Sunday, 26 February 2012

Muscle Building for Skinny Guys

Everyone is different and because of a person’s genetic make up some people find it more difficult to bulk up with muscle than others, this is especially noticeable in muscle building for skinny guys.

Skinny guys fit into the Ectomorphic Somatotype; this is being thin and tall with little to no body fat. This generally means that the skinny guy can eat a lot and never puts on weight, a plus many would think...but not when muscle building is the achievement wanted.

Although muscle building for skinny guys is harder to achieve, it is not unachievable if the right routines are followed in exercise and nutrition.

So how do you achieve muscle building for skinny guys?

First rule is not to carry out cardio too much, if at all. While walking and general everyday exercise is fine, jumping on the treadmill or rowing machine is just going to keep eating up those calories and means you wont gain weight.

Second rule is to ensure you get a good strong weightlifting workout following something like the 5x5 workout, but also ensuring you get enough rest between workouts for your body to recouperate.

The final and most important rule is to eat, eat and eat. Muscle building is all about nutrition as well as working out. If you are someone who finds it hard to put on weight when eating how are you going to bulk up muscle without building up your calorific intake. The rule of thumb is to take your weight in pounds (times your kilogram weight by 2.2 to get this figure) and times this by 16 to 18 to achieve your required calorie intake while weight training properly. For a 170 pound male (77 kg male) this means eating between 2720 – 3065 calories a day.

There is no reason that muscle building for skinny guys should be so hard, it simply needs a change in training and nutrition to achieve the required results. As you start to eat more and train hard you should start to see differences in a matter of 12 weeks.

If you are a skinny guy who is muscle building and you follow the information above and gain results please come back and post to give confidence and support to others trying to achieve muscle building for skinny guys.