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If you mumbled “yes,” you may have an ectomorph body type. Physical Characteristics of an Ectomorph. Many models who are plastered on the covers and pages of fashion magazines tend to be an ectomorph. Not only are they tall, but they have a thin build with long limbs, small joints, and thin bones. Can a Ectomorph Gain Muscle and Get Big?

Living things practice anabolism and catabolism through the whole time they are living and the balance between anabolism and catabolism is called metabolism. An example of catabolism is the breakdown of glucose into carbon dioxide and water, and an example of anabolism is the condensation of glucose molecules, which. An Ectomorph’s View: Get Big The Right Way! Ricky Cutch They say to consume between 20-22x your body weight for an ectomorph, but that is simply an estimation.

Start off slow, bumping up your calories slowly every 2 weeks, and let the mirror be your judge. But do not add or cut more than 500 calories at a time, instead do it very gradually. Can Ectomorphs Get Big?

Some people assume that because ectomorphs have such a lean, sculpted physique that it’s difficult for them to gain bulky muscle. But with rigorous training and nutrition, weight and muscle gain is well within your reach. Here’s the deal: ectomorphs cannot get big naturally because our bones are incredibly slim and often in the company of extra-short muscle bellies at places crucial to the acquisition of a fuller look.

Another trait that sometimes accompanies “ectomorphism” is low testosterone. The big boys. This body type is quick to go through a growth spurt and are generally filled with higher stores of growth hormone – which can be why they accumulate more fat than the average person. Endomorphs are sometimes said to be on the “fat” side of fitness, yet if you’re into powerlifting this is a perfect body type.

Each body type builds muscle, burns fat and gains muscle tone at different rates. Below, we will discuss these three body types, and how nutrition and exercise affect each one. How to Identify Your Body Type. William H. Sheldon, Ph.D., MD, introduced these 3 body types to the world in 1940.

The way to get bigger arms would be to lose fat and build muscle, if we use the ectomorph as an example most of the time ectomorphs can be initially classified as skinny fat if they do not do anything about their physique. Besides that lets look at. There’s nothing you can do to make them grow any bigger except maybe gain a bunch of weight and that’s not healthy (nor is it easy if you’re really an ectomorph). If you can’t live with what you.

Since writing 11 Training Tips for the Skinny Fat Ectomorph, I’ve been bombarded with questions that go something like this: “Hey man, what you said in that article describes me perfectly.What routine should I go on?” Big news: escaping the skinny-fat fate is more than performing a sequence of exercises, it’s living a certain lifestyle.

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The ectomorph has great difficulty gaining weight and getting stronger.

“Natural Bodybuilding” by John Hansen
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by John Hansen
Human Kinetics, 2005

Of course, the top pro bodybuilders nowadays are so massive and well developed that it’s sometimes hard to separate them into different body-type categories.

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The ectomorph has a tough time gaining weight and building strength.

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Maddan and his colleagues found that offenders with a mesomorph body type were significantly more likely than either ectomorphs or endomorphs to be incarcerated for a violent offense.

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by Robert M. Regoli, John D. Hewitt, Matt DeLisi
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2009

Heredity also governs body type and shape—whether the athlete is an endomorph, ectomorph, or mesomorph.

“Game Changer: The Art of Sports Science” by Fergus Connolly, Phil White, Jim Harbaugh
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Victory Belt Publishing, 2017

An ectomorph has a very thin body build with little muscle mass.

“Clinical Mechanics and Kinesiology” by Janice Kaye Loudon, Robert C. Manske, Michael P. Reiman
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by Janice Kaye Loudon, Robert C. Manske, Michael P. Reiman
Human Kinetics, 2013

If you look at pro bodybuilders in their early stages, they are still typically leaner and bigger than a normal individual.

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Developing huge muscles is difficult for people with certain body types, and it usually comes only with a high­calorie diet mixed with intensive, consistent training.

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Muscle fiber hypertrophy is believed to occur through remodeling of the muscle fiber protein and an increase in the size and number of myofibrils.18 In addition, muscle hyperplasia has been speculated to be a possible adaptive strategy in resistance training.

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One must not have any specific body type (mesomorph, a muscular, athletic body; ectomorph, a slender, angular body; or endomorph, a heavy, rounded body) to excel.

