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Three Body Types

The human body is made of three different types. These body types are: endomorph, mesomorph, and the ectomorph. We may fit mostly with one category but most likely your are not just limited to only one. Your training and genetics play the largest role in how you look, and this is something that we all have control of. Most of us fit mostly with one group.


The body type of an ectomorph is thin. In the fitness world this is who we would call a hard gainer. This body type will normally struggle to gain weight. Whether it’s muscle or even body fat. This type of person would have to normally eat large amounts of food just to maintain their normal bodyweight. When trying to put on size these individuals are encouraged to go on the “see food” diet. Basically, they are encouraged to just eat anything that they can get their hands on so that it will stick.

An ectomorph is normally lean, with long limbs, and smaller muscle bellies. Even if an ectomorph manages to put on weight, it’s difficult to even tell any difference. Their bodyweight has to increase drastically to even notice any difference.

Most of us would fill happy to have the problem that an ectomorph has. But they are normally frustrated and discouraged because of slow progress in muscle and strength gains. If this is your body type don’t worry, you can still increase your strength and size in large amounts. But to meet your goals you have to make it your business to eat, eat and eat some more.


A mesomorph has a combination of the best of both worlds. These individuals normally have wide shoulders, a narrow waist, small joints, and round full muscle bellies.

If you fit into this category, you may naturally be fit and muscular. This person would have to still be careful because they can’t just eat any and everything and get away with it. Out of the three, this body type has the ability to bounce back much easier than the other two.


The last body type is the endomorph. A majority of us in America fall into this category. Especially the older we get. This body type tends to gain weight and has a difficult time losing it. They are normally wider than the two other body types. An endomorph normally has a thick ribcage, wide hips, and shorter limbs. The only benefit is that this person may have more muscle than either of the other body types. But it is normally difficult to gain it without gaining fat.

An endomorph normally struggles to be healthy. They can be just as strong, healthy, and capable as the other two groups, and may actually have some strength advantages due to their additional muscle mass. When they decide to cut or diet, it takes a lot longer while also being much more difficult.

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