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Building Muscle Ectomorph Body Type


What's up, guysé Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. Would you get pissed if I called you a cheateréNow, don't take offense because we all are to some degree. See, if you're working out and you're liftingweights, you're cheating. And it's not because you're consciously trying to do it, guys. I made a point a couple weeks ago in a tutorialwe did on ab training and specifically how our hip flexors take over for our abs where I said one comment, that our bodiesare masters of compensation, and I think it

might have blown by that too quickly. See, the fact of the matter is our bodiesare so damn smart. And in order to get them to respond to ourtraining, we have to force them to not be so efficient with what we're doing in theweight room. We have to make our workouts inefficient froma standpoint of, we can't let our bodies tell us the movement patterns they want to movein because guess whaté They'll cheat. They'll cheat around your strengthdeficits. They'll make every single move we do easier.

So what I wanted to do was just showcase afew of them to show you just how our bodies take over and make exercises that should be done oneway make us do them completely different and at the same time they rob us of the resultsthat we should be seeing while doing them. So, right away, if you're going to do yourshoulder training, you can pretty much guarantee that unless you're consciously examining howyou're doing each rep, you're probably cheating on those reps, andI can tell you you're probably costing yourself some shoulder size in the process.

First of all, I call it the Traps Trap. Whenwe're doing a Side Lateral Raise, what likely happens hereé What we know, and you can alwaysanalyze this part of the exercise, you're just trying to work that dumbbell fromsomewhere down at your side to out at your side because you know that's how the exerciseis executed. But we don't know how we get there and whatmuscles are helping us do it. And a lot of times, anything that's in the area of themuscle you're trying to work will try to contribute. In this case, the traps take over to a largedegree. The Traps Trap is that while I'm trying to get this dumbbell up, I let my traps shrugand help pull up.

You can see that just by shrugging, I'm ableto elevate this arm higher, but it's not really focusing on the side delt that I'm tryingto really have do the exercise. So, we don't want that to happen. That cheatis one that's not going to help you in the long run. So what we try to do is let the arm stay,I've demonstrated this in a previous tutorial, stay low and almost like it's going undera fence. Try to reach up and under the fence. If you at least do that, you're depressingthe shoulder on this side, try to keep the trap out of it, and reachup and out. You can still bend a little bit

at the arm, but that is even a little bitof a cheat. I'm ok with it because you have to adapt byallowing for a little bit heavier weight if you do that because you're basically shorteningyour movement arm here, ok. But, if you're going to keep it straight outthen obviously now you've got more gravity here pushing down on your arm that way itbecomes essentially heavier, ok, so, that's 2 cheats in 1. Next is another area of the shoulder. It'sthe front delts, and we've done this before, too.

Ectomorph Body Type Workout Tips I Did These 5 Things And Gained 60 Lbs Of Muscle

Hey, what's going on guysé Troy Adashun herewith WeightGainNetwork . Showing up here on an absolutely beautiful Wednesday afternoon.This is actually the rooftop pool of my apartment complex. So I'll give you guys a little aerialview here. Probably the number one reason why I chose this building was the beautifulrooftop pool. My favorite place to chill on the weekend. Sometimes come up here at nightand do some work. In this tutorial, I want to dive into 5 powerful skinny guy workout tipsthat I've done that has helped me go from, in my opinion, like a skinny fit 135 poundsto gaining 60 pounds of pure muscle mass. I'm about 195 197 right now. Right around8% body fat. I always say that the devil is

in the details. I want to give you some reallyunique outside the box things that I've been able to implement into my workout, into mylifestyle that have helped me go from being so skinny. Guys, I was so weak and skinny.It's actually crazy to think back. I was just back home visiting my mom, looking at someold pictures of myself. I'll actually share some of these pictures in a few upcoming tutorials.But I was so skinny. Also, I was really pale too, but that doesn't really matter. But Iwas so pale and skinny that people literally thought that I was sick when I would go tomiddle school. The teachers would always ask my mom if I was sick, if I had a temperature,if I wasn't feeling well. I know that if I

can put on all this weight and all this musclefollowing these outside the box tips, you guys can as well. Let's get into the 5 thingsthat I've done to pack on 60 pounds of lean muscle mass. Tip number one is you alwayswant to keep a strength and a workout log. Now this is so cool looking back. And I'veactually kept all my workout logs over the years. This is one that I've found from 2014. This is November and December of 2014. Then we have the one of April 2016. It's reallycool because you can just kind of track your progress. I'm looking at this and in 2014this is when I started really dedicating different leg workouts and things like that. I can reallysee how much I've improved on the squat. I've

improved on my squat, like I can do now 250pounds just based off of looking through my new workout log, I'm doing like 275 for like12 to 14 reps now on squat. A couple of years ago I was only at 250 pounds for 5 reps. ThenI basically kept track of every single exercise. This is kind of what your workout log shouldbe. I just bring this with me to the gym. I usually have it written out before I stepfoot in the gym. Here's my chest workout. I was doing 250 pounds. Then I go if I needa spotter I'll put plus 2, so I did 2 on my own then I had 2 with a spotter. I've improvedso much on bench even over the last couple of years. I know I had a plateau right aroundmaybe the 250 260 mark. Now I'm getting

