The three different body types are: ectomorph, endomorph, mesomorph. Each has their own typical characteristics that can help you determine which body type you have. Then you will be able to adjust your training and eating habits accordingly to reach your fitness goals.

ENDOMORPH BODY TYPE

 

 

Stocky build

Wider body

Stores fuel (both muscle and fat) in the lower half of their bodies

Has more muscle as well but usually, this comes with more fat

Has the best strength advantage out of the three different body types but may find it difficult to stay lean

Slow metabolism

 

 

Training:

To help shock the body into losing fat, it is best for endomorphs to up their intense aerobic exercise by focusing on interval training such as HIIT (high-intensity interval training) over LISS (low-intensity steady state cardio).

 

They should train their overall body to see results and not just focus on one area.

 

To further enhance their metabolism, endomorphs should include both hypertrophy (muscle building – heavy weight, fewer reps) with conditioning. This way, your metabolism will be fired up, even hours after your training is done.

 

Nutrition:

Endomorphs do need to have a stricter eating plan than the others. Unlike ectomorphs, those with the endomorph body type should eat fewer carbs and increase their higher protein intake. They should avoid simple carbs like white bread and eat more complex ones.

 

Notes:

Stress levels can cause endomorphs to keep fat around their midsection. To help with this, you should avoid overtraining so that your body can properly recover. Also, get your beauty sleep.