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How To Build Muscle For Skinny People

Skinny people often have to endure unkind remarks or comments on their size. The embarrassment is almost the same as fat people. This short article gives a few tips for skinny people to start building their muscle.

Skinny men, especially, often strive to gain mass. Being thin may not be because the person has a high metabolic rate. Some simply do not eat that much. Some may be physically active on the job and adds to their small girth. Whether it is lack of appetite or fast metabolism or due to genes, the answer to build muscle is weightlifting!

The human body responds to muscle-building exercises. For some people, this process just takes a bit longer. But do keep in mind that if done incorrectly, even a naturally muscular person will have a difficult time building more muscle. I believe that the first thing for a person, skinny or otherwise to start building their muscles is to find out their natural, genetic body type. They could be an Ectomorph, Endomorph or Mesomorph. It does not really matter. It does matter that the person knows the traits of these somatotypes and then recognise which one he or she belongs to. It could also be a hybrid. But only by knowing which, can the person come up with an effective and efficient training program customised to their unique somatotypes.

However, even if the person does not know about his or her body type, following some simple tips listed below can also aid to build up muscles for skinny people.

Tip 1: Do chest routines to build up upper body. Chest routines simultaneously work the chest, shoulders and triceps.

Tip 2: Focus on heavy squats and leg presses for the lower body. Leg extensions also work well for shaping the thighs.

Tip 3: Back routines like rows and lateral pull-downs are a must, to shape the back and add volume to sunken biceps.

Tip 4: Eat a meal high in complex carbohydrates and quality protein within 45 minutes of working out. It is extremely important that this meal should be taken first instead of just going to bed for a nap after the workout or get caught up doing other work. Don't plan errands after a workout if they will interfere with the post-workout meal.

Tip 5: Bring a meal to the gym to eat after the work-out if there is absolutely no time for a proper meal post-workout. This can be a chicken salad sandwich and green salad, a protein powder packet plus fruitArticle Search, or even just a convenient high protein bar.

So who says skinny folks have to endure frequent snide remarks about their size? Start working those muscles now.

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I share more about somatotypes and other useful and relevant content on growing muscle and body building in my blog at You can also watch a video on the secrets to builidng muscle and getting the body you desire here.

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