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Somatotypes & doms


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Somatotypes & doms

  1. 1. Lloyd Dean SOMATOTYPES
  2. 2. One of the natural assets of some people is their body build or physique. This can be measured and the result is known as your SOMATOTYPE. There are 3 somatotypes. <ul><li>Endomorph </li></ul><ul><li>Mesomorph </li></ul><ul><li>Ectomorph </li></ul>Each of us is likely to be predominant in one or another of these.
  3. 8. Various body measurements are needed in order to work out your somatotype and together with your age and gender, these scores are read from a chart. The measurements taken are for: <ul><li>Height </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>Bone size </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle </li></ul><ul><li>Fat </li></ul>
  4. 9. A score out of 7 will then be given in the following categories: <ul><li>Fatness- ENDOMORPHY </li></ul><ul><li>Muscularity- MESOMORPHY </li></ul><ul><li>Linearity (thinness )- ECTOMORPHY </li></ul>So a persons somatotype might be 2:6:2. this would mean: 2/7 for fat, 6/7 for muscle and 2/7 for thinness.
  5. 12. Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness Commonly know as D.O.M.S
  6. 13. What Is D.O.M.S? <ul><li>Muscle tearing after exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Usually lasts between 24-48 hours, with last 48 hours the most painful </li></ul><ul><li>Microscopic tears to the muscle </li></ul><ul><li>Can be treated with ice packs, appropriate cool down </li></ul><ul><li>Light exercise can assist in removing pain and encourage oxygen delivery to damaged muscle </li></ul>