Getting from skinny to muscle doesn’t happen overnight.
And it’s a battle you are going to win with your fork. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.
No matter how hard you find it to put on weight, it’s the quantity that’s going to make the difference.
It’s the quality that will decide whether you get ripped – or just put on a pot belly and jowls.
The quality of your food will also speed up you weight gain, and make it easier for you. Let me explain how and why.
You’ll only be reading this because you’re trying to put weight on. It’s something that biologically you find hard to do – so you’ve got to use every trick possible to make is easier – even if it’s only a tiny bit easier. The reason for doing this is all these add up and together they will tip the scales in your favour – literally.
Know how many calories you need to eat in one day just to stay the same weight. Then make sure you eat more.
Have a realistic goal too. Two pounds of muscle a week is not that hard to achieve if you’re serious about gaining.
How does your body magic up one pound of muscle, let alone two? First it needs the raw materials – mainly protein – and enough of them. 2500calories will give you the materials for one pound of muscle. So to gain two pounds of muscle in a week, for starters you’ll need to eat 5000 more calories than your body ‘needs’ in a week.
Just eat ‘good stuff’. The rule for good stuff is pretty simple: It must have been grown in the ground or on a tree. Or had wings or legs. Or lived in the sea. Simple eh?
So when you do feel like eating, ask your self whether it passes the ‘good stuff’ test. It makes hell of a difference. You’ll put weight on – but it won’t be lard. You’ll add muscle.
Two pounds a week is easily achievable because you also have a big helper to hand: creatine.
Creatine is 100% natural – and gives you a massive muscle building kick start. The stuff is incredible. I didn’t believe what I first read about it because it sounded too good to be true. But you’ll see very credible sources singing it’s praises.
Creatine loading for 6 weeks at the start of the program will give you a massive boost.
Don’t just hit the gym or start lifting weights any old how. You need compound exercises – forget the ‘mirror muscle’ exercises. Compound exercises get a whole group of your muscle working, so you gain bulk really quickly. It’s these exercises alone the make someone skinny looking to bulked in weeks.
Get an exercise plan together made up of compound exercises that hits the whole body. Put one together that you know you can stick to. It’s pointless planning to work out three times a week if you know you’ve only got time do it twice. You’re just setting yourself up for a fall – be realistic with your plan, then stick to it.
Now here’s the biggie. It’s your biggest training helper: pen and paper.
Write down what you could lift from day one. It doesn’t matter what it is. I can’t tell you the motivation you’ll get and how good you’ll feel when two weeks later you’ve added a chunk to it.
You can pretty much add 5% to what you lift every week or so. And I’ll tell when you’re a good number of weeks in to your plan, you’ll look back and feel great when you see your progress. It’s a real boost and it’s so important because getting to your ideal weight doesn’t happen overnight.
And if you’re negged out that it will take too long, think about this:
Say it’ll take you 26 weeks to get ripped and huge. That’s 6 months – half a year. So because of that, you don’t bother.
Here’s the biggie – that time will pass anyhow. In 6 months from now, do you want to be the same, or ripped?
Get yourself on the conveyor belt now…6 months is nothing.