Somatotype and PE
Many bodybuilders and other athletes tailor their workout routine to fit their somatotype. I believe knowing yours and understanding the benefits and limitations inherent with it will allow you to better develope your PE routine. First let me briefly describe each so you can figure out your type.
Ectomorphic: characterized by long and thin muscles/limbs and low fat storage; usually referred to as slim. Ectomorphs are not predisposed to store fat or build muscle.
Mesomorphic: characterized by medium bones, solid torso, low fat levels, wide shoulders with a narrow waist; usually referred to as muscular. Mesomorphs are predisposed to build muscle but not store fat.
Endomorphic: characterized by increased fat storage, a wide waist and a large bone structure, usually referred to as fat. Endomorphs are predisposed to storing fat.
Now no one is a pure ectomorph, mesomorph, or endomorph; Rather you are designated a number 1-7 in each. Everyone has one type they tend to fit better than the others but some people find they may be a combination of two. Endo/mesomorph, or ecto/mesomorph.(never ecto/endomorph)
In the fitness world this would generally translate to your reps and the amount of cardio. Higher reps for endomorphs (12-15) and performing more cardio. And lower reps for ectomorphs (8 or lower) and less cardio. Mesomorphs are in the middle.
I may be wrong, but I would not be suprised if this translated to our goals of PE. I believe endomorphs would probably gain more with more reps of kegels and jelqs where ectomorphs would probably fall into the “less is more” catagory.
If anyone else has any input on this idea, please comment.