6 Ectomorph Facts That Will Make You Love Your Body

I know what you’re thinking, “I’ve been cursed with this useless body type and no matter what I try, I can’t seem to gain any weight or build any muscle mass”. Would you believe me if I said that being an Ectomorph is more of a blessing than a curse? The Ectomorph body type has so many awesome characteristics that make it so unique. In fact, I’ve dedicated a whole website just to make sure that all Ectomorphs out there acknowledge this fact.

And speaking of facts, here are 6 great Ectomorph facts that will make you absolutely love your body type:

Ectomorphs Can Eat Whatever They Like

person holding two hamburgers

Yes, you heard me right! Ectomorphs tend to have a rapid metabolism that’s constantly burning calories, which means that you’ll burn them faster than average even while doing basic day-to-day activities. Unlike the other body types that struggle to keep a balanced weight and need to maintain a perfect diet, Ectomorph can pretty much eat whatever they want without any consequences. They naturally have a low body fat percentage that makes it hard to gain weight. But of course, you can’t just overdo it. Eat with moderation and in your diet,  make sure to focus the most on carbohydrates, high-quality proteins, and healthy fats.

Here is a great article talking about the perfect Ectomorph diet.

Ectomorphs Look Really Good With Too Little Effort

guy stretching muscles

Because of their low body fat, Ectomorphs will look really good and aesthetic without putting in too much effort. You just have to maintain a basic workout routine that will polish those muscles and make them pop. Even with little muscle mass, you’ll still look lean and better than average when you take off your shirt. Did you know that most models and Hollywood actors that are famous for their aesthetic bodies are Ectomorphs? To name a few:

  • Brad Pitt
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Cam Gigandet

Here is an article talking about the attractiveness of the Ectomorph body type.

Ectomorphs Tend To Dominate In Sports

man finishing marathon race

Whether it’s marathons, martial arts, basketball, swimming, or even football, Ectomorphs tend to dominate in the majority of these industries. Their body features give them an upper hand that helps them crush their competitors. In martial arts or boxing, for example, Ectomorphs have a longer reach because of their long arms which is a huge winning factor. In marathons too, Ectomorphs automatically win because of their lightweight and endurance. They can keep the same weight while getting stronger which is really unique.

Here is an article talking about the types of sports that Ectomorphs can play and the famous Ectomorph athletes.

Ectomorphs Have a Lower Risk of Some Serious Illnesses

Because it’s really hard for Ectomorphs to gain weight, it’s almost impossible for them to get obese which can cause some serious risks to the body and especially the heart. Ectomorphs also have a lower risk of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and some types of cancer and cardiac problems. These features are naturally gifted to you as an Ectomorph so be sure to take full advantage of them. Add to it a healthy diet and you’ll live a long and happy life.

Here are some articles talking about increasing longevity as an Ectomorph and if Ectomorphs can ever get fat.

Ectomorphs Are Stronger Than Average

a woman and a man holding dumbells

One of the most unique features of an Ectomorph body type is that even if you look skinny or lean, you’re still super strong. Imagine all the attention you’re going to get being a 148 lbs small guy in the gym and you suddenly deadlift double your weight. It’s not impossible if you’re an Ectomorph. And because of your lightweight, you can do some pretty impressive bodyweight and calisthenics exercises that not a lot of people can do. But of course, in order to build muscle instead of just getting stronger, you need to follow a proper Ectomorph workout plan. Or a home workout plan if you don’t have access to the gym.

In Evolution Terms, Ectomorphs Are Considered Hunters

two eurasian white wolves

This is one of my favorite Ectomorph facts. Evolutionary, Ectomorphs are considered persistent hunters, scouts, and runners. Because of their endurance, they tend to run down any prey until exhaustion. They can run miles and miles without ever getting tired. It’s true that Ectomorphs may not have the warrior build like Mesomorphs and Endomorphs, but their body characteristics served them well in many ways. Otherwise, they would have been eradicated by evolution.

So now that I’ve shared these 6 great Ectomorph facts, do you still think that your body is a curse? I hope you agree with me now when I say that having an Ectomorph body type is more of a blessing than a curse. You get to have all these unique features and characteristics that none of the other body types have.

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