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mesomorph

[′mez·ə‚mȯrf]
(psychology)
A somatotype characterized by an athletic physique.
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Ruiz calls mesomorphs the 'lucky ones' because they have a naturally athletic physique and are able to put on muscle easily without putting on too much fat.
According to the Heath-Carter method (Carter & Heath) we calculated proportions of ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph components.
Whereas, a mesomorph has large bone structure, larger muscles and a naturally athletic body.
Endomorphic mesomorph somatotype was the most common somatotype with 56 participants.
The four categories are central (no dominance), endomorph, mesomorph, and ectomorph (Figure 1) (6).
When divided into body types there were 19 ectomorphs, twenty 20 mesomorphs, and 14 endomorphs.
The equation to calculate mesomorph is: mesomorph = 0.858 x humerus breadth + 0.601 x femur breadth + 0.188 x corrected arm girth + 0.161 x corrected calf girth - height 0.131 + 4.5.
Mesomorphs can change their bodies and lose fat easily as they respond quickly to exercise.
Soccer and rugby players are generally mesomorphs. They may still have a pear or apple- shaped body depending on their body fat level and where they carry the fat.
Mesomorphs used to take balanced diet, whereas 35% of endomorphs used to take diet majorly comprised of carbohydrates and fat.
Mesomorphs evidence more muscle mass than body fat and possess larger bone structures.