"Hourglass & Ruler" Shapes

If you are have an hourglass figure, then you should be focusing on both cardio and resistance exercises. Cardio will assist in keeping your weight in check, while resistance exercises will help to maintain balance between your upper and lower body. Vary your repetitions and keep your resistance weights light so as not to build too much muscle mass. Here are some great exercises that you may want to try:
• slow jogging
• stationary biking (with light resistance)
• jumping jacks
• swimming
• bicep curls, shoulder presses, and squats
If you are a ruler, you will be able to perform pretty much any activity you want to. Perform cardio activities to help you lose weight in problem areas, such as the buttocks and stomach. You will especially want to build muscle mass through resistance exercise. To ensure that you build a symmetrical body shape, all of the muscle groups should be emphasized and routinely given a workout. Focus on:
• stretching
• sit-ups
• step classes
• spinning
• walking or jogging on an incline
• squats
• bench presses and shoulder presses