Saturday, February 14, 2009

What is an Ectomorph???

There are three different body types:

1. Mesomorph - A mesomorph has a large bone structure, large muscles and a naturally athletic physique. They find it quite easy to gain and lose weight.

2. Endomorph - The endomorph body type is solid and generally soft. Endomorphs gain fat very easily. Endo’s are usually of a shorter build with thick arms and legs.

and finally.....

3. Ectomorph - An ectomorph is a typical skinny guy, “payatot” in tagalog. Ecto’s have a light build with small joints and lean muscle. Usually ectomorph’s have long thin limbs with stringy muscles. Shoulders tend to be thin with little width.

Ectomorphs find it very hard to gain weight. They have a fast metabolism which burns up calories very quickly. Ecto’s need a huge amount of calories in order to gain weight. No matter what he or she eats, always seem to remain the same body weight.

This blog was conceptualized by an ectomorph for fellow ectomorphs. Ectomorphs are the so called “hardgainers”. If you are tired of being referred to as a skinny guy, you’ll find helpful tips on this blog on how to gain weight, look better, or however you want to put it.

There are a lot of materials on how to loose weight. I found that there is less emphasis on people who are concerned on how to gain weight. When I myself wanted to have information on how to gain weight, I had a hard time looking for it. I went to a lot of bookstores but the only materials I could find are for loosing weight. Even online, there are some tips which are not suitable for hardgainers like me. That’s the reason why this blog is here.

Hope it helps.



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