In today’s health industry, there is so much focus on obesity and losing weight that it is hard to believe there are people who actually have a hard time putting ‘on’ weight. People who have a hard time gaining weight and muscle generally have a very fast metabolism, which means they have to work just as hard to gain the weight as overweight people have to work to lose the weight. Are you one of these skinny guys? The good news is, that it’s possible to do this naturally, without using steroids. As well as eating and planning your workouts well, there are also supplements you can take to help build muscle. You can read more about these and what kind of supplements will help from Researchandyou.com’s health supplement tips. Below, we have included our 5 top tips to beat your fast metabolism and gain the bulk you want.
If your body has a fast metabolism, it means you will burn the food you eat faster than normal. This means it is essential to make sure you are consuming enough calories each day. Even if you think you are eating a lot, you may not be if you are not gaining weight. Your body also needs enough calories and nutrients to build muscle. The best way to keep track of how much you are eating is to keep a food journal. Write down everything you eat and drink and the time of day you consume it. This can help you see where you are lacking essential muscle and weight building calories.
Bottom Line: Keeping a food journal can help you better understand exactly what you are putting into your body and adjust accordingly, as per your recorded data.
Do Compound Exercises
When working out, rather do compound exercises over isolation exercises. Compound exercises work a few different muscles at the same time which will trigger muscle growth the best as they target the most muscle fibres. Some examples of compound exercises include squats, bench presses, pull-ups, deadlifts, and barbell curls. These types of exercises are best to include at the beginning of your workout routine as you will get more out of them when your body is less tired. You can still add your isolation exercises too, but do those after your compound exercises.
Bottom Line: Targeting more than one muscle group at a time is a more effective way of training to ensure maximum impact for increased muscle growth.
The number of reps you are doing is not as important as making sure you are progressing in your workouts. There is no point pumping for two hours if you are not actually progressing and building muscle. Slowly, you should increase the number of weights you lift as your strength grows and as you get bigger.
Bottom Line: If you are not lifting more than you were last month, you are not building muscle.
Work All Your Muscles
It is important to work each muscle at least two to three times a week. So if you are only able to workout three times a week, try make these workouts full-body workouts. If you can workout four days a week, try split each workout to either your upper or lower body; this way each group of muscles gets worked twice a week. Your muscles also need time to recover to grow stronger, so it is important to take three to four rest days a week.
Bottom Line: Make sure all your muscle groups get worked equally. Don’t forget your legs!
Take a Supplement
Nitric oxide and CLA supplements are known for their muscle building effects. Nitric oxide supplements do not actually contain nitric oxide. They contain L-arginine (an amino acid) which helps the body produce higher levels of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide increases blood flow to the muscles, bringing more nutrients which allows the muscles to grow faster and bigger. This increased blood flow will also help in a faster recovery between workouts. CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is another supplement known for reducing body fat while enhancing muscle growth.
Bottom Line: Supplements are a great way to enhance your muscle growth. Just ensure that when you buy a nutritional health supplement, you read the label and know exactly what you are taking - some are better than others, so do your homework.