Body Type: Ectomorph

What body type are you? Why you ask? Knowing your body type, or should I say Somatotype, is very important in helping you to create a training programme which fundamentally suits you and will set you on the right track to seeing positive results. Firstly, let’s have a recap of my first blog post on SMART objectives. One of the components was having a training programme that is relevant. You need a routine which fits you and your characteristics. Having an understanding of the different body types and knowing which category you fall under is crucial in planning a relevant training guide. Surely there are too many body types to compare myself with? Genetically speaking we do differ from person to person but in terms of body type you will be somewhere between an ectomorph, mesomorph and/or endomorph. It is also important to note that you are not pigeon holed into a particular type as certain training routines will cause your body to change. Many of you will be able to clearly define your current structure from looking at yourself in the mirror. Others may not be so sure and therefore require further investigation. In this edition I will be discussing the ectomorph.   Body type: Ectomorph: Aka The Hard Gainer/Marathon runner. The one mate whom you envy because they are able to overindulge in bad food but still fail to put on any weight. ·           Tend to be lean. ·           Struggle to put on muscle mass. ·           Low body fat. ·           Quick metabolism ·           Narrow shoulders, chest and waist. ·           Long limbs ·           Skinny bone structure   Upside...