How to Build Lean Muscle for Skinny Guys

How to build lean muscle for skinny guys

How to build lean muscle for skinny guys is the goal of this site.

I want to help you go from skinny to muscular in the fastest way possible.

Note how I didn’t specify a time frame. Why?

Because achieving maximum health is a way of life.

You should want to maintain this type of lifestyle for the rest of your life.

Also many people set unrealistic time frames for their goals and become unmotivated when they don’t make the impossible happen.

Seriously how realistic is it to gain 20lbs of muscle in 30 days? For anyone who knows the reality of building muscle, this time frame is a joke.

You have to be prepared to put in time learning all the skills necessary to pull this off.

Starting off with a few intangibles. Things like patience, dedication and humility will aid you in reaching your goal.

Back to time frames. I think you should focus on setting 18-month goals.

You can run experiments shorter than that to determine the road you take but ultimately you have to be in it for the long run.

How to build lean muscle for skinny guys… you gotta experiment!

You are important. You are special. You are UNIQUE.

Your body is different from everyone else. You have to figure out what it positively reacts to in terms of training and foods. I can give you the guidelines but you have to experiment and see how your body reacts.

You can run your experiments for 1-3 months. That’s enough time to see how things are going.

Let me give you an example.

Let’s say we calculate the number of calories you need and we determine it to be 2500 a day to gain muscle. It’s hard to be certain exactly what you need because of so many factors. 2500 will be a rough estimate. What you wanna do is try to eat that many calories for a month and see how your body reacts.

If you gain muscle with minimum fat, GREAT! Keep at it. Are you losing weight? time to change the number and run another 1-month test.

Never think of your experiments as pass or fail. No matter the result you are one step closer to reaching your goals.

The correct mindset is very important..

How to Build Lean Muscle for Skinny Guys

I want you to imagine your muscle building journey as a house. First off you have to build the foundation (knowledge of what to do). Then every day add a brick. That’s it. Be patient and day in day out add a brick. You add a brick every day by eating right and training right. Simple right!?

Together we’ll put some muscle on that skinny body I promise. I hope this post has taught you how to build lean muscle for skinny guys.

Are you looking to build muscle – what are you excited or anxious about?

16 thoughts on “How to Build Lean Muscle for Skinny Guys”

  1. One of my friends is very skinny and he has always wanted to have muscles. But regardless how hard he tries there is no result. Now he has bought some pills to build the muscles unnatural way.
    Luckily I have found your article so I will convince him it is not the right way to go. I suppose if you could do it being a skinny guy then he can to it as well.

  2. Hey Arta,

    Building muscle naturally is absolutely possible! All it takes is dedication, patience and focus. I hope your friend accomplishes his goal of putting on muscle in safe and healthy way.

    Thanks for the comment

  3. Marlinda Davis

    I truly enjoyed the message behind this article. You are so right. People in general are very unrealistic with setting health and fitness goals. It takes time, patience and commitment to gain muscle and live healthier in general. But even more importantly is being focused on living a healthy lifestyle. I hope that you continue to share good health information, tips and advice 🙂

  4. Yeah I was the same a couple of years ago. Being a skinny guy is tough, especially when you’re tall as well!, but with proper training and a clean diet anyone can get through it.

    For me what worked was just being consistent with your training each week, it has taken a good couple of years for me to see serious results which I know is a long time but it had to be done to get the results I wanted. I think guys like me and you just need to be patient, set realistic goals like you said and celebrate even the smallest of goals. It’ll take a while but it’s totally worth it.

  5. I couldn’t agree with you more Lyle!

    Proper training and diet applied consistently is the key to success.

  6. Thanks for the comment Marlinda.

    Your right, a healthy lifestyle should be top priority in everyone’s life.

  7. Hey there! My brother is 5’8 and he’s skinny like a stick. I’ve been telling him to eat a lot to gain weight and exercise to gain muscles. He drinks a lot of milk also protein shake to gain weight but it’s not working for him. After I read your article I will try help my brother to gain weight we will try different kinds of diet. Thank you for sharing this information.

  8. Hello and thanks for sharing, back in the day in my very younger days this was my concern, here you had a skinny kid who only weighed 90 lbs and for my age I was tiny and so I did everything that I knew off. I I only had this type of information back then I would have had all of the help that I needed. Your post is very informative.

  9. Hey John

    Tell him to incorporate weight lifting into his daily routine. Heavy weights + solid diet = muscle gain 🙂

    Thanks for your comment.

  10. Building muscle has been quite hard for me over the last few years but I’m starting to grow out of this skinny I used to have. I’m not building loads of muscle that’s overly obvious but I you can definitely tell some difference in my build.

    It’s taken me a while but I’m finally getting there. The most I can say to others out there is make sure you are consistent with your training no matter what, with rep, form and how often you go that’s the most important thing!

  11. Thanks for the post! I find it that most guys get desperate and they want to see results really fast. As you said, this is a lifestyle and you only see the difference if you stick with it. There are ups and downs but if you are consistent and change habits results will show up, they will stay and stick for a long time.

  12. when i first started lifting i was extremely skinny and had absolutely no idea what i was doing inside the gym. if i had found an article like this one back then i would have made progress so much faster in my first few months of lifting

    thanks for posting

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