Interested in people's thoughts on kettlebells and hypertrophy, particularly people who don't gain easily. I would consider myself a classic ectomorph: 6"3, 160 lbs, really struggle to gain mass, really struggle to retain it. Am aware of the (seemingly) prevailing wisdom that people such as myself stick pretty religiously to the compounds (squats, deadlifts, pullups etc) but I like to mix things up as much as I can in order to keep training interesting. Had some recent experience with kettlebells, which seem to have exploded in popularity here in the UK, and really enjoyed the dynamic nature of this training and would like to add them to my training 'arsenal'.However I'm concerned that they may not give me any benefits in terms of mass , which to be honest has to be at the centre of my programme.
Researched kettlebells and hypertrophy on the net and found a number of videos on Youtube with people suggesting you can get bigger with kettlebells. However, most of these guys I would class as mesomorphic i.e. they are going to see some degree of added muscle with most training with an element of resistance.
Does anyone here have any strong views/ experience as to whether kettlebells will put mass on an ecto or not? (I'd like to build a programme around clean-squat-presses, turkish get-ups and KB deadlifts)