Bodybuilding: Different Body Types

Everyone has different body due to difference in bone density, length of belly and metabolic rate. General body types ectomorph, endomorph, or mesomorph. Knowing genetic traits, the increases chances building the great physique.

In the 1940s, psychologist W. H. Sheldon developed a system and divided humans into three basic body types.
people may fall in two between or two different body types but descriptions of the three main body types and ways to customize workout program can help you building good physique.

The Skinny Ectomorph

People who hardly gain weight are probably ectomorphs. They have naturally lean physique. The problem is when they are trying to improve their physique by gaining muscle mass. Body type is influenced by proportionality of structure, density of bones and metabolism rate. They may have narrow shoulders and hips, light bones, and fast metabolisms and their wrists, knees, and ankles are smaller than average.
Training tips: Avoid overtraining and cardio, increase rest period.

The Square Endomorph

Endomorphs have heavy bone structures with squarish torsos,
wide waists and large hips. They have thicker joint, and their metabolisms is slower. Endomorphs have no problem adding mass to their bodies. Their problem is getting rid fat. To get lean with this body type you need to eat diligently and do lots of cardiovascular exercise.
Training tips : workout wit normal weight and regular cardio, limit rest period

The Perfect Mesomorph

Having mesomorphic body:  Some of well known bodybuilders in history, with these body types are Sergio Oliva, Lee Haney, Dorian Yates, and Ronnie Coleman.
They have perfect bone structures, with wide clavicles and narrow hips and naturally form the coveted V-taper.
The joints are big enough hence can support large muscle mass, but small enough to create a eye-pleasing proportionate body
Training tips: train hard with moderate cardio.

 

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