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Different body types and weight management Q. What are the three body types? A.Endomorph B.Mesomorph C.Ectomorph Q. What is the description for an Endomorph.

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1 Different body types and weight management Q. What are the three body types? A.Endomorph B.Mesomorph C.Ectomorph Q. What is the description for an Endomorph and what sports are they more suited too? A. Tend to carry more body fat/ wide hips and narrow shoulders/ often do sports that involve power. Q. What is the description for an Mesomorph and what sports are they more suited too? A. Triangle shape body/ tend to have greater amount of muscle/ low body fat/ involved in sports which require strength and sudden bursts of energy. Q. What is the description for an Ectomorph and what sports are they more suited too? A. Very low body fat/ low amount of muscle mass/ narrow shoulders and hips, most suited sports of long distance and endurance based (marathon)

2 Different body types and weight management Q. What does somatotype mean? A. It’s a term used to classify a body type. Q. What is Optimum Weight? A. A persons favourable weight in which they feel they can perform at their ‘best’. Q. What factors can affect weight? A. Gender/ bone structure/ muscle girth/ genetics/ diet. Q. Some sports are weight specific, how could a sportsman lose weight? A. Decrease calorie intake/ increase exercise- or both.

3 Different body types and weight management Q. What does anorexic mean? A. Anorexic means ‘without appetite’ and a desire to become thin. It is a disease that can be very dangerous. Q. What does obese mean? A. A term to describe people who are ‘overfat’, tend to not exercise and have a very poor diet. Q. What does ‘overfat’ mean? A. This describes a physique which has an excessive fat content. Q. What does overweight mean? A. Overweight is having weight in excess of normal in relation to height (not always harmful unless accompanied by overfatness)

4 Different body types and weight management Q. What does underweight mean? A. Weighing less than is normal, healthy or required. Q. What body type would be most suited to a high jumper? A. Ectomorph Q. What body type would be most suited to a wrestler? A. Endomorph Q. What body type would be most suited to a 100m sprinter? A. Mesomorph


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