Physical characteristics of Mesomorph
- Hard, muscular body
- Large head
- Broad shoulder
- Strong forearms and thighs
- Rectangular shaped(Hourglass for woman)
- Upright posture
- Gain or loses weight easily
- Narrow hips
- grow muscle quickly
You may have seen people who doesn’t do much of exercise but their body is always stays in good shape. People who tend to increase the mass, and definition of muscle easily by doing minimum of exercise, usually have strong characteristics of mesomorph for most of the time.
If you think you have mesomorph type of body, you’ll have a compact, strong, and muscular body with broad shoulders as well as the fast metabolism. Mesomorphs are generally athletically skilled, and their body has a predominance of muscle, bone and connective tissue.
Compared to endomorph and ectomorph, it is easier for mesomorphs to develop the muscle mass and get the result fast with same intensity of the stimulation, but since it is easier for mesomorph to get the best out of the workout and don’t get tired easily, they may have a risk of doing an over-training. Prolonged periods of intense training without periods of recovery could cause an over-training, which can lead to a serious illness or injury.
Based on the research, It requires 48~72 hours of rests from the workout on a specific muscle group to get recover to push and stimulate the same muscle group all over again,(Depends on muscle group, time muscle takes to heal may slightly vary) so it is very important to have enough rest for the next exercise.
Fortunately, It is possible to avoid over-training by following periodic routine of circuit based workout program with multiple station. For people, who are just starting the exercise, it is recommended to do the dynamic exercise for a week, and take a rest for the another coming week especially for people with characteristics of mesomorph.
Also it is better for mesomorph not to repeat the same routine of exercise over and over again. Mesomorph should vary the type of exercise, number of repetition, and number of sets, to keep alter the routine of exercise regularly, just like Pyramid training.
Repetition of exercises should be around 8~12 repetition each for 3 sets on each muscle part. When choosing exercises and routine to get the most out of workout for your body, It could be difficult to get the right balance between intensity, and frequency of exercise, even for experienced person with training, so if you have some workout experience, try to focus on improving the shape of body throughout the workout, and if you are beginner, try to vary every elements as mentioned above when doing a workout to get the most out of the exercise.