Believe it or not, being skinny can be a problem. It’s especially true if you want to develop a shredded six-pack, which can be difficult if you have a hard time putting on muscle.
As far as dieting goes, the same concept applies to you as everyone else – All Natural Foods! Read our Ab Diet Guideline, and apply the same principles but in just more quantities. You must stick to the plan, and you must eat even when you do not want to eat.
Many skinny guys complain they cannot put on weight no matter what they do. The truth is, you are not eating enough. It is usually an abnormally fast metabolism, so you must eat enough, and then some more, to outpace your metabolism.
When you exercise, you break apart your muscle fibers. Growth happens when these muscles repair themselves, coming back bigger and stronger each time. You will not see maximum gains when do you not provide your body all of the nutrients it needs.
Being skinny does not mean you can stuff just anything into your mouth. You want good nutrition and good calories. If you are pigging out on junk food, you will eventually put on a lot of unhealthy fat. Some fat gain is inevitable in a bulking phase, but you must monitor yourself and not take it too far.
You want to be eating healthy because you want to gain as much muscle as you can, without putting on too much fat. After a good muscle bulk phase, a cutting phase will pop that 6-pack out like you never imagined.
Being that you are trying to gain weight, you would think cardio would be out of the question. Well, you’d be wrong.
When gaining weight, the slow steady state cardio of jogging nonstop is definitely out. But quick, rapid bursts of anaerobic work will be necessary. Cardio workouts while gaining weight, in our experience, should be no more than 2-3 days a week of high intensity cardio.
Cardio can be done at any point in the day if you are on a muscle gain cycle, not necessarily in the morning.
Attach this workout to the end of your regular workout routine to build the muscle in your midsection. This program is more intense than our other two, but the goal is to pop those abs out fast! You will obviously see results faster than someone that has to get rid of fat first.