It is clear that certain traits are handed down to us by our parents and unfortunately our ablility to grow muscles beyond certain limits is no exception. That doesn’t mean to say hard work and carefully planned training won’t have a positive effect on your physique – it just means that some people will inherit a greater abundance of the favored physical characteristics than others. Not everyone possesses the physical traits to become a champion, but you can work wonders with the raw material you do possess.
How responsive you will be to physical stimulation can be predicted to a certain extent by examining your somatype or natural body shape. Basically, there are three recognized body types:
1. Endomorphs – these individuals tend to be squat with a round torso, thick neck and short limbs.
2. Mesomorphs – these individuals tend to be musclar with broad shoulders, powerful chest and limbs and little body fat.
3. Ectomorphs – these individuals tend to be slim and are usually tall with little muscle and body fat.
The ideal bodybuilding physique tends more towards the mesomorph with broad shoulders, narrow hips...