Are you finding it difficult to pack on muscle mass? You're not alone. Here at the Building Muscle Guide you will learn the most effective, proven strategies for transforming your body from weak and paper-thin to strong, fit and muscular as quickly and efficiently as possible.
For those who don't know, a hard-gainer is someone with average genetics in terms of building muscle size and strength.
It's a little harder to achieve the body that you want, but if you have the right plan that other former "skinny guys" have successfully used - you'll make it WAY easier on yourself and you'll literally be ahead of 99% of other guys in the gym aimlessly pushing weights around and chugging protein shakes without changing their physiques all that much over the years.
If you're one of these so-called "hard-gainers" and building muscle seems so frustrating difficult no matter what you try, chances are you have what's known as an ectomorphic body-type (skinny frame and high-metabolism).
If that sounds just like you, don't worry, you CAN build a massive amount of muscle over time, become super ripped, and create the physique of your dreams - but you've GOT to put a little more thought into both your training and nutrition plan. That's where this site comes in.
You can't just train like any random "big guy at the gym" or take the advice of any personal trainer who likely isn't tailoring their programs to suit your specific needs as a skinny-guy who wants to pack on lean muscle mass effectively.
If you're new to this site, I suggest starting with the main contents below:
Introduction to Gaining Muscle Mass
Gives you an overview of the basic training and nutrition principles you need to follow if you want to gain weight and build muscle effectively as a hard-gainer skinny guy who struggles to gain muscle.
How to Train Effectively for Muscle Gain
Learn how to structure and perform effective muscle building workouts to allow for maximum muscle growth. Don't waste your time in the gym lifting weights aimlessly, you will most likely end up with the same physique a year from now.
How to Eat as a Skinny "Hard-Gainer"
Learn the important principles you need to adopt into your daily eating routine to promote maximum growth. You can train in the gym all you like, but if you don't eat BIG you won't get BIG.
The Truth About Supplements for Muscle Gain
Most weight lifting supplements out there are not worth your time, but there ARE definitely a few types of supplements that have stood the test of time and been proven to help you build muscle more effectively and with more convenience.
Best Exercises to Transform Your Body
Explains the most effective weight lifting exercises that you MUST include in your workout routine if you want to put on muscle mass and transform your body as quickly as possible.
Fat Burning Guide
This article explains the truth about how to get ripped by losing extra body fat whilst minimizing muscle loss. But remember, only focus on one main goal at a time, whether that be building muscle or fat loss. It's not effective to aim for both at the same time.
How to Take Creatine Effectively for Maximum Results
Creatine is the KING of muscle-building supplements but there are a few important things you must know about using it if you want it to significantly help you build muscle faster and more effectively.
The Biggest Bodybuilding Myths
You'd be surprised how few people in your local gym actually know the science (real, not "bro science") behind building muscle and transforming from skinny to strong and muscular. Avoid these common myths about working out at all costs.
The Importance Of Training Legs
Quite a lot of weight trainers, especially beginners, neglect their legs and don't train them as hard as their upper body. This is a big mistake and this article explains why.
What's the Best Rep Range to Build Muscle Effectively?
A very typical question going around is what is an effective rep range for building mass. The amount of reps is you do for each set is a critical factor in building your dream physique and can make or break your results.
Why Sleep Is So Important
Your muscles don't grow in the gym, they grow when you are resting. Getting enough sleep every night is very important for muscle growth to occur effectively and this article explains exactly why.
Building Muscle And Burning Fat At The Same Time?
Is it possible to build muscle and burn body fat at the same time? This article goes into detail about the two main goals most trainers have, putting on size and cutting down fat, and why they don't mix well together.
How To Take Creatine Effectively
Creatine is a time-tested and safe bodybuilding supplement that can really give you an edge in achieving your muscle building goals. But the fact is most people have no clue how to use it properly, and are wasting their money. Find out how to maximize your usage of this great supplement here.
When it comes to supplements I believe that the majority of stuff out there is just over-hyped marketing and a waste of your time and money. BUT, there definitely ARE some types of supplements that are worth including in your daily routine - supplements that have stood the test of time and are proven to help you reach your fitness goals faster.
I'm talking about the fundamentals like whey supplements, creatine, vitamins etc. These are the exact value-for-money products I personally use and what I also recommend to others:
With all of the free info I give out on this site you have enough to put together your own training nutrition plan to transform your body and get serious muscle-building results, but for those who want to save a ton of time and follow a specific step-by-step program that's all layed out for you and that has been proven to work over and over again for thousands and thousands of people world-wide, I highly recommend the The Body Transformation Blueprint.
It's the exact program I followed to totally transform my body from weak and stick-figure skinny, to very fit, strong and muscular within a relatively short period of time.
I've bought other online program and routines, but this is by far the best I've ever used because it's simple, well-explained, and it's extremely effectively if you simply follow it closely and STICK WITH IT. These are my own results following the workout and nutrition plans laid out in the program:
The author (Sean Nalewanyj) is a highly respected natural bodybuilding author who's advice is second to none and is aimed specifically at skinny guys who have trouble bulking up. These are his own before and after pics by following his own program:
Simply put, this program WORKS if you follow it closely. There's a lot of rubbish programs out there that are a waste of money and created by marketers and not actual bodybuilders who walk the walk, but this program is the real deal and I stand by it 100% because of the amazing results I've had using it over time. Check out more before and after pics and info about what you get with the program here:
But the truth is that it's not for everyone, ONLY those who are committed to gaining serious muscle mass and strength as soon as possible. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the program.