkal fat known as a big belly. Fat stored here is the most dangerous because it increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. By trimming inches from your waistline, you can reduce your risk of diseases by 50%.

Fat Buster: Belly-Busting CLA Breakfast
This belly-blasting muffin is loaded with MUFAS (monounsaturated fats) which reduce inflammation in the body and help decrease fat storage around the stomach. Pair it with the supplement conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which can turn belly fat cells off so you can’t store fat anymore.

Egg & Cheese Muffin
Ingredients
Makes 1 serving
1 toasted whole grain English muffin
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 ripe avocado
1 slice tomato
1 egg, poached
1 slice Swiss cheese
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions
Drizzle the English muffin with a little olive oil, then spread 1/4 ripe avocado on it. Top it off with the slice of tomato, Swiss cheese, poached egg and the pepper to taste. Enjoy!

1000mg Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

This product was posted by Michelle Freeman and not Dr. Oz

Bonus Fat Buster:
Tomato is not only low in calories, but also is a natural diuretic and can help you get rid of belly bloat." Dr. Oz

source: http://www.doctoroz.com

112 comments:

  1. I am an 'oval shape', and when I gain even the smallest amount of weight, it goes straight to my stomach first, then my arms, chest, and face. Are there any spacific workouts,moves or weight lifting I can do to target these areas? Thanks so much for your help!

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    1. Upper body 12 to 15 rep range. Abs 20 reps and leg 8 to 10 reps.

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    2. Hi I'm pear shaped what should I do

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  2. Hi! Not too sure what body type mine falls under. I'm very tall, skinny legs and arms and all my weight goes straight to love handles first then stomach. Very frustrating! Any suggestions?

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    1. I when gaining weight have the same issue. We are oval.. Just our own version.

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  3. I'm not sure what body type I have, but I have a large chest and hips. I really want to lose all my stomach fat and have a flat stomach (for bikini season) but I'm not sure what will work best. And losing weight from my thighs wouldn't hurt either :/

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    1. Sounds like you are a figure 8. Best thing for everyone is two eat clean and drink lots of water. Stay away from sugar, juices, soda, candy, white flour... Shop organic and all natural as much as possible. The good foods wont go to your hips unless you eat too much.

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  4. I am not sure what body type I have.... I am 5'8 size 3 with big butt and medium thighs I have very small bust. Not sure where I fit in.

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    1. Perfect. Thats why its not listed. if you want to build upper body 8 to 10 reps. legs if you want to build 8to 10 reps. If you want to bring down your leg size do 12 to 15 reps.

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  5. I am the "Ruler" shape and I see how many reps we are supposed to do but my question is how many pounds do I lift?

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    1. Your reps tell you how much weight. If its 8 reps its a weight that is so heavy you can only lift it 8 times and 9 is possible without bad form. Good question.

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  6. I suppose I am an oval also. I have the skinny arms and legs. but i have a little tummy and slight love handles i would love to get rid of. I wish i could bulk my legs up a bit. I dont like them. What kind of suggestions do you have for us ovals?

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    1. Start lifting heavy for your legs. 8 to 10 reps at a weight you cant lifr morr than lose reps. It takes time to build so keep working at it and changes will happen.

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  7. what kind of lifting? like squats? or like lunges with dumbbells?

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    1. Yes... If you follow my bikini program it will cover all of that. Let me know how you do.

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  8. alright! yeah i think im gonna try the 8 week bikini workout. im supposed to go on a vacation in may anyway! lol

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  9. Need help figuring out my shape. Didn't really feel like any fit me to a T.

    I'm average height and within normal weight limits, but anytime I start retaining a little weight it happens first in my love handles and stomach.

    I am average to above average in the chest, and my arms are naturally muscular.

    My thighs feel larger than I would like for them to look, but they are also strong.

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    1. Oval. I know it is a hard shape for most to figure out.

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  10. Not sure which one I fall into. I naturally carry most of my weight in my stomach. I have normal arms but stong thighs from sports. I tone up ok everywhere but my stomach. Hope you can help for my wedding in June!

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    1. Congrats on your wedding. You are an oval.

