Being an ectomorph, you probably describe yourself as someone who is tall and slim, with narrow shoulders and very low muscle mass. People with an ectomorph body type tend to have a really lean body, they’re taller than average with small limbs, they have less body fat and a rapid metabolism which constantly consumes energy. So, with all these features and characteristics, you probably ask yourself this question: Are ectomorphs attractive?
According to the majority of surveys done on the most attractive body type, women tend to lean towards tall people with not too much muscle mass, an impressive v-taper, and low body fat that makes those abs muscles look great which are all features of the Ectomorph body type.
What’s The Most Attractive Body Type?
When I was in school, I had a relatively skinny and lean body without much muscle mass, but then there was this guy. Let’s call him Chad (because he was in fact a chad).
Chad was an Ectomorph, he had an impressive body, he was tall, lean, strong, looked like a model, and had all the features that made girls fall in love.
In fact, all the girls in school would act so differently around him, they would touch his chest and his veiny arms, would tell him to flex for them, and all sorts of stuff.
All the other guys (including me) looked average, so to the girls, Chad looked like a Greek God and they would go crazy just to get his attention.
Remember that movie, “Crazy Stupid Love”? where Ryan Gosling took off his shirt to reveal his perfect body and then Emma Stone stated that he was photoshopped, that’s the average reaction you’re going to get if you have that type of body and it’s much easier to achieve it as an Ectomorph.
Benefits Of Thinner Bones
Another benefit of having an Ectomorph body type is the thin bones. If you can wrap just a tiny amount of muscles mass around them, then your body will look great. And thinner bones are regarded as really attractive to women.
In fact, celebrities that are famous for their body types all have thin bones, and guess what? Most of them are ectomorphs that managed to pack on some great muscles.
Some really good examples of celebrities with an Ectomorph body type to prove my point is:
- Ryan Gosling
- Tom Holland
- Brad Pitt
- Christian Bale
And besides falling into the category of Hollywood celebrities, Ectomorphs are generally regarded as being attractive.
How Much Muscles Do Women Find Attractive?
As I mentioned before, women hate guys that are too scrawny or that have so many muscles that they can barely move their arms but they love anything in between.
And by that, I mean guys that are muscular but not muscle-bound. Not only do they love the physical aspect of it, but this also shows that guys with muscles tend to be fit, healthy, confident, persistent, and willing to put in hard work and dedication to their everyday lives.
But in general, and physically speaking, women prefer guys with more muscle mass and less body fat than your average person.
And more specifically, guys with 30 to 40 pounds of pure muscles and 8% to 15% body fat, guys that have a v-taper look with a small waist and a well-defined upper and lower body.
All of which are unique features and perks of an Ectomorph body type.
As an Ectomorph, How Can You Build an Attractive Body?
Being an Ectomorph, there are many factors that help with building an attractive body, and they mainly focus on your hard work, consistency, diet, and most importantly, patience.
So in order to build that Greek physique, you need to:
- Have a good diet. Because of your fast metabolism that constantly consumes energy, your calories intake needs to be higher than your calories burn.
- Vary between Full body workouts and split workouts
- Train 2 to 3 times a week and never to days in a row
- Never spend more than 45 minutes in the gym
- Have 5 to 6 meals a day
- Get enough sleep
In conclusion, what I’d like to say is that you’ll never know what you’ve been missing until you pack on some muscles and see the great perks that come with it.
Do not settle for the average-looking body type, and just work on getting fit and adding more muscle mass. And you’ll see how much attention you’re going to get and the number of people (especially girls) that will start a conversation with you just because of how you look.
So, when you ask yourself: Are Ectomorphs attractive? You now have a clear answer.