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15. What's Your Body Type? Introduction to Somatotyping and the Ectomorph Body Type

by megan dahlman
August 7, 2019

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What's your body Type? Introduction to somatotyping and the ectomorph body type

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There's something in us that craves to be understood...to be known for what makes us different and unique. It's why we flock to personality and, more recently, DNA testing. We delight in knowing that God created us with a specific design. 

Unfortunately, in every culture a "desirable" set of traits rises to the surface. In America, over the years there has become a certain set of traits, skin color-personality-IQ-body type, that has somehow been placed up on the pedestal of peak desirability (as a woman). And if we don’t have those particular traits, we feel we are less deserving or less valuable.

But this thinking (that a certain set of traits is more valuable than others) is a product of sin and sinful thinking. And the truth is that we all bear God’s own image in our own unique ways. 

As we explore the uniqueness of our own individual body types, it's important to understand that God had a purpose and a plan for creating you the exact way that you are. And He never intended for you to try and change it, but rather to maximize it and use it for His glory. 

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • How we were created in the "likeness" of God and what that means for us,
  • The way that body typing is an effort to describe the variety of us as humans, 
  • What "somatotyping" is


We're also exploring the Ectomorph Body Type:​

  • General descriptions
  • How Ectomorphs excel
  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy Ectomorphs
  • How to eat and train as an Ectomorph to maximize your potential


Resources from this episode:

  1. Genesis 1:26, Jeremiah 1:5, 1 Corinthians 12
  2. Ectomorph Meal Plan (coming very soon...stay tuned!)
  3. Strong Mommas Coaching Program for building strength & muscle mass (registration opens September 1st, 2019!) 
Trainer, nutrition coach, and Christian mom — in a culture that’s obsessed with “gym-selfies” and a number on the scale, I’m passionate about helping moms discover what it feels like to actually love their bodies and thrive in them.
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