BODY AND DIET
Bodies come in different shapes and sizes. If you have a higher percentage of muscle than body fat, you may have what is known as a mesomorph body type.
People with mesomorphic bodies may not have much trouble gaining or losing weight. They may bulk up and maintain muscle mass easily.
Why does body type matter? It’s an aspect of your unique body. Knowing your body type may help you meet your diet and fitness goals.
What are the main Body types?
Mesomorphs are typically strong and solid, not overweight or underweight. Their bodies may be described as rectangular in shape with an upright posture.
An ectomorph is characterised by a small frame size and little body fat. People who have this body type may be long and lean with little muscle mass. They may have difficulty gaining weight and muscle no matter what they eat or do in the gym.
Characterised by higher body fat and less muscle, endomorphs may appear round and soft. They may also put on pounds more easily.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that individuals with this body type are overweight. Rather, they’re more likely to gain weight than those who have other body types.
Combination body types
People may have more than one body type. For example, ecto-endomorphs are pear-shaped. They have thinner upper bodies and more fat storage on the lower half.
Endo-ectomorphs, on the other hand, are apple-shaped, with more fat storage in the upper body with thinner hips, thighs, and leg