Ectomorphs (hardgainers) who enjoy working out, and are desperate to gain muscle, and size has really gotten the short end of the stick. The problem is that an ectomorphs genetics provides traits that make it a whole lot harder to gain muscle and size. An example of this would be a metabolism that runs at mach speed, and endurance muscle fibers that allow for more strength than bulk. The truth of the matter however, is that with the right knowledge any ectomorph including you can build a very impressive muscular physique.
The ectomorph diet is essential and plays a huge role in the success of bulking, or gaining muscle mass. As we all know your body is like a car and in order to run it needs fuel. If you are not getting enough fuel for your body, then you will never be successful at adding mass to your body.
It is important to realize that since your body has an elevated metabolism, you burn your food more quickly than any other body type. It is for this reason that in order to gain size and muscle mass you have to make sure that your ectomorph diet consists of about 3000 to 5000 calories a day.
Here are just a few guidelines that will help you out when choosing an ectomorph diet for mass:
-Make sure that you are following a 50% carbs, 25% protein, 25%fats ratio
-Drink about 8-10 glasses of water a day. This will do 2 things rehydrate your body, and slow food digestion
-Stick to complex Carbohydrate foods, such as potatoes, whole grain bread, pastas, and beans, these take longer to digest and provide you with prolonged energy.
Look it doesn’t matter if you have been struggling for years or if you are just starting out with mass building, the truth is that if you’re willing to put in the effort and do what it takes to get big, then it will happen.