male body typesKnowing your body shape is very essential because when you know your body shape, that’s when you’re able to properly and accurately choose what clothes look good on your body while avoiding those which either don’t flatter your looks or worse still, make you look either too fat, skinny or too big on top (or bottom). There are three main body types of men. The Etomorph, The Mesomorph and the Endomorph.

Ectomorph: An ectomorph is a typical skinny guy. Ecto’s have a light build with small joints and lean muscle. Usually ectomorph’s have long thin limbs with stringy muscles. Shoulders tend to be thin with little width.

Ectormophs are:
*Small “delicate” frame and bone structure
*Classic “hardgainer”
*Flat chest
*Small shoulders
*Thin
*Lean muscle mass
*Finds it hard to gain weight
*Fast metabolism

Mesomorph: A mesomorph has a large bone structure, large muscles and a naturally athletic physique. Mesomorphs are the best body type for bodybuilding. They find it quite easy to gain and lose weight. They are naturally strong which is the perfect platform for building muscle.

Mesomorph’s are:
*Athletic
*Generally hard body
*Well defined muscles
*Rectangular shaped body
*Strong
*Gains muscle easily
*Gains fat more easily than ectomorphs

Endomorph:  The endomorph body type is solid and generally soft. Endomorphs gain fat very easily. Endo’s are usually of a shorter build with thick arms and legs. Muscles are strong, especially the upper legs.

Endomorphs find they are naturally strong in leg exercises like the squat.
Endomorphs are:
*Soft and round body
*Gains muscle and fat very easily
*Is generally short
*Stocky” build
*Round physique
*Finds it hard to lose fat
*Slow metabolism
*Muscles not so well defined.

It is possible for a man to posses characteristics of two body types.


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