Huge muscle guy sittingAre you an Endomorph? Do you find that you have a difficult time gaining muscle without putting on a substantial amount of fat? Do you have thick joints, and have a tendency to gain weight very easily when you don’t track your calories? These are the typical characteristics of someone who is primarily endomorphic.

There are some posotives and negatives to being an endomorph. Endomorphs are able to put on muscle more easily than the ectomorph. Endomorphs often are very strong, but have a hard time cutting up. If an endomorph wishes to obtain a lean muscular physique, they must watch their calorie and macronutrient intake very carefully, and will likely need to untilize techniques such as calorie and carbohydrate cycling to get lean. As far as training goes, endomorphs are often able to incorporate more frequent heavy training than other body types and are less likely to experience joint injuries.

There are positives and negatives to every body type. Endomorphs have potential in bodybuilding, although the process of getting lean for a show will be more difficult. An endomorphic bodybuilder has a frame that can hold a lot of muscle, but if that frame is not filled out properly the joints can appear too big. Endomorphs often make good powerlifters and strong men, where their strength can shine without having to worry about getting extremely lean.


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