ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Bulking Up

Updated on August 3, 2009

Most men are not happy with their body,but for skinny guys its a big problem as we are constantly being bombarded by images of 6packs and pecs that we can only dream about.Well if like me you have had enough and decided to bulk up im going to offer you some tips on how to do it fast,what food to eat what protein powder works well and what exercises are good at building overall bulk.When i started working out at my local gym i weighed about 61kgs but with some hard work, good protein powder and more hard work, within 6months i had increased my weight to 69kgs that's 8kgs of weight with the majority of it being muscle and to top it all i hadn't added too much to my stomach.

With bulking you will find that it wont all be solid muscle but with hard work on the weights you can keep your stomach from expanding too much,if it does then when you get to your ideal weight you can then add several cardio sessions to reduce this and get back your 6 pack.You will need a gym to get good gains,you can do it from home but with doing it from a gym you can lift more with spotters and you can get access to machines you may not have at home.

Protein Powder

Lets face it there is no point in trying to bulk up and build good muscle size unless you have a decent protein powder,because without it you are going to find eating the amount of food you will need to keep your body fueled and getting down the right amount of protein for your muscles to repair and grow will be nigh on impossible.Now I'm sure like me you have had a look at the various kinds of protein powder out there and there are loads,What you are going to need is an all in one powder which means it will not only have the best whey protein it will also have creatine and carbs and amino acids vital to building and repairing your body,lots of other lower cost powders just don't have these ingredients.Now you may need to try a few before you find one that is right for you,i think i went through 4 before i found the right one,The first gave me incredible wind,the second constipation and the third bloating of the stomach,I have tried reflex whey and met rx but the one that works for me happens to be one of the best on the market and unfortunately for me one of the most expensive.I use Maximuscle's Cyclone which is an all in one and for me gives tremendous results.It combines 60g's of protein as well as 10g's of creatine.But try some for yourself until you are happy with a certain one.

The foods

Im sure most of these are self explanetery but im going to mention them anyway as they will all work towards providing your body with the protein and nutrients it requires to grow.

Chicken

Tuna

Turkey

Eggs

Dairy

Nuts and Seeds

Muscle building nutrition

The Exercises

Squats:These are the number one exercise for bulking up.The leg muscles are the biggest muscles in the body and this exercise hits all the leg muscles at the top of the leg and helps your core strength as well by keeping your balance.Not only that but this exercise will burn the most calories at the same point as you use extra energy trying to squat with large weights.


Pull ups:These are ideal in increasing the size and width of your back and your back is made up of a number of muscles that if built with this exercise will increase your weight and bulk.You will probably need some assistance as i doubt you will do more than a few with your own body weight,build it up slowly


Deadlifts:Another brilliant leg exercise that hits all the major leg muscles


Bench Press:A good exercise and probably the most well known one for the chest but it also works your triceps and shoulders so if your going for upper body bulk then this exercise is a must.Make sure you have someone spot you.

Summery

In summery bulking up will not happen overnight,you cannot add muscle size and build good muscle in a week or two.Persist and work hard and you will see results,then when you reach your ideal weight then lose one of the weights sessions and add in 2-3 cardio sessions to cut up and get rid of any excess body fat.Best of luck,i would like to hear some success stories.cheers

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • warchild75 profile imageAUTHOR

      lee 

      8 years ago from Lancing, West Sussex, England

      You are welcome rebu,glad to help!!

    • rebu profile image

      rebu 

      8 years ago from Coorg,India

      thnx for the information..i will surely do it...

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)