Ectomorph, Endomorph or a Mesomorph? No, these are not New Action Figure toys, but are the three main male body types, at least according to a prominent medical study. Oddly enough, a Psychologist by the name of Dr. Sheldon helped to establish these types. Actually, most of us are a combination of these three types. An endomorph body type is considered to be carrying around too much fat and tends to have trouble losing weight. An ectomorph frame does not have enough fat or muscle and has a tough time building muscle or gaining weight. A mesomorph is possibly the closest to the ideal body type with a well-formed body and can gain or lose weight in a fairly equal fashion. So, which are you most like?
The main purpose of knowing your body type is then knowing what your strengths and weaknesses are, in terms of building muscle and losing fat and extra weight. I’m going to touch briefly on the three types, hoping readers will gain some extra insights into diet and exercise with respect to gaining more targeted results.