Are all human bodies born the same? For instance, do all human body types have the exact same amount of muscle mass and do all experience obesity the same way?
No, all human bodies are not born the same and do not have the same amount of muscle mass nor do they experience obesity the same way.
Why is this so and how do we know for certain this is an indisputable fact? Why are the body types ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph outdated and no longer relevant? How then do I figure out what my body type is?
Muscle, Muscle Mass, Obesity & Human Body Type
At birth, some human bodies have more muscle mass — some babies are more muscular, with a higher propensity towards athletics, symmetry, talent, presence, and such. Whereas, at birth, other human bodies have more fat, and less muscle mass – i.e. some babies are more obese with a higher propensity towards obesity, asymmetry, reduced/lesser talent, presence, and such. For those with less muscle mass, unbalances like obesity are more common and prevalent, and these body types seem to be more readily accompanied by further unbalances like cancer, expedited aging, and the more rapid breakdown of the human body in general. All of this is merely further evidence that unbalance is indeed afoot.
Genetics/DNA significantly influences things. Just as diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices play directly into muscle, muscle mass, obesity, and things in general, and affect whether a human body has fully and properly developed muscle and muscle mass or is lacking muscle mass. All these variables and more affect individual human body type, health, and balance.
If you do a Google Search for “Human Body Anatomy Muscles Pictures” you will get multiple images and links for the currently agreed-upon scientific stance in relation to the muscles (650-840 muscles), bones (270-206 bones), vertebrae (33-24 vertebra, most adults only have 24 since some of the lower ones fuse together over time), etc. in the human body and how those muscles, bones, vertebrae, spine, posture, and the like scaffold, structure, form, hold, and create the human body. When all these things/variables are fully developed, built, and balanced the specific human body is a Body Type One. However, as already mentioned, not all human bodies are fully developed and balanced, and thus all human bodies are not a Body Type One. Why, and what kind of range then does the human body have in terms of defining “fully developed and balanced” versus “fully undeveloped and unbalanced”? If we break it down in terms of the muscles and vertebrae, we get a nice range.
Vertebrae, Muscle, Muscle Mass, and Obesity
33 Vertebrae – as the main “loom” of the human body, the vertebrae and spine define how muscle (and all the things that come with bone, vertebrae, muscle, muscle mass, fat and relative to obesity) is weaved throughout the body. Each individual vertebra has specific muscle and the like associated with it, whether fully developed or fully undeveloped or somewhere in between. What if the muscle(s), directly relative to say thoracic vertebra number three – T3 – are muscles/muscle mass that is undeveloped? What if the muscles at T4, T5, and T6 are also all undeveloped? So, with this example, this one human body that we are now talking about, it has undeveloped muscle mass at T3, T4, T5, and T6. What does this mean? How does this affect/influence no less than obesity, but really day-to-day living overall?
On another human body, L2-L5 vertebrae have undeveloped muscle mass. What does this mean?
On another human body, T8-T12 vertebrae have undeveloped muscle mass. What does this mean?
And on and on.
So many potential different body types and body shapes in relation to no less than developed or undeveloped muscle mass and each vertebra.
How does each individual vertebra affect the functioning of the human body? Why does it matter?
Dividing up the 33 vertebrae into 4 different body types gives us: Body Type One – all 33 vertebrae fully and properly developed/extended (posture) with all muscle, muscle mass, etc. fully and properly developed. As well as Body Type Two, Body Type Three, and Body Type Four.
How does Muscle/Muscle Mass and Fat (Obesity) Differ?
Muscle, especially properly balanced and built with muscle mass, is the armor of the human body. Muscle holds energy best and uses energy best, most efficiently and effectively.
Fat, although it can hold some energy, it can hold nowhere near the amount of energy that properly built muscle and muscle mass can hold. Fat also uses energy more inefficiently and ineffectively. How can we more accurately quantify and qualify all of this? Great question. We here at Fellow One Research would love to do the research to answer that question thoroughly, but that takes a lot of dedicated time and energy and money to do so correctly.
Whatever the unbalance, whether lacking muscle mass and having more fat, whatever, genetics and genes play a key role. For reasons which we will venture into discussing more in-depth in future podcasts, blog post articles, etc., some human bodies are more balanced than other human bodies, and how they are balanced and/or unbalanced matters. Better understanding DNA relative to no less than vertebrae, spine, posture, muscles, muscle mass,
fat, obesity, and genetics overall is key to really understanding the human body from a more whole point of view.
The Four Body Types research focuses on these important, viable variables to build a solid, well-founded, evidence-based model of what the four different body types actually are, unlike the well-known but scientifically baseless and useless endomorph, ectomorph, and mesomorph (three) body types that have no viable variables or evidence in terms of their accepted definitions or existence (in other words, these body types are not real). Even the hormone-based body types lack overall founding, as different hormone levels simply do not account for all the many different body types that exist. Hormones definitely play their role, but muscle mass and vertebrae are the key variables in understanding The Four Body Types.