The concept of body type or somatotype in 1940. The idea was conceived by WH Sheldon, who came up with three common body structures: endomorph, mesomorph and ectomorph.
Endomorphs: People with endomorphs have more body fat than any other type of body. Women with this type of body are usually called curvaceous while men are called stocky. This type of body weight can increase very easily and quickly.
Mesomorph: Those who belong to this type of body can easily lose and gain weight. They can easily and efficiently build muscle mass.
Ectomorph: Ectomorphic body type is not very muscular and has small bone structure. These are usually very tall and thin, but they can still be fat, which means they may weigh less but have higher body fat.
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