3 Bulking Shakes to Help a Skinny Guy Gain Muscle

3 Bulking Shakes to Help a Skinny Guy Gain Muscle

For a naturally skinny guy that wants to gain good muscle weight, it’s important to have a caloric surplus. This means that you need to eat more calories than what your body burns. Doing that, your body will have those extra calories to help repair and rebuild your muscles after a workout.

For a skinny guy with a high metabolism, that will probably mean consuming at least 3000 calories a day. Consuming some of those calories in liquid form such as in shakes is an easy way to get some of those extra calories. Liquid calories are also more easily digested by your body.

You can buy pre-made shake mixes, but they can be very expensive. You can make your own shake supplements right in the comfort of your home with a few basic ingredients like milk, whey powder, oatmeal, peanut butter and olive or canola oil, just to name a few.

Post Workout Shake

Directly after your workout is an important time to consume liquid calories. Your body is in a state where it will absorb those calories quickly in order to begin recovering from your workout. Having a shake like this after your workout will help you recover faster to start building muscle.

Post Workout Shake

 

3 cups skim milk

1 scoop whey protein powder

1 cup oatmeal

1 banana

Put in some ice if you enjoy a frozen shake. This shake contains approximately 762 calories, 116 grams of carbs, 63 grams of protein and 8 grams of fat.

Bedtime Shake

While you are sleeping, your body releases anabolic hormones to repair and rebuild your muscles. When on a bulking diet it’s good to have a high protein shake before going to bed. That shake should also have some good fats in it as the fat will also help raise the levels of your anabolic hormones.

2 cups whole milk

1 scoop whey protein powder

1 tablespoon olive or canola oil

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

I will usually mix this in a large cup just before going to bed. It has about 551 calories, 26 grams of carbs, 41 grams of protein and 33 grams of fat.

Anytime Shake

For the skinny guy looking to build muscle, throughout the day you need to have healthy, high calorie snacks. Often times when working you can take a thermos with you that has your favorite shake. That way you have those healthy, muscle building calories handy for whenever you need them. Blend this tasty shake in the morning and then take it with you for a snack throughout the day.

Anytime Shake

2 cups whole milk

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

2 tablespoons peanut butter

This is a tasty chocolate-peanut butter shake. It has approximately 582 calories, 31 grams of carbs, 48 grams of protein and 33 grams of fat.

Use shakes like these daily. It is an inexpensive way for us skinny guys to get the good calories we need to gain lean muscle mass.