FREE Bodybuilding e-Mail Tips: Like my Facebook Page: Follow me on Twitter: What is the Best Body Type for Bodybuilding? Is it a pure mesomorph or should there be a combination of body types with either ectomorphic or endomorphic characteristics? That’s what we’re going to discuss in this video… ===================== Note: I have a video about the 3 different body types that you can watch at: ===================== Just the other day I received a facebook message asking… Emerson wrote: “What is the best body figure to start bodybuilding? A fat one or a skinny one? And do fat people have more body mass (i.e. muscle mass) than skinny people?” Well the truth of the matter, whether you like it or not, is that fat people generally do have more muscle mass than skinny people. Again the key word here is “generally” because there are always exceptions to the rule. In fact, the people with the most lean body mass of any human being on the planet are Sumo Wrestlers. Even though they may look like big blobs of fat, they actually have a heck of a lot of lean muscle mass underneath that fat mass. There is a study that you can read about at: “Upper limit of fat-free mass in humans: A study on Japanese Sumo wrestlers.” This study compares the amount of lean muscle mass of sumo wrestlers, bodybuilders, and average untrained people. It was found that the Sumo wrestlers had a significantly greater amount of lean muscle mass than the bodybuilders. Who had a greater amount of lean muscle mass than untrained people. Now that doesn’t mean that I think you should go and pig out purposely getting fat in effort to gain more muscle mass. There is a lot more to “bodybuilding” than simply having a lot of sheer mass on your frame. From an aesthetics point of view a lean muscular physique is much more appealing than a bigger softer physique. And for this reason I believe that the ideal bodybuilding physique would be primarily a mesomorph (a naturally muscular build), but with a slight ectomorphic edge. Probably about a 90% mesomorph and 10% ectomorph. The reason for this is that ectomorphs have a very fast metabolism and can maintain a leaner physique much easier. A lot of the great bodybuilding champions have this type of body type. From the classic old school bodybuilders like Frank Zane, Serge Nubret, Vince Gironda, and Reg Park. To modern bodybuilders like Flex Wheeler, Dexter Jackson, and our current Mr. Olympia Phil Heath who have a massive, but very lean aesthetically pleasing physiques. And now the latest trend in bodybuilding competition with Men’s Physique is primarily geared towards guys with a combination of a mesomorphic and ectomorphic body type.