There are three different body types:
Ectomorph – A lean and angular body shape, long limbs, slender, slim, narrow waist. This body type tends to lose weight easily and have lower levels of body fat but find it more difficult to gain lean muscle mass
Mesomorph – A strong athletic body type, muscular build, well-developed shoulders and slim hips. Mesomorphs have a faster metabolism than other body types and can lose weight and gain muscle mass easily.
Endomorph – A round body shape, short and tapering limbs, larger boned then other body types, plump and stocky in appearance, and tend to have round faces with larger thighs and hips but small hands and feet and a high waist. Endomorphs have higher levels of body fat than other body types but also find it easy to build muscle, but can have trouble losing weight.
Your body shape depends largely upon your genetic’s. It is impossible to change your genetic’s but you can make the most out of your body type by different styles of training.
Being in the gym industry for such a long time, It never surprises me the comment’s client’s and members make about their appearances. Some want to be skinner, some want to have more tone, some think that their legs are too big, some hate the way their arm’s look. Yes we can work towards improving these areas but we can only work with what we have been born with.
I think that we would be better off physically and emotionally if we looked at the bigger picture. Do you still have your health?, Do you still move well?, Are you more or less pain free? Do you have Good Posture? These questions are far more valuable as we move towards our more mature years. I know we all say but in my 20’s, 30’s and even 40’s I was able to do this, I looked like this, I could lift heavy weight’s HA HA, But seriously how important are those things now. We may not be able to turn back the clock, but we can definitely slow the ageing process down by staying active and eating well