Somatotype

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In today’s Physical and Health Education class, we will be learning about SomatoType

SomatoType

somatotype

Somatotype in science is the concept of body types that was first proposed about 80 years ago. Today, experts in the field of Medical science are now questioning the idea that body type is unchangeable. 

It is important to understand that inheritance determines much of your body structure and metabolism. But with skillful guidance and determination, you can rise above the predetermined body type and achieve your body shape, health, and fitness desires.

What Is an Endomorph Body Type?

Endomorphs have softer bodies with curves. They have a wide waist and hips and large bones, though they may or may not be overweight. Their weight is often in their hips, thighs, and lower abdomen. Endomorphs often have lots of body fat and muscle and tend to gain weight easily

Endomorphs have narrow shoulders and fat deposits in the lower abdomen, hips, and thighs. This distribution of body weight and fat makes it challenging to reduce weight and needs precise training methods. Of course, you must combine these with a suitable diet to lose weight.

Exercise is crucial for endomorphs. It helps build muscle and enhance metabolism. The endomorph somatotype comes with a slower metabolism and additional fat. You must commit to a lifelong exercise plan to achieve and sustain lean body mass.

On the other hand, Ectomorph, a human somatotype (physical type) tending toward linearity, as determined by the since discredited physique-classification system developed in the 1940s by American psychologist W.H. Sheldon. Sheldon linked ectomorph to certain character traits, an idea that today is considered pseudoscience, unsupported by scientific evidence.

In Sheldon’s system humans were classified as to body build in terms of three extreme body types: endomorph, or round, fat type; mesomorphic, or muscular type; and ectomorphic, or slim, linear type. A somatotype number of three digits was determined for an individual classified by the system, with the first digit referring to endomorphy, the second to mesomorphy, and the third to ectomorph; each digit was on a scale of 1 to 7.

In summary, Somatotype in science is the concept of body types that focuses and argues about the shape and formation of the human body. 

Evaluation

What is SomatoType?

 

Reading Assignment

Explain the concept of Ectomorph.

 

Weekend Assignment

Explain the concept of Endomorph

 

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