There are, indeed, different male body types. However, it is an undisputed scientific fact that the endomorph, ectomorph, and mesomorph somatotype body types were fully discredited in the 1950s and are unscientific, baseless, arbitrary, subjective, and fully debunked body types. They are nonsense.
The same is true for hormone body types (adrenal, thyroid, liver, ovary), Kibbe, triangle, 10 body types, etc. Disagree? Prove us wrong by posting credible links in the comment section below to the science that backs up any of those body types.
Understanding Current Scientific Body Type Standards
In fact, the current mainstream science and medical doctor’s body type standards for both different male body types as well as female — the actual standards that your doctor uses at your regular checkup to determine whether you are normal and healthy — are:
- Standard #1: The Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) found in any mainstream scientific human body anatomy book, with genetically fully developed muscles/muscle mass, no less. This scientific standard is not accurate because, genetically, it does not account for the fact that any part of the human body can be underdeveloped or undeveloped, to whatever degree (AKA body dysmorphic disorder/body dysmorphia). This includes muscles/muscle mass and vertebrae/posture. If you are within safe BMI yet have skinny fat (cellulite, thin fat, loose skin, saggy skin, crepey skin, and/or normal weight obesity) where there should be muscles/mass, this is most likely due to genetics.
The Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1)
- Standard #2: Body Mass Index (BMI), calculated directly relative to the BT1. This scientific standard is not accurate because, genetically, skinny fat is very real. If you are within safe BMI but have skinny fat in place of where there should be muscle on your body, then where is the muscle/muscle mass that mainstream science and doctors say is already on every BT1 once within safe BMI? The truth is, BMI does not include in its calculation the real-life variable that is skinny fat. Moreover, it is possible to have excess muscle mass on your body (think Dwayne Johnson “The Rock”) that will put you into the overweight or obese columns of your BMI weight scale, but because you do not have excess/too much fat on your body you are not overweight or obese.
- Standard #3: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) which is the number of calories per day your specific body needs for basic functioning, calculated directly relative to the BT1 and BMI. This scientific standard is not accurate because, metabolically, the scientifically calculated standard Mifflin St Jeor equation and Harris-Benedict equation for activity do not take into account skinny fat. Skinny fat directly, negatively affects your metabolism, no less, because one pound of muscle mass burns six (6) calories per day, but one pound of skinny fat and/or fat burns only two (2) to three (3) calories. The more skinny fat or fat that you have on your body, the more negatively your metabolism is affected, the less accurate your BMR calculations are, and thus the fewer calories your body actually needs daily.
For a body type to be a real, accurate scientific standard it has to apply to all human bodies equally. Diet, exercise, and lifestyle also matter. Understanding your real scientific body type is key to successful scientific weight management as well as weight loss or gain.
The Four Body Types, Body Type Science Standards – Different Male Body Types, What Is My Body Type?
Fellow One Research’s The Four Body Types are the only real, accurate scientific body type standards in existence. They do apply to all human bodies equally, thus helping you to understand why there are different male body types and different female body types. We have the scientific data to back it up.
Relative to the 26 Vertebrae (Genetics/DNA), including 7 Cervical, 12 Thoracic, 5 Lumbar, 1 Sacrum, and 1 Coccyx:
Body Type One (BT1)– All 26 Vertebrae (24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones) Fully Developed, 0 Vertebrae/Posture and Muscles/Muscle Mass Underdeveloped, Minimal Skinny Fat & Low Probability of Obesity (Genetics)
Body Type Two (BT2) – Between 25 and 18 Vertebrae (24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones) Fully Developed, 1-8 Vertebrae/Posture and Muscles/Muscle Mass Underdeveloped, Some Skinny Fat & Moderate Probability of Obesity (Genetics)
Body Type Three (BT3) – Between 17 and 9 Vertebrae (24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones) Fully Developed, 9-17 Vertebrae/Posture and Muscles/Muscle Mass Underdeveloped, Skinny Fat is Prevalent & High Probability of Obesity (Genetics)
Body Type Four (BT4) – Between 8 and 0 Vertebrae (24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones) Fully Developed, 18-26 Vertebrae/Posture and Muscles/Muscle Mass Underdeveloped, Skinny Fat is Severe & Very High Probability of Obesity (Genetics)