Wednesday, July 9, 2008

what is your body type?

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There are three different body type classifications:

Endomorphs: tend to have bigger bones that the other body types.
These men and women usually have round faces with larger thighs and hips.
Endomorphs have arms and legs that tend to be short and tapering,
giving them a stocky appearance.
Most endomorphs have comparatively small hands and feet and a high waist.
Additionally, endomorphs have higher levels of body fat than the other
body types, but they can also build muscle and lean mass easily.
Weight loss is most difficult for the endomorph body type.

Mesomorphs: are usually described as having an athletic build.
They often have an hourglass or ruler shape, and gain muscle mass easily.
The majority of mesomorphs have broad shoulders and a narrow waist.
They have a fast metabolism and can lose weight more easily than endomorphs.

Ectomorphs: Ectomorphs have a thin, linear appearance.
Most ectomorphs look like rulers, with narrow waists, hips, and shoulders.
Ectomorphs can lose weight easily and tend to have low levels of body fat.
However, they also have a harder time gaining lean muscle mass.

Few people actually fall distinctly into one category. Instead, it is much more
likely that you will be a combination of the body types. Common combinations
include ecto-mesomorph and endo-mesomorph.