The short answer is yes. Skinny guys can gain muscle. But it is important to understand your circumstances so you can follow a plan that will allow you to build muscle and size successfully.
Many skinny guys tend to fall into the ectomorph category. This usually means their natural body type makes the stay skinny. If you find that you keep on eating and you never seem to put on any weight or size, there is a good chance that your natural body type is one of an ectomorph.
How can a skinny person gain muscle?
You need to consume enough calories and the right macros in order to give yourself the chance to gain muscle. Additionally, you need to do the right type of workout that will allow your muscles to break down and rebuild new muscle tissue.
What exercises can a skinny guy do to gain weight and muscle?
You need to break down the muscle with resistance weights. This will typically see you complete 6-10 repetitions for at least 3 sets. You need to focus on your muscle groups. It may be worthwhile focusing on compound exercises to develop the complimenting muscle groups.
What should you eat to gain weight?
Aim to consume a macro diet that is at least 40% protein, 40% carbohydrates and 20% fats. This should give you enough energy as well as help you build your muscle size.
The type of food that’s ideal to eat to gain weight includes:
- Sweet potatoes
Monitor your calorie burn.
There’s a good chance that you are doing some kind of activity which is causing your body to burn additional calories, which is working against your bodybuilding goals. Prioritise the amount of rest that you take in your lifestyle to give your body a chance to recover and rebuild new tissue.