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how to gain weight if you are an ectomorph

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Subscience: The term ectomorph comes from a 1930's yale study of young men's body measurements. A light-boned man with little fat or muscle was an "ectomorph". Yo ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Incorrect body type?: Ectomorphs are people who have excessive fatty tissue and by definition tend to be overweight. Endomorphs are those with a thin habitus and it is pos ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Weight: The good news is that at your height and weight, your body mass index is in the normal, healthy range. If you desire to gain weight, you need to take ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Don't worry: You will gain weight as you get older. You should make sure that there is nothing systemic that is preventing you from gaining weight, such as chroni ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not a good idea!: Being skinny is not a disease. If you are otherwise healthy, leave it alone. Taking steroids will cause you more grief that it would be worth. You wil ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Gaining weight: See a nutritionist to gain weight sensibly.do not use steroids
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Why gain weight?: No body but body builders use those terms anymore. You're at an appropriate weight for age and height. Why do you want to gain? Are you into body bui ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Depends!: You can get in much better shape. This is what exercise is primarily for. Looks are important but secondary to this goal. Whatever your build, howev ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hard gainer: Subscientific term for a light-boned man who gains mass slower than others. Sure you can. To build mass, work the muscle group in question hard. Maxim ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hit it hard: A light-boned man may be an easy or hard gainer. If you do resistance exercises 3 sets of 10 reps maximum weight 3x/week for each muscle group, you wi ... Read More

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