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  11. This is tricky to figure out - my body has changed since having kids and now that I'm getting older. When I was younger I had a flat stomach and thin waist, large thighs/legs and big breasts. Now I seem to gain weight faster on my stomach and arms than my thighs. Can your body type change? Before I would have said I'm an A frame with big thighs... now?

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    1. Your body type didn't change weight is covering it up. You are an 8. Do 12 to 15 reps for your arms and legs until they slim down once they do then do a 8 to 10 rep range.

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  12. I'm not sure what I am, I have very large thighs, over average chest, over average weight, average height. Most my weight seems to go to my thighs. I just really want to get rid of my love handles and thighs.

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    1. You sound like an A. 12 to15 reps for legs and 8 to 10 reps for upper body.

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  13. can body types change after having children? before I had a large chest, and large thighs with a narrow waist and flat stomach. Now I have a large chest, flabby stomach where the weight seems to go to now, flabby arms, and still large thighs. My chest is still a good size, but not ginoromous. I would have said I'm an A with heavy thighs, but maybe I'm an 8?

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    1. You are still the same shape just with more weight and less muscle. You have thr best shape in the bunch. Just keep working on your fitness and tgose curves will be dynamite.

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  14. I don't know what my body shape is, I thought it was the 8 but after measuring there is only a 7 inch difference between my waist and my hips and thighs.

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  15. i cant figure out which type i am....im tall, large bones, large chest and butt and naturally small-medium waist, but for it to show i need to lose my lovehandles and thighs

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    1. For now 4 weeks do 12 to 15 reps at the last rep you can do for lower and upper.

      Then switch to 8 to 10 reps at the last you can do for upper and lower body.

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  16. i cant figure out which type i am....im tall, large bones, large chest and butt and naturally small-medium waist, but for it to show i need to lose my lovehandles and thighs

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    1. Large H or a heavy 8 where you lose your shape. So lets go with 8 because that iz what you are naturally.

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  17. not sure of my body type. I am more of an athletic type build, my bust and hips run around the same size give or take a few inches, my waist is usually smaller not a 10 inches smaller, but my legs are pretty toned as well as my arms, not as much as I would like but not skinny by no means. I am about 40 pounds over weight based on my height so they say. How many reps should I do?

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  18. I am trying to figure out what my shape is.I am 5'5 162 lbs. I have small arms that when lifting weights bulk up fast. I have a small chest. My stomach retains alot of my weight and I have large hips and thighs as well. My lower part of my legs are small.

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  19. Start the first 4 weeks with 12 reps upper and lower amd last 4 weeks do 8 to 10 reps lower amd upper. Leaving abs at 20 reps.

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  20. Your right leg is doing more of tge work then the left. When ever you do a leg press, squat, or deadlift do it one leg at a time. Let each leg push the same weight by themselves.

    Arms, make sure to do your biceps curls, tricep extensions and lateral raises atleast once a week. If you want to see more muscle life at 8 reps being the last rep you can lift.

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  21. Hi Michelle,

    After reading the body types, I think I fall under the "8 frame". I am excited to start your 8 week program and would like to tone my arms and work towards having a flat belly to look better in a bikini! =)

    Any suggestions? Tnx!

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    1. Stick with it and dont give up. I am here for you every step of the way.

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  22. Roll out bed and do a quick 20 minute workout which would be going though one of my workouts once atleast.

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  23. I am trying to figure out what my shape is.I am 5'5 162 lbs. I have small arms that when lifting weights bulk up fast. I have a small chest. My stomach retains alot of my weight and I have large hips and thighs as well. My lower part of my legs are small.
    Kim

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    1. Arms and legs 12 to 15 rep range. Smallest part of your legs like calves do 8 to 10 rep range.

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  24. Hmmm some of these are hard to figure out because I'm different sizes in different areas. My most "weight gain areas" are definitely my mid section (stomach & "love handles"), I'm 5'6 and a 36 B. My thighs could use some inches lost but my calves are pretty toned.

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  25. I believe I am an A Frame but not sure. My thighs and butt usually hold the majority of any extra weight. My waist is small, but I recently had a baby and definately need toning in the tummy area. I love all your workouts by the way! Thanks for helping me get back into shape!!

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    1. Courntey, your welcome. I am so proud of you. Keep me posted.

