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Ectomorph, Mesomorph, or Endomorph is your body kind



Your body type has an impact on how you react to various workouts and diet plans. This guide will help you figure out what body type you are (ectomorph, mesomorph, or endomorph) and how to plan your exercise and diet to achieve your goals.

When I first started getting into muscle building, I was completely overwhelmed by the variety of training plans, bodybuilding supplements, diets, blogs, and knowledge available. I had no idea what I "should" be doing because there were so many conflicting diets and training programs available. As a result, I spent about 6 months in the gym with no progress and almost no incentive to exercise.

I was at a total loss and was on the verge of giving up. Then, at the gym, a guy handed me a magazine and told me to read the article about body types in it. So I did, and it helped me understand why I wasn't making much progress in the gym.

When I first stepped into a gym, I was a real ectomorph (classic hardgainer) weighing 60.2kg (132.5lbs). Back then, I had no idea what body types were. Like most beginners, I thought that the more I exercised, the bigger I would get. I began pursuing a curriculum tailored for an elite bodybuilder, believing that "more was better." In six months, this culminated in a weight gain of around 1.7kg.

I began to understand more about my body type, metabolism, and weight gain after reading the body type article in that magazine. I need to concentrate on calorie intake, long rest times, and minimal cardio as an ectomorph. It was only then that I began to see real results, and I've never looked back.

It's crucial to be able to recognize and comprehend your body type. Different body shapes necessitate various workouts and diet plans. The three male body types: ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph, as well as their characteristics, are mentioned below.

Body Type Ectomorph

A standard skinny guy is an ectomorph. Ectos have a slim build, narrow joints, and a lot of muscle. Ectomorphs usually have long, slender limbs with stringy muscles. Shoulders are usually narrow and small.

Ectomorph characteristics include:

Bone structure and frame are small and "delicate."

Typical "hardgainer"

a chest that is flat

Shoulders that are small


Muscle mass is a measure of how fit you are.

Has a hard time gaining weight

a fast metabolism

Ectomorphs have a hard time gaining weight. They have a high metabolism, which allows them to burn calories quickly. To gain weight, Ectos require a large amount of calories. Short, intense workouts focusing on large muscle groups are recommended. Supplements are strongly suggested. Ectomorphs should feed before going to bed to avoid muscle catabolism. Ectomorphs, on the whole, have an easy time losing weight, which makes cutting back to lean muscle easier for them.

Body Type: Mesomorph

A mesomorph is characterized by massive bones, muscles, and a naturally athletic physique. The ideal body form for bodybuilding is the mesomorph. It is easy for them to gain and lose weight. They are naturally solid, which provides the ideal foundation for muscle growth.

Characteristics of a Mesomorph include:


The body is generally tough.

Muscles with fixed definition

Body with a rectangular shape

Strong quickly gains muscle.

It is easier for endomorphs to gain weight than it is for ectomorphs.

Weight training works well for the mesomorph body form. Gains are typically noticeable right away, particularly for beginners. The disadvantage of mesomorphs is that they gain weight more quickly than ectomorphs. This means they'll have to keep an eye on their calorie intake. For mesomorphs, a combination of weight training and cardio is usually the most effective.

Body Type: Endomorph

Endomorphs have a robust and generally soft body shape. Endomorphs are prone to gaining weight quickly. Endos are usually smaller in stature, with thick arms and legs. The muscles in the upper legs, in particular, are powerful. Endomorphs notice that leg movements like the squat come easily to them.

Endomorph characteristics include:

The body is round and soft.

Gains muscle and fat quickly.

Is a "Stocky" build that is usually short.

Body type: round

Is it difficult for him to lose weight?

sluggish metabolism

Muscles that aren't as well established

Endomorphs have a simple time gaining weight when it comes to exercise. Unfortunately, the majority of this weight is made up of fat rather than muscle. Endomorphs must both train cardio as well as weights to keep fat gain to a minimum. Supplements are usually unnecessary if a person consumes a lot of protein in their diet.

Having a Mixture of Body Types

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to body types. In reality, most men's bodies are a mix of the two. Ectomorph/mesomorph or mesomorph/endomorph are the two types of combinations. It's not unusual to see a pure mesomorph gain weight in the same way as an endomorph does, for example.

So, what body type do you have?

You should be able to figure out your body type based on the information above. You would also want to tailor your diet and workouts to your body type.

One final point I'd like to make is that you can develop a tall, ripped, muscular physique regardless of your body type. Even the svelteest of men will gain weight. Yes, it is more difficult, but if you are willing to put in the effort, it is possible.