Oct 21, 2016
Ectomorphs or "skinny guys" need a different way to train than a huge majority of lifters because our their high metabolism. It is nearly impossible for an ectomorph to train and see fast results like a mesomorph and endomorph. They must train heavy and with multi-joint lifts, train less than many, eat MORE than many, and recover properly. I have been lifting for 8 years, from a whopping 123 pounds to my max of 155, and now at 138. I've trained intelligently but noticed something very true. Skinny guys cannot train high volume, we must train full body 3-4 days a week, and train consistently for years to develop a dream body that most other body types can get in 6-8 months of proper training and dieting. Or you can take an anabolic substance to try and attain a physique developed by years of hard work from a natural other body type. Key for skinny guys, complete full body routines every other day, eat A LOT of good foods, perform minimal cardio/ excess activities, consistently progressive-overload your multi-joint lifts (compound exercises), and stay dedicated!
+ incline bench press 3x5-8 @80%-90% 1RM
+ Back Squat 3x5-8 @80%-90% 1RM
+ barbell bent over rows 3x5-8 @80%-90% 1RM
+ standing barbell or seated 1-arm DB shoulder press 3x8-12
+ tricep rope pulldowns 3x8-12
+ leg raises 3x8-12