Your Body Type - Ectomorph, Mesomorph or Endomorph?

Body type influences how you respond to diet and training. Understand your body type in order to plan your muscle building training and diet program.

The Three Body Types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph or Endomorph

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When I first got into the muscle building scene I was overwhelmed by the amount of different training programs, bodybuilding supplements, diets, articles and information there was out there. There were so many conflicting diets and training programs available and I had no idea what I “should” be doing. The result of this was about 6 months in the gym with little gains and almost no motivation to workout anymore.

I was at a complete loss and about to throw in the towel and give up. Then a guy in the gym gave me a magazine and told me to read the article in there about body types. So I did and it opened my eyes up to the reason why I wasn’t making any gains in the gym.

I am a true ectomorph (classic hardgainer) and my bodyweight was 60.2kg (132.5lbs) when I first walked into a gym. I had no idea about body types back then. I assumed (like most beginners do) that the more I worked out the bigger I would get. Thinking that “more was better” I started following a program designed for an elite bodybuilder. This resulted in gains of about 1.7kg in 6 months.

After reading the body type article in that magazine I started to understand more about how my body type worked, my metabolism, and gaining weight. Being an ectomorph I need to focus on calorie intake, long rest periods, and minimum cardio. It was only then I started making some real gains and I’ve never looked back.

So it’s important to be able to identify and understand your body type. Different body types require different training methods and diet plans. So listed below are the 3 male body types: ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph, along with their characteristics.


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.

Typical traits of an ectomorph:
Ectomorph body type
  • Small “delicate” frame and bone structure
  • Classic “hardgainer”
  • Flat chest
  • Small shoulders
  • Thin
  • Lean muscle mass
  • Finds it hard to gain weight
  • Fast metabolism

Ectomorphs find it very hard to gain weight. They have a fast metabolism which burns up calories very quickly. Ecto’s need a huge amount of calories in order to gain weight. Workouts should be short and intense focusing on big muscle groups. Supplements are definitely recommended. Ectomorphs should eat before bed to prevent muscle catabolism during the night. Generally, ectomorphs can lose fat very easily which makes cutting back to lean muscle easier for them.


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 body typeTypical traits on a Mesomorph:
  • Athletic
  • Generally hard body
  • Well defined muscles
  • Rectangular shaped body
  • Strong
  • Gains muscle easily
  • Gains fat more easily than ectomorphs

The mesomorph body type responds the best to weight training. Gains are usually seen very quickly, especially for beginners. The downside to mesomorphs is they gain fat more easily than ectomorphs. This means they must watch their calorie intake. Usually a combination of weight training and cardio works best for mesomorphs.


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.

Endomorph body typeTypical traits of an Endomorph:

  • 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

When it comes to training endomorphs find it very easy to gain weight. Unfortunately, a large portion of this weight is fat not muscle. To keep fat gain to a minimum, endomorphs must always train cardio as well as weights. Usually supplements may not be needed as long as the person has a high protein intake in their diet.

A Combination of Body Types

These body types aren’t set in stone. In fact, most guys have a combination of two body types. These combinations are either ectomorph/mesomorph or mesomorph/endomorph. It is not uncommon to find a pure mesomorph that gains weight like an endomorph for example.

So which body type are you?

Given the information above you should be able to identify your body type. You may also want to optimize your diet and training to suit your body type.

One final point I want to mention is that no matter what your body type you can build a big, ripped, muscular physique. Even the skinniest of guys can bulk up. Yes, it’s harder but if you’re willing to put in the hard work it can be done. I have about the skinniest natural build possible and at the time of writing this article I have gained about 30kg (66lbs) of lean muscle mass.

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Posted Tue, 05/28/2013 - 23:48

Hi There,
I am the unlucky combination of Ecto-EndoMorf, Tall, wide and gain of fat incredibly fast.
I am only at the age of 16 and have been fat my entire life, because I'm incredibly tall, wide and fat I look like a giant from a mythical movie standing near people. It is incredibly depressing being with other people, especially being the largest in my year. I've been playing all my lift until I was 14 and even though we did some extreme fat burning exercises I was still unable to loose weight, a few extreme events occurred and I eventually quit Rugby. Even though I have pulled myself to try it, it is incredibly embarrassing for me to run in public or even at the gym but I try, I don't do it often but I do try. My diet is the same as most people, I don't eat alot, I don't like sweets or fatty foods but I do eat alot of bread and rice based foods.

