Ways To Build Muscle For Skinny People
If you have been following our blog for a while now, you would know that I am one soul who is on a perpetual search for ways to gain weight. Even after gaining so many kilos I still fall in the skinny category! You all are struggling to shed unwanted kilos but there is a silent minority of people (like me!) who are trying to pack on more kilos.
Being skinny does not mean that you are unhealthy but when you want to build a good physique, things can get tough. The dream of every skinny person is to gain muscle weight. It is possible by following the right training pattern and adjusting your diet in such a way that it suits your body frame and metabolic rate.
Here are strategies to help build muscle for skinny people,
Eat carbs before working out
Carbs are known to provide you with the energy you need to work out and thereby improve your performance. Loading up on carbs helps in preventing muscle tissue breakdown after an intense gym session. You should include a mixture of complex and fibrous carbohydrates such as oats, potatoes, sweet potatoes, brown rice, spinach, cauliflower, bell peppers and lettuce to your meal.
So, load your pre-workout meal with complex and fibrous carbs.
Eat protein after working out
After a workout it is advisable to have a meal rich in protein. This prevents your body from using its own muscle tissue as a source of energy. In order to increase muscle mass you need to consume 1.5 g of protein per gram of your body weight daily. You can consume protein in the form of supplements like whey protein powder or natural high protein foods such as hummus, white meat and eggs.
Take sufficient rest
Most people believe that resting or sleeping is a waste of time. They don’t seem to realize the importance of rest in making the most of the benefits obtained by training at the gym. Getting sufficient sleep helps your muscles to heal, recover and rebuild themselves. This will increase your stamina and raw power. The growth hormone levels are highest when a person is asleep. So, this means that you need to get sufficient amount of shut-eye to increase muscle weight.
Choose high intensity low repetition workouts
A skinny individual has a low body fat content, high repetition can lead to the breakdown of muscle tissues and that is not a good idea as you are trying to bulk up. It is recommended that you do high weight and low repetition training to gain muscle weight instead of exercise routines with lighter weights and higher repetition.
At the end of the day you must know that all of us have different needs based on our metabolism and body type. While it is very tough for overweight individuals to get into shape, gaining muscle if you are skinny is by no means an easy task.
The above strategies can help you gain muscle mass and give you a properly sculpted physique you always wanted!
Hope you liked reading this post on how to build muscle for skinny people!
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