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9Tips For Skinny People Who Want To Gain Weight

Aug 20, 2008
Most people want to lose weight. In rare cases, however, there are some who are too skinny and lanky. They face the malady of not being able to increase in size. Either it's genetically caused or lack of nutrients, being too bony is sometimes frustrating especially among men.

Those who fail to gain weight may not have been eating the right food. Or maybe they don't execute the exercises correctly. Possibly, some are just too inconsistent in complying with the routines.

If you are one of those who just can't bulk up and too frustrated about your being skinny, these steps might help:

1.Eat more than what your body can break down. If possible, you have to feed yourself with more carbohydrates, more calories than what your required intake is supposed to be.

Eat as if you're starving for weeks but never overstuff yourself with too much fat like desserts and oily foods. You have to follow a weight gain diet, so to speak.

2.Instead of eating three times a day, you can embrace more than that. Six meals in a day will be more appropriate if you really want to gain weight.

3.Take more protein-rich foods like eggs, chicken, potatoes and meat. Cut down on your carbohydrates instead. Presence of more protein in your body will give you a greater chance to develop more muscles.

4.Put rest intervals in between your workout routines. Because your metabolism is quite fast, you must workout with higher intensity but lower in frequency.

Say, you can do cardio for 20 minutes and rest afterwards before you proceed with routines for your arms, shoulders and chest. Rest again before you do another routine for abdomen and hips.

Take another break before doing back and biceps exercises. You can do free weights or use the machines for your strength training.

5.As you do the dumbbell or barbell lifting, you must carry heavy weights and do low repetitions.

6.Spend just less than one hour in the gym. Keep in mind that weight gain program must be short but intense.

7.Aim focus on free weight exercises that develop big muscle groups like bench presses, stick with pull ups, squats, dead lifts and bench curls.

8.Drink more water. Water stuffs us up and adds some weight to our body.

9.Consider taking some beneficial and appetite-triggering supplements. Whey protein is one that's popularly suggested by fitness instructors. Or you can eat egg whites for effective muscle buildup.

If you are really serious about gaining some pounds, then you must follow the weight gain program and all steps mentioned in this item. Being seriously consistent with it will take your frustrations out.
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