Know Your Body Type

KNOW YOUR BODY TYPE

Your body type matters when it comes to getting fit.

American psychologist, William Sheldon, popularized three broad categories of body in the 1940s, and since then, it has become widely accepted that men’s bodies generally fall into those three main categories (or types), and they are:

  1. Ectomorph: Lean and long, with difficulty building muscle
  2. Mesomorph: Muscular and well-built, with a high metabolism and responsive muscle cells
  3. Endomorph: Big, high body fat, often pear-shaped, with a high tendency to store body fat

We stumbled across a great article on the Coach Mag website on these body types, here. It covers everything from the physical characteristics of the different body types to how to eat and how to work out for your specific body type — and even goes into sleep, muscle recovery and hormone balance.

Saint Fitness Body Types

Another resource we found on the bodybuilding.com website gives a higher-level view on body types, and they offer a free online quiz you can take to help you determine which body type you have.

Know Your Body Type

Ectomorph, Endomorph and Mesomorph: How to train and eat for your body type.

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Take Your Supplements

No matter how clean you eat — grass-fed, organic, or not — you must supplement. Period.

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Get Quality Sleep

People who say sleep is overrated have never trained to build muscle. Sleep is vital.

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