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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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Ruiz cites several famous female ectomorphs like Natalie Portman and Taylor Swift, and famous male ectomorphs like Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling and Stephen Curry.
Ectomorphs tend to have a leaner build with small joints and lean muscle.
[19] also found significantly higher endomorphic and significantly lower mesomorphic scores in inactive individuals, while they found that athletes were mesomorphic ectomorph. Similarly, Bandyopadhyay [20] found significantly higher mesomorphic scores in volleyball and football players, while ectomorphy component was significantly higher only in the volleyball group.
Ectomorphs often have smaller joints which are not supported by bulky muscles so they can suffer joint injuries.
When divided into body types there were 19 ectomorphs, twenty 20 mesomorphs, and 14 endomorphs.
BEST EXERCISE: This might be the most envied group but, even with their super-fast metabolism, older ectomorphs can often gain weight as their bodies slow down because they are not used to exercising or watching calorie intake.
Lean, lightly muscled and small-shouldered people are called ectomorphs. They have delicately built bodies and flat chests.
Mesomorphs are more likely to have personalities strong in 'somatotonia', (energetic and aggressive), and ectomorphs are more likely to have personalities strong in 'cerebrotonia' (shy and inhibited).
The resulting figures correlated with one of three categories: endomorphs (relative fatness), mesomorphs (relative musco-skeletal robustness), and ectomorphs (relative linearity).
Lamppa says many of the runners showing up at marathon starting lines today are not "ectomorphs" with slender, runner's physiques.
Ectomorphs find it easy to lose weight and keep it off.
Endomorphic women were "a lot" easier to colonoscope than ectomorphs, and mesomorphs were most difficult of all, according to Dr.