Pyramid Training Best for Ectomorphs?

"I tried finding out where to post on your blog, but I couldn't see where to sign up. I just have a quick question, and I hope you can help. I am an ectomorph. I'm 20 years old, 138 lbs. and 6'1". Are pyramid sets the best thing I can do to gain muscle? Also I do a split routine and workout 4 times a week with about 2-3 exercises per muscle group. Does this sound ok? I'm thinking about doing the same exercises and trying the pyramid sets. Do you have any advice?"

Thanks,
Nick


My Answer: Nick, you obviously read my 10-8-6-15 article. Re-read the article. I outline every reason why you should NOT be doing a split routine and why you should stick with ONE exercise per muscle group.

Pyramid training is not necessarily the best program to gain muscle, but the 10-8-6-15 article does tell you how an ectomorph should train. If you're going to do the same exercises you've always done but on a pyramid scheme, then forget the split routine and do a full body workout 3 times per week. Choose one exercise per muscle group and change the exercises from workout to workout.
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