10 Physical Characteristics of a Mesomorph

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There are essentially three different body types as defined by body builders. Among them, the mesomorph is the ideal body type that every person would want to have.

While ectomorphs may be tall and lanky and endomorphs tend to be rounded and heavier, a mesomorphic body is very sporty and athletically built. It may have a naturally muscular look and exhibit excellent physical abilities and attributes.

The male mesomorph often has a rectangular figure, strong and powerful, whereas the female mesomorph may exhibit an hourglass shape. Following are ten of the common physical characteristics of a mesomorph:

Lean Figure – Mesomorphs have lean figures that clearly define their muscle groups, easily observed in the contours of their skin.

Heavy Body – Typical mesomorphs will usually weigh much more than the average person. They may even carry more weight than an obese person, but because of their body type, they are able to control their weight and convert extra calories into muscle mass, which only adds to a better looking body.


Fast Metabolism – Characterized by a fast metabolism, mesomorphs can eat practically whatever they want and not put on weight.

Weight Gain – If a person with a mesomorphic body does put on weight, he/she can just as easily take it off by going to the gym a few times a week and working out.

Well Built – With clear muscle definition, broad shoulders and a narrow waist, mesomorphs appear to be naturally well built.

Muscular – Mesomorphic body types are generally very muscular. They are strong and can get even stronger by doing weight training.

Lower Body Fat Percentage – Mesomorphs have a very small amount of body fat as compared to the other two body types. Mesomorphs have more muscle mass than body fat, which gives them their muscular appearance.

Large Muscles – Besides having muscular bodies, mesomorphs will also have naturally large muscles. They do not need to spend hours at the gym to look ripped; they are born with it.

Good Cardio – Mesomorphs have good cardiovascular systems because of their naturally strong bodies. They are able to run longer and perform cardio exercises and activities for longer than any other body type.

Strong Legs – Mesomorphic types have very strong legs. This is necessary to support their large muscular body structures.

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