How to Gain Weight Fast and Build Muscle for Skinny Guys With a Highly Fast Metabolism ?
I am able to answer that question from a heavy personal experienced point of view, as a few years ago, I weighted only fifty five kilograms, on a 1.81m height! As I am writing this article right now, I weigh 30 more kilograms, most of it muscles, and I assume most of you skinny guys out there would like to know the ‘secret’ behind this unusual transformation.
The problem with skinny guys is not only our unusually low appetite. It is also our biological system, which favors us more than usual with an ultra fast metabolism, and a very high caloric adaption (downregulation) which makes it very hard for us to gain a substantial amount of both muscle and fat. The solution to this issue, of course, lies in a lot of science, and very little amount of guessing. There is a recipe.
Nutrition – The Most Important Part of the Puzzle
As already mentioned, our problem is mostly the amount of food that we consume and our body’s response to this food. As a skinny guy, you will have to eat a TON. Substantially more than other people, for gaining the same amount of weight and muscle. As your body will adapt to that amount of calories and stop gaining weight from it, you will have to ‘shock’ your system by suddenly dropping that amount by half, usually once or twice per week.
So, how to gain weight as a skinny guy? Eat a ton. I mean it. You will have to eat thousands of calories every day in order to gain a noticeable amount of muscle. Base your diet on whole foods – nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, organically raised animals, and avoid processed chemically-enhanced foods at all costs. People tend to put too much attention on the exact percentage of fat and protein etc, but I find it utterly inaccurate and even dumb. Every body is individual. Just focus on eating a lot of ‘real food’, instead of junk, and you will do just fine. There is no real need to count calories.
The only time you would want to count calories is when you think you are doing everything just fine but nothing really happens. Track the amount of calories and protein for a week and act accordingly. You might have a medical condition (leaky guy syndrome, for instance), that prevents your food from reaching your body.
Exercise – Lift Heavy !
Base your workout routine on heavy compound exercises. There is no need to incorporate isolated exercises such as biceps or triceps curl. Don’t worry – your biceps will grow. Have you ever seen a power lifter with small arms? Of course not.
Take a look at Mark Rippetoe’s ‘Starting Strength’ program. I have gained tremendous amounts of muscle with it. Very simple plan – it simply focuses on making you strong as a bull by having the weight on the squat/deadlift/bench press/military press/power clean raised every workout. This is how you turn skinnies into monsters.
I am Regev Elya, a writer at Fresh Beetle . Com . Feel free to drop by and read some of our articles about nutrition and exercise. I hope they will prove to be useful for you!
- The Importance of Nutrition Before and After Workout (weightlossdietforum.com)
- Build Muscle Mass Faster With Home Weight Lifting Equipment (dietcleanse.org)