Physical Types and Somatotype
We often talk about body shapes, but there is an aspect equally important: the somatotype.
The concept of somatotype was developed in the 1940s by the psychologist W. H. Sheldon that in his book The varieties of human physique, distinguishes three physique body types fisiche: ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm.
The somatotype refers to watt we would define as physical body constitution.
Let’s see together the three categories and discover which we belong in:
It’s characterized as linear and delicate
Bones are thin and visible
It’s a somatotype with not so many curves and bony
It presents a fast metabolism
It doesn’t get weight easily (you know those people that eat a lot but they never get fat?)
Even at the gym it’s hard to put on muscle mass
Limbs are long and thin
Shoulders are usually narrow
The lines of the body are vertical
It’s an athletic and well-structured type
The muscle tissue is predominant
It develops muscle mass more easily
It’s a strong somatotype, typically included towards sports
Limbs are strong: legs and arms are muscular and well-defined
Shoulders are wide and the posture is good
The torso is tightened at the waist
The lines of the body are muscular and not bony
It’s characterized as robust and round and the fat tissue prevails
It has a slow metabolism
It tends to get some weight more easily
Conversely, the weight loss is slow and not easy
Muscles aren’t obvious, because they’re not defined, but they can have a big mass
The body is soft and curvy
Legs and hips are quite developed
The lines of the body are rounded and the movement is curvilinear
WHICH SOMATOTYPE DO YOU BELONG IN?
Ectomorph, mesomorph, endomorph? O a mix of them?
In the next post I’ll tell you how to enhance each somatotype through fabrics, clothes and accessories.
During these days until June 1, I’ll be with CLARINS at laRinascente Duomo of Milan for a consultation about beauty, style and silhouette. Only reservation by calling 028852217.