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    Ectomorph, Mesomorph, Endomorph?

    I've always been fairly slim (6'2" 162 lbs), so I've thought I was purely ectomorph, but I've always had a light muscle tone even if I don't work out, and now that I do work out, the muscle builds fairly easily (not as hard to build as the typical ecto), so I'm probably somewhere between ecto and meso. Probably 75% ecto and 25% meso, since my shoulders are narrower and bone structure is more like that of an ecto, and the fact that I can pretty much eat whatever and don't put on weight.

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    My body type: 10 year old boy
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    I'd say meso 60 ecto 20 endo 20 I think, It's actually hard for me both to put on weight and to lose weight, I almost always remain around the same

    However if I really really eat a lot I can get fatter, or if I really really diet hard I can become very slim. Both situations only last for a short time.
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    basically 100% mesomorph it appears

    even when thin, i am curvy to some extent. the muscles in my face are rather intimidating too. i can turn my forearm or even just wiggle a finger and see lots of muscles and tendons working under the skin, though not in bulk. they are just present like little machines. if i actually adopt a fitness routine i become insanely strong and fit in a hurry.

    i tan very well and have thick dark hair, fwiw. i actually never knew this was associated with a body type.

    i tend to look "too" skinny to others when i am anything under 120 lbs (i'm 5'2"). cheekbones, even eye sockets, seem muscle ridden.

    okay, i was kidding about the last part, sort of.
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    I've been described as "willowy" and "soft" before. I'm not an ectomorph because they are often very thin in the *frail* way. I have never been frail even when I was anorexic and weighed very little. I'm not a mesomorph because I don't build muscle easily at all. I am less muscular than most everyone (except for the ectomorphs ). I do have some of the traits of the endomorph in that I tend to be soft... and weight will gather mainly in the abdomen. But my head isn't spherical, I suppose it is somewhat large though... my face is more oblong.

    I'm just making up numbers here... but maybe I'm 65% endomorph, 35% mesomorph or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    I've been described as "willowy" and "soft" before. I'm not an ectomorph because they are often very thin in the *frail* way. I have never been frail even when I was anorexic and weighed very little. I'm not a mesomorph because I don't build muscle easily at all. I am less muscular than most everyone (except for the ectomorphs ). I do have some of the traits of the endomorph in that I tend to be soft... and weight will gather mainly in the abdomen. But my head isn't spherical, I suppose it is somewhat large though... my face is more oblong.

    I'm just making up numbers here... but maybe I'm 65% endomorph, 35% mesomorph or something.
    Yeah I'm not frail at all, like a the way people typically think of an ectomorph, actually I'm fairly strong, but the more defining factors are the narrower shoulders and short upper body relative to arm length, and the fast metabolism. Brad Pitt is an ectomorph, and I doubt people think of him as a skinny frail person.

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    endomorph probably

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    Not sure. The problem with Ectomorph is that I build muscle easily, gain and lose fat easily, and have very broad shoulders. The problem with Mesomorph is that I have a slender arms and legs, and generally appear slim, though this may be because I am 6'3" in addition to having slender limbs. My waist is a pretty average size when I am at a normal weight.

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    I guess I'm mostly Ectomorph. My whole life I've been naturally underweight, and I've never been curvy for a female. I lose weight pretty easily when I'm under stress, and it's difficult for me to gain it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Yeah I'm not frail at all, like a the way people typically think of an ectomorph, actually I'm fairly strong, but the more defining factors are the narrower shoulders and short upper body relative to arm length, and the fast metabolism. Brad Pitt is an ectomorph, and I doubt people think of him as a skinny frail person.
    hm, then maybe i'm sort of half ecto half meso. now are you talking about narrow shoulders in comparison to hips?
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    I'll go for umm..let me see, I can put on weight easily but when I eat healthily I loose it easily. People describe my build as slim-medium. I'm not super strong but I can put on strength fairly easily, i'd say 40% ecto 30% endo and 30% meso, or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by reyn_til_runa View Post
    hm, then maybe i'm sort of half ecto half meso. now are you talking about narrow shoulders in comparison to hips?
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    If you compare it to this ectomorph:


    It resembles it much better than a mesomorph such as this:


    Here's a diagram to compare the 3; notice with the shoulder difference relative to the head of the ecto vs meso.

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    Is that first one a picture of you, Steve?

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    Ha. If Brad Pitt is an ectomorph this changes my entire view on it. Perhaps it isn't as frail as I thought. Oh whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discojoe View Post
    Is that first one a picture of you, Steve?
    Yeah

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    Endomorph. Even when I played soccer and ran miles and miles every day I always looked short and chubby. Now i'm just short and fat, but still have a good amount of muscle allowing me to hurt anyone that actually says that to me. My thighs are still huge and my calf muscles are still considerably defined though, I just carry a lot of weight in my upper torso. I've always been quite athletic even though I never looked it, which was ok as long as I could get the job done. My endomorphic body does allow me to give hugs like a teddy bear though, so I don't really mind.