For the last 5 years I've been completely depressed, i've tried alot of diets but they don't last long. I really would like some help is there any sort of plan I can follow even if it takes years I want to do it.
Please keep in mind im incredibly busy with school being in Grade 11.
I would just like to ask is there any type of plan there is for people like me (a young Ecto-Endomorf)
Please give me some sort of advice because I've gotten to the point where i'm starting to loose my sanity being this overweight since I was a toddler.
Thank you for reading.

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Posted Sun, 05/26/2013 - 20:42

Hello. I have a question as I am a endo-mesomorph what supplements should I take?

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Posted Thu, 05/23/2013 - 01:03

I have been going to the gym for about 3 months now !! this article has been an eyeopener for me !! THANKS A TON !! RGDS

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Posted Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:26

I am 25 and I guess I'd be an endomesomorph. I have always been able to get my legs extremely strong as well as my back and core, for some reason I have never been able to increase strength in my chest and shoulders. I have a large rib cage and broad shoulders but can't ever get my bench press up to more than 140 lbs. I've recently switched exclusively to dumbell exercises for chest and shoulders, do you think this will help with long term strength gains? I also was morbidly obese until 2 years ago, since then I've lost 108 lbs and am now trying to gain 20 or so lbs of lean mass without supplements as most are banned by the company I'm supposed to start work with soon.

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Posted Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:20
Ali sajid

I am a endomorph and have been training for 7 months . When i started i had too much fat my arms were not well defined and they were only 14" but now i have 17" of arms but still they remain undefined and i use too much wheat and meat in my diet and this has also caused my waist to increase 40" and i am confused bcz i use high intensity training with heavy weights.what should i do

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Posted Fri, 05/10/2013 - 00:20
Patrick Donovan

Hello everyone,

I'm a 21 year old with a mesomorph body type. Over the last three years I have experimented with different types of pre/post workout formulas, as well as different types of weight gainers/protein shakes.

Let me save you the money and time by saying that any gains you develop while on these products will only be SHORT TERM. Don't get me wrong, I believe these products benefit people who have a hard time keeping a workout routine, or have a hard time developing muscle. However, the truth is, if you need to take something to give you the desire to work out, perhaps you should assess the reasons behind why you exercise.

Protein shakes/ weight gainers are a great way for an ectomorph to gain size, but without a healthy diet as a foundation, you are literally pissing your results away.

I intake between 2000-5000 calories a day, I'm maintaing a waist size of 29 on a 190lb frame. I DO NOT LIFT HEAVY, gains can be accomplished by muscle confusion, not over exertion.

My routine is:

Upper Body
7 sets of 60 pushups (I have increased the reps +10 every week after starting at 20)
7 sets of 20 pull ups, varying from bicep/tricep/forearm focused sets (Increasing the reps +5 every week)
4 sets of 20 with an ab roller
2 sets of 50 Russian Twists with a 3 kg medicine ball (increasing +10 each week)
2 sets of 35 V-Crunches (increasing +5 every week)
2 sets of 20 Leg Raises (Increasing +5 every week)

I run 2 miles afterwards trying to maintain >6 1/2 minute mile.

Lower Body
Dumbbell Squats 3 sets of 15 (increasing 10lbs a week)
Sumo Squats 3 sets of 15 (increasing 10lbs a week)
Calf Raises 3 x 40 (increasing 10 reps a week)
Lunges 3 x 15 (increasing 10lbs a week)

I run between 2-5 miles trying to maintain >6 1/2 minute mile (Increase the mile time by 30 seconds for every mile)

I eat 3 eggs almost every morning or drink a Serious Mass protein shake. I eat a decent sized lunch of mostly fruits and veggies, and for dinner steak, chicken, fish, or a couple of sandwiches. Amino acids are a good idea to take after you eat dinner so your body can recuperate through the night as you sleep.

Remember, you're going to get out what you put into it, there is no such thing as fast gains. What comes fast... Goes away fast. Rome wasn't built overnight.

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Posted Tue, 05/07/2013 - 15:01

I am 42 years old. I am 5 foot 10. I am 170 lbs with a 31/32 inch waist. I need an eating and workout program specific for me. can you help?

