The ectomorph physique is a fragile and delicate one. The bones of an ectomorph are light, joints are small and muscles are slight. The limbs are long in proportion and the shoulders droop. The ectomorph is a linear physique. Straight up and straight down, and may appear longer than he or she really is, due to the length of limbs coupled with lack of muscle mass developed on those limbs. The ectomorph is not naturally powerful and will have to work hard for every ounce of muscle and every bit of strength he or she can gain.The hair of an ectomorph is fine, it grows quickly, it`s sometimes difficult to keep in place and its skin tends to burn easily.
While ectomorphs tend to have difficulty in gaining muscle mass, they also tend to accumulate less fat than most people. Also, ectomorphs need little or no cardio to maintain that lean and slim appearance. Too much cardio will increase their metabolism making it even harder to put on muscle mass.
Nutrition of an Ectomorph
An ectomorph should have a diet that is high in protein, carbs, and moderate in fat. Ectomorphs tend to be insulin resistant, so they need to consume more carbs in order to promote muscle growth. When selecting carbs, choose those that have a low glycemic indices so your weight gain will primarily be muscle.
Training for Ectomorphs
Ectomorphs usually put very difficult muscle mass, they train consistently and are often frustrated by the lack of gains. Ectomorphs aren’t as powerful as mesomorphs and here are some training tips:
In a short sentence, train hard like very hard my ectomorph friend! I sure do as an ectomorph!