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Exercise physiologist Drew Harrisberg reveals how you can meet your fitness goals

Sports scientist reveals doing just SEVEN minutes of exercise a day can be enough to lose weight – but it all depends on your ‘body type’

  • Drew Harrisberg has revealed what type of training you should be doing 
  • He said that your body type can change what kind of areas you should focus on
  • He also said your end goal can change how often you train and what you train  

Trying to become your ‘best self’ in terms of physical fitness isn’t just about doing spin classes or high-intensity workouts.

Each form of exercise can change your body in different ways and fitness expert Drew Harrisberg has revealed to Body And Soul what exercise you should be doing to achieve your goal.

He said first of all it depends on your goal, for instance if you want to become a body builder you should go to the gym at least an hour a day.

Each form of exercise can change your body in different ways and fitness expert Drew Harrisberg (pictured) has revealed to Body And Soul what exercise you should be doing to achieve your goal

However if you’re a regular person looking to put on muscle and improve fitness then you can get away with seven to 45 minutes a few days a week.

Mr Harrisberg said it also depends on how intensely you train.

He explained that high-intensity interval training can be impressive to physiology, for example it increases mitochondria which helps the body burn fuel.

HIIT also depletes muscle glycogen stores to make room for carbs and insulin sensitivity. 

How you get fit also depends on your body type, with Mr Harrisberg saying there are three main body types – ectomorphs, mesomorphs and endomorphs. 

‘Ectomorphs are typically skinny with long limbs and stringy muscles. Mesomorphs are generally more muscular with a lower body fat percentage. Endomorphs generally have a blockier frame as well as a tendency to store fat easily, giving them a stocky, pear-shaped appearance,’ he told the publication.

He said first of all it depends on your goal, for instance if you want to become a body builder you should go to the gym at least an hour a day most days

He said first of all it depends on your goal, for instance if you want to become a body builder you should go to the gym at least an hour a day most days

He said that high-intensity interval training can be impressive to physiology, for example it increases mitochondria which helps the body burn fuel

He said that high-intensity interval training can be impressive to physiology, for example it increases mitochondria which helps the body burn fuel

He said some people are predominantly one body type while others can be a blend of all three. 

An ectomorph responds to most types of trains but can have difficulty building muscle, he said.

While endomorphs are better off focusing on intensity and density such as full-body resistance circuits.

While mesomorphs ‘gain muscle simply by looking at weights’, he continued.  

How you get fit also depends on your body type, with Mr Harrisberg saying there are three main body types - ectomorphs, mesomorphs and endomorphs 

How you get fit also depends on your body type, with Mr Harrisberg saying there are three main body types – ectomorphs, mesomorphs and endomorphs 

The exercise physiologist said it is also important to figure out what you like doing.

‘In my opinion, working out should be enjoyable. The thought of signing up for a boot camp to have a biggest-loser-style trainer yelling in your face in an attempt to instil fear, pain, and suffering just doesn’t seem very effective,’ he said.   

Overall he said it is important to look at fitness as a 24-hour endeavour rather that something that happens an hour a day.

He said outside of your daily workout it is important to move as much as possible.

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