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Are You an Ectomorph? Gain Muscles with These Tips

Are you one of those Skiny guys or girls in the gym? If yes, you are an Ectomorph. Ectomorph is one amongst the three body types Ectomorph, Mesomorph and Endomorph. An ectomorph usually has high metabolism, which makes it hard for them to gain weight and muscle mass. If you belong to that category, you do not have to worry too much about getting fat. You can enjoy the delicious food as you are likely to burn more calories soon as compared to others. One of the characteristics your body type displays is low body fat level.You can easily get a ripped body and pure muscle, not worrying too much about gaining fat.

One thing you have to remember is not to follow the workout routine similar to mesomorph and endomorph. This can only delay in achieving the body goals for you.
You should follow a workout routine dedicated to the ectomorphs accompanied with a strict diet plan of eating healthy meals after every 2 to 2.5 hours.

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Tips for Ectomorphs to gain lean and quality muscles

Minimize your workout time

Follow a full body routine mapping it from 45 minutes to 1hour for 3 to 4 days a week. Avoid over training and rest more often between the sets. Keeping the workout shorter and less often can actually help in gaining lean muscles.

Compound excercise

Incorporating compound excercises is the key to success for the you. Compound workouts like deadlifts covering your legs, back and shoulders, Overhead press covering your shoulders, triceps and legs,
Bar dips covering your shoulders, chest and arms, Squats effecting your legs and back. Barbell rows effecting your back and biceps. 6 to 12 reps and 3 to 4 sets of each exercise is ideal for your body type. Avoid isolation exercises till you achieve your muscle goals you are looking for.

Extreme workout for mass gaining

Do not misunderstand extreme workout with over training. It is proven that you will have to lift heavy to get bigger. Keep your reps between 6 and 12 and lift accordingly.
Stay consistent with this plan and watch yourself growing.

Diet is 80% of your success

Diet plays a very important role in bodybuilding. Eat clean to get good results. Take carbohydrates and fruits more often. Try to eat more and more. Double your intake as compared to normal and eat like a beast. Do not bulk on junk food and try to take 2000 to 2500 calories per day. Eat 5 to 6 times and try to add protein shakes in your diet plan to repair muscle fibers.

Supplement overload

Supplements are essential for your all over growth. Do some research before going for any supplement. Get advise from the experts and certified trainers. Compare supplements before actually going for one.

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Prateek Uniyal is a Computer Science Engineer, MBA in Marketing and International Business and an independent business owner at Prateek & Co. Passionate for entrepreneurship and fitness.