All bodies are not created equal!

In fact, there are 3 different body types! We are going to share them with you, and give tips on how to eat and train for your body type!

The Ectomorph


Common characteristics:

  • Small joints
  • Skinny appearance
  • Hyperactive
  • Fast metabolism
  • Small chest and glutes
  • Difficult time gaining weight and building muscle
  • Low body fat
  • Narrow Frame

Training tips:

  • Train heavier with the 5-10 repetition range
  • Take longer rests
  • HIIT for cardio
Diet tips:

  • Eat high (healthy) fats such as almonds, avocado, almond butter
  • Several small meals a day if you can't stomach big meals
  • Eat at least 50% carbohydrates

The Endomorph



  • High body fat
  • Often fatigue easily
  • Insatitiable appetite
  • Low muscle definition
  • Larger frame

Training tips:

  • Weight train in the 15-20 repetition range
  • Take 30 second rests
  • High cardio
  • Do compound lifts

Diet tips:

  • Portion control
  • Keep carbohydrates in the 30-40% range
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Eat lots of vegetables to stay full
  • Drink lots of water
  • Don't cut things out of your diet cold turkey

The Mesomorph



  • Symmetrical build
  • Wide shoulders
  • Small waist
  • Lower body fat
  • Puts on muscle easy
  • Burns fat easily
  • Eats in moderation

Training tips:
  • Weight train in the 8-12 repetition range
  • 30- 60 second rests
  • Moderate cardio

Diet tips:

  • Keep carbohydrates at 40-60%
  • Break meals into 5-6 small meals a day
  • Eat enough calories to maintain muscle mass

It is of course possible to be a combination of the 3 body types. You may be able to identify yourself with one over the others more, but still have characteristics of the others.

It is recommended that you love and embrace your body type by working towards bettering yourself as opposed to wishing you had someone else's! All bodies are beautiful! You are beautiful! Keep working hard. Use the tips provided above. Believe in yourself. 

Sources: Directlyfitness ,