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Posted Wed, 05/01/2013 - 11:38

I am the Endomorph I have been losing weight just cant seem to lose the fat stomach it is slimming on the sides not he front so it always look like I'm, with child. What can I do to get rid of it I exercise different exercises because of a back injury. please help yes I have a good diet plan.

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Posted Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:33
Daniel Newman

I'm 6'3 is there any way I'm just fat ? I weigh like 260 but when I work out I don't lose weight. I went trough foot ball and didn't lose any weight and I tryes my hardest ?But I got more tone

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Posted Wed, 04/24/2013 - 05:59

hi one quick question. can body type change? for example. i started bodybuilding 7 years ago with 40 kgs of weight. the current weight is now 75kgs with 9% bf. im just wondering can it change overtime? or ill be forever eating mad to maintain. thanks!

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Posted Mon, 04/22/2013 - 08:09

This information really helped me. Thanks.

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Posted Thu, 04/18/2013 - 21:37

Hi. I'm definitely an endomorph. My whole family is. Does anyone know of a BMI scale strictly for endomorphs? Although I weigh a lot, the BMI doesn't take into account a lot of stuff such as muscle mass and body type. I'm an offensive lineman at my school, and as you can guess, I'm much stronger than the average person. I'm not trying to be arrogant, but that is the way my body is. At 6'2" the BMI says that I am supposed to be 190 lbs when I am 260. Please help?

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Posted Wed, 04/10/2013 - 18:23

Hey I think my body type is an endo/mesomorph. I fine that I have no problem in muscle gains at least to where I want to be but I want to have a more defined midsection. Everywhere else is fine but want a bit more slimmer I eat right but cheat a little, I go to the gym regularly 4 times for weights and I run anywhere from 3 to 4 time a week about 5 miles. I also do HIIT some training days should I do it everytime for better results?

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Posted Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:24

I've always been tall and have never been fat. I have thick shoulders and a flat stomach... 6'4 and 11.5 stone. I'm a kickboxer, I get 4-8 hours of Hight Intensity Training a week. I put on noticeable muscle, but am no body builder. Which category do I fall under? Ecto or Meso?

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Posted Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:18

I always been the smallest and lightest, I cannot even do 8 or 10 pushups what should I do?
Im desperate at this moment

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Posted Wed, 04/03/2013 - 18:44

Hello man , I'm very glad that i found ur website and now i know how my body works, I just need a little help ,My body is Ectomorph ,I have a problem of puting on weight ,I got serious mass and it works i went from 78-84 on 1 bag + (good food ) but if i dont eat 1 day I can drop 1-2kgs in 1 day , but what am worried about am I burining muscles or fat ? when I lose those 1- 2kgs and I really love to work hard , and Im in the gym for about 2 hrs sometimes 3 , I burn alot of carbs and this may be a problem how long do u recommend my workout should be ? 1hr ? Please really need that answer

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Posted Sat, 03/23/2013 - 16:26

it is very difficult to find a true mesomorph these days

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Posted Sun, 03/17/2013 - 20:32
matt stevo

im an ectomorph :)

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Posted Thu, 03/14/2013 - 14:24

I am quite confused about what body type that i am. I have been chubby all my life till about the age of 15(87kgs) then I lost 20 kgs in 4 months but still had some little fat in front of my stomach.(67kgs) I then slowly picked up body fat till the age of 17. Since this year has started I have set goal of getting a six pack. Begging of the year i weighed 82. Now i weigh 72. I have been gyming and training hard. I am thin but still have a bit of baby fat by my stomach, I also have a little to moderate amount of muscle differnition(I have been lifting weights for 2 years now). My whole family is relatively skinny, tall(180cm) but we all have stomach fat. please tell me what body type I am? thanks

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Posted Thu, 03/07/2013 - 18:03
Joe Blassingame

Hey, I'm just looking for advice, I'm 6'2" tall, and I weigh about 200 lbs. I'm just wanting to be able to see my abs, and build my chest and legs. I think I fall into the echo/meso category, but I'm not sure. I don't gain weight easily, but I have to be careful how much I eat. I am about 12-13% body fat, but I want to be close to 5-7% as quick as possible. How would I do that?