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  26. I'm not too sure on my shape... I think I'm an '8 frame'.
    I'm 5'4 and 145lbs. Most a my weight is in the highs and butt, but I have a large bust and a little fat in the tummy and love-handles.
    My goal was 124lbs and I had already lost 10 pounds during the summer, but in the fall I was under a lot of stress and ended up gaining. Turned out I gained 9 or the 10 pounds I had lost... Rather upsetting. :(
    Now I'm back to square one.

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    1. Your muscle has memory which means you may think you lost group but you didnt lose as much as you thought. Muscle will build better and fat will leave again. Every day is one step closer to your goal. Get back up, brush yourself off and know right now is the best time to get started. Things happen for a reason. Grow from it and never, never beat yourself up.

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  27. I'm 5' and usually 115-118, but I just had a baby so I have about 15 lbs to loose before I'm back to that size. I'm not sure about my shape! I am pretty muscular, but unfortunately have a nice layer of fat over everything right now. I've never had love handles in my life until now, but have always, even at my fittest had large thighs and my calves are like bricks. My shoulders & arms are muscular, but they never look "cut" and never skinny. My waist looks straight if you see me head on, but to the side I've got curves...definitely a booty, smaller waist & average boobs. Body type??? How to loose this fat?

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    1. 12 to 15 reps legs and arms. Cardio after every workout. Once you slim down the areas that feel fat and you want to build do 8 to 10 reps legs and arms.

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  28. Can't figure out which one I am...I have large thighs, average chest, 5'11, most of the weight I gain goes to my thighs and stomach and I can never seem to get the weight off my thighs and stomach

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  29. Hi! I'm average height and in my weight range. I have a large bust, but carry my weight from my stomach to my thighs. What would I be considered?

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  30. Hi! I am not sure which one I am, I am 5'4" my stomach is where I carry my weight, but I have a small bust and by butt needs some work. I thought maybe an oval?

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    1. Yes oval sounds right. Kepp me posted on how you are doing.

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  31. I am not quite sure where my body type would fit in.. I am 5'2 and 123lbs. I used to be a swimmer so my shoulders are "broader", but I do have like arm pit fat I guess you could say... and want to work on my back. Not only because I want to get in shape but also am in a wedding this summer. Also my stomach could use some work, and have love handles. My legs are in fairly good shape though.

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  32. Not sure on my body type. I'm 5"2 and I have a large bottom and what I call "thunder thighs". My fat is mostly in the uppermost part of my upper body also. Like in my upper back and below a bra line. I have somewhat of a muffin top as well. Help?

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    1. You are a heavy ruler. Lets do this and get you in your best shape ever.

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  33. I hope you don't mind answering another "what am I" post ;) I'm very interested in this information, though I'm really confused about where I fall. I have always considered myself to have more of a "boy" figure, as I'm not very curvy. Smaller chest and not very big hips... my chest is about an inch to inch and a half smaller then my hips, and my waist is about 6 inches smaller then my hips. I used to be able to eat whatever I want, but after having kids I definitely have to watch what I eat in order to not gain

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    1. I would put you on an 8 to 10 rep range upper and lower and 20 reps abs when exercises call for reps.

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  34. Hi Michelle,

    Im thinking about starting your bikini 8 week workout. I believe I am an oval because i carry my weight in my stomach. Im short and I have had three c-sections. My thighs and calfs are pretty thick, my breast are big since I have gained more weight. Its my stomach thats my main issue because it never seems to go away since I have had the 3 c-sections. Do you have any advice you can give me to work this area?

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    1. This is perfect for you. Take your time with some of the exercises if you need to or modify when you need but above all keep pushing hard through your workouts and you will be amazed at how much change your body can do. You didnt gain all this weight over night so it won't leave over night. Drink half your body weight in oz a day and all green tea and lemon to your water. Cut out all sugar, white breads, juice and extra salt. These will help slim you down faster. Keep me posted.

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  35. okay I'm confused and I can't figure out my body shape. I am 5'7" and average weight, I gain weight equally everywhere but I have an average to small chest and my waist is trim with some love handles I would like to get rid of and tone my abs. My but is semi big but I like it where it is at. I would like to tone my thighs but they are mostly muscle already and anytime I work out and lift I just gain weight by gaining muscle. Any advice?

