What is Your Body Type? Take the test!

Okay that illustration is a bit of a joke hahaha. But really, the three figure on the left is the real type, so just focus on those three :P
It is important to learn how to train for your body type and what the differences are. Therefore you can train with the correct exercise and portion to achieve your goals. There are three types of human body. Ectomorph, Mesomorph and Endomorph. General characterization as follows (credits to bodybuilding.com):

Narrow hips and clavicles
Small joints (wrist/ankles)
Thin build
Stringy muscle bellies
Long limbs

Wide clavicles
Narrow waist
Thinner joints
Long and round muscle bellies

Thick rib cage
Wide/thicker joints
Hips as wide (or wider)
than clavicles
Shorter limbs

However, human body classification isn’t as simple as that. When we look ourselves in the mirror, we are most likely confused by how our body look like. Big arms, but small head, muscular thighs, what am I? Alien? No. You’re not alone with this. Because although it is possible that we are identified as a pure 100% one specific body type, we might also be a hybrid of one or two other types. Be sure to take the test at this website to know what kind of hybrid you are.

And these bellow are my results. Your turn! :D




Ectomorph: You should concentrate on gaining weight in the form of good, lean muscle tissue. Weight training should be fairly heavy and done at a slower workout pace with longer rest periods between sets. Don’t weight train too often or for too long per training session. Eat a diet high in quality foods, eat more than you’re used to, and eat often. Keep aerobic activities to a minimum.

Mesomorph: You have a naturally fit body but, to maintain or improve it, you should adopt an exercise and diet regimen that compliments your build. You can strength train more often and for longer periods of time, but be careful not to overdo it. Train with moderate to heavy weighs and keep a moderate pace, making sure not to rest too long between sets. You’ll find you gain muscle quite easily. Don’t fear; you won’t get “bulky.” When you’re happy with your muscle size, simply train to maintain. Stick to a good, healthy diet to stay lean and muscular, and watch for any slow-creeping fat gains. Engage in and enjoy aerobic activities, but be careful not to overdo it.

Take the test: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/becker3.htm
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