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A rounded body with round head, bulbous stomach, heavy build and relatively high proportion of body fat. The body of the extreme endomorph is round and soft.
The physique presents the illusion that much of the mass has been concentrated in the abdominal area. This may or may not be true. The arms and legs of the extreme endomorph are short in length and taper. This may give the appearance of stockiness. The hands and feet of the endomorph are comparatively small, and the upper arms and thighs are often more developed than the lower parts of the arms or legs. The body has a high waist.
People basically share these three body shapes. An individual may exhibit features of more ectomorph than the other body types, but he/she is still basically ectomorph.
Ectomorphs generally tend to basketball, running and athletics.
Mesomorphs tend to be popular in swimming, gymnastics, and bodybuilding.
Endomorphs tend to be better suited to shot putting, weight lifting, wrestling.
With that said, all three groups can benefit from resistance training either for muscle mass development or strength. An ectomorph will never have the ability to achieve the same body sculptured look as a mesomorph.
His/her frame will tend to appear more like a "lean, mean working machine". It is also good to know which type you are so you can be realistic with goals. How you want your body to appear and how it can actually be reshaped in context to your body type.
Resistance & Gym Supervision - This isn't just a course for people who work in gyms. IT also provides a great foundation for weight training at home
Muscles and Movement - This is an excellent course to help you properly understand the body and the parts that you are working with when weight training.