You are rather thin and have an unprecedented metabolism rate. All the calories that you stuff yourself with get burned as soon as you walk a few meters. For someone who wants to lose weight, hearing the few sentences mentioned above sounds like heaven to their ears, but for some who want to bulk up and build muscle, it’s their worst nightmare. People as such as usually tagged as ‘hard gainers’, but not to fear you have hope as well.
Your weight gain journey is not impossible as long as you have a set of guidelines that you religiously follow, preferably condoned by experts who know what they are talking about. It is necessary to direct all your energy, motivation, and commitment towards this new journey you are going to embark upon, and hopefully, the following tips will be of help.
You don’t want to be stuffing yourself with huge quantities of food that do not give provide you the required amount of calories to reach your daily calorie count. Small consumption of high-calorie food should always opt over large intakes of low-calorie food. You will not be able to pack on that lean muscle by eating boiled veggies, oats, and fruits, and although these types of food are healthy options they are not quite apt for an individual who’s many purposes is to gain a great amount of weight. To start off on the right track add dried fruits, steak, and whole eggs to your daily menu and you will be good to go.
Since consuming a large number of solid calories is going to stuff you, try considering the intake of liquid calories. Unlike solids, it is not going to uncomfortably fill you up, rather aid in reaching your daily calorie intake value. You can always take bodybuilding supplements before and after your work out, but to have an added effect on your progression make sure to consume a protein shake per day.
In order to make the most use of these shakes, it is important that you add ingredients that not only taste good, but all provide your body with the necessary nutrients to help you perform better when working out leading to much faster results. Some of the ingredients you can easily get your hands on include, Greek yogurt, frozen fruits, coconut oil, and milk powder.
Gym goer or not, it is scientifically proven that an individual should get at least eight hours of sleep a night to be able to have enough amount of energy to tackle the day successfully. For a hard gainer, this fact cannot be stressed enough. People who have just started working out, and who find it difficult to gain weight usually don’t have the capacity to immediately recover from exercises, making it imperative that you have between 8 to 9 hours of sleep daily.
Also, remember never to go into a workout without having fully recovered from the previous one, this will break down your body even further, while and decrease the amount of energy you can put into doing the exercises effectively.
Don’t be disheartened if you don’t see any immediate results. Take the above tips into consideration and keep at it. Your results will be astounding.