ectomorph


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ectomorph

[′ek·tə‚mȯrf]
(psychology)
A somatotype suggested by W.H. Sheldon to describe a person with a thin physique.
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Several authors have proposed that the most common somatotype profile in RG is the balanced ectomorph, which implies a dominance of the ectomorphic component, similar prevalence and moderate values in the remaining components (Irurtia Amigo et al.; Romero Quintero et al., 2011; Camargo et al.; Kritikou et al.).
For nutrition, the best diet for an ectomorph is one that is higher in carbohydrates and calories.
###- ectomorph: volume: large muscle groups: 20-30/training; small muscle groups: 8-12 rep /
Another study in Nigerian football players showed that 45% of mesomorph ectomorphs, 44% of mesomorphs, 85% of ectomorphs, and 50% of ectomorph mesomorphs had injuries.
In terms of somatotype values, wrestlers are thought to have a mesomorphic character (very high muscularity) as the study that having been with Olympic wrestlers had an average somatotype of 2.3 (endomorph), 6.4 (mesomorph) and 1.6 (ectomorph) (Horswill 1992).
The purpose of this study was to establish FMS composite scores for the four simplified somatotype categories (normal, endomorph, mesomorph, and ectomorph), as well as to determine the predictive ability of somatotype category and FMS score.
Finally, and with regard to the main study aims, the results showed that endomorphic body-built component was associated with injured ankle, ectomorph component was found to be associated to foot injury, while body mass was significantly associated to injured toes.
Table 2 shows no significant difference in the somatotype values of height-weight ratio, endomorph, mesomorph, ectomorph, and in the hand grip and back strength.
The most rigid dance genre in this sense, perhaps by its time of existence, is classical ballet, which requires a very specific physical type, which is called an ectomorph. (11)
Each product is uniquely designed to address the three body types--endomorph, ectomorph, and mesomorph--through organically "constitutionally" formulated products made with marine plants, herbs, essential oils, and medicinal clays.
A person who is an ectomorph would be more likely to be able to use a smaller RED proportion and an endomorph would use a larger RED proportion.
(11,12) The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether body type (ectomorph, endomorph, or mesomorph) (13) and gender impacts thoracic paraspinal soft tissue compliance as measured by TCM.