Tall and skinny: I've never been able to build upper-body/arm muscle -- how do I bulk up?
September 7, 2010 1:34 PM Subscribe
I'm tall and skinny and have never been able to build upper-body/arm muscle -- how do I bulk up?
posted by TallRail to health & fitness (23 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 29, and come from a long line of tall (over 6 feet), but skinny men. My problem is that I have always been unable to build muscle -- specifically on my upper-body/arms/abs, and I don't think I have any family members who have been able to do so, either. I even took a weight training class in college, busted my butt in it, and was unable to generate any results. I'm athletic and in great cardio shape, and I can easily run 5 miles, but while overall I am cool with my appearance, I'm starting to wonder if my lack of muscle build is diminishing my chances of getting a girlfriend.
What is the best way for someone like me to build some muscle, given my past inability to achieve this through traditional weight training? How do I start? What am I missing?