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Do you look more like a marathon runner than a swimmer? Would you describe yourself as long and lean, willowy or wiry? Is it difficult for you to put on muscle mass? If you said, "yes" to any of these questions, then you most likely have an ectomorph body type. Models who grace the covers and pages of most fashion magazine tend to have an ectomorph body type.

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Do you look more like a marathon runner than a swimmer? Would you describe yourself as long and lean, willowy or wiry? Is it difficult for you to put on muscle mass? If you said, "yes" to any of these questions, then you most likely have an ectomorph body type. Models who grace the covers and pages of most fashion magazine tend to have an ectomorph body type. In addition to being tall, they have a thin build, long limbs, small joints and thin bones.

Many are flat chested and don't have much junk in the trunk. Although they appear skinny, they can actually have higher body fat than one might expect. Ectomorphs have a difficult time putting on muscle mass because their metabolism has a tendency to run higher than other body types.

Ectomorphs have a fast metabolism, which is both a blessing and a curse. A high metabolism makes is easy to get lean, and it can seem as if they can eat whatever they want and not gain weight. However, with age, their metabolisms will slow down, primarily due to low muscle mass, which can result in an unhealthy gain in body fat.

The best diet for an ectomorph is one that is higher in carbohydrates and calories. Approximately 50 to 60 percent of calories should come from carbs, 25 percent from protein and 25 percent from fat. The key is to still eat a healthy, balanced diet rich in nutrients. Just because you have an ectomorph body type, doesn't mean you should use that as an excuse to eat everything, including junk food.

About 30 to 60 minutes before a workout, make sure to eat or drink a fast-digesting carbohydrate and some protein, such as fruit or toast with almond butter and jam. These nutrients will help keep you energized throughout your workout. If your exercise lasts less than 60 minutes, hydrate with water.

Your post-workout meal should be consumed 30 to 60 minutes after your workout. The ideal post-workout meal includes a or ratio of carbs to protein to help quickly replenish your glycogen stores and repair and build muscle fibers. Here's an example of a great post-workout meal from our breakfast cookbook, No Excuses!

Ectomorphs are at a disadvantage when it comes to building muscle and sculpting the body. The goal of toning, sculpting and creating curves on a small, thin frame can be achieved with a dedicated training and nutrition program. All ectomorphs, whether his or her goal is to be a body builder or achieve a healthy, lean and strong body, can benefit from a solid, consistent weight-training program. The key to stimulate muscle growth is to do the minimal amount of cardio required for general health.

Three times a week for 30 minutes is recommended. To build muscle mass, increase strength and sculpt the body, a simple weight-training routine using heavy weights is critical for the ectomorph. The focus should be on using heavier weights and completing three to five sets of approximately eight to 12 reps for each muscle group. Tiffani Bachus, R. They have just authored the rockin' breakfast cookbook, No Excuses! Stay connected with us to get the latest health and fitness news, innovative workouts, healthy recipes and wellness tips.

Limited time! Save big. Up to half off certification study programs. Special offer. Filter By Category. View All Categories. Physical Characteristics Models who grace the covers and pages of most fashion magazine tend to have an ectomorph body type.

Diet and Metabolism Ectomorphs have a fast metabolism, which is both a blessing and a curse. Additional Nutrition Tips Eat every two to four hours. Add at least calories if you want to gain weight or muscle. Choose warm foods over cold foods better for digestion. Best starchy carbohydrates include oats, brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes and potatoes.

Best fruit choices include bananas, mangoes, pineapple, papaya, avocado and peaches. Best vegetable choices include broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, beets and carrots, especially cooked in coconut oil or ghee clarified butter. Nutrient dense snacks include nuts and seeds, as well as nut butters. Pre- and Post-workout Nutrition About 30 to 60 minutes before a workout, make sure to eat or drink a fast-digesting carbohydrate and some protein, such as fruit or toast with almond butter and jam.

Cover and reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the water is absorbed. Stir in the rice milk, cranberries, nuts and chia seeds. Pour into a bowl and serve. Fitness Goals Ectomorphs are at a disadvantage when it comes to building muscle and sculpting the body. Weight Training To build muscle mass, increase strength and sculpt the body, a simple weight-training routine using heavy weights is critical for the ectomorph. Get in the Know Stay connected with us to get the latest health and fitness news, innovative workouts, healthy recipes and wellness tips.

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If you can handle a spaghetti or pizza dinner with no ill effects, you may be an ectomorph. But ectomorphs lack in muscle mass, so they need to amp up their protein intake and combine it with a strength training plan , argue proponents of this approach. Catudal says the ideal diet for an ectomorph is one that is higher in carbs 45 percent of calories and protein 35 percent of calories and lower in fat 20 percent of calories. Along with an ectomorph, the other two body types also referred to as somatotypes include mesomorph someone who typically has a sporty, athletic, or muscular build and endomorph a larger boned person who is curvier or has more fat on their body. Ectomorphs tend to respond well to carbohydrates, so you can eat those freely. To optimize your health, reach for plenty of protein, including from lean animal sources and plants like nuts and seeds. Prioritizing protein along with strength training will help with your muscle-building efforts.

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Fed up with bulking, only to look in the mirror and find the same skinny body. Learn what you need to eat Are you fed up with winter after winter of bulking, only to look in the mirror as the spring months approach, to find the same skinny body you started with at the beginning of your 'bulk'? If the answer is yes then this article may be able to help! As I hear you gasp at the thought you won't be skinny forever, try to compose yourself for what I am about to tell you, for it is not complex. Nothing new there then. But for us ectomorphs who already seem to be eating the world three times over, this can be tricky.

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