Workout Tips for Skinnier Guy

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    Dec 28, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
    Hello Everyone,

    My apologies if I am posting this in the wrong place. Hoping to gain some insight into how to properly work out/take supplements etc. A little background on me: 25, 5'10, 130lbs, so a skinny guy. Not looking to become massive, but would like to have a very nicely toned, solid build.

    I understand that eating as much as possible is key, but sometimes for me it isn't super realistic. I have purchased Met RX Size Up, and Cytogainer and want to incorporate this into my routine. I already use the Met RX and am wondering if I can take both supplements on a daily basis. I do not always have access to a gym, but I have free weights at home and a mat, so I do what I can with that.

    Something I notice post workout is that my chest may be a little pumped, as my arms, but then it is gone after a day. I want to maintain that shape/size, but is this possible? Wondering if taking the Cytogainer will help with that...

    My main goals are to increase the size of my arms (not jacked but some definition) as well as my chest.

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks in advance.
  • Orland23

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    Dec 29, 2014 5:07 AM GMT
    You are an ectomorph, a classic skinny guy. Ectomorphs have a harder time gaining muscle but easier time at losing fat. You will need to do more weight training, you will have to work hard to gain extra muscle and less cardio, too much cardio will sacrifice muscle mass. You will need to consume whole grains and protein for muscle building.

    This should help you to build muscle.

    http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/nutrition-rules-for-every-ectomorph

    http://ectomorph-gainmass.blogspot.com/
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    Dec 29, 2014 4:44 PM GMT
    Thank you for this
  • mybud

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    Dec 30, 2014 7:02 PM GMT
    Eat everything that looks,smells,or tastes like food. When lifting weights in the beginning, focus more on proper form, less with how much weight you can pull. After learning proper form, lift at least 3 days a week..Pass on cardio. Rest days are needed to build muscle, don't overdo your training...All the best.
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    Dec 30, 2014 11:14 PM GMT
    Orland23 said
    http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/nutrition-rules-for-every-ectomorph


    The only thing I would not agree with this article is that you can wait up to 4 hours between meals. No freaking way!!

    As someone who was far thinner than OP, being 6'2", starting with 140lbs and now 200lbs with 7% body fat, I think I know a thing or two about nutrition for ectomorphs:

    1. Carbs are your friends but only up to a certain point. The article mentions sweet potatoes. They are good -- up to a certain point. Carbs have less caloric density than fats, so when you reach very high calories (5000, 6000, 7000...) sweet potatoes won't suffice. You will need to find sources of good fats to consume along with that.

    2. Your meals don't have to be all solid. Liquid meals will help you in several ways: (1) You don't need a big appetite to consume them (2) You can consume them very fast, allowing you to (3) Have several meals a day while also preserving your appetite for your next solid meal.

    3. Whey is your friend. People here are all wussy about whey. They are not the ones eating 6000Kcal on 9 meals. Let them eat cake! I owe most of my gains to whey. You can buy natural whey (no flavor, no coloring) from select sellers.
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    Dec 31, 2014 12:33 AM GMT
    3enyiii saidWorkout Tips for Skinnier Guy
    Pro tip: Lift weights and eat a lot of healthy stuff.

    You can thank me later. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 31, 2014 6:25 AM GMT
    bachian said
    Orland23 said
    http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/nutrition-rules-for-every-ectomorph


    The only thing I would not agree with this article is that you can wait up to 4 hours between meals. No freaking way!!

    As someone who was far thinner than OP, being 6'2", starting with 140lbs and now 200lbs with 7% body fat, I think I know a thing or two about nutrition for ectomorphs:

    1. Carbs are your friends but only up to a certain point. The article mentions sweet potatoes. They are good -- up to a certain point. Carbs have less caloric density than fats, so when you reach very high calories (5000, 6000, 7000...) sweet potatoes won't suffice. You will need to find sources of good fats to consume along with that.

    2. Your meals don't have to be all solid. Liquid meals will help you in several ways: (1) You don't need a big appetite to consume them (2) You can consume them very fast, allowing you to (3) Have several meals a day while also preserving your appetite for your next solid meal.

    3. Whey is your friend. People here are all wussy about whey. They are not the ones eating 6000Kcal on 9 meals. Let them eat cake! I owe most of my gains to whey. You can buy natural whey (no flavor, no coloring) from select sellers.


    Thank you for the advice...going to look into more liquid options + the whey.

    Thanks as well mybud.
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    Dec 31, 2014 5:25 PM GMT
    ^

    Just remember there's no need for weight gainers. Try finding frozen coconut pulp in the supermarket or organic stores. Cocoa powder is also an option if you like the strong flavor. Both are extremely caloric.

    Oatmeal bran and chia powder are very blendable carbs with low glycemic index and a lot more calories than sweet potatoes. Just add whey, some fruit of your choosing (red ones with low fructose are best) and you're good to go.