Friday, July 17, 2009

Feature Friday - Which Body Type Are You?

There are three body types and each body type has a specific personality associated with it. The body type system characterized the human body as ectomorphic, mesomorphic, or endomorphic.

Not every human being fits exactly into one of these categories but contains characteristics of each, although one is usually predominant over the others. In order to determine your body type, one needs to look back at your adolescent years to determine which category your body type possessed before changes due to age and lifestyle transformed you into what you are today.

Which of The 3 Body Types Are You?

The Ectomorph Body Type - think marathon runners!
* Narrow shoulders and hips
* A thin and narrow face, with a high forehead
* A thin and narrow chest and abdomen
* Thin legs and arms

The Mesomorph Body Type is somewhere between the round endomorph and the thin ectomorph.
* Large head, broad shoulders, and narrow waist (wedge-shaped)
* Muscular body, with strong forearms and thighs
* Very little body fat
* Genetically gifted; greatest bodybuilding potential
* Long torso, full chest, good shoulder to waist ratio

The Endomorph Body Type is physically quite "round", is typified as the "barrel of fun" person.
* Wide hips and narrow shoulders, which makes them rather pear-shaped
* Quite a lot of fat spread across the body, including upper arms and thighs
* They have slim ankles and wrists, which only serves to accentuate the fatter other parts
* Wide bone structure
* Weight gain is easy, though fat loss is difficult
* Tends to store fat, which hides muscle gains.

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