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Mesomorph Body Type

Mesomorph body typeMesomorphs could be thought of as the “genetically gifted”. They are characterized by an athletic, strong, compact and naturally lean body. They have excellent posture. Often, their shoulders are wider than their hips and women tend to have an hourglass figure. Mesomorphs are natural born athletes and tend to be lean and muscular without trying. They generally are described as being of “medium” build. The world’s leading tennis players, figure skaters and bodybuilders fall into this group.


  • Naturally lean
  • Naturally muscular
  • Naturally strong
  • Medium size joints/ bones
  • Wider at the shoulders than the hips – i.e. chest dominates over abdominal area
  • Broad/ square shoulders
  • Female mesomorph: defined hourglass figure
  • Male mesomorph: V or rectangular shape
  • Efficient metabolism
  • Gaining muscle is almost effortless
  • Losing fat is almost effortless
  • Responds quickly to exercise


MALE examples include:

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • George Clooney
  • Bruce Wills
  • Andre Agassi
  • Mark Wahlberg

FEMALE examples with mesomorphic characteristics include:

  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Tina Turner
  • Jerry Hall
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Angela Bassett
  • Gabrielle Reese
  • Anna Kournikova
  • Madonna
  • Yasmin le Bon
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Halle Berry

Click here for images of some fellow mesomorphs.


It is a great advantage to have mesomorphic qualities, as one has great foundations on which to build. Mesomorphs don’t have to worry too much about what they eat and they can gain muscle mass and lose weight fairly quickly with relatively easily. This combination allows the mesomorph to achieve fantastic definition of the body. However, as easily as you lose fat, you gain fat also. Janet Jackson is a good example of someone who has struggled with fluctuating weight, but when determined is able to lose weight relatively quickly and look incredibly defined and boast amazing abs.


Looking at pictures male and female mesomorphs, who wouldn’t want to be a mesomorph?! Although, both male and female mesomorphs have a genetic head start, in the sense that they have an easy time staying lean and fit, they tend to lack weight loss motivation and assume that they can get away with very little effort. However, bad habits catch up with everyone in the end!

Female mesomorphs should focus on weight loss to shrink your waistline (think Halle Berry!) with cardio and simply shaping and contouring the curves of your figure. The goal is to create a lot of shape. Female mesomorphs should concentrate on a strong cardio workout and limit weights. Female mesomorphs who worry about overly muscular legs can do exercises that will slim down calves or slim down thighs. With regular exercising, this body type tends to sculpt and shape well-defined muscles more easily than ectomorphs or endomorphs.

If you want a comprehensive and in-depth guide on how to reduce inches, look soft and shapely and avoid getting bulky, then check out Visual Impact for Women. Visual Impact for Women is great for mesomorphic women, as it specifically targets the issue of getting too bulky/ masculine and takes it seriously, offering a comprehensive strategy that encompasses cardiovascular exercise and resistance training aimed at reducing – not gaining – inches. It also discusses how to reduce muscle mass, if you feel you are too bulky.

Male mesomorphs need to focus on keeping their body fat percentage down, as many mesomorphs are prone to weight gain, though they lose it fairly easily. Once mesomorphs strip away the fat, they have great definition due to their natural muscularity. Add weight training into the mix and your body is unrivaled by others.


  1. hey everbody this really helps you i am glad that i found this website

  2. I am a true mesomorph. Although i struggled for years yo find a workout that suits my body’s needs, i found that it is extremely easy for me to gain and lose fat. Oddly enough. Gaining muscle is pretty easy now that i found a combination of great workouts to help me along. But if i fall off the wagon i tend to pack on the fat poundage after about a month of being sedintary. Pretty much all i need is regular cardio, 30 minutes 3x a week, and an intense workout for an hour 3x a week. And im good to go. A combination of p90x and perfect pushup excercises…rotating…seem to not only keep me extremely fit but interested at the same time.

  3. If you’re mesomorphic you’re blessed. I know this well as I am an extreme ectomorph, and the world and its protocols have been designed by mesomorphs, who have qualities of stamina and courage that I do not. The capacity that mesomorphs have that I most envy and admire is that they have plenty of energy to get through the day. I’m built for about six hours a day of good effort, and after that I’m running on fumes. By Thursday I’m just dragging along, but the mesomorphs are fine. Being strong is not as valuable as being smart, but it’s a great gift, and you have it, have a care for those of us who do not.

  4. Would Serena Williams and Venus Williams be considered mesomorphs, but with different traits?

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