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Muscle Building Rules For Skinny Guys

Skinny guy bodybuilding tips

Get some skinny guy first aid with these bodybuilding tips

Isn’t waking up in the morning and seeing that skinny guy stare back at you from the mirror one of the worst things you could think of? Well, maybe not among the worst, but it certainly doesn’t help your self-esteem.

With that in mind let’s look at few muscle building rules for the skinny guy. Take these to heart, and to the gym, and pretty soon the skinny guy doesn’t stare back at you in the mornings.

#1 Avoid marathon training sessions

Get in the gym, hit the iron hard and get out. This may sound contradictory but if you want to get big, and I mean really big, you have to avoid spending too much time at the gym.

your gym routine shouldn’t consist of sets after sets followed by long rest periods. That’s good for burning calories, but the point of going to the gym is to get big. And to get big you need to push yourself to the max. No excuses. Work those muscles like you have never worked them before. That means workouts that are only 10 to 12 sets long. That’s not too many sets, but you have to make them count. There’s no room for sissy, low-weight sets if you want to get big.

#2 Go for the compound exercises

Now, since you only get a limited number of sets per session you have to make them count. And doing biceps curls followed by triceps kicks isn’t going to cut it.

What you need is serious compound exercises that workout the big muscle groups. I’m talking about bench press, military press, squats, deadlifts and rows.

Get to know those exercises and you’ll soon make progress like you have never seen before.

And this means tossing out the five day split program going for upper/lower body or full body program. That’s the key to massive strength and growth.

#3 Conserve calories

The simple fact is that building big muscles requires extra calories. Just as weight loss requires caloric deficit, weight grain (including muscle gain) requires caloric excess.

That pretty much means you need to ditch cardio. I know it’s good for you and that you don’t want to get fat. But you aren’t.

When you are trying to build serious muscle you should limit cardio, or ditch it completely. It’s just going to burn precious calories that would have otherwise gone towards building muscle.

You can start doing cardio again once you have gained some muscle and can afford to slow down your progress.

#4 Bulk on sleep

Contrary to what many people think muscle doesn’t grow at the gym. It grows in bed. At the gym you stress the muscles but it’s during rest that they respond by getting bigger and stronger.

So skimping on sleep is going to undermine your efforts at the gym. It’s certainly ok to spend time socializing with your friends, but you might want to reconsider late nights getting drunk at the bar. Wait for a few months until you are big and can show off your toned body at the bar. You’ll get lucky easier!

There are really no secrets to muscle building. Following these four simple rules gets you long way to your dream body. So remember to avoid too long training sessions. Instead make them short but intense. Focus on compound exercises that work most of the muscles in your body. Don’t waste calories on cardio, and remember to sleep.

Keep up with this routine for a few months without fail and you are going to make this year the year that you finally ditched the skinny guy from the mirror.

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