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mesomorph

[′mez·ə‚mȯrf]
(psychology)
A somatotype characterized by an athletic physique.
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Similarly evidenced in this study, was the striking majority of boys' desire for the muscular mesomorph body (87.
Mesomorphs can change their bodies and lose fat easily as they respond quickly to exercise.
2000) and the prevalence of the muscular mesomorph in cultural artefacts (e.
In discussing the three body types today known as Endomorph, Mesomorph, and Ectomorph, Kretschmer (1970) utilized cycloid and schizoid to refer to what his translators would later call temperament.
But you'd be wrong -- a mesomorph is in fact one of three body shape categories and, if you fell into it, you'd be in good company.
There are three main basic physiques - the ectomorph or slender frame which is narrow and thin, the mesomorph or broad frame which is wide and muscular, and the endomorph or thick frame which is deep and rounded.
If you are, for example, the mesomorph type, strong, heavy-boned with wide hips and heavy-set legs, you will never end up looking like Twiggy but you can make great improvement.