While we’re at it can we please stop talking about somatotypes as well.
I can’t tell if you are serious or not.
Fully serious. Somatotype theory is unscientific generalisations based largely on limited observation tied into classical stereotyping. It is essentially a very sloppy, inelegant way of characterising physical differences amongst people, that defeats itself under any serious scrutiny when you recognise that there are infinitely more than 3 somatotypes and none of them are clearly defined.
What’s worse, the majority of times you see it brought up in contemporary discussion is when used as an excuse for poor performance in the gym(or the kitchen).
It’s a bit like the astrology of bodybuilding. Makes sense from a strictly observational/general sense, but with any actual analysis, it falls flat on its face.[/quote]