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How To Gain Weight If You Are An Ectomorph
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". You've got your bone structure already, and you ability to gain muscle mass (i assume you don't want fat) is genetic. Do some serious resistance training and consider supplementing with creatine. Photo guy is an ectomorph who proved you too can do it. ...Read more
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 possible to gain weight. See your physician and they will suggest a diet and or activities for you after a physical exam. ...Read more
Iam a ectomorph and I weight 150 and iam 5, 9 and iam 27 years old. How can I gain weight? I also have tonsil problem?
Just like everyone: Realize that gaining weight as an ecto-, endo-, mesomorph is very similar but modulated by different expectations. Ectomorphs - the so-called hard-gainers - just require more effort than the meso or ectomorph! You'll have to pay strict attention to how many calories your burning and taking in. This can be tedious. You also don't likely have to focus as much as others on "cardio". ...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 more
My physic is medium, I am 5'10 and 150 pounds, can't gain weight, metabolism high, can lift heavy weights. Am I ectomorp?
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
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
See below: Incline bench, flat bench and pec deck exercises and push ups. ...Read more
What is a good way for an ectomorph exercise to lose abdominal fat and to gain muscle mass at the same time?
Train hard: The term is used either for someone who is light-framed or for someone who gains muscle relatively more slowly when doing resistance training. Work out for your goals. Aerobic fitness for your definition and overall health; resistance for muscle mass (10 reps / set, 3 sets / workout; 3-4 workout / week). Eat sensibly, enough protein. Get defined & the 'big guys' will be jealous. Cheers. ...Read more
As for any athlete: You're lighter-framed and many women prefer this. You may be a hard-gainer, but while you're trying to build mass, try to eat a gram of lean protein per pound that you weigh, daily. Beyond this, eat moderately and sensibly. You may be at an advantage over 'naturally big' guys when it comes to definition, and you'll make them jealous. ...Read more
69.5 inches, 115 lbs: To gain weight you have to eat more calories than burned. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. A primary doctor can examine to confirm that general health appears normal. Muscle size is also genetic. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Subscience: There are obsolete / 'pop' terms. A light-framed man who can overlap thumb and forefinger around the opposite wrist may be an 'ectomorph', especially if he's a hard-gainer in the gym. Photo Guy isn't complaining. Best wishes. ...Read more
Body Types: I thought this article did a nice job of delineating the types: http://www. Bodybuildingpro. Com/bodytypeinformation. Html. ...Read more
Or for anyone: For maximum cardiovascular health and optimal changes in body composition exercise should consist of at least 30 minutes daily of exercise carried out at between 65 and 80% of predicted maximum heart rate. ...Read more
No, may make you: Leaner, not bigger if you're an ectomorph. People try using it to get leaner. Would stay away from it. ...Read more
Food Protein: Most of us here are fairly untied in the NOT recommending supplements and potions market for wight gain. We believe in the natural food products. You need about fifty extra grams of proteins per day. It is always better to get these from eating. Then for this to work you have to work your muscles so that they build muscle. No exercise means no healthy weight gain. ...Read more
Most ectomorphs have small heads, hands, feet etc.
The best course of action would be to accept it, same way all of us accept some of our features that we can't change.
Don't fall into the HGH trap! ...Read more
What's the hormonal difference between ectomorphs and mesomorphs which causes them to have different body structures and bmr?
Unknown: The answer to this question is dependent on there being a clear definitive physiologic difference in body type. These are description of a common end state not a description of particular genes or hormones. Energy balance is extreme complex and multifactoral, including variables such a thermogenesis, absorption of nutrients and baseline activity. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: The best easy test is to wrap a person's right thumb and index around their left wrist. If the thumb and finger meet and overlap by a phalanx or more, Marfan is likely. ...Read more
Can endomorphs mantain/build miscle on less amounts of calories compared to a mesomorph & an ectomorph?
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
Is it possible to win at the olympics at long distance running by starting training at the age of 19 years? I have an ectomorph body type.
Yes!: But possible & probable are two different things, not to dash your hopes. Perhaps, rather than focus on winning at the olympics, you can set a goal of personal achievement, say participating in a 1 mile event, then walking a 5k before running a 10k and then moving towards half-marathon & full marathon. Some folks like ultra-marathons. You're a winner just by trying. As nike logo says, just do it! ...Read more
Why did my colonoscopy end up being very painful. My doctor had to stop half way. I'm 19 male and a ectomorph?
Anatomy: Thin people have little internal fat; bowel can get bunched up in the pelvis. Some people have lots of loops amd turns in the bowel-more of a challenge. Some people have internal scars (adhesions)-harder to get around. Some have inflammation. Some are resistant to meds. Some docs have a heavy hand. ...Read more
Ectomorph, training for past year, very clean diet. What high carb/fat foods do your recommend? Hard to reach caloric intake some days. (3700)
Oil: Coconut and olive oil, but especially coconut. Add at least 1 tablespoon to each meal. ...Read more
I have been working out and been taking whey protein. I am an ectomorph. I have started taking creatine. Will it help?
NO: Creatine with help you recover so you can work out effectively again. To build muscle, eat proper amounts of protein, complex carbs and green veggies. Eat enough- that's the biggest mistake- and lift weights that are heavy enough that you cannot do more than 8-10 reps with proper form ...Read more
I have a tonsil infection and I get that here and there. And also im very skinny u can say iam ectomorph. You think caz my tonsil im skiiny?
Tonsil: If the tonsils are large some people have problems with swallowing. If not it wouldn't be a source for being thin ...Read more
Can extreme exercises like "insanity" cause heart attacks? I'm planning to start working out next summer. I'm 20 ectomorph. Should I take supplements?
POSSIBLY: Best to discuss with your physician and start out a slower exercise regimen and then build up. Should be alright unless there is a hidden or underlying cardiovascular condition. ...Read more