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Posted Thu, 03/07/2013 - 17:20

Sweet article. I have been trying to find something like this. I am an endo, I am over 6ft which makes it even more difficulty in my opinion to figure out my own body. I eat light and right, but I gain everything I eat, plus side is that I lift everyday and I gain every day.

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Posted Sat, 03/02/2013 - 07:24

I want to say a big thank you for this article. I'm from Lagos, Nigeria and there are limited yet very expensive facility available here> i'm 5'8 tall and i remember i have gained 3kg in 5 months once in my life time and that's 2010. i took up smoking at the age of 17 and i haven't looked back since then. i find very difficult to add weight but lose it without much effort and that makes me an ectomorph.
I have been trying to gain weight since i started smoking without success and now that am 25 most people think i am 16 cos am short and very skinny (55kg).

I am from Africa and that makes my case quiet peculiar is there anyway you guys can help me?

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Posted Wed, 02/27/2013 - 22:36

Hi my name is Dillion I am 21 years old I am 6 foot tall and weigh 187 lbs the mot I've ever weighed I've always had decent muscles but I can't seem to shake the fat what could be the problem?

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Posted Wed, 02/27/2013 - 22:13

Hi my name is Dillion I am 21 years old I am 6 foot tall and weigh 187 lbs the mot I've ever weighed I've always had decent muscles but I can't seem to shake the fat what could be the problem?

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Posted Wed, 02/20/2013 - 20:17
colin kelly

would think am a combo of ecto-meso as seems right have meso build but i've never been fat and i didn't work out but eat lots of junk a m8 of mine hates me for it as he works out n trained for his body but am now in the mist of a life style change i started the insanity program to build foundations for future work

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Posted Sun, 02/17/2013 - 21:06

The differences in body types can't be changed from exercise or diet, you are what you are, some call it "genetics". The main experience I have witnessed in myself and others is, you are stuck with what you are. True you will make gains in whatever goals you seek, but at what cost? For example, If you are not a Mesomorph don't try to be, you won't get there. You may get close, but once you change or reduce your regimen you most likely will go back to where you began, just muscularly bigger. If fat is the culprit it means you will have to work harder & diet more crafty than some others that seem to have it easy. I am a true Endomorph and have been training for many years. I am 51 now, but 25 years ago I had a Biochemical nutritionist prepare diets and amino acid regimens based on monthly blood tests back when tests were cheap, $75.00. What could be better? I often hit "plateaus" as they say. It was because I was trying to be what I physically couldn't achieve and had to do more concentrated efforts and dedicated disciplines to see results. Power lifters have their physique, Basketball players have theirs, bodybuilders theirs(mostly Mesomorph), and now Cross Fit competitors are more Mesomorph than any other body type, at least the winning ones. So figure your type and develop a regimen that gets you the best you can be without trying to be someone else or spending tons of money on supplements to try and achieve the impossible, i.e. change your body type with effort. It won't happen. Be who you are and prosper as best as you can. Oh BTW where there is the most fat stores in your body will be the last & hardest to show results, and spot reducing doesn't work. Oh double BTW Steroids can't change you either they just build what you are, and only while on them not permanently.

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Posted Fri, 02/08/2013 - 13:32

I've just started training again after a good few years off. (usual story, work and family got in the way!!) I would say that I'm of a mesomorph build. I'm 39, 5" 11', 13 stone, broad shouldered with fare muscle definition under a thin layer of fat.
I'm trying to eat 1g of protein per body weight pound but I'm struggling as I'm always feeling full, I really have to force the food down. Would protein shakes and bars suffice as they would be easier to consume than chicken, tuna, cottage cheese etc etc?
I'm currently working with weights 3 daya per week (approx 1 hr per session) and cardio 3 days per week (approx 40 mins per session).
Any advice on what sort of programme I should be following for decent muscle gain, unfortunately I can't do much lower body at the moment as I have tendonopothy in my ankle from a running injury?

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Posted Wed, 02/13/2013 - 17:19

I'd personally recommend any quality whey protein powder to help you meet your needs. It's especially great for a post-workout shake, and will certainly help you meet the 1g/pound goal that you're shooting for. As for routines, there are quite a few that have been designed specifically for muscle mass gains. Feel free to look some over here:

If squats and the like are out of the question, look over some alternatives under the Videos section of the site. You can view multiple movements for quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves, and much more.

