[quote]Professor X wrote:
I’ve often discussed this with friends & family & would like to hear what ya’ll have to say.
Is it possible for an ectomorph to eventually evolve into a mesomorph? What about an endomorph? Can an ecto evolve into an endomorph ?
I’m an endo and would LOVE to evolve into a meso haha
Actually what makes someone a mesomorph, ecto or endo is the result of formulas where you use skinfolds, circunferences, weight and height… you can change all of these(except height), so you can change your type.
For example if someone who is skinny (ectomorph) gains a lot of muscle, his ectomorphism number will go down due to the incresed bodyweight and his mesomorphism number will go up because of increased circunferences, and be his highest number now, making him a mesomorph .
If you can change all of these then what pray tell is the usefulness of these terms other than describing how someone looks RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND?
The problem is, people are using these terms to describe themselves as if they need to train according to their “body type”. Since body type is not static, it makes no sense for so many people to be concerned about it.[/quote]
You are right, this is useful to measure how you look now compared to 1 year ago, just that. Its like bf%.
The problem is that people somewhat confuses that with the first (very old) somatotype classification, that was phisical and psychological(and i think it couldnt be changed). In this classification, endomorth are fat, emotional and the best phase of his life is childhood… (yes, this is serious)