Is it hard to gain muscle mass if I’m still going through puberty?

I’m still going through puberty andhaven’t grown hair on the sides of my face at all yet.
No chest hair and no thick upper of lower arm hair or thigh hair. Voice still breaks occasionally.
I have a very fast metabolism

Question is: Am I losing an uphill battle trying to gain weight and muscle mass, as in, will it be a lot easier once I’m a ‘man’?

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  1. Gaining weight and muscle was a big problem for me too as a teenager (fast metabolism). here are some natural ways concerning food and workout aimed at gaining weight and muscle:

    1. Grow Stronger.
    More strength is more muscle. Get into strength training. I recommend weight lifting due to the fact that it allows you to start light and add weight endlessly. Start with an empty bar. Learn correct technique. Add weight each workout to keep pushing your body out of comfort zone. You can also perform calisthenics : Push-ups, Pull-ups, Pistols, etc. Switch to harder versions or add weight when they become too easy.

    2. Use Free Weights.
    You can lift the heaviest weights using barbells. More weight is more stress, thus more muscle. Dumbbells are good for assistance exercises, but not for your chief lifts. It’s Safe, Efficient, Functional and versatile.

    3. Train Your Legs.
    Squats work your whole body, they’re the most important exercise. You’ll look totally different once you can Squat 1.5x your body-weight. That’s a free weight Squat with hips coming lower than knees.

    4. Get Recovery.
    Pro athletes workout 5-6 times per week. But they didn’t start that way. They added workouts as they got stronger & bigger. You’ll overtrain if you dive straight into their routines. As a beginner you require more recovery. Make sure you rest, sleep, drink enough water and eat correctly. "Eat like a horse. Sleep like a baby. Grow like a weed".

    5. Eat Whole Foods. You’ll achieve a lower body fat, so the muscles you’ve built show better. And the vitamin & mineral content helps recovery. Stop eating food coming from a box. Consume whole foods 90% of the time.

    Proteins: Meat, fish, whey, milk,
    Carbs.: whole grain pasta, quinoa,
    Veggies: tomato, salad,
    Fruits: Banana, apple, pineapple,
    Fats : fish oil, real butter, nuts, flax seeds,

    6. Eat More.
    You need food for energy and for muscle building & recovery. Eat Post Workout. Get proteins & carbs post workout to help muscle recovery & replenish energy store. Eat Every 3 Hours. 6 stable intake of protein, accelerates muscle repair & recovery.

    7. Gain more Weight.
    You’ll never look fit weighing 140lbs at 6". No matter how much training you do. Here’s the most substantial part. Eat Calorie Dense Foods. Become Stronger. Drink Whole Milk.

    8. Eat Protein.
    Proteins have the highest thermic effect. You need 1g protein for each pound of body-weight daily to build and maintain muscle. That’s 160g of daily protein if you weigh 160lbs/72kg. Eat whole proteins with each meal.

    To see an article about a program that helped me and many others gain muscles and weight enter the following link:

    http://www.squidoo.com/bulkingup

    Good luck !

  2. don't ask me while I'm t says:

    I’m 22 and still burn energy fast.

    Clue is that you need to eat more fat, as well as change your lifestyle.

    Your body adapts to the way you live and the way you think.

  3. Yes it will be easier once you are a man.
    Let puberty kick in first. I will explain mine to give you an idea of how it can work. For me I was shaving just before 14, and I was still fairly thin. By the time I was 16 I had gained about 10 kilos(22 pounds) but it all came on as normal healthy growth. I did fill out a bit, but not much, mainly still growing taller. By 18 I was what you would call an average sized guy, 6 feet tall and 83 kilos(about 180 pounds).
    My ability to gain muscle became much easier once I was around 21.
    Don’t worry too much about your size. You will grow larger in time. If you have a fast metabolism you will not hold on to the muscle mass for long.
    Keep exercising and working out and you will be on the right path when your body decides it is ready to bulk up.

  4. if u can do it easily it should n’t matter

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