I know you are fed up of people telling you to eat more or to do compound Exercises and that's why i am going to tell you something else.
While eating more and doing some compound exercises would help still on their own they wont transform your body.
I used to be a skinny guy, actually very skinny, but not anymore as you can see in the pics in the right sidebar.
During my journey to building muscles i discovered that there are few tips that if taken into consideration can change the shape of your skinny body completely.
In this article i will tell you about the right workout for skinny guys.
In order for your muscles to grow you must give them a reason, in my article How can skinny guys build muscles i explained how you must put a big load on your muscle in order to stimulate it to grow.
When you carry a heavy load that you can hardly lift some microscopic tears happen to your muscle fibers. These tears stimulate your brain to send signals for muscle growth in order to prevent similar damage from happening in the future.
Now if you lift light weights and do 15 reps you will never stimulate your muscles to grow.
Some people get this wrong and start lifting very heavy weights that they can barley lift but this is wrong.
In order to stimulate growth you need to lift a heavy weight for about 8 reps. if you got more than 10 reps then increase the weight while if you got less than 6 reps then decrease the weight. (see How to choose the right weight to lift)
Now that you have stimulated your muscles to grow you must allow the growth process to happen by avoiding over training, by resting as much as you can , by not going to them gym unless 48 hours pass and by eating a lot during your rest period.
We skinny guys have fast metabolic rate thus if we didn't take enough rest from the gym we will lose our muscles. Some people might think of this as a disadvantage but in fact its a good advantage because we need to do less in order to get more.
Read this article to know exactly about the amount of rest you should get if you are a skinny guy.
During the rest you should be eating once every 3 hours. 4 meals a day are ok but five meals will do you miracles.
Forget about cardio and running until you grow big then move on to phase two which is trimming fats when you can afford to lose some body weight. (see Why skinny guys should divide their workout routine to two phases)
I have spent years doing the wrong things in the gym and didn't get any results, fortunately i came across the book No nonsense muscle building which helped me get rid of most of the misconceptions that i had about body building and guided me to the right way that a skinny guy should follow in order to get bigger, its worth checking out.
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