Keeping our bodies nourished and healthy is the primary goal for people who want t be active and healthy their whole life. To reach the best results, all those weight-loss diets will not do. We have to understand better how our bodies work, what is right for them, and how to measure success. Forget about that dreadful number on the scale! This misleading criterion can only harm your body.
In this Body Type Quiz, we’ll take a look at the three primary types distinguished by doctor Sheldon back in 1940. In his studies, he came up with three main types of our inherited bodies, somatotypes. They are determined based on our frame and body composition. The first is your skeleton frame that can drastically differ in various people, even of the same family.
Body composition is a more complex subject. Let’s take a closer look at it.
This criterion consists of many small calculations about our bodies. This extensive-term combines body fat, water, muscle, and bone percentages of our body structure. And while the latter are pretty stable, fat, muscle, and water percentages are always jumping around. While it’s easy to deal with water, fat and muscle require a balanced solution.
How to burn fat while building muscle? That is the trending question online. Nowadays, people don’t want just to be slim. They want to be toned and look healthy.
The standard body fat percentage for women lies in the range of 21%-31%. It may be lower for athletes.
For men, fat percentages norm is lower as they require less fat to keep their bodies healthy - 14%-24%. Lower for pro athletes.
To lower the percentage while building muscle, the key is time and consistency. It’s not a work of a few short months. To change your body composition for stable and prolonged results, a year or two may be needed depending on your initial state and goals.
And here come the body types we mention in the quiz. Depending on your type, fitness coaches and nutritionists choose the right approach tailored for you.
This body type is characterized by long arms and legs, little body fat and muscle. While this type may seem perfect for many, especially aspiring models, it still has drawbacks. Ectomorphs find it hard to build muscle and gain weight for delicious curves. It is possible but requires hard work.
On the other side of the spectrum are endomorphs with shorter and curvier bodies. They have a higher percentage of body fat and gain weight easily. At the same time, they find it easier to gain muscle. Higher body fat does not automatically make this type obese. Many endomorphs have healthy bodies that look think yet curvy.
This type is situated somewhere in-between the previous two. Strong and athletic bodies characterize mesomorphs. They quickly build muscle but still should be mindful of what they eat to have that toned look.
Now, let’s find out what body type you have and what you can do to reach your body composition goals. Keeping our bodies nourished and healthy is the primary goal for people who want t be active and healthy their whole life. To reach the best results, all those weight-loss diets will not do. We have to understand better how our bodies work, what is right for them, and how to measure success. Forget about that dreadful number on the scale! This misleading criterion can only harm your body.