Updated: May 26
Week 2 - Body Type: Which MORPH are you.
There are 3 body types: MESOmorph, ENDOmorph and ECTOmorph
You can be all in one or a combo of 2!
Which one are you...
Naturally athletic physique
Easy to gain and lose weight
Ratio of short to slow twitch muscle fibers (endurance and power)
The mesomorph body type responds wonderfully to weight training. Gains are usually seen very quickly, especially for beginners. The downside to mesomorphs is they can gain fat if their caloric intake is too high.
Usually a combination of power and resistance training and high/low intensity cardio works best for mesomorphs.
Shorter Height Solid, stocky "round" and can be very powerful
Higher range of fast-twitch muscle fibers (power)
Lower range of slow-twitch muscle fibers (endurance)
Gain fat and muscle very easily. Thick, strong bones
Muscles not so well defined
When it comes to training endomorphs find it very easy to gain weight. To keep fat gain to a minimum and increase lean mass, endomorphs must always train cardio and endurance resistance exercises. In the athletic world, these powerful, heavier and strong individuals can be seen in linebackers, etc.
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 shorter width.
lengthy bone structure
Lean muscle mass
Finds it hard to gain weight and gain muscle
Ectomorphs find it very hard to gain weight. Ecto’s need a higher and correct amount of calories/macro's in order to gain muscle mass / weight. Workouts should be short and intense focusing on big muscle groups to gain typical muscle mass. In the athletic world, Lance Armstrong.
No matter your body type, The DreamBody Method metrics are always applicable, though each person and their body type will require different plans and protocols.
Go get it done!
Ashley Lambeth, ACE-CPT, OE, FN, SC
Founder of DreamBody Productions Personal Training | Raleigh, NC | #DreamBodyMethod Personalized | Online | In-Studio | Classes | Official Partner of The Carolinian on Glenwood
Ashley Lambeth, ACE-CPT, OES, FNS, SCS | 919-614-2286 | Founder Anna S. Semon, BA Exercise and Sports Science, SCS | Assistant Training Coach