As an ectomorph, you are probably already aware of the fact that it is extremely difficult to gain weight or build any type of muscle mass. The reason for this is that our genetic makeup has basically programmed our bodies to have a small frame and very fast metabolism, both of which have a negative effect on positive growth. If you’re trying to gain weight and build an impressively muscular body, following these 5 tips can greatly improve your chances of getting results.
1. Eat 6-8 meals a day
This is very important as your body needs to be fed all day. The problem with feeding your body only 3 meals a day is that before your next meal your metabolism has managed to drain most, if not all, of the food in your stomach and with no more fuel to replace the lost fuel, it will start burning other fuel. nutrients. in your body, as protein and fat (which we already need).
2. Eat 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight
Proteins are the building blocks of your body, without protein your muscles will not be able to repair and build new muscle fibers. You should aim for around 1-1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight. Protein should come from clean sources like lean beef, chicken, turkey, tuna, and shellfish.
3. Carbs, Carbs, Carbs
Carbohydrates are the nutrients that provide fuel for your body. There are 2 main types of carbohydrates which are simple and complex. Simple sugars are absorbed into the body at a very fast rate and provide us with short-term energy. Complex carbohydrates are multiple chains of simple carbohydrates and are digested much more slowly by the body. This means sustained power for longer. When it comes to bulking up, it’s important to have simple carbs in the morning for breakfast after you work out and stick to complex carbs the rest of the day.
Nutrition will make up about 50-60% of muscle building results. Remember that to gain any type of weight you need to consume more calories than you burn during a typical day. To find out how many calories you need per day, simply go to Google and do a search for “Daily Calorie Calculator” and this calculator will give you a rough estimate of how many calories you should consume in a day.
The truth of the matter is that even if you are an ectomorph, as long as you are consistent and follow a good nutrition and training plan, you will gain muscle and be able to build that attractive muscular physique you are looking for. If you are absolutely serious about gaining weight, building muscle, and ultimately getting skinny, I would recommend reading the No Hype, No BS Guide to Building Muscle.