You may have heard me say this before: I'm like a Yellow Lab...not a Greyhound. I'm short, solid and muscular, not long, lean and skinny. Ever since I've been fit...exercising regularly and eating right...I've been able to gain muscle and strength quite easily. I've been blessed (muscle tone and definition) and cursed (stocky, muscular legs), all at once.
I personally believe that my ability to easily gain muscle can be chalked up to my mesomorph body type...I am predisposed to it. I have to be. I also believe that some people have to work a lot harder to stay in shape than others. I know people who rarely exercise, eat tons of bad food, and yet, look like they pump iron 7 days a week and live on protein shakes. While others will go to the gym five to six days a week, lift weights, eat right and still have a softer, rounder figure. These phenomenons can only be explained by the fact that yes, there are indeed body types.
In 1954, William Herbert Sheldon wrote the book, AtlasRead More »from Your body type and what it means