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,
About the Author
Cory Cook is the co-creator of HardgainerMuscleBuilding.com, a website specifically designed to teach the ectomorph the laws and scientific principles for building a classic, muscular and functional physique.
HargainerMuscleBuilding.com 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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