Which Body Type Are You

Reema Abdullah | April 4th, 2022

Each one of us has a unique build and stature. Although we all come in different shapes and sizes, there are three main body types that dictate the build and ratio of muscle to fat. There are 3 different body types, but you can be more of one than the other. For example, you can be 75% mesomorph and 25% endomorph – it varies from person to person.


Your body type depends on your measurements, bone structure, and how muscle and fat settle certain places. There are many online calculators that can determine your body type.

Body Type 1: Mesomorph
This body type has a medium frame. So, they fall in the middle – not too overweight or underweight. It’s the medium amidst the 3 body types.

Typically, the meal plan for weight loss for the mesomorph body types is a lower ratio of carbohydrates and a higher ratio of protein. The exercise recommended is moderate cardio and weight training. The weight training can include lower to moderate weights at a high repetition and little rest between sets to keep the pace up.

Body Type 2: Ectomorph
This body type is longer and leaner than the other types. They may find it challenging to build muscle and even body fat. It’s categorized by long limbs and lean build.

Since ectomorphs struggle to put on weight, a higher amount of carbohydrates is required to gain muscle and fat. Typically, 50% ratio of carbs and lower amounts of fats and proteins are recommended. Ectomorphs should shy away from strenuous cardio and focus on building through weight training.

Body Type 3: Endomorph
This body type has a medium to large bone structure, narrow shoulders, and shorter limbs. Weight tends to gather in the abdomen, thighs, and hips.

Since endomorphs have a tendency to gain weight easier than the other types, a high protein diet filled with vegetables and healthy fats is deal. Carbs are necessary at a lower percentage. A good diet and exercise routine are key for endomorph body type. Cardio 3 to 5 times a week for 20 to 30 minutes can make a big difference.

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