THE 3 DIFFERENT BODY TYPES!
Which is your body type and can you change it with training and diet.
So you've made the first step to a healthier fitter you! but what will the end result look like ?
Well allot will depend on your Genetics!
There are three Main body Types.
ENDOMORPH, MESOMORPH, ECTOMORPH. (see illustrations)
When it comes to fitness, it’s important to remember that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. This is because we all have our own unique body types.
You’ve probably heard women with large hips describe themselves as pear-shaped or others lacking in curves joke the’re built like stick-straight rulers.
With men, you’ve got those who are built, buff, doughy, and lanky. We’re top-heavy or bottom-heavy, we’ve got beer bellies and chicken legs and muffin tops. But body type is much more complicated than the everyday labels we give ourselves.
Now it is impossible to change your Genetics, but you can manipulate them with the right training program and specific diet plan to maximise your end goal.
You can be sat between two types for example!
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS!
Usually, women with the hourglass figure fall somewhere between mesomorphs and endomorphs, as they have the curves of an endomorph but maintain the thin waist of a mesomorph.
Small “delicate” frame and bone structure Classic “hardgainer”Flat chest Small shouldersThin Lean muscle mass Finds it hard to gain weight Fast metabolism.
Typical Traits of an Ectomorph
Ectomorphs find it very hard to gain weight. They have a fast metabolism which burns up calories very quickly. Ecto’s need a huge amount of calories in order to gain weight. Workouts should be intense focusing on big muscle groups. Supplements are definitely recommended. Ectomorphs should eat before bed to prevent muscle catabolism during the night. Generally, ectomorphs can lose fat very easily which makes cutting back to lean muscle easier for them.
If you feel like you can’t drop the pounds no matter what diet regime or insanity workout you adopt, you’re not alone. But don’t worry. There are ways to eat and work out that will help you reach your goals.
A mesomorph has a large bone structure, large muscles and a naturally athletic physique. Mesomorphs are the best body type for bodybuilding. They find it quite easy to gain and lose weight. They are naturally strong which is the perfect platform for building muscle.
Typical Traits on a Mesomorph:
AthleticGenerally hard bodyWell defined musclesRectangular shaped bodyStrongGains muscle easilyGains fat more easily than ectomorphs
The mesomorph body type responds the best to weight training. Gains are usually seen very quickly, especially for beginners. The downside to mesomorphs is they gain fat more easily than ectomorphs. This means they must watch their calorie intake. Usually a combination of weight training and cardio works best for mesomorphs.
The endomorph body type is solid and generally soft. Endomorphs gain fat very easily. Endo’s are usually of a shorter build with thick arms and legs. Muscles are strong, especially the upper legs. Endomorphs find they are naturally strong in leg exercises like the squat.
Typical traits of an Endomorph:
Soft and round bodyGains muscle and fat very easilyIs generally short"Stocky" buildRound physiqueFinds it hard to lose fatSlow metabolism Muscles not so well defined
When it comes to training endomorphs find it very easy to gain weight. Unfortunately, a large portion of this weight is fat not muscle. To keep fat gain to a minimum, endomorphs must always train cardio as well as weights. Usually supplements may not be needed as long as the person has a high protein intake in their diet.