Body Types Explained

We all come in different shapes and sizes. Understanding the reason behind this, and the fundamental training criteria that our trainers swear by is – “Specific Body Type Training”

Somatotyping or more commonly known as “body type” not only describes how a person looks but also provides information about how well you respond to food intake and your hormonal and sympathetic nervous system characteristics (SNS).  These factors combined can be correlated to metabolic differences between individuals and have an effect on how you respond to both diet and training.

At Pure Motivational Fitness, our staff are trained how to use this body type information to your advantage, so that you may gain a hold of your fitness goals quickly and effectively.

Once you become aware of the body type you have, the better you can approach your health & fitness goals vs. guess and relying on trial and error”

Dimitri GiankoulasOwner and Trainer

The Ectomorph

Ectomorphs

Characteristics

  • Thin body type with little muscle and fat
  • Tough time gaining any weight
  • Able to take on high levels of athletic/training stress
  • Fast metabolism
  • Lean muscle mass
  • Endurance excercise
  • Gain muscle strength and size, especially in limbs
  • Maintain bodyweight and strength during high-volume/endurance excercise

Suggested Average Starting Percentages (Approx)

  • Protein – 25%
  • Carbohydrate – 55%
  • Fat – 20%

The Mesomorph

Mesomorphs

Characteristics

  • Athletic
  • Well defined muscles
  • Strong
  • Gains muscle easily
  • Gains fat easier then ectomorphs
  • Bodybuilding and/or relative strength excercise
  • Continue to build muscle mass while maintaining low body fat percentage
  • Support athletic performance

Suggested Average Starting Percentages (Approx)

  • Protein – 30%
  • Carbohydrate – 40%
  • Fat – 30%

The Endomorph

Endomorphs

Characteristics

  • Body type which is large and rounded
  • Gains muscle and fat very easy
  • Trouble loosing weight
  • Slow metabolism
  • Higher body fat percentage
  • Endurance exercise
  • Lose body fat, especially in central region

Suggested Average Starting Percentages (Approx)

  • Protein – 35%
  • Carbohydrate – 25%
  • Fat – 40%