So your body type is something that has been passed on to you at birth and shapes the way we look and respond to exercise and nutrition. If I go back to my original question of how much weight training should we do, then I think it is more appropriate to find out what works best for you and how you will respond.
If two people of different body types trained the same and ate and slept the same, there is a very good chance they would get different results. There is not one size fits all when it comes to training and also nutrition. But it is a question of assessing your goals, your body type, and working out what can be achieved and what works best for you.
It is because of this individual difference that so much speculation surrounds exercise,nutrition, the best exercise programme and diet. But I do not think there is one silver bullet.
So, have you worked out which body type you are more towards?
Another thing to think about is what sport or type of events you are best at? Is it short, high intensity or endurance?
The reason I am talking about body type is as I said in the last e-mail, it will have a significant effect on how you respond to exercise and also how you store fat.
If you are more towards the Endomorph body type, your ability to build muscle will be greatly increased as you will have a greater percentage of fast twitch fibres which are bigger in size and respond to heavy resistance training.
If you are more of an Ectomorph your ability to build muscle is going to be very difficult due to greater percentage of slow twitch fibres that will not increase in size.
Previously I also mentioned we have intermediate muscle fibres which it is thought can switch between fast or slow twitch depending on the type of training you predominantly do.
It all in your genes.