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    Post Am I an Ectomorph or Mesomorph?

    I am trying to figure out if I am an Ectomorph or a Mesomorph. As a child I was always skinny until puberty. Then I started to get natural muscle from growing and sports and very little fat. Through my 20s I was in decent shape, never exercised and ate whatever I wanted without becoming obese (186lbs heaviest). I was also never skinny. I can gain muscle if I bust my ass as well as lose body fat.

    Now I am 36 years old and my metabolism has dropped so I am carrying a little more fat than in my 20s. The photos where I am lean was just this summer in July. 5'9" 155lbs.

    I can lose the fat and gain some muscle, but I only did calisthenics. I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want. The heaviest I have ever weighed was 186 and tried to break 200lbs. but I couldn't stand eating so much and felt sick.

    Mesomorphs describe someone who can gain muscle and lose fat and generally eat whatever they want within moderation. That describes me best. However, according to many images I have seen regarding the sematotypes, I appear to be ectomorph. But how can I be ectomorph if I can gain weight?

    Any help with an honest opinion of my sematotype would be greatly appreciated. I don't get offended so please be honest. Thank you!
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    You're a human, like everyone else; body types are junk science.
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    Originally Posted by gbullock32 View Post
    You're a human, like everyone else; body types are junk science.
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    lol at bodytypes in 2018

    that **** should have died years ago...just like Mike & Ike candies
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    The fact that you were one "body type" when you were young, but now appear to be a different "body type" as you've aged, tells us there are not real body types.

    Think of it this way, everyone in POW camps "became" ectomorphs... Really?
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    Originally Posted by Adam61381 View Post
    Mesomorphs describe someone who can gain muscle and lose fat and generally eat whatever they want within moderation.
    That also describes every other normally-healthy human on the planet.




    This somatotyping nonsense should have died with the ****phile who first theorized it.
    No brain, no gain.

    You can't out-train bad nutrition.

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    It is easier to blame something else for our bodies, than it is to take responsibility.

    So every fat person is endomorph, every fit person is mesomorph and every skinny person is ectomorph. Right, that checks out lol
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    Originally Posted by EricBreading View Post
    What grown man is 5'9, 155??
    If you aren't fat it is completely possible to be 5'9 155, infact it is healthy.
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    Mesomorph!
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    Originally Posted by Crysthal View Post
    lol at bodytypes in 2018

    that **** should have died years ago...just like Mike & Ike candies
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