I remember around 7 years ago when I was just 50 kilos starting my fitness journey with no idea what the hell I was doing. I started with a set of 10 kg dumbbells and to me they were heavy as hell. I literally spent at least a year just doing bicep curls. My arms barely grew though. My confidence still sucked and I was still skinny. I felt super depressed because I couldn’t fit in my shirts, I was super weak and girls didn’t like me because I looked like a stick. They literally didn’t go out with me because “I was too skinny.” I felt horrible. I felt frustrated as hell. I was super angry and sad at the same time. I wanted to be like Captain America but I had no idea what to do…. How do I eat and how do I train?
I had so many unanswered questions for years.
One of the biggest things I was doing wrong was that I was focusing on just bicep curls and my eating sucked. I mean my eating literally sucked. I wasn’t eating enough and I wasn’t eating the right foods to build muscle.
As time progressed I learnt from more people and started researching ways to build more muscle. I signed up to an online coach who was running a big coaching platform at the time. He gave me a solid 5 Day workout program and I stuck to it. Although this was way too much for me I was hungry for results. After a while, I started seeing results. I started gaining muscle and then I started looking more into nutrition. The thing that switched for me was that I actually had a structured workout program and I stuck to it. I wasn’t just bicep curling every now and then. I knew what I had to do, I believed it would work and I kept showing up.
My top 5 pieces of advice to SKINNY GUYS who are just beginning their fitness journey
- Get a structured workout program (no more curls)
- Start by looking into eating right
- Eat enough calories to grow
- Stick to it for a long period of time
- Learn from coaches and other more advanced people
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