Mine is largely mesomorph, if I wanted to look athletic, I could, but because I need my hubby to still see some flesh to hold on to, I'll pass 😂😂😂 Which one do you think you are? CREDIT: @caligirlgetsfit
We all know that all bodies are different, and that each person gains or loses weight and muscle differently. I learned recently that there are different names for the three main body types, and characteristics for each! Of course all of the criteria aren't a cookie cutter one-size fits all type of deal so you could be in between one or the other. Let's talk a little bit about each!
An ECTOMORPH tends to be thin, and struggles to gain weight as either body fat or muscle. Being naturally leaner, ectomorphs are encouraged to focus on resistance training and limit endurance-type training. Ectomorphs typically should consume a sufficient amount of high-quality carbohydrates each day in order to support intense training sessions.
MESOMORPHS have a middle-of-the-road build that takes the best of both worlds. In short, if you're a mesomorph, you have a natural tendency to be fit and relatively muscular. You may gain muscle and burn fat easily. For this reason, mesomorphs will want to train along the whole performance spectrum, focusing on strength, size and endurance. Mesomorphs fall somewhere in the middle, so your macros should be split pretty evenly between carbs, protein and fat.
The ENDOMORPH tends to gain weight and keep it on. Their build is a little wider and may have more muscle than either of the other body types, but they often struggle to gain it without accompanying body fat. They may have some strength advantages due to their additional muscle mass. Endomorphs will benefit from a balanced workout. Focusing on resistance training is still key, but performing more endurance training will help increase metabolic rate and shed fat. Focus on high amounts of protein, veggies and healthy fats.
What do you guys think? Do you agree with all these? (Sources: Livestrong / bodybuilding.com)#bodytypes #strongereveryday #knowyourbody #fitgirls #fitspo #fitness #exercise #workout #iifym