What kind of body type do I have?
Body Shape Calculator & Measurements Chart
|Hourglass||A well-defined waist with even hips and bust||Waist|
|Pear||Bottom-heavy||Shoulder Bust Waist|
|Inverted triangle||Top-heavy||Waist Hips|
|Rectangle||Even measurements without much definition||–|
Why are there different body types?
Body size is not controlled by only one gene, but many, making it hard to predict the size of individuals before they reach adulthood. To further complicate matters, it’s not only genetics that influence body size. Factors like diet, nutrition, climate and health status all change how you grow.
How do I know my body type male?
The Ectomorph Body Type
- Your shoulders are narrower than your hips.
- Fitted jeans generally feel loose around your butt.
- Your forearms are on the smallish side.
- Your body tends to stay skinny by default.
- Your body looks long and narrow.
- If you grip your wrist between your thumb and middle finger, the 2 fingers overlap.
How do I know if I am ectomorph mesomorph or endomorph?
Ectomorphs are long and lean. Endomorphs are rounded, with lots of muscle and body fat, a stockier structure, and a slower metabolism. (Think of football linemen.) Mesomorphs are athletic and muscular, capable of gaining weight or losing weight easily thanks to their efficient metabolisms.
Can an ectomorph become a mesomorph?
An ectomorph can make huge gains and become more mesomorphic, but cannot become a mesomorph in the sense that a mesomorph who trains will always make bigger gains. Endomorphs can lose weight and become more ectomorphic, but can’t become ectomorphs who naturally have little mass and are very lanky.
Can you be a mix of body types?
Almost everyone is a mix, though, so it’s case of identifying your own body type and how it fits into each category. You could be a mix of mesomorph and endomorph where you gain muscle quickly but also put on weight easily if you relax your diet.