How To Gain Quality Weight as an Ectomorph

  • Mesomorph: This somatotype is characterized by well developed muscle mass with a narrow waist and wide shoulders. The metabolism of this body type is typically slower than the ectomorph but faster than the endomorph. This body type has the best of both worlds because of the proportions it possesses, having the narrow waist of the ectomorph while having the broad shoulders of an endomorph.
  • Ectomorph: This somatotype is the thinnest out of the three and is characterized by a thin and lanky build. The limbs are long, waist narrow, shoulders are thin and tends to be lean. Carrying little muscle mass and fat due to the fact that this body type has the fastest metabolism out of the three somatotypes and frequently referred to as the hardgainer. Having small joints such as the wrist and ankles, it makes it difficult for this body type to lift and support heavier loads.

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  • We know that we need to be aware of how many calories we expend daily so that we can consume above that. More specifically, we have to eat this surplus in regards to proper macro(proteins, fats, carbs) configuration.
  • We have an idea of the role sleep plays which emphasizes the importance of getting quality sleep every night.
  1. Macronutrient content of hypoenergy diet…: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=3182156

About Anthony Boyd

I go by the alias Anthony Boyd & this blog is my series of theses on philosophy, spirituality, physical expression of strength & human behavior through self-reflective spoken & written word. I’ve been a Union Delegate for 6 years. During this time I have developed countless leadership skills that I’ll be sharing with you all on this blog. Leadership is something I’ve develop through hours of research, strength training & personal application of growth strategies. I started this blog with the intention of disseminating the leadership & developments skills I’ve attained over the past 6 years as a leader because there is a huge need for male leadership. It has developed into a conduit for sharing these ideas in hopes that others can gain insight from them as well. Two things have always been constant in my three decades of life on Earth, my ability to express myself through the word & my unquenchable curiosity of everything around me. Combine that with my obsession with strength training, personal development & we have this blog. It is my hope that I can provide endless value, insight and perspective gained through experience as a leader to the readership I have developed here.

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