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Posted Wed, 02/13/2013 - 18:29

scotty to be honest i think real food is your best option other drinking than protein shakes, i always have atleast 3 containers premade by just adding water at that time just before i feel hungry. protein bars i dont feel are real food, though some will argue my opinion but for me real food or protein shakes work great for me. try that plus very filling. good luck

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Posted Thu, 02/07/2013 - 14:21

I am 5'9" 270# and have been going to the gym for a year now. I am getting bigger and my clothes don;t fit well anymore and can;t seem to get rid of the fat. I am endomorph. I try to eat healthy but i am not in a diet. I drink red wine regularly. Thank you Steve.

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Posted Sun, 02/03/2013 - 23:45

Hi there everyone, I am not 100% sure of what I am so i'll give a brief history.
I was not obese as a toddler but around the age of 5 or 6 my mom started eating unhealthy and gaining weight and in turn, so did I. At the peak of my obesity I was 245 pounds and around 5"7 around the age of 14-15. I started losing weight and got down to my lowest being 175. At that point I still had some skin left (major concern was and still is the small pouch at the bottom of my stomach) and some Pruett wide legs. Today I am 19 6"1 and 190 pounds. I have been going to the gym for almost a year near daily and am thin on most of my body but my legs. I hqve a very thick bonestructure but in most places my skin is tight to the bone, definitely not just saying big boned. I have really broad shoulders wide feet and overall wide bone structure, sort of a stocky shape although I am tall and sort of long as well. Since I moved away from bc I have stopped smoking weed and eat 3 times a day, almost whatever I want with not much exercise (as I live in the country side right now, for only about 3 weeks) but since moving I have dropped from 200 to the 190. So I guess I'm trying to say I have a fast metabolism, even in Vancouver I woukd eat a lot of bad shit but not gain much weight, although I did work out 4 or 5 times a week. I would like to know what kind of shape you think I am working with? Ask questions please!! I was watching the superbowl while writing thiz so I realize it may not be the most concise piece of work haha. Thanks guys :)

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Posted Sat, 01/26/2013 - 10:37

I am a complete ectomorph (male,20 years old), and being an Indian, my diet is high on carbs and low on proteins. No matter how much I eat, I seem to burn it up without any significant weight gain. I have been working out for over 6 months now, and I have gained only 7kgs, and no significant muscle enlargement (only toned muscles now!).
Could you recommend me some workout and diet plans? I don't mind taking protein supplements.

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Posted Mon, 01/21/2013 - 07:51

Hi: I am an Ecto/Meso. I am 42 years old but healthy. Is it advisable to start weight training at this age to bulk up and be fit?

Please advise.

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Posted Thu, 01/17/2013 - 12:06

I am a mesomorph. 5'11 and 135ish pounds I work out like an ectomorph. Time to build some arm muscles I guess.

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Posted Tue, 01/15/2013 - 20:38

I just stumbled on this article and it seems so simple. It makes perfect sense, too. I'm starting it tomorrow! I am a mesomorph/endomorph, so I'm just worried about losing too much muscle with the severly limited protein intake plus the MRT that I'm doing.

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Posted Thu, 01/10/2013 - 07:00


I think im a mix between an Ectomorph ( Since im about 6 ft 3-4 tall, long limbs and long muscles ) and a Mesomorph ( Since i have board shoulders and i tend to gain fat pretty easy ). I've been doing a workout that i put together from this site but i honestly don't have any faith in it ( Not saying i don't put everything into it when i work out ) more on the lines of.. i can't really see any results.

When i first started my workout, i noticed a vain in my left arm that wasn't there before ( Im just assuming that its a good thing ) Should my right arm be the same?

If anyone out there who would like to give me a hand in finding the right direction i should be going in like, proper workout's, diets, nutrition it would be much appreciated.

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Posted Thu, 01/10/2013 - 16:23

Results take time. I'd encourage you to keep at it! Focus on progress - every time you hit the gym = more reps/weight. Whatever your goal is, make sure you are eating in accordance with that goal.

