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Ecto, Meso, Endo- Research Help!

Hi everyone.

I am just doing a survey for my fitness instructor course. the teacher asked us to do this so here goes.

Please post a recent picture of yourself and saying wether you are an

(1)Ectomorph(skinny and dont easily put on muscle)

(2)mesomorph(the lucky one who easily puts on muscle and burns fat)

(3)endomorph(someone who easily gains muscle but doesn’t shed fat as easily as the others.)

Afterwards could you please give me a rough idea of what your workout is like. It doesnt have to be detailed.

Just tell me your:
(1)Amount of sets and reps
(2)How many times a week you workout
(3)How much cardio do you do.

And then just give me a rough example of your diet:

(1)How many meals daily
(2)What you eat(amount fo carbs, protein,fat)
(3)How much water do you drink

Please help me out with the survey. I could easily copy something from the net but i would rather get my info from the warriors themselves.

(don’t worry i won’t print off your picture or anything, but i would like to see it as a referrence. thanks)

Endomorph
Bill Starr’s 5x5 (5 sets of 5 reps if you couldn’t guess)
3/wk
0
3-4
See Food, so no comment but min of 180 gm of P.

100oz/day

Animorph.

Well, it’s important to remember that most people aren’t strictly one soma-type. Usually it’s a combination of two of them…

That said -

Endomorph

Training - many years of SVT, but in the last 6 months or so H.I.T training. 2 full body workouts a week and one day for additional arm and shoulder work.

1 set with the working weight for 8 - 12 reps. 12 exercises per workout. 5 sets on arm/shldr day.

Cardio - HIIT style anywhere from 3 - 6 times a week depending on current goals.

Nutrition - 6 meals a day spaced 3 - 4 hrs apart. Approximately 3500 - 4000 Kcals a day based on goals. 334 grams protein/271 grams carbs/132 grams fat. (carb intake is manipulated on a daily basis). About a gallon of water per day - maybe more if I’m training.

Were more likely to be a combination of all three, most likely with a dominant trait in one sector.

Your ranked on a scale of 1 to 7 - so pure meso would be 1-7-1 judging endo-meso-ecto respectively. For instance, i may score something like a 4-6-2.

Make sense?
In addition a female ‘atlas’ was never carried out, which is one of the other problems associated with somatyping. Point is - its rare to find pure meso, ecto etc so take from that what you will.

ok thanks

[quote]SkyNett wrote:
Well, it’s important to remember that most people aren’t strictly one soma-type. Usually it’s a combination of two of them…

That said -

Endomorph

Training - many years of SVT, but in the last 6 months or so H.I.T training. 2 full body workouts a week and one day for additional arm and shoulder work.

1 set with the working weight for 8 - 12 reps. 12 exercises per workout. 5 sets on arm/shldr day.

Cardio - HIIT style anywhere from 3 - 6 times a week depending on current goals.

Nutrition - 6 meals a day spaced 3 - 4 hrs apart. Approximately 3500 - 4000 Kcals a day based on goals. 334 grams protein/271 grams carbs/132 grams fat. (carb intake is manipulated on a daily basis). About a gallon of water per day - maybe more if I’m training.

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Wash your mirror, crikey!

DB

[quote]dollarbill44 wrote:
Wash your mirror, crikey!

DB[/quote]

Ha ha…I was waiting for someone to say that. That pic is in my profile, and the comment mentions the dirty mirror. Didn’t realize until after I took the pic. : )

It’s clean now.

I’m an Ecto-Mesomorph. I work out 4-5 days a week, split routine. I do 4-5 sets with 6-10 reps. However, for legs, I stay in the 8-12 range, except when I squat; for Squatting I do a pyramid. I start high in reps, low in weight, and go up (reps-20, 15, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 as the weight increases). I do no cardio.

I eat 5-6 meals a day. My diet is based on CT’s Carb Cycling Codex. I don’t know the exact amount of water I drink, I only drink when thirsty, and I only drink milk, tea, and water.

If I can find my camera, I’ll post a picture.

what fitness course is it that your undertaking?

[quote]supermick wrote:
what fitness course is it that your undertaking?[/quote]

YMCA assistant fitness instructor_resistance training, and YMCA health knowledge and coaching both of them level 1. My teacher was talking about body types and the type of resistance training required for each, amount of cardio, and nutrition etc.

[quote]Fulmen wrote:
I’m an Ecto-Mesomorph. I work out 4-5 days a week, split routine. I do 4-5 sets with 6-10 reps. However, for legs, I stay in the 8-12 range, except when I squat; for Squatting I do a pyramid. I start high in reps, low in weight, and go up (reps-20, 15, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 as the weight increases). I do no cardio.

I eat 5-6 meals a day. My diet is based on CT’s Carb Cycling Codex. I don’t know the exact amount of water I drink, I only drink when thirsty, and I only drink milk, tea, and water.

If I can find my camera, I’ll post a picture.[/quote]

thanks fullmen, that was very helpful