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  • I got some good answers for this video but one doubt that is I eat a lot and I’m also gaining muscles but I cant get rid of belly fat. Im gaining muscles and belly fat simultaneously. what should I do?

  • i am 17 im 5,8 and 112 pounds ive worked out for 2 years now and not seeing any results like im getting cut but im not gaining i am going to try this

  • You know what sucks? As an aspiring fighter, trying to pack on weight and size for the sake of bodybuilding is extremely difficult. I have passion for both fighting and bodybuilding, but the amount of high intensity training involved with MMA burns everything I eat.

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  • I was disguising my identity as an endomorph behind Chicken-Fried Steaks.

    I am actually a Mesomorph and my v-back is now semi-sculpted! Damn do I miss Chicken-Fried Steaks though!

  • Great video man. Can U help me with advices?
    Im 185 cm height and 78kg in weight. Approximetly how many calories should I take 4000 or 5000? And I should work everyday or 3-4times a week?

  • HowtoBeast! Your protein contains genetically modified dextrin and gmo xanthem gum. The peanut butter is loaded with glyphosate (highly toxic) and the quaker oats (banned in south korea) are loaded with glyphosate. Glyphosate aka concentrated ROUNDUP WEED KILLER! Just want to let you know that those “clean” foods are not at all clean! Please research, verify and get organic. On a positive note, your videos are awesome and I’m learning a lot from you!

  • I just barely figured this out today my buddy told me about me being ectomorph that’s why I haven’t been able to move up in weight and getting injured more

  • Yep thats me except i have grate genetics for legs arms and neck no chicken legs Just ripped out my fkn mind if i eat any more then what i eat i feel like im going to have some heart atack action

  • Twins: roast me to the moon and back
    Me: shit they right. How they know this?? Where did they get these RECEIPTS??!?!? I deserve this. TEACH ME TWINGS!! PUT ME IN MY PLACE!!!
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  • How about training to failure? I train to failure on all my safe compound and isolated work outs, every set, every day, every week. I normally stick to the same weight every month but i just aim to try get deeper into failure on those weights. Is this a good way? Thanks for the videos!

  • So, you are tellin me that i should do only 2 chest workouts on the beat day ever? And 2 triceps only?
    Fuck off with this science shit..

  • this is horrible advice. everyone should do cardio…for your literal cardiovascular health. I know an ectomorph who just dropped dead of a heart attack even though he was lean his whole life. Phenotype does not tell the whole story….

  • I’m continuing the comment I just posted. I want to completely burn my upper body fat with a good ectomorph diet and the right weight training/cardio

  • Hey bro, I have subscribed and like your content. Can you please suggest a routine for for skinny beginners. I am a complete beginner and never worked out in my life.

  • I also proud to be an ectomorph… & i dont think there are any disadvantages…… aur tum na video ko kheechte bahut ho point to point bola kro…….

  • My parents are both ectomorphs, they let themselves go a little and can still easily shed weight unfairly fast. However I’m nothing like them I’m just a fat mesomorph even though I’m pushing 340 I still have a 44 waist, my stomach over hangs a few inches but my waist doesn’t match what I see in other people with similar weight and height. I feel like Hermes most days and just fantasize about where I’ll be at the end of my weight loss journey all the pain has to be worth the change right?

  • Ecto @ 82kgs, Meso @ 92 kgs and Endo @ 102 kgs… my weights throughout my late 30 to 40s…. 182 cm tall.
    My part Polynesian/Irish/Scots genes maybe.

  • Most legitimate, no bullshit no sell out and established succesful guy i’ve come across on YouTube so far. You talk about literally every issue I have in my life and I genuinely feel like you’ll help my future. Cheers mate

  • Honestly man can you answer a question for me, i want a lean athletic body like Triple G the boxer. Like I want a functional body and not too bulky, whats your advice for that besides the diet im talking about the actual exercising part

  • I’ve been lifting since late 2013, and was at 126lbs. Now i weigh at fking 176lbs. Eating 5000+ calories and training consistently gets you to the goal. Patience and Perseverance should be the best friends. Keep pushing ecto ppl all over the world!

