The Mesomorph Body Type

Author: Female For Life | 01 Jul 2015

Tagged: Hourglass Shape

Perfectly proportionate (ah shucks)

If you have a mesomorph body type, you tend to:

  • Have a muscular, rectangular outline with strong bones and broad shoulders
  • Have a well-defined chest and shoulders that are both larger and broader than your waistline
  • Have hips and shoulders that are approximately the same width
  • Have a taut stomach
  • Store fat evenly all over your body
  • Have the ability to gain muscle quickly, a benefit to you since it makes it easier for you to maintain a healthy body weight. This is because by increasing your muscle mass, you increase your body's ability to burn fat, which makes you lose weight faster

Most mesomorph have either a pear, apple or hourglass body shape. As a mesomorph, you are in one sense the luckiest of the three body types, since you have the tendency to be both muscular and ripped, which are the best attributes of both ectomorphs and endomorphs. As a mesomorph body type you also tend to have yummy thighs, which some studies believe are good for your health (hallelujah!)

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Some other interesting mesomorph traits

With a mesomorph body type, you're a go-getter. You're assertive, bold, courageous, and competitive and love to keep active. Your hair and skin is thick and you tend to tan easily.

What exercise type is best for me as a mesomorph?

Toning exercises are an excellent choice, as you seem able to soak up the benefits the way a sponge soaks up water! You'll be pleased how quickly you can fine-tune your body into a natural shape and curve.

Strength exercises are also good, and you'll be able to add muscles while chisel away your body fat to reveal firm yet feminine curves. Do these regularly and ensure that you give every muscle good some attention.

  • Try to keep cardio exercise at 60-80% of your maximum heart rate
  • Workout out 3-4 times a week

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Jonelle said on: 8th August 2012, 5:45am

This seems to be right on point and mskes me feel mor confident about weight loss and toning up my body. I look forward to a work out tonight.

Neidra Frazier said on: 30th March 2012, 8:56am

It's nice to know what body type I am .. so I can use this info to better my health & fitness regiment..

shirley said on: 7th January 2013, 11:01am

WOW!!! Thank you for this little test. Now I know what types of exercises to focus on more than others. This described me physically exactly.

Adeline de Gouveia said on: 26th January 2013, 12:22pm

I would really like to get rid off my stomach/tummy fat and my thick arms have arms like Michelle Obama (first lady ) please tell me which exercise are the best for these results and also a beautiful back.!!!!

Pls reply

Melanie said on: 26th January 2013, 1:09pm

Hi Adeline we have sent you an email to your email with links to our stomache and core workout programs - good luck achieving your fitness goals :)

Emar Aga said on: 16th May 2013, 4:18am

Having trouble getting ride of my stomach/tummy fat after two kids and a c-section.Also want to get rid of my thick arms.please what exercises and diets/foods will help me achieve these results.

Janet Rout said on: 27th September 2013, 11:30am

Thanks so much for that invaluable advice!! ! was 20 kg lighter than this a few years back then I had a series of brain bleeds and my weight and fitness have been a challenge ever since. Am now in a more positive zone to work on areas in my new life thanks so much

Isha said on: 10th November 2013, 12:38am

Please send me the exercises for reducing tummy fat and triceps & biceps too

bri said on: 15th March 2014, 6:49am

trying to lose belly fat and tone is quite the challenge for me, if only i had an idea of what workouts tone, build and push that extra layer of water bulk/bloat away it would be great

Janet said on: 16th October 2014, 8:48pm

I want to loose 40 lbs I need help bad mout if it stomach fat help please!!!!!

Loretta said on: 7th November 2014, 6:40pm

That is exactly me. I have an hour glass shape and anytime I work out, people notice right away.

Kayla said on: 11th December 2014, 8:39am

This is so accurate. Its harder for me to do upper body exercises but i never struggle with my lower body so i suppose that point about killer legs is true lol. Arm tightening exercises and those for abs too please?

Michelle said on: 2nd January 2015, 1:05am

Being an out of shape mesomorph really isn't too difficult to fix. The problem lays within the mind - over coming all the laziness. Is there anything to help with motivation that you know of? Anything to help keep you on track. I've tried food journals, ect. But it's hard when you're on your own doing it and don't have support from anyone.

betty said on: 28th January 2015, 7:54am

can you please help me ways to get rid of the fat around my stomach,hips and thighs

Cass said on: 31st July 2015, 11:43pm

I seem to have bulked up after almost two weeks of intense exercise. Especially my thighs, but all over really (which is how I know I'm a mesomorph!)
I really need to slim BACK down, as I was much leaner before, even the gap in my thighs has disappeared.
I've been working so hard, can't believe this is the result!
Please help

J said on: 2nd September 2015, 11:02am

I'm a teen that's working really hard to get fit. I'm around 150 pounds right now which in my opinion isn't good AT ALL. I know that mesomorph bodies are heavier in some cases but seriously 150?
can I have any help with this at all, slimming down to the point where I'm lean everywhere except the arms and abs--which I really want defined yet toned.

Anne said on: 10th September 2015, 9:15am

Mesomorph for life!! I had always tried so hard to have that skinny, "feminine" body structure; turns out, weightlifting has made me more happy in my skin that ever! Honestly, even better than all the running PRE baby. I would definitely suggest lifting weights for mesomorphs (especially squats! :P), your body is made for sexy curves!

Victoria said on: 23rd April 2016, 12:42pm

I didn't realize that the body structure build would indicate what type of exercise would best fit my training regimen. I have always had a muscular physic, and this description fits me to a T.

Lisa said on: 17th June 2017, 6:33pm

Maybe this explains why if I go down to 130 pounds I look like a skeleton. And people don't believe my weight isn't much lower.

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