Everybody is born with a different body type. This is why every man and woman has a different body shape, and develops different levels of body fat and muscle mass.
Your body type is completely determined by genetics. You will probably share the same body type as someone who is closely related to you such as a mother or a father.
Because body type is a genetic trait, it will always be apart of you. However, with the right approach you can change your Body Shape to start looking more like a different Body type.
The Three Body Types:
There are three different body type classifications:
Endomorphs: Endomorphs tend to have bigger bones that the other body types. These men and women usually have round faces with larger thighs and hips. Endomorphs have arms and legs that tend to be short and tapering, giving them a stocky appearance.
Most endomorphs have comparatively small hands and feet and a high waist. Additionally, endomorphs have higher levels of body fat than the other body types, but they can also build muscle and lean mass easily. Weight loss is most difficult for the endomorph body type.
Mesomorphs: Mesomorphs are usually described as having an athletic build. They often have an hourglass or ruler shape, and gain muscle mass easily. The majority of mesomorphs have broad shoulders and a narrow waist. They have a fast metabolism and can lose weight more easily than endomorphs.
Ectomorphs: Ectomorphs have a thin, linear appearance. Most ectomorphs look like rulers, with narrow waists, hips, and shoulders. Ectomorphs can lose weight easily and tend to have low levels of body fat. However, they also have a harder time gaining lean muscle mass.
Few people actually fall distinctly into one category. Instead, it is much more likely that you will be a combination of the body types. Common combinations include ecto-mesomorph and endo-mesomorph.
Identifying your Body Shape with the Body Shape Questionnaire before you plan on undertaking a Fat Loss regime can be beneficial in many ways.
It can bring to your attention aspects of Dieting, Exercise and Lifestyle which can all work together to make your Fat Loss goals more effective!