At first, I thought all workouts were created equal and getting a model-like body (that women always swoon over) can be attained through just one type of workout program.
However, my latter experience with workouts, people at the gym, my personal trainer, and some bad workouts all over the net, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no single “best skinny guy workout” and there never will be one, for 3 major reasons.
We Don’t All Have the Same Goals In Mind
In the course of my career, I’ve known some people who are just contented just to add weight to their very skinny build. And that’s it.
While some, like me, would like to get that beach body that women love to drool over.
While some skinny people, aspire to be a mister universe just like Arnold Schwarzenegger.
All these goals are not mentioned in most workout guides or manuals or online references. And most just target the easy stuff.
People will see the results of their efforts after a few weeks of following it but will never get to what they want just by following a single webpage.
For example, Tim Ferriss’s 4-Hour Body Workout. I’ve tried it before to the letter, but have not gotten the beach body that I’ve always wanted. Simply because they were not enough. Chin-ups for the back and bicep, chest press for the chest, and so on.
It was only later that I realized that there were more than 4 workouts that targeted different parts of the chest, and a bunch of variety of workouts that could be done to target and develop each and every different muscle.
While the 4-Hour Body Weight gain/muscle gain workout might work for some people, it most definitely did not work for me, because it simply just was not according to my plan. And so are the hundreds of single-page workout you will find out there on the web and on magazines.
Most Skinny Guy Workouts Online Are Linear and Non-Progressive
When you’ve finally settled on a program from the internet with multiple variety of exercise which guarantees you’ll look like the guy on the photo on that page after just a few months of doing the routine, guess what happens next?
The routine will just stay, increasing amount of reps, increasing the weight, inter-changing the order. What more can a single-page, single-workout routine offer?
Our bodies adapt really quickly and with that fact in mind, the plateau is impending. Constant change in workout program is needed to further develop your body.
The subtle changes are based on what you’ve already achieved and the results of those subtle changes. The ideal workout should change according to monitored results. Whenever a workout grows stale, there has to be subtle changes.
“You cannot do seated chest press for your chest forever and expect things to drastically change after some time.“
The Perfect Workout Program is For You Or Your Trainer To Cook Up
The reason why workout books are very good is that they describe how each workout will produce desired results instead of just feeding your random information.
For example, for my chest workouts in the latter half of my body building journey, I had to do a lot of strengthening exercises at the start to improve my strength, posture, and stability. If my trainer had not been there to give me that strength training exercise routine, I’d not be able to do those chest exercises properly.
So each exercise should depend on which phase you are in, whether it be strength gaining in one muscle group, adding muscle mass, or getting your muscles ripper and cut. It will be up to you to piece them together.