Somatotypes are used to describe common characteristics that make up one’s body type. There are three distinct somatotypes: Ectomorphs, Endomorphs and Mesomorphs. The Ectomorph somatotype (which happens to be my own personal somatotype) is characterized generally as having a narrow physique, tall and thin. The Endomorph Somatotype tends to be more short and round, and the Mesomorph Somatotype tends to be more athletic.
The greatest benefit of understanding your somatotype is the opportunity to learn how to eat and exercise in such a way that enhances your best traits and features. Dive deeper into the characteristics of each Somatotype to help you learn how to avoid common pitfalls and maximize your potential.
†The above article is not medical advice and may not be suitable to you. Please consult with your healthcare provider prior to changing your diet or exercise regimen.