The Ectomorph’s Reality

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Today, we are going to do is destroy the theory that anyone can get huge by eating right, working out right and using steroid cycles that would make Lee Preist and Ronnie Coleman call you crazy.  The fact of the matter is it takes 3500 calories to gain a pound of muscle, which over the course of a day isn’t really that hard if you’re focused and ready for the huge challenge everyday.

You all have heard the line – “just up your calories but make sure to eat food , as protein shakes are a waste of money.”  Yea the hell with that get your calories in the easiest way you can if you have to use shakes do it.  Bad genes are indeed a real deciding factor sometimes, so your question is what are bad genes?  Well, in short, it’s when no matter how hard you try you will never reach the genetic potential of say a Dennis Wolf because your body simply isn’t designed to reach those results.  You yourself have a small body structure, small wrists, baby ankles and legs with no calves.  Now this doesn’t mean you can’t look great, it just means you are never going to look like a walking refrigerator. Now I can hear the naysayers saying: well I was 109lbs my senior year of high school and now at 21 I’m huge and weight 175lbs.  This means you have half way decent genes, so  consider yourself very lucky.  Men generally stop growing around the ages of 21 to 25, and, chances are, if you’re 25 years old or older and still 110lbs – you might just have bad genes.

While I throw all this negative information at you, I will now provide a light at the end of a dark tunnel.  First off all, the guys out there that say it’s easy just eat more, fix your diet and train are normally guys that aren’t true ectomorphs and have no idea what a real ectomorph is.  As I stated before,  it takes 3500 calories to gain a pound of pure muscle mass.  Thus, lets say you’re a newbie and want to go from 110lbs to a 130lbs; Easy, just eat junk food right?….wrong!  If you’re a hardcore ectomorph you’re going to have to work as hard at eating as you do in the gym to get the results you want.  You wanna get big and muscular not big and fat, so tune in your diet with chicken, milk, a great weight gainer etc., use N2BM Forums to get ideas on diets. Now, I’m going to tell you ectomorphs out there something that will change your life forever, so write this down, put it in your smartphone, get it tattooed on your arm –  but wait a minute! before I tell you put down your drink and sit down I’ll wait……make sure you’re done drinking…….are you done drinking?…..good, now sit down, comfy – good…..ok good here we go.  As an ectomorph your going to have to eat at least 3500 calories a day EVERYDAY pretty much FOREVER or as long you want to keep your muscle mass or until your body slows down, as, normally, ectomorphs have a fast metabolism.

As you put on mass, you’re going to need more calories.  This is going to require dedication and money because food, supplements and protein prices aren’t cheap.  So the next time someone gives you the old tired bulk up lines just tell them everyone is different and genes do play a role when it comes to bodybuilding.  While you won’t look like Arnold,  you can be the best you you can be, and, generally, 20lbs. of muscle over the course 3 to 6 months isn’t too shabby; remember, 20lbs is a hell of a lot of weight.  Trust me, people will notice as you grow and will compliment you, which of course is always nice and those kind of muscle look great on anyone, so remember to enjoy your hard work as well.

Until next time! Stay hungry my friends.


Diet Suggestions for Ectomorphs

  • Anabolic Diet by Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale 
  • BodyOpus by Dan Duchaine
  • CKD Bulker by Lyle McDonald
  • Balanced Gains by Albert Wolf
  • Anabolic TKD Bulking by Albert Wolf
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