pretty close to doing 3 plates on each side,which is 315. So for me personally, this is really motivation because at this point Ihad already seen some really good gains, some really good progress. If you look at the YouTubechannel from about two years ago, this was NovemberDecember 2014, so a little over 2years ago, I had a pretty decent physique, but I've been able to, even from this point,make some really good lean muscle gains. I'll attribute it to the workout log. Every singletime I step foot in the gym, I will actually see what I'm doing and I'll have it writtenout and I'll always try to beat that score. Keep a workout log. This right here is morepowerful for your gains than any supplement

that you could ever purchase. These are 97cents at WalMart. Invest in these and you guys are going to make some awesome strengthand lean muscle gains. Next up, I put a huge emphasis on 4 X factor exercises. So these4 exercises, I put a huge focus on increasing my strength from workout to workout on theseand they paid huge dividends. Now the first X factor exercise is incline bench. Now, nota lot of guys incline bench just because you're going to be able to do a lot more weight onthe flat bench, but the incline bench is what's really going to build your upper chest alsoit's going to work your shoulders. Now, I think the most developed parts of my physiqueare by far my chest and my shoulders. I attribute

Ectomorph Workout Skinny Guy Training Hacks To Build Muscle Faster Increase Strength

Yo, what's going on guysé Troy here with WeightGainNetwork .Tonight I am going to be watching my Oklahoma City Thunder win the series against the GoldenState Warriors. I don't know if you guys know this about me, but I am a huge basketballfan. My Oklahoma City Thunder are finally not choking in the playoffs. They're up threegames to one against the Golden State Warriors, who had the best record in NBA history thisseason. I'm calling it right now, they're going to win the championship, so hopefullyI don't curse them on YouTube right now, but they're going to steamroll the Cleveland Cavaliersin the championship. That is my bold prediction. I'm a diehard basketball fan. Literally theonly TV that I watch the entire year is the

NBA playoffs, so I am pumped to watch themtake home the Western Conference tonight. I'm also really excited because I just boughtthat yacht right over there. I don't know if you guys know this, but I make millionsof dollars making these YouTube tutorials for you guys, so thank you all for watching andhelping me realize my dreams. I'm going to actually start filming tutorials from that yacht.I think we're setting sail for France and probably Australia after that, so I'm goingto go on a really cool world tour, so I invite you guys in in my life. That is the officialWeight Gain Network yacht right over there. Today, what I want to dive into are ectomorphworkout tips. As you guys might know a quote

unquote ectomorph is a naturally skinny guy.I myself, way back in the day, was like 80 pounds. Actually a little more than that.One time I was 80 pounds, but I outgrew that and as I was a freshman and sophomore in highschool I was about 130 pounds, now I'm like 195 � 200. I've had to try every singlelittle trick in the book. These workout tips to increase muscle and increase strength,they are things that I've actually implemented into my life in the last few months. I kindof hit a plateau and I really had to assess what I'm doing with my workouts, what I'mdoing with my nutrition and how I can overcome that plateau. I've made some really big changesto my training just in the last couple weeks.

I wanted to share them with you guys becauseif you guys are at a plateau, you're trying to increase your strength, you're trying tobuild more muscle mass, I think these are going to be really powerful. My first workouttip is my new workout split that I'm on right now. I was doing a bunch of different workoutsplits. I know I've had a lot of different tutorials talking about these workout splits.I did the insane squat and biceps challenge, where I was hitting my squats, hitting mybiceps every single day for 30 straight days. I had a little bit of growth. I've definitelyimproved my squat a ton. My arms are definitely leaner, but I was trying to think about whatmy most developed muscle group was and what

my least developed muscle group was. I wouldsay my traps, my chest and my shoulders are way ahead of all the other parts of my body.How I've been training them for the last couple of years is I just hit them really hard oneto two times a week. The muscle groups I think are the least developed, I think I've actuallybeen training the most. Just studying what a lot of fitness models do and a lot of theguys with the best physique in the world do, I decided to completely change out my workoutregimen. What I'm doing especially for my biceps and my triceps to try to jack up myarms is I'm only allowed to work them out one time per week, but during this one workoutI have to do 40 sets, so I literally script

out like an insane workout for biceps andtriceps and then the entire workout, I don't deadlift before, I don't do squats, I don'tdo benchpress, I don't do any other activity that's going to drain me physically. I focusall my energy and intensity on that one muscle group. I literally did like a 43set bicepworkout last week Monday and then I did it this week Monday and my biceps are more sorethan they've been in over two years, so just putting more overload, more intensity, moretraining volume and all of these different exercises that go into a 42set bicep workout,I feel like I'm going to make more progress on my arms over the next few months than Iprobably have in the last year to year and

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