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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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.
Younger ectomorphs can suffer from "skinny fat" - they look great with their clothes on but awful when naked as they have very little muscle mass.
Accomplished long-distance runners and basketball players are often ectomorphs.
In order to get the ideal body size the ectomorphs and endomorphs tend to experience more stress.
Ectomorphs, on the other hand, tend to appear lean with limited body fat and muscle mass.
Endomorphic women were "a lot" easier to colonoscope than ectomorphs, and mesomorphs were most difficult of all, according to Dr.
The two other categories are ectomorphs, a delicate, lean and slender body shape, and endomorphs -- bodies with more fat in their lower regions, abdomens and thighs or, as most women dread to hear, pear shaped.
For you ectomorphs, there's even advice on how to put on the pounds.
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.
William Sheldon, a nineteenth-century psychologist, categorized humans into three types based on their physiques: ectomorphs (skinny people like the model Twiggy), mesomorphs (muscular hunks like Arnold Schwarzenegger), and endomorphs (round-bodied individuals like the late John Candy).