Ecto Endo Meso - Buff Bear Bubba Bear Burly Bear Body Types
Muscle Bear Somatotypes
The three primary forms of a Bear's body somatotype are Mesomorph, Ectomorph and Endomorph. William Herbert Sheldon was an American psychologist who's theories revolved around basic human body types. Sheldon proposed that the human physique be classified according to three fundamental elements, somatotypes, named after the three germ layers of embryonic development: The endoderm, mesoderm, ectoderm.
For Muscle Bears, each somatotype comes with both positive and not-so-positive traits. By focusing on your own somatotype's propensities, you can minimize the negatives and build the best Muscle Bear body nature will allow. There are some Bears who are purely mesomorphs, ectomorphs, endomorphs, and have little or no characteristics of the other body types. But more commonly, real-world Bears fall into mixed categories, such as endo-mesomorphs or ecto-mesomorphs. Assessing where you fit into the mix can help determine your optimal diet, cardio routine, and weight training style. By tailoring your diet and workouts to which of the three primary body styles you inherited, you can plan a fitness routine that makes the most of what you’ve got.
Mesomorph Body Type - Burly Bears
A Mesomorph Bear body can be recognized by its often stout and naturally muscular appearance. Wide square hips and a broad chest define your classic Muscle Bear bodybuilder. The Meso body is notable in its ability to easily build defined muscle. So you'll find plenty of examples of Meso-style bodies at the gym and on Muscle Beach. If you're a Mesomorphic Bear, it's best to follow nature's lead and build as much muscle as you can. Their naturally lean muscle mass give shapes and tone to the appearance of the body. While Mesomorp’s don't have problems rapidly adding and sculpting muscle, they often carry extra fat. To burn it, it's important that cardio training be as focused as the muscle building portion. Meso's will likely prefer lifting weights to running on a treadmill, but a balanced workout routine will deliver better results overall.
Ectomorph Body Type - Buff Bears
The Ectomorph Bear body is typically tall and naturally lean with longer, slender bones and proportionately slim muscle bundles. Most don't carry much extra fat until later in life where it's likely to pile up only around the midsection. Ectomorphs will have the most difficulty gaining significant muscle mass, but their leanness does reveal cut, separation and striation of muscle easily. The best workout routine for Ecto body types focuses far more on strength training than cardio. In fact, cardio routines should be done primarily for the endurance and health benefits, rather than for weight loss. Note that because of their thinner bone structure, Ectomorphic Bears are more susceptible to injury. Longer leg and arm bone lengths alter the leverage ratios of some exercises, particularly squats and flyes. So strength training with moderate weights while focusing on the absolute largest muscle groups in the body helps deliver visible results quicker. Expect the more buffed, toned appearance that building additional muscle can provide near-term, and a long, hard commitment over many years to add truly significant mass.
Endomorph Body Type - Bubba Bears
The Endomorph Bear body is characterized by softer curves head to toe and high body fat. Endos usually carry a higher percentage of muscle than Ectos or Mesos and are naturally strong, but it's often buried under a great deal of fat. An Endomorph is likely to excel as a Bear powerlifter, but may struggle with one diet after another in any effort to get cut and reveal their muscle definition. Although building muscle mass can come rapidly to an Endo, fat loss is a constant challenge. You have to ‘eat big to grow big’, and unfortunately, Big Bubba Bears get that way from over-eating. The Endomorphic workout plan should incorporate significant weekly workout time to cardio, and devote the remaining days to very heavy free-weight power lifting and core H.I.T. basic strength training moves. High-rep isolation exercises done on machines might be good for warm-ups, but aren't likely to yield visible striation or muscle definition.