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    1. Thank goodness we dont have our weight marked on our forehead. When you gain muscle weight goes up but body fat and size goes down. Where u want to build do 8 to 10 reps and where u want to tone do 12 to 15 reps.

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  36. I'm not quite sure what body type I am. I'm 5'7, 150 lbs. I gain weight in my belly first, then butt and thighs. From the comments, it looks like I might be Oval, but I'm unclear. Hoping to get back down to my pre-baby weight before our cruise in a little under 3 months!

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    1. Totally oval. Rock it girl. Keep me posted.

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  37. I am stuck! I am 5'9" and weight about 160. I have large thighs but I think my weight hits my love handles first. Is this an oval body type? Thanks.

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  38. I'm so excited about doing this but I'm struggling to find my shape. I feel bad that you did such a good job describing all the different body types but there are so many of us that are struggling to figure out what we are. I definately appreciate your help. I'm 5'6", 36 years, old, 2 babies in 2 years (but the youngest is 3 so no longer an excuse:))155 pounds. Lots of belly (32" waist)and love handles. 38b bra size. size 10/12 clothes. Can you help define my shape?

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  39. Oval. no problem. I am here to help.

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  40. Hi Michelle!

    Stoked to be going to Mexico for spring break in about 52 days (not like I'm counting or anything!) I've always had a problem figuring out my body type. I'm 5'8, 145 lbs, 36B. I'm really looking to tone my abs, arms and butt - so kinda everywhere. I'm thin, but I gain weight very easily and everywhere if I don't watch what I eat. I have a little bit of difference between my waist and hips. Can you help me? I'm so excited to start your bikini workout!

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    1. You need 12 to 15 reps upper and lower and then 20 reps abs. Go get it girl.

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  41. I am having some trouble fitting myself in a group. I think I fit a few, could you help me decide?

    I am tall, 6', weigh about 140-145lbs. For the most part I don't gain weight too easily, but when I do, I gain weight in my stomach, thighs, butt, and saddle bags (lovely right?!). I also have bigger thighs, that were once great for volleyball, but I no longer play. Also, the inner thigh is no longer tone and slim. As far so upper body, I have a small bust and a somewhat smaller frame for my height. Any suggestions?

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    1. upper is 8 to 10 reps with abs at 20 reps and legs 12 to 15 reps. this means the weighy is so heavy u can only lift it that many times.

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  42. Hey Michelle!
    Love the site. I'm in a bit of a workout rut and I think your bikini body program is exactly what I need.
    I'm just a bit confused about my body type. I'm about 5'6, 140lbs. My shoulders are about 39 inches, my hips about 37, and my waist about 28. Am I a ruler?

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  43. So I am 5'4", 137 pounds. My chest is 33.5", waist 31.5", 32" hips. I carry most of my fat in my butt and thighs. What shape would that be? Butt and thighs seem to be the place where my fat stores. Help! :)

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    1. Your areas you want slimmed dowm 12 to 15 reps. Areas you want build do 8 to 10 reps.

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  44. I'm 20 years old 5'3 129 pounds with the majority of it in my love handles, hips, thighs, and butt. Is red clover the best thing for me to take? Any other suggestions?

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    1. Sounds perfect. Just follow your rep range.

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  45. I am not sure if I am oval or V shaped. I have thin legs, small hips, large bust, shoulders wider than my hips, and my biggest problem area with the most fat is my belly/midsection/, then my back, and my arms. Would I follow both recipes and supplements for best results?

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  46. Michelle, this program is so great! I'm wondering about the supplements you posted? I think I am a heavy ruler (5'4 and 155 pounds). I'm a swimmer so I have bulky, but muscle-y arms and legs and I gain weight usually in my love handles that I would like to slim down. I was looking at the raspberry ketone supplement, but I'm not sure how it will benefit me?

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    1. I agress heavy ruler. Raspberry ketone is totally worth a try.

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  47. Hi.. I'm 5'5", bust and hips about even (give or take a few inches) but all my weight is in the stomach, butt, lovehandles, and thighs. What would I be?

