Pear Shape

Pear Shape Body Type

People with PEAR SHAPE body types carry additional weight in their hip and thigh areas. They usually have leaner upper body (from the waistline up) and have thinner legs. These characteristics are prevalent in female but can also be seen in some males (which could be related to lower testosterone and higher than normal estrogen levels).

Mistakes are made in attempt to correct this out of proportion appearance; working out specific target areas only and reducing caloric intake. This causes decreases in all over body mass; losing the quality muscle above the core and below the hips along with residual sagginess in glutes and thighs.

The goal is to maintain current upper and lower muscle mass and shape and reduce body fat around hips and thighs. That is achieved by maintaining strength training on all body parts (not just hips and thighs) and following proper nutrition with balanced carbohydrates and proper protein amounts (which also helps balance hormone levels).

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