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Posted Mon, 01/07/2013 - 14:07

plz give me advice

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Posted Sun, 01/06/2013 - 16:27

I have an insanely fast metabolism: I eat almost all the time, but barely gain weight. I'm 6'3" and weigh 160 lbs, so I'm relatively skinny for my height and have rather bony collarbone and shoulders with a flat chest. On the other hand I have wide shoulders and very strong leg muscles and I'm one of the best athletes in my year. What kind of body type do you suggest I am? And what type of exercise would probably suit me the most?

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Posted Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:00

Hey guys my name is jaz i am kind off mesomorph except the fact that ITS HARD FOR ME TO GAIN FAT BUT I LOOSE FAT EASILY DUE TO HIGH METABOLISM...could u guys guys give me some suggestion ...i am 19 years old and is 69 kg..PLSS HELP ME OUT GUYS

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Posted Wed, 01/02/2013 - 02:52

I'm a little confused about my body type. Right now, if you look at my body, you'd immediately think Endomorph. Regardless of this, I'm like 15 pounds overweight for my height. In fact, when I move and watch my muscles flex it looks as though I'm a Mesomorph.

Am I a combination of the two, or am I a Mesomorph who's currently just overweight?

And what can I do to lose this weight?

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Posted Mon, 12/31/2012 - 23:04
Eduardo Gamez

I'm a mixture of ectomorph and mesomorph. I gain and lose fat weight quickly and muscle weight tends to take it's time when I work on it. I don't bulk up. My muscles tend to just get very firm and dense. I'm 6 ft 2 in so I'm generally a tall person.

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Posted Sun, 12/23/2012 - 03:06

i find i have a mix of all three i am muscular but i find it hard to put on muscle it takes me a long time and if i try to bulk no matter how healthy i eat i usually put on unwanted fat around the mid section and have to spend ages working it off i have made good gains but i feel that i put in far too much effort. when i bulk i usually eat 5-6 meals of lean meat protein ,brown rice and brocolli but i always cut the bulking short because even though i gain muscle i gain too much fat .this by rights shouldnt happen i am strict with my nutrition . i have a feeling i need to approach my diet from a completly different angle.

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Posted Sat, 12/22/2012 - 03:39

This has helped me to better understand the male body and the possibilities of body types when writing. Thank you very much for sharing this!

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Posted Sun, 12/09/2012 - 17:25

im 30 years old and 5"11 inchs i recently went to see my doctor and he told me in muscle and strength terms im ectomorpic and he said all i need to do is keep going to the gym and i will eventually gain weight and not to take any muscle or weight gainers or protein powders as since MAY i have actually gained 3 lbs in weight and i know that doesnt sound like much but to me thats alot

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Posted Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:13

Hi Angelo,

I saw your post and wanted to say I believe it is never too early, or too late to start working out. You will feel so much better. Don't be in a hurry, just take it one day at a time. It is now 4 months since I started and time is flyin by for me. I take a Whey protein isolate instead of a regular Whey protein because I am trying to lose weight. The isolate has no fat and no cholesterol or sugar. If you start on Whey Protein make sure of the ingrediants in it. Some people cannot take creatine or extra arginine due to liver problems. So, with any suppliments check with your Doctor even though you are young. I would suggest to you if you want to gain muscle their are many Whey Proteins out there that will help you. I also take l-arginine to gain muscle mass. Make sure you look into these things though and then determine what is right for your body type. As for me I never have felt better in my life. I hope to work with people to help them with their medical problems with natural suppliments and get them on the path to a healthy new body.

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Posted Sat, 11/24/2012 - 18:53

Hey, I'm turning 16 and I'm approximately 100lbs and 5'0". I'm not that muscular but I'm not that thin also. I'm thinking that I'm half ectomorphic half mesomorphic. Should I wait for my post-puberty stage to know my "true" body type, because I'm thinking that I'm still growing? Or should I do something in order to improve my body as early as now? What workouts should I do?

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Posted Fri, 11/30/2012 - 11:36

It's definitely not too soon to start building the body you want! Choose a beginner workout routine and focus on perfecting the form of the various exercises.

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Posted Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:59

What you should ask yourself is this what type of body do you desire, do you play certain sports? building a body around certains sports are benficial to that area, though you just might want to hit the beginners area here and start from there i thin its a great plan and will do the job. The right foods along with rest and exercising properly will yield you the best results.