Nearly half the population is endo-meso – a mix of endomorph and mesomorph body types. You tend to carry more body fat. But unlike pure endomorphs, you also have an easier time losing fat.
In addition, you can gain muscle faster than most people. However, getting really lean is more challenging for you.
On the bright side, many successful bodybuilders have this body type. Like 4x Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler. So you can create an aesthetic physique if you give extra attention to fat loss.
On the other hand, 1 in 5 people is a mix of ectomorph and mesomorph – aka ecto-meso. You aren’t as skinny as a pure ectomorph, but you do stay lean.
While you can gain muscle with some effort, you also lose it easily. So getting big and muscular is challenging for you.
However, this is a good body type to have for a lean aesthetic look – think 3x Mr. Olympia Frank Zane. As long as you prioritize muscle gain, of course.
With 1 in 6 people being endomorphs, this is the most common pure body type. Unfortunately, you have the most difficult time losing fat.
Therefore, endomorphs have to be diligent with their nutrition and workouts. You should prioritize fat loss and be more strict on a muscle gain plan.
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If you’re a pure mesomorph consider yourself lucky. Because you have an easier time gaining muscle and burning fat.
However, a pure mesomorph is rare. Only 1 in 8 people have this body type.
The good news is you have the same body type as 7x Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger. Unfortunately, good genes don’t do the work for you and you also have to dial in nutrition and training.
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Lastly, and most rare are pure ectomorphs. Only 1 in 20 people have this body type. You’re naturally skinny and a classic “hardgainer”.
When your goal is to gain muscle, being an ectomorph is a challenge. Above all, hardgainers need to prioritize weight gain.
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