The Best Workout For Your Body Type

Slim down and tone up in just 4 weeks by following the right fitness plan for your shape (20 Photos)

Kimberly Dawn Neumann on Jan 7, 2014 at 4:16PM

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The Best Workout For Your Body Type

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The Smartest Way to Fight Fat: Figure Out Your Shape

The sooner you face the mirror and figure out your natural shape (i.e. round, muscular or long and lean), the faster you’ll be on your way to your best bikini body ever. “Knowing your body type helps you identify the most effective workouts so you get the best results possible,” explains Jari Love, a certified fitness trainer and creator of the “Get Extremely Ripped Bootcamp” DVD. Indeed, Jari's routines have even helped celebrities better tune into their ideal body type. One of her biggest fans? Oprah Winfrey's best friend, Gayle King.

To help you win the weight war this season, Love has created a workout plan for three common body types: Pears (bottom-heavy women), apples (ladies who are more muscular and gain weight in the middle), and string beans (gals who have a longer, narrow frame with little muscle mass or curves). Select your shape, commit to the moves and slip confidently into your swimsuit in four weeks or less!

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