On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m talking about the 6 secret tips on how to build muscle for skinny guys.
These 6 secrets will help you build a lean and muscular bodybuilder’s physique, even if you are a hard gainer.
Let’s get started.
Building muscle is essential to Living Lean.
Unfortunately, when most people think they need to lose fat, they hit the cardio machines and become a smaller, skinnier, fat version of themselves.
What they really need is to build muscle to create a body that becomes a fat burning machine.
In other words, muscle is awesome.
With that said ladies and gentlemen, use these 6 secrets and go build yourself some muscle.
If all you had to do was lift weights, most people in the gym would be freaking huge.
Yes, progressive overload, by adding weight to the bar, is important for building muscle.
However, in my opinion, it’s more important to first focus on creating as much tension in the working muscle as possible.
You create tension by focusing on squeezing and feeling the working muscle, as you move the weight through a full range of motion.
Once you have the mind muscle connection to engage the working muscle to maximum tension, then it’s time to add more weight to the bar.
Focus on stimulating the muscle to grow, rather than trashing your muscle and joints with junk sets.
If you’re not in control of the weight, you’re not in control of your body.
You should be focusing on the big 3 lifts to build a solid, strong, and muscular frame.
Remember, the stronger you are, the easier you’ll be able to build muscle.
These 3 major lifts include all variations of:
Focus the majority of your workouts on these lifts, as well as their variations, to hit your muscles from different angles.
By doing this in the beginning, you’ll quickly increase your strength and build muscle faster.
This is one of the most common mistakes people make, especially skinny guys, when trying to build muscle.
To build muscle, you need to feed the muscle.
In other words, most skinny guys don’t eat enough food.
With that said, it’s important to try to keep it as clean as possible to limit fat storage.
However, if you’re a hard gainer skinny ectomorph, just get those calories in.
The Best Foods To Build Muscle Include:
Also, consider supplementing to feed your body the additional nutrients it needs to stimulate muscle growth.
The Best Muscle Building Supplements Include:
You tear down muscle in the gym, you feed the muscle by eating, and you grow the muscle while you sleep.
Aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep every night.
The best quality sleep begins around 10pm.
Turn off the TV and devices, and start counting sheep gentlemen, and ladies.
If you’re not used to going to bed this early, it will be a struggle in the beginning.
However, like all things, eventually your body will adapt and you will fall asleep earlier, and wake up earlier.
That is the win win.
I’m not going to lie guys.
Building muscle is hard.
So ask yourself this.
Why is building muscle important to you?
Make sure you have a strong emotional connection to your answer.
Once you do, that’s your golden ticket to “your why”.
Without a strong why, you’ll never stick to the dedication that is required to build muscle.
The gym would be filled with strong and lean bodies, if each and everyone of them actually had a structured plan, telling them exactly what to do.
Unfortunately most skinny guys walk into the gym with no focus, no plan, and no chance of building muscle.
They stay in their comfort zone and stick to exercises that they enjoy doing.
Obviously this approach isn’t getting them any results.
I transformed my body when I invested in it.
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This program covers pretty much everything that I mentioned in this video post.
If you’re ready for it, check out Live Lean Mass 2.0 here.
There you have it guys.
I hope you enjoyed these 6 secret tips on how to build muscle for skinny guys.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.