Health experts from Forza Supplements believe modern-day Britain is home to just five different male body shapes – after they studied the curves of some of the world’s best-known male celebrities.
According to their investigations, modern man in the UK is defined by five distinct body shapes; The Rectangle, the Oval, The Triangle, The Rhomboid and The Inverted Triangle.
Straight up and down. This is one of the most common body shapes, and four in 10 guys have a rectangle figure. The torso is fairly flat, and there’s little change in shape or tapering once you reach the hips.
More than a quarter (26%) of guys, including the likes of Corden, Elton John and Boris Johnson fall into the Oval category, which is defined by excess weight stored in the upper half of the body.
This is the third most-common body shape, typified by carrying a little excess weight around the middle, which is shared by 14% of British men. Celebrity Triangles include David Walliams and Michael McIntyre.
This is one of the rarest body shapes, shared by just 5% of the UK’s male population. This is where the upper half of the body has broad shoulder and carries excess muscle, and the shape noticeably tapers down to the waist, while the hips are noticeably smaller. Famous examples include Fastest Man Alive Usain Bolt, and Hollywood actor Jason Statham.
Last but not least is the Rhomboid. This is the second rarest of all the shapes, just 13% of men fall into the Rhomboid category. Rhomboid celebs like Daniel Craig, David Gandy and countless athletes share this body shape, which differs slightly from the rectangle in that the shoulders are more well-built, meaning they protrude slightly in comparison to the hips.