We have known for quite some time now that different body types respond differently to both training and nutrition. As a result, it is incredibly important to be aware of identifying what your body type is so that you can design a fitness and nutrition program accordingly. In this article, there are some interesting pieces of information to help you identify them.
“The Ectomorph is not naturally powerful and will have to work hard for every ounce of muscle and every bit of strength he or she can gain”.
- Definitive “Hard Gainer”
- Delicate Built Body
- Flat Chest
- Lightly Muscled
- Small Shouldered
- Takes Longer to Gain Muscle
The extreme Ectomorph physique is a fragile and delicate one. The bones are light, joints are small, and muscles are slight. The limbs are relatively long in proportion and the shoulders droop. The Ectomorph is a linear physique. Straight up and straight down and may appear longer than he or she really is, due to the length of limbs coupled with lack of muscle mass developed on those limbs. The Ectomorph is not naturally powerful and will have to work hard for every ounce of muscle and every bit of strength he or she can gain.
“Arms and legs are developed and even the digits of the hand are muscled.” – The Mesomorph
- Hard Body
- Hourglass Shaped (Female)
- Rectangular Shaped (Male)
- Mature Muscle Mass
- Muscular Body
- Excellent Posture
- Gains Muscle Easily
- Gains Fat More Easily Than Ectomorphs
- Thick Skin
The Mesomorph Body:
The Mesomorph has well-defined muscles and large bones. The torso tapers to a relatively narrow and low waist. The bones and muscles of the head are prominent. Features of the face are clearly defined, such as cheekbones and a square, heavy jaw. The face is long and broad and is cubic in shape. Arms and legs are developed and even the digits of the hand are muscled.
The hair is fine. The head of the endomorph is spherical. The head is large and the face broad – The Endomorph
- Soft Body
- Underdeveloped Muscles
- Round Physique
- Weight Loss is Difficult
- Gains Muscle Easily Like the Mesomorph.
The body of the extreme Endomorph is round and soft. The physique presents the illusion that much of the mass has been concentrated in the abdominal area. This may or may not be true. The arms and legs of the extreme endomorph are short in length and taper. This may give the appearance of stockiness. The hands and feet of the Endomorph are comparatively small, and the upper arms and thighs are often more developed than the lower parts of the arms or legs. The body has a high waist.
It is also a fact that you can be a combination of two or three of these body types, which adds up to hundreds of body types and that’s why it’s so difficult at times to hone in 100% on what body type you best fit.
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