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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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