There is a misconception that exercise, training, and eating correctly is just for folks who are overweight. This is completely untrue.
I have trained clients over the years who have a build similar to mine. Long, lean, and naturally not muscular.
The technical term is an ectomorph but you would typically call us skinny bastards.
Sometimes when I train them, other clients will say “Why is Sandra Skinny here? She is already skinny!”
This mindset is very common but it holds absolutely no weight.
Being skinny does NOT equate to being healthy.
Being skinny does NOT equate to feeling confident in your physique.
Being skinny does NOT equate to being in great shape.
Being skinny equates to being skinny. And being underweight and underdeveloped is not good for your health either.
It is not fun to have no strength and feel weak.
It is not fun to have no shape and look sickly.
It is not fun to swim in your clothes.
It is not fun to look flat like a cheap billboard.
I have been skinny the majority of my life until I began to take the iron game seriously. While I am no Hulk today, I have successfully transformed my physique. The rumor is I will be the body double in the next Spider-Man film.
It will take time and effort as those with slight physiques will have to work harder to build muscle. If you are not genetically disposed to put on muscle, it will be an uphill battle for your whole life.
Fellas, do not quit because you cannot build mass as fast as Marvin Muscle at the gym. Focus on what you need to do and not worry about everyone else.
Ladies, do not quit because Gina Glutes has the big butt that would make a phit vixen jealous. Everyone’s journey is their own journey. Keep grinding toward your goal.
On the bright side, you will not have worry about gaining a lot of body fat on your journey.
I was a human scarecrow through high school and college. I trained hard, but did not truly understand the mechanics of muscle growth and developing the physique.
I did not understand the importance of a correct diet. I remember the night before my first collegiate track meet in 2001, I had a whole Domino’s pizza the night before.
I spent the entire track meet in a stall at Lehigh University. Nutrition matters!
I train and advise many folks with many different physiques.
Many of my readers are on the thinner side when it comes to their physique. Lifting weights, eating correctly, and performing proper conditioning is the only thing that you can do to add muscle mass and develop a great shape to your physique.
Check out my video above for more insight on gaining muscle mass for the skinny man.
I’ll holla at you next time.
The People’s Trainer
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