Best Supplements For Skinny Guys (ectomorphs)
One of the most common questions I find asked around bodybuilding forums on the web is “what supplements are the best for skinny guys?”. Supplements are much more important for skinny guys (ectomorphs) because their genetics make it harder for them to build muscle, hence the term “hard gainer”. So what are the best supplements recommended for skinny guys? Here’s our list:
Best Supplements For Skinny Guys:
- Weight Gainer Powders
Weight gain products are the most important supplement for skinny guys. Muscle building is all about calories for ectomorphs, often ectomorphs need to have a higher surplus than other body types. Weight gain shakes provide a massive injection of calories and BCAAs, essential for growth.
Best weight gainers: Prolab N-Large II, BSN Truemass & CytoSport CytoGainer
Anyone serious about performance should be taking creatine. Creatine is not just for weight training, but a near-essential for all sports from sprinting to Bass fishing! Ectomorphs need all the extra help they can get, and creatine can help push out those extra few rep in the gym!
Best creatine products: BSN Cellmass,any reputable creatine monohydrate
- Casein Protein
Typically, skinny guys have raging metabolisms! This is one of the factors that hinders lean muscle growth. Most skinny guys will tell you that they tend to eat more often than other, even if they’re not training. Casein protein is important because it releases slowly which means (especially during the night) that your muscles don’t go hungry. Casein protein can take up to 7 hours to be completely absorbed which means a longer lasting fuel source for your muscles.
Best casein products: ON 100% Casein Protein
- Dextrose/Complex Carbs
Dextrose is much more powerful than most people give it credit for. It is the simplest all of simple carbs and is awesome for creating a huge insulin spike! Dextrose should only be taken post workout when your body needs extra insulin to move nutrients to muscles as quick as possible.
Best dextrose products: any 100% pure dextrose
Essential fats play a huge role in muscle building, and if you’re not getting enough you’ll eb seriously hampering your growth. Products like Udo’s Oil are perfect for bodybuilders, providing a perfect balance of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9.
Best EFA products: Udo’s Essential Blends
Those are the basics, the essential supplements recommended to help skinny guys build some serious muscle. Other supplements you might want to try include nitric oxide (NO2), testosterone boosters, amino acids, creatine blends and HMB.
If you have questions about supplementing for ectomorphs post in the comments below: