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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In order to get the ideal body size the ectomorphs and endomorphs tend to experience more stress.
The analysed data in table 1 concluded that endomorphs and ectomorphs had moderate depression level i.
For ectomorphs we generally recommend exercises which are good for the whole body.
As far as diet is concerned, the simple rule for ectomorphs is they should consume more calories than they burn.
Ectomorphs are built for endurance sports which require stamina building.
Female ectomorphs may put weight on their hips and thighs but they're more likely to worry about being too thin.
Rob Harris from Fitness First health club, Bromborough, says: ``It is generally accepted that there are three body types, known as ectomorphs, mesomorphs and endomorphs.
Of the six ectomorphs I interviewed, three men adopted the reliance pattern, two of whom are currently engaged in routine bodywork practices aimed at building a muscular body.
Endomorphic women were "a lot" easier to colonoscope than ectomorphs, and mesomorphs were most difficult of all, according to Dr.