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Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Solution for Hardgainers and Ectomorphs

There was a time in my life when I was underweight believe it or not. I desperately wanted to gain weight after my 300 pound weight loss, and having no where to start, I just began. Thankfully, my body type is an Endomorph / Mesomorph and has an easier time gaining weight than the Ectomorph.

ectomorph mesomorph endomorph body type chart

If you’re not familiar with the names Ectomorph, Mesomorph or Endomorph, they’re used to describe body types. Mesomorph and Endomorphs are on the larger end of the scale – from naturally muscular and fit like a natural body builder and then moving through the body types that gain weight easily (think Santa Claus or John Goodman). If you’re overweight, your most likely Endomorph.

Ectomorphs are Hardgainers

Ectomorph are on the smaller end of the scale. They are small framed body types and have a hard time gaining muscle. They are sometimes referred to as “hardgainers”

I certainly did not struggle gaining nearly 60 pounds, even while on a primarily vegetarian diet, but I DO understand how the hard gainer must feel wanting to be bigger while working his ass off and not getting ahead. I

If you’re an Ectomorph hardgainer and have done any sort of research about what to do about it, I’m sure you’ve heard that you’re not eating enough and that you’re not lifting heavy enough.


Well, most of the people giving you that advice is wrong. They’re a completely different body type and respond differently. They have no business telling you what to eat and how to train because what THEY do has nothing to do with YOUR body type.

Why would an Ectomorph listen to advice from a Mesomorph? That’s like a chess master giving advice to someone playing a video game. They’re both games, but they require a different approach and each have different needs or skills.

The Ectomorph has to train differently and eat differently than the Mesomorph. It’s NOT about protein and food overload.

muscular ectomorphGaining muscle is totally possible, so all is not lost. There are a number of ectomorphs who’ve gotten muscular before you. I see it happen all the time. It’s just a matter of knowing what to do and then putting in the work. It’s the same for fat loss. It’s not impossible, but you have to have a system in place to achieve your goals and a roadmap to get you there. A step by step program if you will.

The picture to the right is of a muscular Ectomorph. He’s got the small frame but has packed on the muscle. He’s certainly not going to win Mr Olympia, but I’m sure he’s proud to take his shirt off in public.

Hardgainer Diet Plan

Jeff Anderson has figured out the science behind gaining weight and put it into a package that makes sense. It’s a 3 step system. Easy as pie, well except for the lifting part.

I’ve seen it and I approve of the science behind it. There’s nothing tricky, nothing fishy at all – just a specific type of training and a highly specific type of eating to accompany it.

hardgainer diet and exercise report

Hardgainer Project X is being released on the 19th of May, but Jeff wants you to know what it’s all about, so he has a free eBook and MP3 to give you

Go to the Hard Gainer Project X website and get your free report and MP3.

See the before pictures of his 6 guys who have been testing this for him there too.

If you've EVER struggled with gaining weight and building muscle, this report will open your eyes and give you a sense of RELIEF that it's NOT because you weren't training ENOUGH...

...it's because you were training WRONG!

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Rob Coopers Fat burning tips In 1990 Rob weighed 475 pounds and was able to burn almost 300 lbs of fat in just two and a half years. Rob does weight management coaching from his office in Edmonton Alberta Canada. Rob's diet is based on a "System Specific Organic Whole Food" line of foods along with various fat burning, muscle building tips from Tom Venuto. Tom's Philosophy is very similar to Rob's and he's happy to recommend them

Rob is currently using the Seven Minute Muscle Workout program.


At 6:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Mike said...

Nice article, I'm a hard gainer myself but I'm trying to do something about it.

Curretly following a bulk-up nutrition (3000 calories a day) and weight training (compound exercises) programme.

Will look more into the link you provided as it may help me.


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