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Body Types: The Mesomorph

A mesomorph has the ability to gain muscle quickly and can lose fat weight when a healthy, low fat, high protein diet is followed.

The mesomorph body type is the one that can be envied by most. The reason for this is that mesomorphs have the ability to build masterpiece physiques. When optimally conditioned, mesomorphs gain lean muscle mass, quickly and donít lose it quickly. However, they also have the tendency to gain fat and may sometimes have trouble losing the fat.


Athletes are generally mesomorphs and this could be due to their ability to build strong muscles and bones. Mesomorphs generally have good posture and a thick skin. The female mesomorphs have a typically hourglass shape, while male mesomorphs generally have a rectangular shape.

Their bones are strong and thick, which help them to carry their large frame. Although most mesomorphs can eat whatever they want and not gain fat, a good, clean diet, rich in protein, can help them to maintain their shape.

These types of bodyís are also ideal for bodybuilding as they posses both the strength and physical ability to gain muscle mass.

Typical traits of a mesomorph body type include:

  • Strong
  • Athletic
  • Rectangular body shape
  • Gains muscle easily
  • Gains fat more than ectomorphs
  • Hard body
  • Well defined

Author: Dimi Ingle.
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