This may be a newbie question but I was wondering a few things. For one, what are the different types of basic body comps. I know ectomroph, endomorph, and mesomorph (sp?)? What are the differences and what do they each resemble.
My second question is what are the different "timings", for lack of better words, such as Anabolism, Catabolism, etc.?
ectormorph: narrow shoulders, long limbs, fast metabolism, and relatively skinny; usually have a hard time gaining muscle
mesomorph: more muscle than fat, fast metabolism, naturally muscular looking, relatively easy muscle gain
endomorph: more fat than muscle, however it's relatively easy for them to gain muscle
These are just the main qualities of the different body types based upon natural/environmental circumstances. With resistance and endurance training you can change your body type, because you can lose mucle/gain muscle and train muscle fibers to act differently.
As far as timings of anabolism and catabolism, they're costantly occuring.