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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The independent variables (central category, endomorph category, mesomorph category, and ectomorph category) were assessed to determine if these variables were predictors of functional movement score.
Post hoc testing as displayed in Table 3 showed that endomorphs were significantly different than both the mesomorphs and ectomorphs, while there was no significant difference observed between the ectomorph and mesomorph groups.
The ectomorph was found to be a combination of the collectively positive characteristics that were associated with the mesomorph stereotype and the collectively negative characteristics connected to the endomorph stereotype.
This ectomorph somatotype finding combined with long arms may have implications for reaching distance that is more important than variable of Ape Index alone for elite performance.
Though many thought Big Andy Henrie would take it with ease, it was the ectomorph, Paul Sharpe, who muscled that bun, burger, bun down the ol' food hole, getting the Etnies team another 100.
Mark says most people fall into one of three body types and can be classed as a mesomorph, ectomorph or endomorph.
The average weight and BMI of the research sample indicates that average weight of the ectomorph females was 41 kg with the BMI of 16 and this reflected that they were under weight.
Therefore, of the original thirty volunteers, only twelve matched the criteria for extreme endomorph, mesomorph, and ectomorph, and completed the full research project.
If you have difficulty gaining weight, then you are probably an ectomorph body type.
Other materials used included three photographs obtained from magazines, each depicting one of three different body types that can be best described as an endomorph, a mesomorph, and an ectomorph (Sheldon, Stevens, & Tucker, 1940).
Without a theory his actions were bound to be petty, shooting cats with a bb gun, beating up the occasional ectomorph, dropping cherry bombs in toilets, goading Flynn into lifting his dad's gun.
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.