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mesomorph

 [mez´o-morf, mes´o-morf]
an individual having a type of body build in which mesodermal tissues predominate: there is relative preponderance of muscle, bone, and connective tissue, usually with heavy, hard physique of rectangular outline; a somatotype classified between ectomorph and endomorph.

mes·o·morph

(mez'ō-mōrf),
A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues that originate from the mesoderm prevail; from a morphologic standpoint, a balance exists between trunk and limbs.
See also: hypermorph, hypomorph, ectomorph, endomorph.
Synonym(s): mediotype
[meso- + G. morphē, form]

mesomorph

(mĕz′ə-môrf′, mĕs′-)
n.
An individual with a robust, muscular body build caused by the predominance of structures developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer.

mesomorph

A constitutional body type characterised by thick muscles and heavy bones, in which tissues are said to originate from the mesoderm.

mes·o·morph

(mez'ō-mōrf)
A constitutional body type or build (biotype or somatotype) in which tissues that originate from the mesoderm prevail; from the morphologic standpoint, a balance exists between trunk and limbs.
See also: hypomorph, ectomorph, endomorph
[meso- + G. morphē, form]

mesomorph

A person of powerful musculature and large, strong bones. One of the SOMATOTYPES.
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'Many athletes, like swimmers, gymnasts and soccer players, are mesomorphs who look well-built, even if they do not routinely work out, and they seem to pack on muscle easily the moment they work out,' Dr.
[16] found that South American international footballers were balanced mesomorph. While the somatotype of Russian elite footballers was reported as 1.7-5.6-2.6, the somatotype of their peers from Liverpool was reported as 2.4-4.2-2.4.
The independent variables (central category, endomorph category, mesomorph category, and ectomorph category) were assessed to determine if these variables were predictors of functional movement score.
The participants were divided into groups based on body type: ectomorphs, endomorphs, and mesomorphs. (13) Investigator 1 assigned participants to the appropriate group based on visual approximation using the definitions of mesomorph, endomorph and ectomorph.
In addition, Brylinsky and Moore (1994) found that there was a significantly more positive perception of the mesomorph than of the other two.
Research has highlighted the putative male somatoform in social media and discourse is the mesomorph: an assertive, energetic, lean and muscular man (Leit, 1997; Leit, Pope, & Gray, 2001; Luciano, 2001; Mishkind, Rodin, Silberstein, & Strigel-Moore, 1988; Wienke, 1998).
An endomorph or a fat person will go in exactly the opposite order while a mesomorph, who naturally has well- defined muscles and large bones, can have the liberty to start off with any rep scheme and alternate it every 6- 8 weeks.
Mark says most people fall into one of three body types and can be classed as a mesomorph, ectomorph or endomorph.
The mean weight of the mesomorph females was 52 kg with BMI of 20, which reflected the optimal weight.
Therefore, of the original thirty volunteers, only twelve matched the criteria for extreme endomorph, mesomorph, and ectomorph, and completed the full research project.
The most desirable body shape for men emphasises muscle mass and physical bulk, what researchers refer to as the muscular mesomorph (Mishkind, Silberstein, & Moore, 1986 as cited in McCreary & Sasse, 2000).