Hi, this is Andy Wilkinson from SkinnyGainMuscle.com,
bringing you another video lesson on how to gain weight if you’re skinny.
And in this video we’re looking at whether or not it’s a good idea to exercise when you’re
trying to gain weight. Now, if you are finding it difficult to gain
weight, and you’re naturally skinny, and you have a high metabolism – meaning you burn
up energy very efficiently – you might be concerned that any exercise efforts that you
use to try and build muscle mass might actually result in you losing even more weight than
you have right now. And it’s a concern that a lot of skinny guys
have when they think about starting a weight training program.
And that’s why it’s so important that you learn how to gain muscle mass in the RIGHT
way, so you continue to make gains in both your size and muscle weight.
So how can we make sure that this happens? That you’re able to gain weight and muscle
quickly, without losing weight when you exercise. Well, we need to make an important distinction
here between “endurance” style exercise like long-distance running, and “weight training”
that’s specifically aimed at building healthy muscle mass.
Of course, you will use up energy when you lift weights. But you create some very positive
conditions in your body with weight training, that make it much easier to gain healthy weight.
Firstly, when you lift weights and overload a muscle, so that you can’t perform any more
repetitions with that weight, you give that muscle a “reason” to grow – so that it can
handle that weight more easily the next time when you train.
And how does it grow? Well, simple. By absorbing the nutrition you supply it with
the foods you eat, it has a reason to grow. And as it grows in size, it grows in weight
as well. Meaning a healthy increase in overall muscle mass for you.
So, let’s now run through 5 very quick action steps that you can use to improve your ability
to gain muscle when you train: #1: Eat a couple of hours before you train.
So you have a good supply of energy going into your workout. A “pre-workout meal” might
consist of a peanut butter sandwich on wholemeal bread, and a banana for instance.
So you’re getting a mix of protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats.
#2: Keep your workouts short and intense. And aim to get your weight training finished
within about 60 minutes. #3: Sip water throughout your workout to keep
yourself hydrated. Your muscles mainly consist of water. And you need plenty of it to function
at your best. #4: Eat again within 1 hour of completing
your workout. The sooner the better really. This is a time to have sugary carbohydrates
and proteins, to quickly supply your muscles with what they need to grow.
And finally, give yourself at least 48 hours before lifting weights again. You’ll make
your muscle and weight gains during your RECOVERY period. So let your body have all the time
it needs to adapt and grow, before subjecting it to any more weight training.
So bottom line, as long as you train and eat correctly – and know what you’re doing –
weight training is a fantastic way to gain lean muscle weight. So you really don’t need
to worry about losing weight by exercising. And this is as long as you know what you’re
doing. Okay, that brings us to the end of this video.
Thanks very much for watching. And if you like the information here, and
you want to learn more about what you can do to gain weight and muscle if you’re skinny,
then I’ve created a bunch more videos for you.
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Thanks for watching and I’ll talk to you soon.