can suffer from "skinny fat" - they look great with their clothes on but awful when naked as they have very little muscle mass.
Accomplished long-distance runners and basketball players are often ectomorphs
In order to get the ideal body size the ectomorphs
and endomorphs tend to experience more stress.
Half of UK women and 37% of men aged over 35 are endomorphs while just 15% of all women are ectomorphs
struggle to put on weight and long for curves.
Of the six ectomorphs
I interviewed, three men adopted the reliance pattern, two of whom are currently engaged in routine bodywork practices aimed at building a muscular body.
So a couple of the flat-stomached Type A ectomorphs
who walk around in circles all day in the West Wing exchanging snappy Shakespearean repartee came up with a stealth weapon for the war on fat: Money.
Rob Harris from Fitness First health club, Bromborough, says: ``It is generally accepted that there are three body types, known as ectomorphs
, mesomorphs and endomorphs.
Outfit by Mizuno) GOOD FOR Ectomorphs
are built for endurance sports which require stamina building.
ATYPICAL EXAMPLE: Kylie Minogue was a skinny, boyish ectomorph