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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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mesomorph

A constitutional body type characterised by thick muscles and heavy bones, in which tissues are said to originate from the mesoderm.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mesomorph

A person of powerful musculature and large, strong bones. One of the SOMATOTYPES.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Of the three body types investigated, the mesomorphs and ectomorphs were found to be very similar, while the endomorphs were significantly more compliant from the other groups.
This means that the more mesomorph - endomorph greater predict somatotypes to select talented junior weightlifting (Ebada, 2006, Abbas, Mohsen, 2006) that the greater the size and weight of the body, the more the level of performance of the weightlifting players.
Mark says most people fall into one of three body types and can be classed as a mesomorph, ectomorph or endomorph.
If you are a mesomorph, you will respond best to weight training and cardio workouts since they will increase your metabolic rate and lead to quicker muscle gain.
The mean weight of the mesomorph females was 52 kg with BMI of 20, which reflected the optimal weight.
The ectomorphs exhibited a mean FVC of 3.46 liters with a standard deviation of 0.26 liters; the mesomorphs exhibited a mean FVC of 3.51 liters with a standard deviation of 0.30 liters; and the endomorphs exhibited a mean FVC of 3.71 liters with a standard deviation of 0.40 liters.