The perfect body to develop a strong and bulky muscle is the endomorph. Nowadays, a typical health magazine or website would focus on requiring you to have a lanky figure to start getting that athletic body. No wonder you are going through a difficult time of gaining a stunning body. They would often convince you to follow workouts and diets that will lead to a skinny body and let you gain muscles that way. Wrong. It should be the other way around.
What is an Endomorph?
Endomorph is one of the three body types that is characterized by a round figure with high proportion of adipose (fat) tissue. It is scientifically proven that endomorphic body is the right shape you need to get in to cut body fats and tone it into a figure of a body builder. The process should be focusing on getting the just right amount of body fat before you head to the bulking process. Why? Because it is easier to cut and build a bulky muscle tone from a soft and round shapes of endomorphs. How? Read on and we’ll show you the workouts and diet hacks for an endomorph like you!
The Endomorph Fat Loss Process
Congratulations! You made it to this portion of our top-notch how-to article! Here, we’ll show you the pros and cons of getting an endomorphic figure before heading to the “weight loss” process. One of the advantages of having an endomorph body type is that this is the fastest way you can build muscles and gain strength. What’s the bad news on the other hand? Losing weight is never fun. But we’ll show you next how you can easily surpass this cutting process.
During the first 2 weeks of your cutting process is designated for letting go of the excess water and sodium you body has intake prior to the workout and proper diet. This process is also called “cleaning out” your digestive tract. On the 3rd week, keep in mind that you only need to shed 2 pounds from your current weight for this period should serve as your baseline for the following weeks to come. Within the next few weeks of getting a clean cutting process, you should lose between 5to 8 pounds depending on the amount of your calorie intake (which you should also watch over). It is important to watch over your diet at these times for it should be a clean and proper cutting stage for you to prep you up for the bulking stage.
What’s the clean diet you are talking about?
For an aspiring bodybuilder like you, it is not only important to watch your routine exercises but also your clean diet. Now, when you heard the word diet it should not be the painful-starving-yourself kind of diet but rather pick a diet program that suits you the best. One of the diet programs that have a promising effect is the IF or Intermittent Fasting. It is ideal for a bodybuilder because you don’t really need to skip a meal for the day. All meals are equally important. What you just need to do is mind your calorie intake for the day, whatever you eat it must fall within your number of calories designated for each day. The cool thing about intermittent fasting is that you can eat whatever you want as long as you leave your body in the “fasting” stage after.
Calorie intake? Watch over my calorie count? What do you mean?
You really don’t need to be calorie savvy for this type of matter. You only need discipline to know what is right and what is wrong for you. Plus, you can always download apps to keep you away from counting and memorizing what you need to intake for the day. By the way, here are the ideal calorie intakes for a day designed for endomorphic bodybuilders like you!
2,500 to 2,600 calories a day. For bodybuilders within 20s to 30s and have a normal metabolism rate.
2,200 calories a day. Is for bodybuilders over 40s.
3,000 calories a day. Is for the bodybuilders with an active lifestyle rather.
As for the specified calorie intake, there comes the primary workout that you should maintain doing normally. Cardio is one of the important workouts you should take note of. Treadmill sessions could be boring for 30 minutes per session of 3 to 4 times a week. You can try trekking and hiking for a more thrilling cardio experience.
Muscle Building Process
Once you are done cutting some of your fats off you can now proceed to the next phase of bodybuilding which is gaining and strengthening your muscles. This process will not take an overnight session. But understand that every session matters and yes, it will certainly lead you to your goals. It will take you 3 to 4 years of proper diet and clean bulking to get you the fit bodybuilder figure.
Like in a usual weight loss process, measuring and taking note of your body size is a must to keep up with your improvements and short term goals! From arm and forearms size to chest size, from legs size to shoulder size- it is a must for you to record the bulk you are gaining. You can measure every month or every two weeks will do too.
Maximize every set you have in each exercises. The key is to do as many reps as possible and even adding loads to your exercise will do as well. This has something to do with hypertrophy results which lead your bulk to rock hard muscles.