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  • How to figure out your body type

    This is something I've wondered for quite some time and have read several articles on the matter but have never really been able to figure out what my body type is. I'm female, 5'5" large boned, big neck, broad shoulders. I also weigh 210 lbs and put on muscle fairly easily. I've always described myself as a short linebacker if there was such a thing for a woman. Any assistance in this area is of great appreciation.
    Georgette

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    "Body type?" As in hourglass, boyish, apple, yadayadayada?
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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    • #3
      Are you sure you're "big boned"? I always thought I was at least a medium frame but when I measure my elbow, I end up as "small frame". Google frame size and also body types, you're probably a banana, or ruler shape. I'm totally a pear except I have a chest, if my waist would widdle down i'd be an hourglass, but I have a straight torso.
      Heidi

      33yo, 5'6", 158lbs, size 10 jeans

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      • #4
        just from the quick info...I'd say endomorph, but you could be some combo beyond that depending on some other traits

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        • #5
          My wrists are 8" around. I'm pretty sure that classifies me as big boned. I have no clue as to body types or any of that. I used to always classify myself as a "blob". I always said I never had a shape.
          Georgette

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nick "the Caveman" M. View Post
            just from the quick info...I'd say endomorph, but you could be some combo beyond that depending on some other traits
            What other traits?
            Georgette

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            • #7
              Sounds like an "apple" or possibly a triangle. Actually, given the way most linebackers look (that's what I'm going off of), it'd like be an inverted triangle.
              Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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              • #8
                Originally posted by geostump View Post
                What other traits?
                Most endomorphs have "soft" muscles. They are able to put on muscle fairly easily, but it's never feels dense. Endomorphs are generally described as "round". They have rounder bodies and rounder heads. Usually have a hard time losing weight.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by geostump View Post
                  My wrists are 8" around. I'm pretty sure that classifies me as big boned. I have no clue as to body types or any of that. I used to always classify myself as a "blob". I always said I never had a shape.
                  Which comedian said, "I'm in perfect shape. ROUND is a shape"?
                  Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

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                  • #10
                    it depends upon what system you are using, but by your description, i would say endomorph (using the greek) and kapha (using the ayurvedic).

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                    • #11
                      Georgette,
                      Google "somatypes", I agree with theprevious poster that you sound predominantly like an endomorph.
                      "You can always do more than you think you can !" Sensei Scash

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                      • #12
                        I've always had trouble losing weight and most of my weight is in my stomach. Now I have lost 15 lbs in the past 5 weeks and that was a total and utter shock for me. I have never lost that much before in a 5 week period in my entire life! I know that my weight loss will change but is there anything more that I can do to keep it moving along? I walk between 30 minutes to an hour a day and I do bodyweight exercises and sprint once a week.
                        Last edited by geostump; 02-21-2011, 02:39 PM.
                        Georgette

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                        • #13
                          oh, and there is a way you measure your bones (at your elbow) to determine whether you are small, med, or large boned. both my sister and I are actually large, but my muscle type is more ectomorphic. so, we are usually a blend.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by geostump View Post
                            I've always had trouble losing weight and most of my weight is in my stomach. Now I have lost 15 lbs in the past 5 weeks and that was a total and utter shock for me.
                            Congrats! That is definitely awesome! I wouldn't dwell too much on your body type....it's something interesting, and it can help sometimes in training for body building comps...but beyond that...eh. I think you know your hurdles to scale and it appears you're getting over them successfully, so keep going, you're doing great!

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                            • #15
                              I just always thought I would stay fat forever. I actually gave up long ago on ever getting in shape as it were. Now who knows. Maybe I am finally on to something.
                              Georgette

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