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    idk, all i know is that being female seems to mess all this up. if you have some curves you are automatically meso? that seems stupid. and i'm not talking massive curves, just definition. upper body is definitely more "frail" than lower body, but neither appears weak OR flabby, in my estimation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Ha. If Brad Pitt is an ectomorph this changes my entire view on it. Perhaps it isn't as frail as I thought. Oh whatever.
    Yeah, the frail-thing just represents and extreme, an unhealthy extreme imo. Just like an endomorph who is obese, vs an endomorph such as Shaquille O'Neal. (He may be Meso-Endo, not sure)

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    Quote Originally Posted by reyn_til_runa View Post
    idk, all i know is that being female seems to mess all this up. if you have some curves you are automatically meso? that seems stupid. and i'm not talking massive curves, just definition. upper body is definitely more "frail" than lower body, but neither appears weak OR flabby, in my estimation.
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    In football, the quarterbacks and wide receivers will probably end up being Ecto-Meso, while the Line guys and the Full back will be more towards the Endo end. The meso guys will probably end up being the tight ends (the guys who can run a little but are bulkier and can barge their way through).

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    I simply can't help but lean towards mesomorph for myself (maybe 60% meso, 40% ecto). Yes, I'm thin, but I'm also very lean and have broad shoulders. Additionally, I have no trouble putting on muscle and I believe I am more fast-twitch muscle fiber-dominant than slow-twitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Yeah
    You and I have similar body types. I am about your height, weigh maybe ten more pounds, have similarly sized arms and look skinny. I also build muscle quickly.

    The differences I can see between us is that I have more body fat, (there's always been a layer on my stomach, chest, and legs that I can't get rid of, no matter my weight or fitness level, which I guess is hormonal or something) my shoulders are broader, and my muscles are less defined, though you appear to have less "bulk" than I do. My muscles tend to grow instead of sharpen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    In football, the quarterbacks and wide receivers will probably end up being Ecto-Meso, while the Line guys and the Full back will be more towards the Endo end. The meso guys will probably end up being the tight ends (the guys who can run a little but are bulkier and can barge their way through).
    No honestly I disagree. In football the greatest majority of people are already meso. Those that have a slightly leaner build (but not ecto-meso, just like meso 70 ecto 30) will be quarterbacks. The big and lean ones - pure meso - will be tight ends. And the mesos a bit on the bulkier side will be full backs.

    But they'll all be mesomorphs in the end, really, because it is a sport that already selects for mesomorphism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG
    No honestly I disagree. In football the greatest majority of people are already meso. Those that have a slightly leaner build (but not ecto-meso, just like meso 70 ecto 30) will be quarterbacks. The big and lean ones - pure meso - will be tight ends. And the mesos a bit on the bulkier side will be full backs.
    agreed.

    I believe Steve is the epitome of a healthy ectomorph.
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    I'm quite far to the Ectomorph side off things on the Ectomorph-Mesomorph scale.
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    Your score is 2.08.

    Your body is closest to a Mesomorph.
    precisely what I suspected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by discojoe View Post
    You and I have similar body types. I am about your height, weigh maybe ten more pounds, have similarly sized arms and look skinny. I also build muscle quickly.

    The differences I can see between us is that I have more body fat, (there's always been a layer on my stomach, chest, and legs that I can't get rid of, no matter my weight or fitness level, which I guess is hormonal or something) my shoulders are broader, and my muscles are less defined, though you appear to have less "bulk" than I do. My muscles tend to grow instead of sharpen.
    Ah yeah I agree about the sharpness vs bulk thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    No honestly I disagree. In football the greatest majority of people are already meso. Those that have a slightly leaner build (but not ecto-meso, just like meso 70 ecto 30) will be quarterbacks. The big and lean ones - pure meso - will be tight ends. And the mesos a bit on the bulkier side will be full backs.

    But they'll all be mesomorphs in the end, really, because it is a sport that already selects for mesomorphism.
    Well at least the kicker will probably be ecto lol

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    I'm a mesomorph with low physical skills because of lack of training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machintruc View Post
    I'm a mesomorph with low physical skills because of lack of training.
    Then you should train, maybe you can transform that D- in D+ and become closer to the next step in Human Evolution, that is the S+N+D+ Human Being.

    Anyway, I haven't observed much of a correlation between body type and personality type.
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    According to a test I took, and to my own views, I'm a mesomorph.
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    I'm some kind of endo/meso mix. That 100% perfectly valid test told me I was a 1.58.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    Then you should train, maybe you can transform that D- in D+ and become closer to the next step in Human Evolution, that is the S+N+D+ Human Being.
    No, because monkeys are +++

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