Dieting is probably the most important factor to consider if you’re an ectomorph trying to gain weight. You have all the tools and a fast metabolism to repair your muscle quickly and to build it up, but you’re probably not consuming enough food. Consider the Law of Conservation of Matter: matter/mass can not be created or destroyed. The key word here is “created,” which implies that you can’t get something out of nothing. The same can be said for your diet. You need to eat more food than you burn in order to put on weight. It’s a simple concept, but a lot of people fail to understand how important it really is in the world of bodybuilding, especially for ectomorphs who have to maintain a heavy diet.
If you are in the process of doing anaerobic exercises, like weight lifting, your metabolism will increase further. It’ll be difficult to eat enough food to gain weight, which is why a lot of ectomorphs fail at bodybuilding. There are some foods, however, that I recommend to any ectomorph that wants to put on good mass. You should consume these as much as possible because they have a high calorie density, so you’ll be able to eat more of them in a day.
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