Different Body Types:
What's Your Body Type?

There are billions of people on earth, with many different body types. But, each of them - and even you - have characteristics of the 3 major body types.

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Somatotype: What's Your Body Type?

Two of the three major different body types, the ectomorph (left) and endomorph (right).

Your somatotype is your body type according to the classification system or William Sheldon. Your body exhibits characteristics that fall into his 3 categories of ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph.

Check out this article to discover which body type you are predominantly, and what this means for you. Also, learn just a bit about Sheldon's research that led him to this classification system.

The Ectomorph: Tall and Thin

Ectomorphs are tall, thin, and have long limbs. Check out this article to learn more about the specific characteristics of the ectomorph body type.

Mesomorph: Solid and Muscular

Mesomorphs are stronger than ectomorphs, but don't carry as much fat as endomorphs. Learn more about the mesomorph body type.

Endomorph: Sturdy and Big Boned

Endomorphs are big boned, have wide waists, and put on fat easily. Check out this article to learn more about the characteristics of endomorphic people.

About Your Bodybuilding Genetics...

While somatotypes aren't important, there are genetic factors that will influence your training. Check out this page to find out what those factors are, and how they influence your training.

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