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somatotype
classification of body type
ectomorph
a somatotype, characterised by narrow hips, narrow shoulders and thinness. An example is: high jumper
endomorph
a somatotype, characterised by wide hips, narrow shoulders and has a tendency to store fat. E.G sumo wrestler
mesomorph
a somatotype, characterised by wide shoulders, narrow hips, solid build and build muscles easily. E.G weight lifter
somatotype rating
most people have a misxture of all somatotypes. To produce a rating a score is given out of 7 for each body type: it goes in the order of endomorph, mesomorph and then ectomorph
body type
this is generally inherited from your parents, however training and diets can alter you somatotype