Figuring out your body type: Are you an Ectomorph, Mesomorph, or Endomorph?

Designing your workout can be quite overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the whole idea of a ‘workout’. In order to maximise the effectiveness of your training, learning more about your body can help, and one of the standard guides is the concept of having three typical body types: the ectomorph, the mesomorph, and the endomorph. Instead of feeling hindered by the category you may fall into, you can use this information as an advantage to tailor a routine that suits you.

The Ectomorph

The ectomorph is considered as the thin body type. They usually have narrow waists and shoulders and have a high metabolism. If you’re an ectomorph, you may find it difficult to put on muscle or gain weight. Even you’re not a picky eater at all or do eat a lot, you don’t look as if you’re putting on fat. You may be long-limbed and you may have some trouble handling extreme training. Compound movements are suggested for ectomorphs.

The Mesomorph

The mesomorph has a body that can easily put on muscle and has no trouble losing fat. They are considered lucky for having the good traits of the other two body types. They typically have a low-fat percentage and a large bone structure. If you’re a mesomorph, you may have a hard or muscular body type, and you usually appear lean and athletic. You may find yourself excelling when it comes to bodybuilding.

The Endomorph

The endomorph easily stores fat in their bodies due to a slow metabolism. Endomorphs can build muscle quickly, but can also easily gain weight. If you’re an endomorph, you probably have some trouble losing weight. You may be considered as having a curvy body type. You may also have a soft build and you find it easy to do leg exercises. Aerobic exercises with heavyweights are good for endomorphs.

It helps to know that these classifications don’t need to limit what your body can do. You may come across some traits that you can identify within more than just one category since every one of us is complex. XFC Gym is your 24 7 gym, allowing you to spend enough time and effort in getting you closer to the body that you want.

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