If your a skinny guy, is it possible for you to gain muscle? You try to gain muscle with little success. You look into the mirror day after day wondering if you are doomed to stay skinny forever. It’s not through a lack of trying, however you spend much time focusing on the wrong things.

Many skinny guys know the latest training programs and latest supplements promising to build tons of muscle but lack knowledge in the one thing that will make the most difference when trying to gain muscle: NUTRITION!

Proper nutrition can make or break any great training program. In the case of he skinny guy, Your likely not eating enough calories to stimulate muscle growth. Your body needs nutrients to build muscle as muscle can’t be built from thin air. You must eat enough to gain weight consistantly to put on muscle.

Naturally skinny guys have fast metabolisms therefore you will have to consume more calories than the average person. If you aren’t gaining weight, you’re just consuming enough calories to survive and perform your daily activities. Skinny guys must consume more calories than needed for their normal activities to gain muscle.

In order to gain weight, you must realize that you’re not eating enough. Most skinny guys will tell you that they eat all day long but if you were to calculate their daily totals, you’ll soon realize you are under eating. The you goal is to eat enough calories to gain weight but not add excess fat in the process.

To start gaining weight, you should keep a log of everything you eat for about a week. I suggest setting up a free account at Fitday.com Add the total calories consumed over the week and divide by 7. This will give you your average daily calories. If you don’t want to keep a food log, you can multiply your bodyweight by 15 (or 18 if you are really skinny) to give you a rough estimate of the calories needed to maintain your bodyweight. Each week, you should add 500 calories to your daily calorie total. For example, if you kept a food log and calculated you ate 1800 calories a day, you should bump your calorie consumption to 2300 per day. You should add 500 calories each week until you start gaining weight. Once you find your calorie “sweet spot”, you should maintain this calorie amount until muscle gains begin to plateau. When your muscle gains begin to plateau, and an extra 250-500 calories unitl your weight starts to go up.

Skinny guys gain muscle by eating the right foods. Your diet should consist of adequate protein, complex carbohydrates, and fats. Because you have a fast metabolism, you can probably get a way with eating junk without sabotaging your muscle gains but it’s not recommended you live off of McDonalds, Wendy’s, and Burger King. Most trainees looking to gain weight should eat 1-2 grams of protein per pound of body weight. You can get this protein from whole foods or protein shakes. You shouldn’t be afraid to consume fats as some of them are actually good for you. Just keep saturated and trans fats to a minimum. The bulk of your calories should come from complex carbohydrates.

Skinny guys gain muscle by training hard and eating enough calories to grow and not by looking for the next magic potion to come out on the market. If you believe you are eating enough but still can’t gain weight, you need to re-evaluate you daily calorie consumption.

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