I sort of touched on this subject in the article on how to gain weight quickly with high intensity bodybuilding, but I wanted to do a much more in-depth article, one that will really cover all the bases. An article that really is going to allow you to be in no doubt that you CAN gain weight fast, and not just fat, but muscle.
For many skinny people, they are known as a Hardgainer in bodybuilding circles. I am one of them. If you are a person who has always been thin, doesn’t have a ton of muscle, and can eat what you like, they you should count yourself amongst the lucky few. With obesity levels rising so dramatically you are at least in the favorable position of being able to start in a positive light. i.e no trying to transform a physique that is going to involve severe calorific reduction over an extended period of time.
So, to start with, count yourself lucky.
Weight gain techniques for skinny people are numerous, but it comes down to a few factors at the end of the day. Learn how to build muscle, and how to eat properly. In the article linked to at the beginning of this one I gave the recipe for a good quality shake that will pack on the pounds, so I won’t repeat it here. But what I do want to emphasize is that you simply need to stop thinking about the fact that you are eating more than other people, and still not gaining weight.
It is what it is. Some people can look at a french fry and gain weight, others could eat a sack of potatoes and not put on a pound. Such is life, and such is the variety of body types that we all have. It would make for a boring world if we were all the same.
Best Ways To Gain Weight Quickly
In the previous article the emphasis was on high intensity weight training, and it still is. Follow the routine to build muscle, read the training program for mass gains, and perform it as often as you can. If you can add weight to the movements then you are training just right. In the beginning this could mean training every other day. The more training you do the more muscle you will put on. If you don’t train, and train hard, then the weight that you put on will be fat. And you may as well stay skinny rather than just end up fat.
You may have come here simply looking for an eating program, and I will certainly get into that later on, but the fact is that without a decent program of resistance training you are not going to look much improved, unless you are severely underweight and just need to fill out a little. But you will still find that if you combine the eating program with the training program the results will be much better.
Stimulating The Appetite
This is one of the reasons, apart from muscle gain, that I recommend the abbreviated training program along with a sound eating program. If you want to know how to stimulate the appetite then weight training is the key. It works like nothing else. Read the workout routine and also read the rest pause training guide, you will not believe the results you will get.
Working out with heavy weights for leg work is going to make you so hungry that you will feel like a different person. It is going to make such a difference to how you both look and feel, and the hunger that you have, that your body will have no other recourse than to add weight to your frame.
Not easy though is it?
This is not a way to gain weight for men and women that involves no work on your part. You have to be prepared to work for it. But the good news is that the training sessions are brief, normally only 3 exercises, and will be done in less than half an hour. But it is imperative that they are done on a regular basis.
If you don’t do this results will be far from optimal.
The best way to put on weight is to combine strength training with eating excess calories, and this is the same for men as it is for women. Don’t neglect this, you do so at your peril.
Weight Gain For Skinny People
It is assumed that you are skinny. If you want to know:
how can I gain weight fast?
Then this is assumed. And the one thing that is stopping you from putting on the pounds is a lack of stimulus to your muscles, combined with a lack of eating. The bottom line is that if you simply cannot seem to budge the scales then you are not eating enough.
It does not matter if you currently eat what you feel is way too much food. You need to eat more, and keep on doing so until you break out of the plateau that you are in. Calories are all important, but they should always be good calories. Not just junk food or foodstuffs that contain less than optimal nutrition. i.e bread and excesses of rice and pasta.
You want to be eating the best possible food, it will make the weight you gain quality weight, and it will increase your energy levels at the same time. So don’t overlook this aspect of things.
Foods To Eat To Gain Weight Quickly
So what should you be eating?
Well, add the shake into your diet as linked to in the other article on weight gain, but this is just the beginning.
You should be looking at eating a large breakfast. If you currently have a bowl of cereal, or even skip it entirely it is time for a change.
Switch to eggs and bacon fried in butter, add in a calorie dense shake afterwards, and you will be off to a good start.
Rather than drinking soft drinks or coffee, begin to have a glass of milk instead. Aim for drinking more milk than other drinks and you will be adding to your overall consumption.
Lunch is also a real issue for a lot of people. It often revolves around a sandwich, or something very similar. It won’t do. You need to begin to think properly about your diet, and it may even mean preparing food the night before so you can take it with you to work, college or school.
But this is what you need to do if you want to change the way you look. Think about taking cooked chicken with you. A large portion. Plus a large pasta or potato salad as well. And as large a portion size as you can possibly manage. You want to get as many calories in as possible.
And then finish it off with a nice large glass of milk.
Again, you should be looking at eating quality foods. Don’t just eat junk food and don’t skip meals. You need to take the time to ensure that you have at least 3 high quality meals a day , and with no excuses as to why you did not accomplish this. For many thin people the root of the problem is simply that they are not in the habit of eating real food at all meal times.
Evening should be a large meal, maybe a large steak and a jacket potato, or any other large portion size of meat. Add in carbs and vegetables and the final glass of milk too if you can.
So many people find eating like this through the day a challenge to begin with, but trust me when I tell you that this will soon change. In no time at all you will find that not only do you really enjoy eating like this, but you want more.
If you feel like snacking then do so. On good food, not junk.
Eat late at night if you can as well. The more meals that you can consume the more weight you will gain fast.
This all takes will power and determination. Add to this the fact that you will also be training with weights, and it is clear that you need to stay motivated and stay focused.
If you want something hard enough then you have to work for it.
Make the basis of your food intake revolve around at least 3 proper solid meals a day, with lots fo meat, cheese, eggs, vegetables and pastas.
Add to this the high calorie based shake, and drinking milk instead of anything else, and you will be much heavier well inside a month. Train hard so that the weight you gain is mostly muscle, and you are going to feel like a new person in a very short period of time.