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How To Build Muscle As An Ectomorph
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, however, it can be much improved by a combination of weight training and cardio activity. However, you must laso lose uncessary weight as well to get "ripped." therefore a diet plan is needed as well. We all have genetic limitations, but you can improve! ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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. Maximum resistance, 8-10 repetitions per set, three sets, 3-4x/week. Several different types of exercise. Creatine and an electronic muscle stimulator if okay by your physician. Lean protein in diet. Many women like your 'swimmer's build'. Cheers. ...Read more
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 will gain. A slow gainer can enhance benefits using creatine and/or an electronic muscle stimulator if okay with the personal physician. 'ectomorph' is an old subscientific term; you're who you are; build and harden what you have. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I'm hard gainer. I did gym for 6 moths though my muscles blowed out. But the problem is that I am ectomorph.?
A few tricks: Most women prefer a lean, defined man and many especially like your 'swimmer's build.' Creatine and perhaps an electronic muscle stimualtor will help with mass if that's important to you, but if you got defined, many of the 'big' guys are jealous of you. Eat enough lean protein and keep gymming for the fun & friendships. ...Read more
What to do if I'm hard gainer. I did gym for 6 moths though my muscles blowed out. But the problem is that what to do if I'm ectomorph.?
Enjoy your body: Most women prefer a lean, defined man and many especially like your 'swimmer's build.' Creatine and perhaps an electronic muscle stimualtor will help with mass if that's important to you, but if you got defined, many of the 'big' guys are jealous of you. Eat enough lean protein and keep gymming for the fun & friendships. ...Read more
Iam ectomorph iam 5, 9 and iam very thin and I weight 150 can I use steroid to gain muscle and gain weights?
Safe Weight Gain?: Steroids should not be your choice to gain weight. In fact your current Ht to Wt is actually healthy. Any addition weight can be gained through weight lifting combined with increased and correct protein/fat/carb intake. Consider a gym trainer to help guide you in a plan for both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a good way for an ectomorph exercise to lose abdominal fat and to gain muscle mass at the same time?
Yes!: First get clearance from your family physician or geriatrician, then start exercising. There's no day like today to start! You don't need to go to the gym or buy any fancy equipment. Just try a few push ups, squats and a short walk to start. You can also curl & press cans of food and graduate up to gallons of water. Don't forget proper nutrition w/plenty of lean protein, fiber & healthy fats. ...Read more
Ideas here: Creatine is a safe and effective supplement to a well-thought-out program of resistance training and adequate protein intake. I hope you'll decide against anabolic steroids; I've known men who've tried them and all were sorry in the long run. Remember most women prefer a lean man with moderate muscle mass to a man who's "huge". Good luck with this project. ...Read more
Diet is key: If you decide you're going to eat only when you're physically hungry, and recognize appetite ('mmm, that looks good'; 'i'm going to eat to reward myself / reduce stress') as not a good reason to eat, you'll trim down, especially if you're exercising at the same time. Make friends with and eat with athletes who are farther along than you. Your goal is praiseworthy. ...Read more
I would recommend a gradual increase in your
resistance of not more than 10% at a time
I would work out three times a week with rest days
You could do aerobic exercises on the alternating days
if you like to work on the cardio portion of exercise ...Read more
Weight training for both upper and lower extremities, doing anterior and posterior muscle groups, completed by intense cardio (windsprints). There are to many variables and equipment to define a specific program, but weights have an advantage over machines! Get plenty of protein! 2 grams/2.2 lbs of body weight!
alternate muscle groups every other day! ...Read more