  • ectomorph party zindabaad. we r the best types as WE CAN EAT WHATEVER WE WANT WHENEVER WE WANT IN ANY QUANTITY STILL WE WONT GAIN FAT

  • Well im something in middle of ecto and meso i got big chest and got six pack but my arms are small and its’s hard ti gain weights

  • Bhai mai ek ectomorph hu kya karu weight gain k lie pls batao bhai pls pls kabhi kabhi aisa lagta h mera weight kabhi gain nai ho sakta sir pls aap hi help kar paoge sir pls sir

  • Hey bro been loving your vids. Watched your skinny fat videos, think I fall in there. Trying to find out work out program I can use, you so you are a 177lb that’s what I am but don’t have the body size as you do, I’m fat in my gut and my neck, arms are skinny legs a little skinny, I have a sunken in chest. I tried different work out routines none are working for me and I can’t really do yours cuz I’m limited on what I can use. I work on a offshore supply boat some I’m gone 28 days out of the month. If you can help me bro let me know, I’ll tell you what weights I have to work with in this boat.

  • I’m a ectomorph I was always skinny 6’2 with 29 inch waist and 14 inch arms. I look up for supplements like creatine and serious mass taken 3 servings a day. I jumped from 175-240lbs. But the thing is I can’t gain weight by eating alone. My arm is 16 inches and waist is 37 now.

  • As an ectomorrph you suggest to eat all this stuff and then will die from cancer is that right? WTF are you telling perople to do, eat unhealthy to gain muscles? Are you serious with that things you throw here?

  • I dirty bulked back in 2015, I went from 108-148 within a Year and a Half. YOU GET FAT AS FUCK dirty bulking, so don’t Push your limits and you can destroy your metabolism.

    I’m currently sitting at 127 and I’m lean and muscular.

  • i hate being an ectomorph we are always the one’s who get bullied everywhere school, gym, and even our workplace and we never get the girl no matter what we do so im just gonna give up fuck my life.

  • “I just kept it light today with the back squats. Only 3 sets of 15 with 225.” Your legs are strong as crap if that’s light lol. Good to see you’re progressively recovering Beast!

  • पाचनतंत्र मजबूत बनविण्यासाठी आणि रोगमुक्त राहण्यासाठी.��
    ( समअग्नी )

    1. रोज सकाळी उठल्यावर 2 ग्लास पाणी प्यावे.

    कारण तोंडात असलेली लाळ शरीरात जाऊन पाचनतंत्र मजबूत बनते.

    2. जेवणानंतर अर्धा तास पाणी पिऊ नये.

    कारण पाणी आणि भोजन एकत्र आल्यामुळे अन्नपचन होत नाही. आणि पाचनतंत्र खराब होऊन विविध रोग उत्पन्न होतात.

    3. जेवण चावून चावून खावे

    कारण भोजन चावून खाल्याने तोंडात असलेली लाळ अन्नात मिक्स होऊन त्याचा रस शरीरात जातो.आणि संपूर्ण अन्न पचन होते. पाचनतंत्र मजबूत होते.

    4. अवशक्यतेपेक्षा जास्त भोजन नये.

    कारण अतिरिक्त अन्न शरीर पचवत नाही आणि ते अन्न शरीरात साठून राहते.

    3. जेवताना सकारात्मक विचार ठेवावे

    कारण आपल्या शरीरात असलेली ऊर्जा जेवणात उतरते.

    4. सकाळी उठल्यावर भरपूर भोजन करावे आणि सुर्यास्ता आगेदर भरपूर भोजन करावे.

    कारण या काळात जठर अग्नी फार तीव्र असतो.

    5. पाणी पिताना हळूहळू प्यावे

    कारण तोंडात असलेली लाळ पाण्यामार्गे शरीरात जाते.आणि आम्लता कमी होते.

    6. जीवनात कधीही थंड पाणी पिऊ नये.

    कारण थंड पाणी पिल्यामुळे शरीरातील सगळी ऊर्जा निघून जाते. आणि जठरअग्नी शांत होते.

    7. रोज एक चमच तूप प्यावे.

    तूप घेतल्यामुळे जठरअग्नी वाढून. पाचनतंत्र मजबूत होते.

