mesomorph


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

mesomorph

[′mez·ə‚mȯrf]
(psychology)
A somatotype characterized by an athletic physique.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The dominant with the football players on the whole is the mesomorphic component and their somatotype category is a balanced mesomorph, with the handball players the mesomorphic type is obtained, while the ecto-mesomorphic type is obtained with the basketball players.
Ruiz explains that ectomorphs stay lean despite their voracious appetite; endomorphs struggle to lose weight even if they don't eat much; and mesomorphs pack on muscle easily.
Genetically, people are mainly categorised into three body types: ectomorphs, mesomorphs, and endomorphs.
###- mesomorph: volume: large muscle groups: 30-60/training; small muscle groups: 20-30
It was found that in male participants, mesomorph endomorph reached the highest score at left and right knee extension muscle strength at angular speeds of 90 [degrees]/sec, 120 [degrees]/sec, 150 [degrees]/sec, while balanced mesomorph somatotype reached the highest score at left and right knee flexion muscle strength at the same angular speeds.
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 four categories are central (no dominance), endomorph, mesomorph, and ectomorph (Figure 1) (6).
Components Categories Endomorph Mesomorph Ectomorph Child (n = 4) 2.5 (0.9) 3.1 (0.6) 4.2(1.3) Juvenile (n = 11) 3.8(1.3) 3.9 (0.7) 3.5(1.3) Adult (n = 12) 4.3 (0.8) 3.9(1.2) 2.4 (0.9) Total (N = 27) 3.7(1.4) 3.8(1.3) 3.2(1.3) Values as median and interquartile range Table 4.
while most basketball players tend to be of a mesomorph body type (with
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.