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    I thought it would be a great idea to cross post some threads that have helped my work out...

    About Body Types

    Here is the info on how to train for the three different body types. If you you are somewhere in between two body types and recomendations would be a middle approach.



    Endomorph

    An Endomorph's biggest concern should be the losing of fat and adopting a lifestyle that keeps it off. Strength training should be done to get a better muscle to fat ratio and therefore improve metabolism. Use moderate weights at a fast training pace (very little rest between sets and exercises). You should lower your calorie intake (but not try to starve yourself) and should eat frequent but small meals. Sugars, sweets and junk food should be eliminated from your diet. Engage daily in some activity like brisk walking, biking, etc., and try to increase the amount of time you spend each week.

    Mesomorph

    A Mesomorph has a naturally fit body but to maintain it or improve it they should exercise and diet corretly for their type. Strength training can be done more often and for longer sessions then would be good for an Ectomorph, but you must still be carefull not to overdo it. You should train with moderate to heavy weighs and at a moderate pace, not resting too long between sets. You will find you gain muscle quite easy (some women and even men might not want to get too bulky, but this won't happen suddenly. When you are happy with your muscle size simply train to maintain it). Stick to a good healthy diet to keep you lean and muscular, and watch for any slow creeping fat gains. Engage in and enjoy aerobic activities, sports, etc. but do not overdo.

    Ectomorph

    Ectomorphs should concentrate on gaining weight in the form of good lean muscle tissue (some women that are too thin may also want to put on a little fat to look more feminine). Weight training should be done but not too often or for too long each session. Weight should be fairly heavy and workout pace slower (longer rest periods between sets). Diet should be high in calories (good quality food not junk) and you should eat more then you're used to and often. Aerobic and other activities (sports, dancing, etc.) should be kept to a minimum, at least until you are happy with your weight and looks.


    The three body types are further described below.

    ECTOMORPH

    fragile
    thin
    flat chest
    delicate build
    young appearance
    tall
    lightly muscled
    stoop-shouldered
    large brain
    Has trouble gaining weight.
    muscle growth takes longer.

    MESOMORPH

    athletic
    hard, muscular body
    overly mature appearance
    rectangular shaped (hourglass shaped for women)
    thick skin
    upright posture
    gains or loses weight easily
    grows muscle quickly.

    ENDOMORPH

    soft body
    flabby
    underdeveloped muscles
    round shaped
    over-developed digestive system
    trouble losing weight
    generally gains muscle easily.

    CONCLUSIONS

    When you know which type you are (or which mixture) and diet and exercise correctly for that type, you will make much better progress.

    While some women may think that Kate Moss is the ideal, from a fitness view point she really isn't. And many women who tend to be endomorphic will save themselves much suffering by not striving to change themselves into ectomorphs, it's not going to happen. Conversly a true ectomorph who wishes to be a Sumo wrestler would also be in for a big disappointment.

    Your goal should be to look as close as possible to (or stay looking like) a mesomorph. With the correct exercise and diet this can be attainable, and while you may be a bit upset that you have to work hard to look good while the true mesomorph looks that way naturally, at least you will still be fit and look good. And even the mesomorph will find as he/she gets older that some exercise and diet is needed if they want to continue to look good and be fit.

    Click here for a great page for learning even more about body types. Your body type may even describe your personality! Learn more at this link.

    Paul Becker is a natural (steroid free for life) bodybuilder and fitness consultant. He is the author of many books and courses on training and diet, the most popular of which is his book "Truly Huge". For more information visit his website at http://www.trulyhuge.com


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    I would fall into the Ectomorph group I would think.

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    40%Ecto and 60%Meso.

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    just checked this out yesterday.... gettin' ready to start a new routine.

    Great information!

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    Originally posted by ZorroAMG
    40%Ecto and 60%Meso.
    How did you find out what percentage? Educated guess or is there some actual calculation you can do?

    I find that I fall inbetween the two, and that I get the best results if I train 5 or 6 days straight and then take 2 or 3 days off.

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    Ecto...
    Originally posted by 89coupe
    I do get great service there, especially when I mention my name, haha.

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    Ecto/Meso
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    Endo's unite! Although I look Mesoesk I'm a true endo. I can put on the weight in no time flat If I want haha.
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    100% meso, good post for new lifters

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    probably 70% endo and 30% meso

    I have the fat overtop and the muscles. It's gay
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    i'm meso with a somewhat endo midsection.
    Last edited by 98type_r; 08-27-2007 at 02:49 PM.

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    Ectomorph

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    I'd say I'm a MisoBabe w/ some baby fat near em curves.
    Gottta Have Em Slight Curves,
    PRO, though , is a MESOPROLIFIQ in every sense..
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    mesomorph, but dont take advantage of it lol

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    Ecto/Meso

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    Great info
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    very helpful information
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    Is the hair coloring some sort of stereo-typing?

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    skinyy-ecto-azn :P

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    ecto/meso.
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