Ruiz explains that ectomorphs stay lean despite their voracious appetite; endomorphs struggle to lose weight even if they don't eat much; and mesomorphs
pack on muscle easily.
In the special police unit 53% of the members were classified as endomorphicmesomorphs, 29% as balanced mesomorphs
, and 18% were classified as ectomorphic-mesomorphs, respectively (Fig.
Genetically, people are mainly categorised into three body types: ectomorphs, mesomorphs
, and endomorphs.
Furthermore, in a study conducted with students of School of Physical Training and Sports, Bozlar  found the somatotype components of the students as endomorphic mesomorph
. Another study in Nigerian football players showed that 45% of mesomorph
ectomorphs, 44% of mesomorphs
, 85% of ectomorphs, and 50% of ectomorph mesomorphs
Additionally, as many of these participants were mesomorphs
, it is likely that the observed higher BMI ratings are due to increased muscle density rather than increased fat mass.
The participants were divided into groups based on body type: ectomorphs, endomorphs, and mesomorphs
. (13) Investigator 1 assigned participants to the appropriate group based on visual approximation using the definitions of mesomorph
, endomorph and ectomorph.
types to three groups: endomorphs, mesomorphs
, and ectomorphs.
may be more appropriated in sports that require strength and endurance for each individual sport requirements anthropometric and physical skill.
: Halle Berry, left, Madonna, Yasmin le Bon and Christina Hendricks.
Most likely they fall into the category of people called the mesomorphs
are more likely to have personalities strong in 'somatotonia', (energetic and aggressive), and ectomorphs are more likely to have personalities strong in 'cerebrotonia' (shy and inhibited).
The resulting figures correlated with one of three categories: endomorphs (relative fatness), mesomorphs
(relative musco-skeletal robustness), and ectomorphs (relative linearity).