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How to Build Muscle: Bulking Up for Skinny Guys

5. ECTOMORPH BULKING: MONITOR YOUR PROGRESS

This point applies to everything mentioned above. Make it a habit to keep track of your lifts (especially compound lifts) every workout session, and also keep track of your bodyweight. This will help show you if things are working and more importantly if things are working at the ideal rate they should be at. Your lifts should be increasing either by weight or reps every week and your bodyweight should be increasing by 0.5lbs per week.

How to Build Muscle

What’s the best way to weigh yourself? This is actually a little tricky, because your body goes through weight fluctuations every single day and you don’t want to make rash decisions based on this. I recommend weighing yourself every single morning as soon as you wake up, then after a week take the average of the past 7 days. Use this as your comparison for future week averages. This helps eliminate fluctuations and will provide you with the most accurate figure.

I hope this guide can help you out if you are a struggling ectomorph. If I can do it, so can you. Just keep in mind that you need to be patient with it. Putting on size doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years of consistent effort, especially when starting out with a skinny frame. But follow the points mentioned above and you’ll get there in no time!

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