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    1. Upper body is 8 to 10 reps, lower body 12 to 15 reps

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  48. Can't figure out if I'm an oval or A-Frame...seems like the same problem as everyone. I'm 6' 140-145 with a narrow bust and wider hips but I gain in my stomach and upper body more than my lower body...also for the diet/workout, I work out 5 days a week, abt. 1 1/2 hrs. but I think I would try a lower calorie diet than 1500... What do you think?

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    1. 1500 is perfect for your weight and activity level. 12 reps upper and 12 reps lower body for now.

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  49. Hi Michelle,, Can you help me with my shape? I am about 5'6" vary from 128 - 134 lbs.. waist is 27 inches hips are 35-36 and I have had implants so I am about a 34 inch bust. Long arms and legs... Ruler? Thanks for any help.

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    1. You are an 8. I know it might not seem like it but you are.

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  50. i don't know what i am. i'm 5'1 and i manly carry my weight in my stomach area i have a big bust.

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  51. Hi Michelle. I'm about 5'4 and weigh about 150 lbs. I'm not really sure what I am in that categorized thing so if you could help me. Also what are some good things to eat because I love eating and I want to know what's good for me to eat a lot of.. or at least some of. Thanks

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    1. I dont know what your body shape is... Youll have to tell me. Eat as much greens as you want. Check my nutrition pagr for recipes and food ideas.

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  52. Hi Michelle, just a quick comment so I can figure out what shape I am. I'm a little over 5'7, about 155lbs. My chest is huge (36G) and I wear about a size 7 or 9 in jeans. Besides my chest getting most of my fat, I still have somewhat thick thighs and stomach/love handles.. And also is there any way to target my chest without making my boobs sag?

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    1. You sound like a heavy ruler. Do chest flys and push ups for your chest.

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  53. I've got fairly large, muscular calves that I'd really like to slim down.. whenever I try to work on them they just seem to get larger. Help??

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    1. Ok... As your weight goes down so will you calf muscles. ways to avoid them gettong bigger is lift your own body weight for a lot of your leg exercises and do 12 to 20 reps. If u have weight to lose then your calf muscles are lifting you and thats why they are so large. Whatever the reasons that rep range for 3 sets is great.

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  54. Hi ! I am 5'1 weight 130 and I want to get into shape. Most of my fat is in my belly, hips, and thights. I dont really know what workout is for me. Can you help me?

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    1. Upper body 8 to 10 reps and lower body 12 to 15 reps. Do my bikini body 8 week program for great results. Keep me posted.

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  55. Hi there...

    Just found your site via Pinterest....looks awesome! I need major help and a so discouraged! :( Not totally sure what I am.....thinking Heavy Ruler? I'm 5' 8", fairly large chest, fairly broad shoulders, med to large boned, big arms (flabby and also genetics) and feel like my arms, stomach, thighs/hips are fat. butt is just flabby! Yuck! Hard to know what's my natural build anymore because I've gained so much weight after 3 kids. I can say that lately I've been struggling gaining/loosing the same 10 lbs & now notice it in my stomach, face and thighs more than I used to. What do yo think?

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    1. Yes, you are right. Dont worry, you are going to do great working out and eating healthy will be second nature and your body will finally feel like yours again. I understand how u feel right now and want u to know everyday is one day closer to your fitness goals if u stick to a plan.

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  56. Not too sure where my body falls. I have always had bigger hips and a butt, muscular thighs a slim waist and smaller bust. However, when I gained weight it went directly to my bust. Then stomach stomach as well, would you still consider this A Frame?

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  57. I can't wait to get started. Thanks Michelle.

    -A Heavy "Ruler"

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  58. Im not sure what I am. I Had my son almost three years ago and have been trying hard to loose all the weight. I was a very skinny tall small busted 90 pound girl who had a hard time gaining weight. Then ballooned with my son and ended up being 175 when I had him. I am currently 165 and can't seem to get any of it to budge. :( i have ppl ask me all the time when I'm due, I'm hold most of the weight in my stomach and legs and hips and face... Well pretty much everywhere ... Suggestions?

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  59. Pear shape is an A. follow the a rules.

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  60. HI Michelle,
    5'3" 190 lbs. mostly in my mid section but all over, what type am I and how many reps. When and what kind of cardio should I be doing and what diet do you prefer? I do well on low carb diets, seems like I am a sugar junkie...help me!!!

    thanks for your blog!

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