Ever looked at yourself in the mirror and just thought, “Am I born fat?”
Or, “I’m always so skinny, I never gain muscle easily.”
Well, there might be an element of truth to that. Much of how we look is determined by genetics.
HOWEVER, it does not mean that our lifestyle has no impact upon the shape of your body.
I serve as a good example. My body actually has a 85% genetic predisposition toward obesity. Imagine that!
However, I have been relatively lean my entire life, due to regular exercise and proper eating habits.
Nevertheless, it’s always a good idea to find out your body type, as it will help a ton with your training and expectations of what you can achieve.
So, without further ado, let’s proceed to check out the three various body types, superhero style of course.
There are three basic body types. They are:
If you’re an ectomorph, then congratulations! You belong to an athletic list of superheroes that possess phenomenal agility and speed.
Being an ectomorph DOES NOT mean that you cannot gain muscle. It simply means that it’s more difficult for you to, and that you’ll probably never end up looking like the hulk. However, with the proper training and diet, you’ll definitely be able to gain lean muscle mass and become ripped and defined in appearance.
Additionally, it also means your body type is blessed with the innate ability to eat a ton of food and not gain weight that easily, so be prepared for the rest of the superhero community to be real jelly of you.
Ahhh, the mesomorph. As with most law of averages, this is the middle ground, and will be where most superheroes fall into. If you fall into this category, then congratulations! You’re well on your way to become the envy of all other heroes with your mathematically proportioned visually appealing body.
While you will probably never be as quick and agile as an Ectomorph, nor be able to put out the brute strength of an Endomorph, your body type will still encompass a good dose of both.
Finally, we come to the endomorphs. The sidewalk cracking, world breaking, unstoppable forces and immovable objects that often require a whole team of superheroes to bring them down.
If you belong to this body type, then congratulations! You will dominate in the gym, lifting heavy weights that other heroes can only ogle over. You might find it difficult to lose weight, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Size does equate to strength, and when it’s healthy weight, then that’s mass that you will want to retain.
Other heroes might look more “mathematically proportionate”, but the girls ain’t gonna be looking at them when you’re chucking cars ten blocks down the street.
I hope this guide helped you out in discovering what’s your body type! I’ll be writing a follow up piece on how exactly to train with each corresponding body type, so be sure to check on it when its out!
As always, if you’ve any questions at all, feel free to fire away. We were all beginners once, and there’s no such thing as a stupid question!
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