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The Healthy Way to Gain Weight

Posted by Hardgainer on Nov 7, 2010 10:14:41 AM


Learn How to Build Muscle Fast





You could just be a guy that dedicates yourself to accomplishing  your goals. You might also be a guy who wants to build massive amounts of muscle and you work  out hard at the gym. However, if your muscle gains are small and you are  uncertain why, then you may have to start looking at what you are doing  in a little more detail.


You may end up having to ask a few  questions if you want the answers on what is keeping you from your  goals. The first one, are your workouts routines designed for your body  type? Number two, am I eating enough food? Last but not least, do I care  if I gain some fat in the process of building muscle?


Keep in  mind that these questions are important and this is our focus in this  article. To help create a pathway to your goals we will now look at  these questions a little closer. Awesome, let's do this...




Use a Workout Routine Created for Your Somatotype


There  is no perfect routine that is better than all the rest. I want to make  sure you recognize that right now. Yet, every workout routine will have a  different impact on each person that uses it. This is mainly due to the  composition of the person's body type and what strengths and weaknesses  are associated with them. So if you want some workout routines to build muscle then you have to make sure and choose one made for your particular  body-type. It makes little difference if you are an ectomorph, endomorph  or mesomorph; there are specific ways of working out for each body  style that will give you the most bang for the buck.


For  instance, if you are a skinny ectomorph trying to build some muscle,  then working out the way the pro bodybuilders do will probably hurt you  more than help you. That will just end up leaving you frustrated by your  lack of gains and probably worse, injured.


So if you are  skinny, choose power exercise in your routines like back squats and  deadlifts. Make sure you keep your workout time down and not too many  days a week. Make sure what you do is what is best for you and your body  type.




Eating is Something You Must Learn to Love


It might seem unnatural to think in such a way, if you are searching for how to gain weight the healthy way.  Keep this in mind, that if your metabolism is in overdrive and you  already think you eat a bunch of food, but your weight is still not  going up, then I think you may need to increase it some more my friend  lol. I know it sounds crazy, but it doesn't have to be as difficult as  it sounds. You just have to eat smarter and find some high calorie  foods. Things like olive oil, nuts, and other good oils contain massive  of amounts of calories and they also offer other muscle building  properties.


This part of your plan should not be taken lightly  especially, if you are an ectomorph with a high metabolism. It takes  time to prepare all these foods, time to eat the foods and money to buy  the foods. Heck, if this was the easiest thing to accomplish, then  everyone would be walking around like superheros wouldn't they?




Do I Care About Putting on a Little Fat?


I  know you want to gain muscle, yet are you trying to stay clear of  gaining fat as well? Ask yourself this because the answer to that  question will have a huge impact on your muscle gains. It is possible to  build muscle and lose fat,  however, it is not easy and building muscle will be harder because of  it. In order to make sure you are giving enough rebuilding food power to  your muscles, it is normal to gain a small amount of body fat while  trying to build muscle and strength. Muscle is not the easiest thing to  create, so if you are trying to avoid putting on fat at all costs, then  this might be affecting your weight gains.


Don't take it the  wrong way, acquiring tons of fat is not on the agenda. Gaining a little  bit is okay as long as you are gaining way more muscle than you are fat.  You can always just take the extra fat off later and then you will  still have most of your muscle gains. So if your goal is to build as  much muscle mass as possible, then I wouldn't worry too much about  gaining a little fat with your tons of muscle. If it gets excessive then  just back down your calories a little bit.


Hope this helps  you out and gets you to the point of great muscle gains. You may have  overlooked a few of these points, but now you know and now all that is  left is to succeed.




Time to get huge,


Cory Cook



About the Author


Cory  Cook is the co-creator of, a website  specifically designed to teach the ectomorph the laws and scientific  principles for building a classic, muscular and functional physique.  features a free email class covering the basic principles of training  naturally, eating a nutritious, muscle-building diet, and understanding  the truth about supplements. The website is filled with free articles,  videos, and the programs you need to create your ideal body.


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