    8. शाकाहारी भोजनावर जास्त भर दयावा. जेवणामध्ये विविध डाळींचा समावेश करावा.

  • Nice video, I am also a ectomorph. Perhaps you might want to work on your english pronunciation, I find it a bit difficult to understand you. Peace

  • i was 52 kg… i am 70 kg….it took time and understanding is less exercise is better go to gym 4 days a week and eat food with in every two hours is good too bulk up and start eating peanut butter…and pick up heaver weight but less reps 8 to 9….yah true very hard to gain weight

  • I feel like your explanation is a bit off track bro. I think you are somehow not fully correct. I’m an ectomorph too but somethings you say don’t match me, I have some qualities which what you say is found on the mesophorph. Unless you say the words “i have good genetics” then i might accept that but you didn’t, you think only mesophorph have good genetics, but whatever,
    Whatever you’re saying isn’t completely on point.

  • Can someone answer this… If there is 3,500 calories in 1 pound of weight and someone was to eat 3,500 calories EVERYDAY for 7days. That’s over 24,000 calories. Now let’s say your body burns off atleast 15,000 of that off from working out 6 days out of 7. That’s still ALOT of calories leftover. That leaves you 8,000 calories at the end of the week and each 3,500 of that is considered 1 pound of weight. And they say, you have to eat 3,500 to gain 1 pound in 1 week! Lmaoo That’s more than 1 freaking pound in a week!! That’s over 3 pounds just about in 1 week. Can someone explain what’s wrong here??

  • Good stuff! One thing you might want to specify in addition to your REPS x WEIGHT x SETS formula is LENGTH OF REST PERIODS between sets.. That would be the other variable besides total time under tension would be total time of completion… Just a suggestion to further help others. Sometimes keeping the same weight but shortening or lengthening rest periods can work wonders & break through plateaus… Keep up the great work!

  • you rock bro. Ive been trying to gain weight for 8 years. Ive been consistently 135 no matter what I do. but Im starting to look more fit!

  • This explains why since high school I’ve been trying to get like The Rock but I just getting injured or I lose muscle quickly…I don’t have a big appetite andI mainly eat just to cus I have to haha

  • Ectomorph here. I didn’t eat anywhere near 5-6k calories a day, and I gained about 25 pounds in my first month. My typical diet was around 3-3.5k calories with a weight gaining sup. Worked just fine for me.

  • I’m ectomorph I think but I’ve never worked out and I have a six pack and I can bounce my chest I’m 6,2 idk what I am tbh I’m called skinny a lot till they see me shirtless

  • Really? Did someone ever say the big boned thing unironically? I always knew I was fat and only said that because it guaranteed some light-hearted laughs.

  • musclemonsters hey. I’m a skinny guy. 127lbs and 5,7. I have been working out without doing cardio with some gains. I have been told that I should be doing cardio by personal trainers. I think I burn muscle mass while I run on the treadmill. Please advice me on how I can build the most amount of muscle the fastest possible way please. Have a good day

  • NOOOOO!!! Do not just eat a bunch of garbage! I tried this philosophy and got a huge belly. One of the benefits of being ectomorph is that you can have a nice flat belly with abs. It took me YEARS of hard work and discipline to lose the belly fat.

    PLEASE don’t make the same mistake i did! Eat more, yes, but healthy foods and never allow the belly to get to a size you don’t like the look of.

  • What’s my type
    Easy to lose weight (lost 10 kg in 3 months)
    Not so easy to gain muscles
    Have a lot of fat
    My shoulder is wide, I have V shaped body

  • 0:37 thats a good goal…. Man Im an ectomorph I was like him when I was 15 now Im twice as him that can demotivate people they might say fuck it I will never get big and stop training or start junk food to “gain some weight”

  • Shit is hard for us but man, when you stick to it and keep serious, your results are amazing, can eat wathever the fuck you wanna eat and still look more ripped than any other guy who’s been on a strict diet for a fucking year.

  • @HowToBeast
    What is your occupation/type of work you do?
    I found this video very informative
    But more interestingly the concentric & eccentric contractions. This is so overlooked by all lifters. So What do you do?

  • But dude one thing you forget to mentioned is that ectomorph body type looks more hotter than other guys Hrithik has also ectomorph body type ��✌��