If you’re not satisfied with the body shape you’re born with, there are ways to make the most of what you have. Find out how to identify your body shape and how to sculpt it with efficient exercises.

Pear Shape

Women who generally have slightly wider hips then shoulders, slimmer upper body but fuller in the hip and thigh area belong to this category. It is advisable to you work on your upper body in order to balance the larger proportions of your lower halves. Visiting the gym can do miracles – try exercises as push ups, chin ups, and shoulder presses, avoid spinning and training activities that involve big impact on your legs and bottom.

The goal for the pear shapes is to balance the upper and lower halves, and accentuate their waist.

Apple Shape

Apple shape body types tend to hold most of their weight in the upper body, tummy area and bust. Slim thighs and upper legs are specific qualities of apple-shaped women. At the gym try to combine exercises like running, cycling, leg squats, leg presses, and deadlifts. Sports as tennis will tone your waist due to its torso-rotating elements.

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Hourglass Shape

It is considered the ideal body shape, due to its balance between upper and lower body halves. At this type of body shape bust and hips are about the same size, but the waist being about 10 inches smaller.

Try exercising with cardio, running, swimming, stationary biking (with light resistance) or bicep curls, shoulder presses, and squats. If your bust-ratio and waist ratio is almost identical you belong to this category.

Rectangle Shape

Here the upper and lower body are in proportion to each other with a smaller bust, without a lot of curves. These body types tend to put on weight in their stomach and backside, while maintaining slender arms and legs.

Experiment with endurance exercises, cardio and do step classes, bench presses and shoulder presses.