Different Types Of Male Body

Different Types Of Male Body


Different Types Of Male Body

There are three different types, commonly used to classify the human body: ectomorphs, mesomorphs, and endomorphs. Only a few people fit neatly into one specific category. Most of us exhibit characteristics of more than one somatotype. This form of stereotyping was developed by a psychologist by the name of William Sheldon.

Back in the early 1940s, Sheldon studied the photographs of more than 4,000 college-age men. Based on his findings, he was able to identify several different body types. Later he consolidated them, reasoning that everyone could be classified as some combination of the three we use today.


They exhibit low levels of strength and size prior to training. They have relatively low levels of body fat, and small, narrow bones. They experience low levels of strength prior to training. However, they excel at endurance sports. It is a result of the higher than average proportion of slow twitch muscle fibers. They have fast metabolisms, which prevents them from gaining weight easily.  According to Sheldon, ectomorphs are introverted, socially anxious individuals, who tend to excel at mental tasks.


They are considered to be very genetically gifted individuals. They exhibit low levels of body fat, and impressive muscular development, even prior to training. Their thick bones are more conductive to building muscle. This gives them an advantage in strength and power sports. Sheldon said, that most mesomorphs are outgoing, adventurous individuals with action-oriented mentalities.


It is considered to be the least desirable of all body types. Although they are strong in nature, they have a difficult time losing weight. Sheldon believed endomorphs to be focused on food and pleasure, rather than physical activity. They have more easygoing personalities.

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