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 Post subject: Ectomorph newbie, w/ monthly updates...
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:07 pm 
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I wanted to document my transformation on here. Just started getting active again, this would be pretty much "normal" shape for me... I have probably never been much bigger than this, although the flash hides a lot of definition. Nonetheless, you get the idea.

I will be using the next month to transition towards a mostly raw diet, and also transition away from marijuana smoking. :? I hope to stick with it for at least a year and see how much mass I can gain, if any. I think I am about as "ectomorph" as it gets, so...

Without further ado, here's the foundation I'm working with...

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 Post subject: Re: Ectomorph newbie, w/ monthly updates...
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Wanted to add one more...

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 Post subject: Re: Ectomorph newbie, w/ monthly updates...
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good luck mate! make sure you get plenty of good calories in, i think if you get plenty of good food and stick to the heavy basics in the gym you should see some results pretty quick!



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 Post subject: Re: Ectomorph newbie, w/ monthly updates...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:08 am 
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Good luck matey.

I was a similar size to you when i started out (about a year ago) and now I'm coming along good. Don't forget that with your build working out is going to be useless without a really good diet. I am eating a LOT these days and still only gaining slow mass so make sure you look at the make up of your diet and plan where your going to get the fats and proteins (and calories) you need.

Good luck though buddy and I look forward to seeing the progress :)


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 Post subject: Re: Ectomorph newbie, w/ monthly updates...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:59 pm 
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Hey,

Eating a lot of nutritious food is the absolute most important thing in the beginning. I learned this the hard way. For about a year I was on this raw/vegetable thing where I thought I could just eat very clean and raw and body build and get big. But my weight only went down.

After changing my diet around and adding lots of oats, rice, tempeh, pb & j, etc... within a month or two months I was able to put on about 20 pounds of almost pure muscle. That was a major breakthrough.

And since then everything is just about *eat lots of good food and workout your muscles*
Don't need any special trendy routine... just make sure you work out all your muscles every week. And make sure your macros for food are ample and steady.


good luck! :o


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 Post subject: Re: Ectomorph newbie, w/ monthly updates...
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Eat. everything. in. sight. And good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Ectomorph newbie, w/ monthly updates...
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HEY!! I have those same underwear. They are some of my favs.....

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 Post subject: Re: Ectomorph newbie, w/ monthly updates...
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:56 pm 
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Excited for you man! Nowhere to go but up! I'm sure you will see results super fast if you really focus hard on eating like crazy and lifting heavy. Enjoy the transformation!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:25 pm 
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Thanks, I did at least build up more of an appetite and am getting ready to hit the supplements pretty hard. Hopefully my metabolism gears down after a while...


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 Post subject: Re: Ectomorph newbie, w/ monthly updates...
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A belated welcome from me mate! :)
what does your training look like? do you have a programme to follow??

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 Post subject: Re: Ectomorph newbie, w/ monthly updates...
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My program is just to lift as heavy as I can with good form and keep it under 45 minutes, and around 3 days recovery. Right now it's the dirt-and-rock milk jugs I made, and watching dumbbell vids on Youtube. Just ordered some 40lb adjustable dumbbells on ebay for $30 though...


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 Post subject: Re: Ectomorph newbie, w/ monthly updates...
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Good luck!
Don't hurt yourself, eat a lot, cardio is good. :D

Scooby helps a lot to get starting: http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961


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 Post subject: Re: Ectomorph newbie, w/ monthly updates...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:00 pm 
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I was supposed to post more pics a week ago now, but maybe it's not necessary. I think I notice a difference in tone and definition, but not enough to be obvious. I have definitely gotten stronger though, as my weight and reps have increased to where I'm doing 12-15 reps of a weight I couldn't even push up once when I tried two or three weeks ago.

I haven't transitioned to a vegan diet, instead eating about the same amount of meat for main meals and just a lot of fruit meals inbetween. That's another reason I wonder if I should even bother posting pics, but maybe it's okay to add some every 3 or 4 months. Since I'm not even trying to be vegan though, I guess it doesn't belong.

One thing this did do is make me realize how much I love bananas, strawberries, and drinking water... but I'm a little paranoid about going vegan, especially raw vegan as I find it very difficult to snack on raw vegetables. I tried to eat a bowl of cucumber and mushrooms, and half way through felt like I swallowed a bar of soap. I haven't found a place to get bulk nuts etc, but right now it's seeming full raw is just not possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Ectomorph newbie, w/ monthly updates...
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:58 pm 
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Hey man, I'm an endomorph so I know how it is... coming from the other side :-) I have to eat a pre-teen calorie deficit to get lean but it's working and I'm seeing great results. Far as Ecto's go, I herd you just need to eat a LOT, like 5000+ calories a day and lift heavy with low reps, no cardio what so ever.

Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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 Post subject: Re: Ectomorph newbie, w/ monthly updates...
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:52 pm 
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Just force the food in. I went from 165lbs to 225 in roughly a year and a half. Eating is practically a full time job for me. 7 meals a day (roughly every 2-3 hours) I eat until my stomach hurts. I am vegan though. I eat a tone of tofu and seitan for protein and also some potatoes. Also eat a lot of raw veggies such as bell peppers, tomatoes, and celery. A banana a day, a huge bowl of cereal every morning. It's not hard to put on some muscle, you just have to give it the fuel. Good luck! It took me a couple years to figure out just how much I had to eat. I also realized I couldn't possibly eat enough to do marathon running and body building. one or the other.


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