How To Gain Weight For Ectomorphs

I have designed a series of articles to help understand how to gain weight.

There’s a lot of information out there so please read with some discretion. I have seen some advocating late meals/supper. There are even others who encourage eating anything you can find.

You can’t be more wrong than that! It may be the case for endomorphs, but for ectomorphs, no way. The timing doesn’t matter. What matters is the INTERVAL between your meals.

Anyway, before you start, always remember not to neglect your health, or to take it for granted. That’s the principle I implore you to adopt in your quest to gain weight.

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So many people ask “how to gain weight fast” and not “how to gain weight healthily“. Such people desire shortcuts, and as we all know, shortcuts don’t last in the long run. Gaining weight healthily doesn’t happen overnight. The secret to success then, is discipline.

In short, a sustained, disciplined and healthy effort is what will ensure you gain your desired weight and subsequently, muscle mass that lasts.


How to Gain Weight For Men Action Plan

gain weightHow To Calculate Your Calorie Needs
It’s essential to know how to calculate your calorie needs. Why? Because it gives you a tangible way of tracking and measuring your progress. As with all things in life, tracking is an important habit that brings about success. It will help you to adjust and improve accordingly.

gain weightClean Bulking
Traditional bulking is dead. Learn the modern ways of clean bulking for skinny guys and reap the benefits of gaining muscle while minimizing fats!


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Tradtional Bulking
What does bulk up mean? What are the different ways of bulking up? Is it possible to gain 30lbs of muscles in a month? This is an important section to check out as it covers a very important misconception a lot of ectomorphs hold.


ectomorph diet

Ectomorph Diet Guidelines
If you don’t want to calculate your calories, it’s alright. However, definitely look through the ectomorph diet guidelines to know the general principles of planning your ectomorph diet. You won’t go wrong if you incorporate these principles.


gain weight healthilyFoods To Eat To Gain Weight Healthily
Check out this imporant list of foods to gain weight healthily so as to incorporate as many of those into your ectomorph diet as possible.


gain weight healthilyUnhealthy Foods To Avoid To Gain Weight Healthily
Check out this list of unhealthy foods and eradicate them from your ectomorph diet today! Diet is an important part of the formula of muscle gain! Ignore it at your own peril!


gain weightWhen To Eat To Gain Muscle Weight
This section contains important information by Dr John Bernandi and Vince Delmonte on utilizing the 4 phases – energy phase, anabolic phase, growth phase and recovery phase to maximize your muscle growth. Not to be missed!


homemade weightgainer recipesHomemade Weightgainer Recipes
If you have bought commercial weightgainers recently, dump them and use these 4 free homemade weightgainer recipes instead. Check out this section if you want to know why commercial weightgainers suck.


muscle building supplementsMuscle Building Supplements
This section contains the most effective muscle building supplements which I use and a guide each on protein supplement and creatine.



  • Troy Knudson


    You did a great Job on this site, the best I have seen. I thought I was the hardest of the hard gainers. I actually really started seeing good gains once I did all you said plus I would wake up after sleeping 4 hours and drink a high protein/low card shake in the middle of the night to keep my muscle fed. Thanks for all you do for those hardgainers!!

    • Wayne

      Thanks for the kind remarks! Waking up in the middle of the night to consume protein shakes is hardcore but kudos to you!

  • Romell Williams

    Great post! Similar to what Troy has been doing I’ve been waking up every 4 hours and drinking shakes and lean meats (low on carbs of course). I posted some of my results on Do you have any suggestions as far as other meal alternatives for gaining muscle mass?

  • Magillen

    Hi, well where to start! OK, so I am 19 years old, tall but really skinny guy(nearly 6 feet tall, only 120lbs!) and I just found out about this ectomorph thing. I never liked the way I was and I am right now; skinny and just like a walking skeleton. I always wanted to gain weight, grow bigger, have a nice body but couldn’t do so! Everywhere they say completely free and end up asking you to buy some product which supposedly will help you gain weight. Everyday as I am about to take a shower, I look at myself in the mirror and say God, I wish I was bigger…I searched and tried almost every possible workout but to no avail…
    Anyway it was just moments ago that I found out about the 3 body types and came here. I was hoping you can help.
    Just so you know, I am a total newbie to diets, workout and all that stuffs, I mean yea I used to workout at home but nothing much made a difference so I kind of gave up. Also I never followed any diet so maybe that’s where I went wrong.
    Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks