Body Genes And PE Gains Relation Theory
I have been looking into this for a while, I have identified what type of body I have by reading up on the 3 types that exist. I think most of you here will be able to do the same. I am basing this study on a theory made by William Sheldon who said that there are 3 types of body genes, and want to discuss if the same thing can be associated with PE and GAINS. Most would probably say no. I’m not sure if anyone here has already covered this theory and related it with PE, but I thought Id do so anyway.
The theory behind my thoughts are…. Do our genes hold the same gaining ability’s for PE that they do for bodybuilding. Most of you will be shaking your head and thinking, our penis is not a muscle (though it does contains some). A lot of you might be nodding your heads and I understand why, but I want to look closer and the 3 types of body genes, which some of you will already know.
We have known for quite some time now in bodybuilding that different body types respond differently to both training and nutrition. As a result, it is incredibly important to be aware of what your body type is so that you can design a training and workout program accordingly. In this article, the history of body types and some interesting pieces of information to help you identify them will be mentioned. But first lets have a look at the man who came up with the theory of the 3 body types.
William Sheldon (1898-1977) was an American psychologist who spent his life observing all the variety of human bodies. He taught at several universities and spent his career doing valuable research. As a child he was an avid observer of animals and birds, and as he grew up, this hobby turned into a strong ability to observe the human body.
Here are the body types, (which one are you?)
The basics of body types are listed below:
Definitive “Hard Gainer”
Delicate Built Body
Takes Longer to Gain Muscle
The extreme ectomorph physique is a fragile and delicate one. The bones are light, joints are small and muscles are slight. The limbs are relatively long in proportion and the shoulders droop. The ectomorph is a linear physique. Straight up and straight down, and may appear longer than he or she really is, due to the length of limbs coupled with lack of muscle mass developed on those limbs. The ectomorph is not naturally powerful and will have to work hard for every ounce of muscle and every bit of strength he or she can gain.
Other Ectomorph Traits
The extreme ectomorph may have long fingers, toes and neck are long. A pencil neck you could say. The features of the face are sharp, and the shape of the face is triangular. The lower jaw is somewhat receding. The skin tends to burn easily. Extreme ectomorphs may suffer from extremes of temperature. Due to the great body area in relation to muscle mass, the ectomorph may suffer from great heat, and due to low body fat, the ectomorph may suffer from great cold. The hair is fine and grows quickly and is sometimes difficult to keep in place.
Lisa Kudrow, Kate Moss, Brad Pitt, Seth Green, Edward Norton.
Hourglass Shaped (Female)
Rectangular Shaped (Male)
Mature Muscle Mass
Gains Muscle Easily
Gains Fat More Easily Than Ectomorphs
The Mesomorph Body
The mesomorph has well-defined muscles and large bones. The torso tapers to a relatively narrow and low waist. The bones and muscles of the head are prominent. Features of the face are clearly defined, such as cheek bones and a square, heavy jaw. The face is long and broad, and is cubicle in shape. Arms and legs are developed and even the digits of the hand are muscled.
Other Traits of the Mesomorph
The skin of the mesomorph is thick and the mesomorph tans well. The hair is heavy in texture.
Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, the majority of Mr. Universe winners.
Weight Loss is Difficult
Gains Muscle Easily Like the Mesomorph.
The body of the extreme endomorph is round and soft. The physique presents the illusion that much of the mass has been concentrated in the abdominal area. This may or may not be true. The arms and legs of the extreme endomorph are short in length and taper. This may give the appearance of stalkiness. The hands and feet of the endomorph are comparatively small, and the upper arms and thighs are often more developed than the lower parts of the arms or legs. The body has a high waist.
Other Traits of the Endomoprh
The skin is soft and smooth, and the hair is fine. The head of the endomorph is spherical. The head is large and the face broad.
John Goodman, Roseanne, Jack Black.
Combinations of Body Types
Very often, people cannot be easily classed as one of the three main body types. Although there are some people who are purely ectomorphs, endomorphs, or mesomorphs with little or no characteristics of the other body types, very frequently, people fall into mixed categories, such as ecto mesomorphs, or endo mesomorphs, where largely, they are like the mesomoph, but with traits of the ectomorph (such as small joints or a trim waist), or traits of the endomorph (such as a tendency to gain fat easily).
Can we associate the hard gainers “Ectomorphs” with the hard gainers of PE?, I m going to make a poll IF this thread generates enough interest, if not then not, but lets all try and associate one body type with our own, that way we might see if most of the hard gainers out there in the world of PE are in fact “ectomorphs”
,And if in fact the good gainers are the “messomorphs” the easy gainers.
This in fact might contradict the whole LOT theory, but it’s a study after all and weather it’s correct or a load of rubbish, I think that research (right or wrong) is always the way forward as id guess a lot of you would agree.
So which one were you? And how did you gain over time, are there any relations? Id like to hear about them.