Hypertrophy Training for the Ectomorph

"I'm very proud to let you know that your ectomorph program did work with me! I should have read your articles and spend more time on internet before doing any work out... three years of waste! I'm actually 6'3" and weigh almost 84kg (185 lbs.), which is a 5kg (11 lbs.) increase after almost 2 months following your programs!!!

"A big thank you for your blog and articles!!! I was very skeptical before starting it, because I guess I had no idea on how my whole body works! Consequently, I have just bought your three first books on Amazon to know more about your program and research, I can't wait to read them, but as I am living in Cape Town, it will take at least a month to get them!

"Merci for your work!!!

"It does to feel good to be in shape and to have a better understanding of my body."


My Answer: I'm glad it worked well for you, Kevin. An 11 pound gain in weight for an ectomorph is always good. I know you'll like the books, because they will give you some valuable insights as to what constitutes a good mass building program.

"I found your workout plan for ectomorphs a few months ago, and it has really worked wonders for me. I am not sure that I am a complete Ecto, but I am 6'4" and have always been somewhat of a hard gainer.

"After a few months following the plan in the article, I have seen tremendous results. 

"I also just wanted to thank you for the helpful program. When I first found the article, I was a bit skeptical, and it took something of a leap of faith to switch from my 5-6 day a week super intense workout regimen, to the program you suggested. I am glad that I did. Also, the 3 day a week workout cycle is a lot more practical for my life schedule. Well, thanks a lot."

Mike B.

My Answer: I'm glad you took a leap of faith, Mike. When I wrote the Hypertrophy Training for Ectomorph article, I knew I was addressing a major need among bodybuilding enthusiasts, but even I was surprised at the reader response to the article. Of all my articles, this one is the most popular. It just goes to show you that all things being equal, the best program is often the simplest.

Q: "Hi. I would like to know if there's a 12 month Hypertrophy training for the Ectomorph program from your site. I appreciate your help. Thank you."

- B. Munoz

My Answer: The original Hypertrophy Training for the Ectomorph (HTE) program was designed for maximizing muscle growth for the ectomorph, for the guy who has a difficult time gaining muscle. It is meant for the novice lifter who wants a simple, easy to follow program.

I decided to give this program a revamp, since a lot people wanted to extend the program over a longer period of time. Although the original Hypertrophy Training for the Ectomorph workout takes care of intra-workout periodization (10-8-6-15), the program didn’t address periodization over a longer meso-cycle.

Hypertrophy Training for the Ectomorph 2.0 is a 12-week periodization program designed to help the ectomorph build muscle and strength over the long haul. If you experienced muscle growth from the original HTE program, then you will experience even more with HTE 2.0.

You can download the HTE 2.0 program at Gumroad.com:


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