Real Jock's ectomorph workout

  • Chackers

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    Feb 17, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
    Hi guys, hope this is the right place to post this (if not, sorry!).
    Just wondering if anyone had tried out the "Fighting the skinny gene" workout aproach? ( http://www.realjock.com/article/661/ for those that have missed it)

    "If you've been trying to bulk up, you've probably been lifting as much weight as you can as often as you can. Ironically, Wicks says, this approach actually works against you, because it never gives your muscles time to recover. Instead, you want to devise a periodized program, in which you vary the intensity of your workouts over a set period of time, with mechanisms for checking your progress. The key to this program is to alternate periods of different degrees of muscle breakdown with periods of active recovery, in which you still work your muscles, but lightly enough to allow them to rebuild. You want to constantly present your muscles with different stimuli, so that they are breaking down and rebuilding in a variety of patterns; this will lead to maximum muscle development, with greater resilience."

    Would love to get some feed back from anyone that has tried this out, good or bad icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 17, 2011 11:33 PM GMT
    you're my height and weight when I was your age pretty much. All I did was workout the best I could and eat like there was no tomorrow and it worked. Eating more food was most critical part, not varying workouts. I had to put way more effort into eating more food than actually working out. Still do to a degree because I'll drop weight in the bat of an eye.
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    Feb 18, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    I like bench pressing ectomorphs. That's a great workout! icon_biggrin.gif
  • Chackers

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    Feb 18, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    Thanks for your imput guys icon_smile.gif ive read on basically every forum post on here how important diet is.
    Ive actually managed to gain a huuuge 4 lbs over the last couple of months from lifting heavy rather than breaking up my routines with different weights, and i was just curious if it was worth changing for a better gain, but maybe i'll just carry on the way im going icon_smile.gif


    paulflexes saidI like bench pressing ectomorphs. That's a great workout! icon_biggrin.gif

    I hope you put them back where you found them on the weights rack icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 18, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    "Ive actually managed to gain a huuuge 4 lbs over the last couple of months"

    That's actually pretty good!

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    Feb 18, 2011 3:24 PM GMT
    I used to be Ecto now I am a Huge Homo. Thanks to Weight Gainers...lol
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    Feb 18, 2011 3:46 PM GMT
    I was reading with the current meal plans that are on the home page, they're bringing out a special meal plan for ectomorphs, so looking forward to eat haha.....but yer I get the whole eating thing, now that I've started up college again I have with me everywhere tuppaware containers with food haha
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    Feb 18, 2011 4:10 PM GMT
    The marines have been turning skinny kids into huge
    Men at Boot Camp for generations. The key exercise is heavy squats. Squats cause the "whole body " effect whichchanges the hard gain metabolism. I saw kids gain around 40 lbs in 3 months. There is also a noticeable change in personality no doubt caused by the flood of hormones .

    " beginners can often squat three times per week. Intermediates will do better squatting once or twice a week and advanced guys should squat once every 7-10 days."

    "Be sure to include a variety of sets and reps in your squat workouts and always focus on maximizing your recovery."
  • kew1

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    Feb 18, 2011 4:52 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI like bench pressing ectomorphs. That's a great workout! icon_biggrin.gif


    Try using Endomorphs, they weigh more per foot.
  • Chackers

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    Feb 18, 2011 5:03 PM GMT
    LeanathleticDC said"Ive actually managed to gain a huuuge 4 lbs over the last couple of months"

    That's actually pretty good!



    I wasnt really sure lol, i guess weighing myself more regulally is the only way to keep track of how effective my workouts are?

    beau_boiI was reading with the current meal plans that are on the home page, they're bringing out a special meal plan for ectomorphs, so looking forward to eat haha


    I'll look out for that thanks!

    LeanathleticdcThe marines have been turning skinny kids into huge
    Men at Boot Camp for generations. The key exercise is heavy squats. Squats cause the "whole body " effect whichchanges the hard gain metabolism. I saw kids gain around 40 lbs in 3 months. There is also a noticeable change in personality no doubt caused by the flood of hormones .


    crikey! thats quick, i'll look into it thankyou icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 18, 2011 5:51 PM GMT
    Chackers said

    I wasnt really sure lol, i guess weighing myself more regulally is the only way to keep track of how effective my workouts are?




    Well, you could also measure your chest, abdomen, butt, and thighs and keep track of how much you are able to lift.
  • Chackers

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    Feb 19, 2011 5:38 PM GMT
    pre_mortem said
    Chackers said

    I wasnt really sure lol, i guess weighing myself more regulally is the only way to keep track of how effective my workouts are?




    Well, you could also measure your chest, abdomen, butt, and thighs and keep track of how much you are able to lift.


    Good idea icon_razz.gif thanks guys!
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    Feb 20, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    Chackers saidThanks for your imput guys icon_smile.gif ive read on basically every forum post on here how important diet is.
    Ive actually managed to gain a huuuge 4 lbs over the last couple of months from lifting heavy rather than breaking up my routines with different weights, and i was just curious if it was worth changing for a better gain, but maybe i'll just carry on the way im going icon_smile.gif


    paulflexes saidI like bench pressing ectomorphs. That's a great workout! icon_biggrin.gif

    I hope you put them back where you found them on the weights rack icon_razz.gif
    Nope, I stick them in the basement where I found them. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Chackers

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    Feb 21, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    paulflexesNope, I stick them in the basement where I found them.


    That's a funny mental image icon_biggrin.gif