When it’s game time, are you usually the last one picked? Are you often referred to as the “skinny guy?” Can you eat massive amounts of food and spend extensive hours on your Xbox without gaining weight? If so, you are probably an ectomorph.
An ectomorph is a person with a classic skinny-guy body frame, usually above average in height, with smaller joints and longer limbs. Ectomorphs often have difficulty gaining weight (they are “hard gainers”). If Michael Phelps didn’t work out, he’d look like an ectomorph—lean frame with long limbs.
Take heart. I’ve got just the thing for you: the Ectomorph Workout. Although I’m not personally an ectomorph, I’ve helped many ectomorphs build their dream physique.
When it comes to training, ectomorphs often face a difficult time building muscle and strength, which is why they need their own workout. Since winter is quickly approaching, now is a great time to focus on eating more (conveniently, more food will be around) and getting ready for next spring and summer.
Without further ado, here’s my “skinny guy” training plan.