What Body Type Are You? The Other 2 body Types

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Yesterday's Post I talked about my body type. The Mesomorph. I also I talked a little about the 2 other body types. The Ectomorph and the Endomorph. As promised, I Am posting tonight to talk about the other two body types.  First off all 3 body types can be thin or small. The Ectomorph Is more likely to be thin but isn't always. Just like not all Mesomorphs are super Athletic looking. Trust me when I saw these I was in disbelief that I could even be a Mesomorph. I mean I am nowhere near Miss USA Bodybuilder. How in the world can I be a Mesomorph. This is because Yes I am muscular but yet  can also gain and lose fat fairly quickly if I had the proper tools to do it.

With that being said, let's go into details about the other forms of body Types.

Type one, Ectomorph!
The Ectomorph Body Type's normally can normally have some of the following traits.  Small frame and bone structure, flat chest, small shoulders, they find it hard to gain weight with a very fast metabolism. These people are normally ones who can eat and eat and eat yet never gain weight. They have a fast metabolism which allows them to burn up calories very quickly. Most People would absolutely love to have this kind of body time. These Types have to have a whole lot of calories to gain weight. Workouts for this body type should be short and intense. Making sure to focus on big muscle groups. So any HIIT training will be wonderful for this type.  People with this body type really need to eat before bedtime to avoid muscle catabolism during the night. Also they need to make sure to take a multivitamin. What is muscle catabolism you ask? Well, Catabolism is the set of metabolic pathways that breaks down molecules into smaller units to release energy and is related to wakefulness. In catabolism, large molecules such as polysaccharides, lipids, nucleic acids and proteins are broken down into smaller units such as mono saccharides, fatty acids, nucleotides, and amino acids, respectively. (definition equired from Wikipedia.com) The great thing is though, they can lose weight extremely fast with  proper diet and exercise. Muscle catabolism is when there are more negative than positive agents working in the body. Muscles are always growing or shrinking.  Stress and poor diet, training, and sleep patterns can lead to this muscle catabolism, and it results in losing muscle, and gaining fat.
Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?How-To-Combat-Catabolism-And-Build-Muscle-Fast&id=810943

The Next Type is Endomorph!
This is the body style that people always run to when they see a heavier person. They automatically assume that the person is this body type due to the traits of, a soft round body, short stocky build, slow metabolism and no so defined muscles. These people also find it extremely hard to lose weight. They also find themselves gaining weight very easily as well. The bad part about this all is, their is not a lot of muscle here. It is mostly fat. The way to keep this body style from gaining to much weight is to participate in cardio as well as weight training. Their is some good news though with though. Most people are not just one type. Consider it a curse or a blessing. Depending on how you see it.  It is not uncommon to be a combination of either ectomorph/mesomorph or mesomorph/endomorph. With this being said, you can have a Metomorph body type but gain weight like an Endomorph. Even if you are a 100% Metomorph.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Their a a huge amount of articles about these 3 body types that can be found everywhere. My suggestion is to go see your local nutritionist and have them help you come up with the perfect diet and exercise plan for your body. Remember to Eat right, Get plenty of sleep and above all, Sweat Pink!

Research resources:  http://www.muscleandstrength.com/articles/body-types-ectomorph-mesomorph-endomorph.html 


Erica M. said...

Very interesting! I saw your previous post and took the first test and it said I was both Ecto and Endo. I don't even know how you could be BOTH! So weird. Great information though!

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