I'm not going to lie to you, putting on weight be it fat or muscle weight is hard for skinny people with a fast metabolism.
You probably know this if you are reading this article.
Thankfully there are ways around this and I am going to show you how.
Oddly it is a similar process to people trying to lose weight, only in reverse.
Mass Gaining Diet For Skinny People Firstly you must understand about muscle building for skinny people: You must be in a calorie surplus, meaning taking more calories in than you are burning.
Of course if you have a fast metabolism the calories are usually burnt before getting stored.
The biggest problem for muscle building with a fast metabolism is that muscles need to calories to grow.
Your fast metabolism burns them before the muscles can use them.
It is a bit like trying to start a fire without any wood.
Therefore you need to get a strict eating schedule in order to ensure you are eating plenty.
Keeping a food diary is a good way to do this.
Obviously eating your 3 square meals a day is essential, (a piece of toast for breakfast does not constitute a square meal).
Try to eat as much as you can during these meals.
Including plenty of calorie dense foods like fish, pasta, nuts, bread, olive oil and plenty of meats.
Try adding olive oil to as many foods as you can for extra calories without the volume of food.
Taking small glasses or shots of olive oil is also a great way to squeeze in more calories throughout the day.
Aim to eat plenty of calorie dense foods throughout the day between meals and try to eat a total of 6 times a day.
Do not fall for supplements companies claims that their products are better than food, this is a lie.
Supplements are good for convenience if you cannot eat a meal but always aim for real whole food first.
When considering muscle building for skinny people, diet and nutrition is often forgotten but it usually forms a crucial part.
Mass Gaining Workouts For Skinny People Studies have shown that skinny people or "hardgainers" respond better to less volume per muscle per workout, but more frequently.
Therefore full body workouts 3 times a week is a good muscle building routine.
You could also try 4 days a week, with an upper and lower split to see if your body reacts well to this stimulus.
Once you have provided your body with training stimulus and feed your muscles adequate fuel for growth.
You have to rest to give them time to recovery and grow.
This is where getting 8 hours sleep a night is important.
Taking naps during the day also helps and provides a short spike in testosterone.
Hopefully your see that there is a lot more to muscle building for skinny people than doing a few arms curls.