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What Is Your Body Type? Take Our Test!

What body type are you? How can you tell? Take our simple test and know! Learn how to train for your body type and what the differences are.

Not every body's created equal. Before you start your training and nutrition regimen, it's a good idea to figure out your body type. Knowing which of the three basic body types you're closest to will help you better tailor your diet and exercise plan and set realistic, attainable goals that pave the way to your success.

There are three basic human body types: the endomorph, characterized by a preponderance of body fat; the mesomorph, marked by a well-developed musculature; and the ectomorph, distinguished by a lack of much fat or muscle tissue. It's all about the illusion these structures create. An ectomorph will naturally look skinner than he or she is, an endomorph will look heavier even when ripped, and a mesomorph will look well proportioned even with a little added weight. The goal: make yourself look like a mesomorph even if you're not.

Take the test below to find out your body type, your ideal workout and supplementation plan, and to connect with inspiring members like you!

Three Body Types

EctoMorph
  • Narrow hips and clavicles
  • Small joints (wrist/ ankles)
  • Thin build
  • Stringy muscle bellies
  • Long limbs
Mesomorph
  • Wide clavicles
  • Narrow waist
  • Thinner joints
  • Long and round muscle bellies
Endomorph
  • Blocky
  • Thick rib cage
  • Wide/thicker joints
  • Hips as wide (or wider)
    than clavicles
  • Shorter limbs
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