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The Best Workout for a Straight, Boyish Body
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The Best Workout for a Straight, Boyish Body

Typical trouble zones: No curves

Solution: Muscle-building strength routine and cardio

If you have a thin, straight frame, you're probably the envy of your girlfriends, but thanks to the grass-is-always-greener principle, you long for more curves. And while you may not need to lose weight, there's serious risk attached to the term "skinny fat" (having a high body-fat percentage despite a low or normal scale weight). In fact, studies show this condition can pose just as much risk to your health as obesity or even smoking!

This strength-building workout is designed to help improve body composition and add definition to a straight figure. Calorie burning doesn't need to be your main focus, but it's still a good idea to throw in a few cardio sessions per week to help improve overall endurance, stamina, and health.

How it works: Three days per week, do each exercise for the recommended number of sets and reps, resting 45 to 60 seconds between sets. Alternate this routine with two days of stamina-building cardio for 10 to 30 minutes.
You will need: Free weights
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