So I'm an ectomorph that means super scrawny person if I just eat junk food and lie around. I've been going to the gym since around October and I almost never do things like this so I'm doing it anon. I'm just wondering what you think because I feel progress is a little slow (unfortunately I don't really have any before photos) so I'm just wondering what you all think. For reference I'm 6 foot 3 inches. I'm in underwear because I wanted to show my legs a little too since I've been working on those as well. I've gained weight but I still feel really skinny. Any constructive criticism is welcome.
- You look good57% (31)69% (20)61% (51)Vote
- You look skinny still6% (3)7% (2)6% (5)Vote
- You look a little tubby6% (3)7% (2)6% (5)Vote
- You're hot9% (5)0% (0)6% (5)Vote
- You're blinding me with your ugliness!6% (3)3% (1)5% (4)Vote
- You need work (explain)16% (9)14% (4)16% (13)Vote
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Ectomorphs have a tough time building muscle. Best advice is just eat, eat, eat; rest, rest, rest. Bulk up, then cut. Food really is the most important part, particularly for ectomorphs with fast metabolisms. Lots of protein, lots of carbs, lots of healthy fats. You might want to find your ideal macros and keep track of your protein/fat/carb ratio. They have food trackers online.
All that said, you do not look super skinny. Your legs could definitely use some work, though. With the upper bulk you have right now, your legs are behind, in my opinion. You should focus more on leg day, for awhile, in my opinion.
Deadlifts are fine so long as you have the right posture. That's another thing, you have to make sure your form is as good as possible. Most important things: form, food, rest. One issue you might find you run into is muscle adaption. After awhile of doing the same exercises, your muscles adapt and stop growing. I forget the specifics, but essentially, you want to switch it up and hit different areas of your muscles with different exercises.
If you feel progress is slow, it's probably because of one of the above things. But, you go to the gym to tear down your muscles: all the building happens when they repair, which is why food and rest are the most important thing.
All in all, looks pretty solid. I don't really have a reference point, you know, before and after, so I can't really see the progress. But, you don't look particularly skinny. Only your legs proportion to your upper body seem off.0