Understanding Somatotypes Level 2 Principles Revision

Understanding Somatotypes: Level 2 Principles Revision

This blog will teach you everything you need to know about the three Somatotypes for your Level 2 Principles Revision

You’ll discover:

  • Why you need to understand somatotypes
  • A 4 mins Video Tutorial teaches you the somatotypes
  • What are the 3 Somatotypes
  • How to recognize the key difference between each Somatotype
  • How to learn with simplicity for your L2 Principles Exam
  • Three Example Mock Question about the L2 Principles Exam

Why do you need to understand somatotypes?

Understanding Somatotypes is key for two reasons.  Firstly you will get 3 to 6 questions about this topic in your level 2 principles of exercise exam.

Secondly, once you’re qualified and working with clients, understanding somatotypes and how this affects your goal setting and programming for them.

There are usually 32 questions in your level 2 principles of exercise exam [check with your training provider as this can vary slightly].

If you have 3 to 6 questions out of 32… 16% of your exam can be tucked away in today’s video:

Plus check your learning with the level 2 principles of exercise mock question below

Video Tutorial: Understanding Somatotypes

Understanding Somatotypes: Level 2 Principles Revision

What are the 3 Somatotypes?

There are three somatotypes:

  • Ectomorph
  • Endomorph
  • Mesomorph


✅ Tall and Slim
✅ Low Body Fat %
✅ Easy to Burn Fat
❌ Hard to Bulk
✅ Type 1 Muscle Fibres
✅ Aerobic & Endurance


✅ Tall and Slim
✅ Longer Torso
✅ Shorter Limbs
❌ Hard to do Endurance
❌ Hard to Lose Fat (especially around waist)
✅ Type 2b Muscle Fibres
✅ Good Power/ Strength
✅ Build Muscle Easily


✅ Wide Shoulders Narrow Waist
✅ Gain Muscle Mass Easily
✅ Athletic
✅ Type 2a Muscle Fibres
✅ Adaptable to new sports
✅ Happy Medium

Test your knowledge with today’s mock questions:

[NOTE: The answers are below the 3rd questions]

Q1: What characteristics are typical of an endomorph?

A = Wide shoulder narrow waist
B = Predominantly Type 2b muscle Fibres
C = Predominantly Type 1 muscle Fibres
D = Low Body Fat

Q2: What characteristics do mesomorphic body types tend to have?

A. Lean with low muscle mass
B. Muscular with broad shoulders
C. Predisposed to fat storage
D. Rounder in appearance

Q3: Typically, Ectomorphs are best suited to which type of physical activity?

A. Heavy weight training
B. Long distance running
C. The shot put
D. Sprinting

Answers to the mock questions are :

Question 1= B, Question 2 = B, Question 3 = B


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