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The term mesomorph refers to a body type (somatotype) characterized as being well muscled; some references describe it as being with wide shoulders, long arms and a narrow waist. [1][2][3] An example of a mesomorphic person in sports would be a typical weightlifter, shot putter or sprinter. Generally, mesomorphs rank high on strength, speed, endurance, power and agility. [4]


* Athletic
   * Hard Body
   * Hourglass Shaped (Female)
   * Rectangular Shaped (Male)
   * Mature Muscle Mass
   * Muscular Body
   * Excellent Posture
   * Gains Muscle Easily
   * Gains Fat More Easily Than Ectomorphs
   * Thick Skin
   * broad shoulder and narrow hips
   * a large head 
   * very little body fat

Arms and legs are developed and even the digits of the hand are muscled. [5]

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  1. Donche, Dan (2008). FF Trainer Certification Guide. USA: Fatal Fitness. 
  2. unknown (n.d.). GCSE Physical Education – Glossary of terms. Kingsbride College. Retrieved on 2008-08-08.
  3. unknown (n.d.). Mesomorph Body Type. Retrieved on 2008-08-08.
  4. unknown (n.d.). Measuring Somatotype. Retrieved on 2008-08-08.
  5. unknown (n.d.). Body Type Information. Retrieved on 2008-08-08.