You want to reach a healthy weight, no matter what. But you also want more than that – you want to gain muscle mass. And right now, you might think that’s impossible.

I assure you, you can gain muscle mass and completely transform your body.

Today, we’re going to talk about the top five ways you can build muscle to leave that skinny body behind.

1. Pack On the Pounds

pack on the pounds

In order to change your body completely, you’re going to have to gain a lot of weight. The fact is that muscle doesn’t come from nowhere.

This means you need to hit the weights hard and eat for muscle.

Spending quality time in the gym is your ticket to huge changes in your body that will stimulate your muscles to grow larger in response to the challenges you present them every time you workout.

It’s true that a busy lifestyle can make it hard to stick to a well-balanced diet – but if your meals are healthy, your body will be too.

2. Eat a Better Diet

craft perfect diet

If you want to reach that buff body, you’re going to need a menu that is high in both carbs and calories. But this is not an excuse to start chowing down on junk food.

For a bulking phase, you need high-quality, nutrient-dense carbs.

And yes, it’s okay to occasionally go for a convenient fast-food choice, but that doesn’t mean you should be eating pizza and burgers every day.

3. Perform Full-Body Exercise

resistance training

The most effective way to increase your strength and muscle mass is through resistance exercise training.

To learn how to build a good workout routine for weightlifting, read this article.

4. Take Supplements

supplements

Gaining muscle mass isn’t always a matter of exercising and eating well – sometimes, you might need some extra help from supplements. And one of the best areas you can supplement in is your total protein intake.

The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of protein for adults is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. But if you’re trying to gain muscle mass, you should probably increase this to around 1 gram per pound.

Supplementing with extra protein to hit this total can be helpful. But, you may also want to consider some other supplements as well, such as creatine, and a pre-workout.

Final Thoughts

other steps

Besides these fourtips, there are also some general steps you can take in your quest to gain muscle mass.

For one, you should be drinking plenty of water throughout the day, especially before your workout. If your body gets dehydrated, your performance will suffer.

See, it is possible to put on healthy weight and muscle mass. If you stick to these tips, you can say goodbye to skinny forever.

What’s your take on building muscle? Have anything else you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments below!