If you’re looking to pack on pounds of rock solid muscle the first thing you must do is find the right kind of bodybuilding workout routine that is designed for your body type.
Unfortunately, this is where most skinny guys go wrong, and the reason why results are often not very forthcoming.
If you’re reading this then I’m going to assume you’re a skinny guy (often known as a hardgainer) who struggles to gain weight and muscle mass no matter how much you eat or how much you train.
If this is you and you think that you are destined to remain a “victim” of your skinny genetics, then don’t worry because help is at hand.
In this article I’m going to reveal to you a range of exercises and a bodybuilding workout routine that you can utilize the next time you step into the gym, and KNOW that you are doing the kind of exercises that will see muscle growth.
Bodybuilding Workout Routine For Skinny Guys
Front Squats 5-6 reps for 3 sets PLUS 1-2 reps on a max set
Bench Press 5-6 reps for 3 sets PLUS 1-2 reps on a max set
Lunges 6-8 reps for 3 sets
Bent Over Barbell Rows 5-6 reps for 3 sets PLUS 1-2 reps on a max set
Pull Ups super-setted with Barbell Rows 8-10 reps for 3 sets
Bicep Curls super-setted with Tricep Push Downs 8-10 reps for 3 sets
The key to this workout is the fact that it is based around multi-joint compound exercises that work multiple muscle groups at the same time, and have been proven to be most effective for muscle growth, particularly for the skinny guy looking to gain mass.
Compound free-weight exercises like Squats, Bench Press and Bent Over Barbell Rows give you a much greater range of motion and incorporate the smaller ancillary muscles in the exercise which are required to maintain balance and stability throughout the exercise.
I’ve also included the use of “super sets” and “max sets” in this bodybuilding workout routine.
Super sets are basically two different exercises performed back-to-back with no rest in between, and they are typically complementary exercises, which work opposing muscle groups (in this case, biceps and triceps).
Max sets also encourage extra muscle growth and strength gains by pushing the muscle on a heavy weight. By gradually increasing this load over time in your workout routines you can see significant increases in strength and muscle size as it utilizes the principle of progressive overload.
Note: I put the super-sets and max sets in this bodybuilding workout routine for the intermediate and more advanced folks who are feeling a little stale in their current workouts and want to take things to the next level. Beginners can use the same workout structure, just avoid the super-sets and max sets until you are accustomed and strong enough to crank things up a notch.