Understanding Your Body Type - The mesomorph - Part 3

Understanding Your Body Type - The mesomorph - Part 3

The natural athlete

If everyone around you thinks that you have the best of both worlds then you might be a mesomorph. If you’re a mesomorph then you have a natural athletic build characterized by “large bone structure, large muscles and a naturally athletic physique”, according to Muscle and strength.

So naturally if this is your body type then you’ll want to know how to get the most out of the mesomorph body that you have. To capitalize on what you have we’re going to look first at diet, followed by training.


Mesomorphs are characterized by being quick gainers. On one hand this is great as muscle develops quickly with often less effort than other body types. Unfortunately, fat can also be gained quickly. To ensure that muscle is being gained and not fat, mesomorphs should eat a balanced lean protein rich diet and pay close attention to their overall calorie intake. Remember it doesn’t take very many extra calories to gain extra weight.


The Mesomorph body type will excel under a training schedule that includes both cardio and weight training with a higher emphasis on weight training. A good rule of thumb is to complete 20-30 minutes of cardio 3 days a week and a solid weight training regimen 5 days a week. This will promote muscle growth and burn excess calories without risking burning off to many calories that can limit muscle growth.

Following a solid diet and workout routine will help you to achieve the maximum results that your mesomorph body is already designed for. Remember though you can gain fat just as easily as you can gain muscle, too much of a good thing can hurt your progress. Eat ad train and you will naturally grow.