10 Tips for Skinny Guys Getting Buff

Use Short Work-to-Rest Ratios
Sure, you'll be exhausted but it'll be worth it.
Sure, you'll be exhausted but it'll be worth it.

If you want to build muscle, you'll need to do multiple sets of each particular exercise with short rest periods between sets. The short work-to-rest ratio will be uncomfortable, but it'll pay off.

Short work-to-rest means that the time between exercises is minimal so you end up getting more work done in a shorter amount of time. It'll get the fat-burning hormones in your body working overtime. Start by doing six to eight repetitions of six different exercises with only 30 seconds rest in between [source: Morton]. Repeat the entire circuit three or four times. You'll feel spent, but your body will work quickly to restore those muscles, leaving you looking buff.

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