The harsh reality is, the majority of guys and gals who begin a muscle-building and weight-gain program will see average to no results, quit within weeks, and give up on their hopes and dreams of building the muscular, ripped, healthy & attractive physique they've always wanted.
They forever settle with having on average body, clueless as to how ripped and muscular guys (who started skinny) ever got to that place, and come to all sorts of excuses and conclusions as to why they'll never achieve a similar amazing physique of their own that changes their life.
DON'T LET THAT BE YOU.
Don't become yet another gym statistic of broken dreams and staying average.
The truth is, ANYONE, no matter where you're starting from or what you've tried before, can gain weight and build a significant amount of lean muscle mass to completely transform your physique.
The benefits to doing this are many, and very compelling; it'll change your life.
So how do you go about getting great results? By following PROVEN, effective and science-backed strategies that have worked for others who have been in your EXACT shoes before.
That is - scrawny, weak, and straight-up unhealthy.
Most who start off in the gym to build muscle and transform their physique shoot themselves in the foot from the get-go, sabotaging their ability to get results that will keep motivation levels high.
When you're seeing results, it's easy to feel great and want to continue..but unfortunately for most the opposite happens.
Weeks and months go by and you're slaving away in the gym and in the kitchen, trying to eat right, trying to workout right, and seeing little to no results, and then you start wondering if your dream physique is even possible, and whether the hard work is even worth it.
As a hardgainer or beginner, or in other words someone who finds it difficult to gain weight and build muscle no matter what you seem to try, you've got to approach things a little more strategically.
You can't just expect to get life-changing, lasting results if your only source of knowledge is mainstream advice in bodybuilding and fitness magazines, forums, blogs or on TV (*shudders*). Look around at your local gym; how many guys or gals have the physique you actually want?
The reality is 95% of lifters will look roughly the same year after year.
The standard, typical advice given in this industry is littered with myths, poor strategy, bro-science, and often has an agenda behind it AKA being heavily swayed towards selling you over-hyped, heavily-marketed, gimmicky supplements that you DON'T need and that just distracts you from the core fundamentals that most guys and gals miss.
This site is the result of over a decade of studying, testing, tweaking and applying various muscle building programs, diets, and supplements to get to the bottom of what it really takes for the average skinny guy or gal starting out in the gym to ACTUALLY follow through and get amazing, life-changing results to build the muscular, ripped and aesthetic physique of his or her dreams.
Welcome to the guide.
I'm Julien, and all the information I share on this site comes from first-hand, real-world experience and years of studying science-backed information from the smartest natural bodybuilders, fitness professionals and thought leaders in this industry.
You can read a bit about me here if you're wondering why you should consider my advice, and if you're new I suggest starting with the basics below.
In this introduction we cover the important fundamentals of effective weight training and nutrition that cannot be overlooked if you're a skinny hardgainer or ectomorph wanting to start off on the right foot in the gym and kitchen. Get off on the right foot and don't waste your time in the gym and in the kitchen like most beginners do.
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.
Learn the important principles you need to adopt into your daily eating routine to promote maximum growth. You can train hard all you like, but if you don't eat right it's all in vain.
The Rarely Talked About TRUTH About Supplements
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 Weight Training Exercises to Build Muscle
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.
Get Ripped Muscles (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.
Biggest Bodybuilding Myths That Hurt Beginners
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.
PS - Hopefully this article helped you in some way, and if so please consider giving it a "like" below. If you're after a specific step-by-step workout and diet plan to follow as a beginner for effective gains, the program I highly recommend and stand by 100% (because I've used it myself extensively with excellent results) is Sean Nal's Body Transformation Blueprint eBook which has also helped hundred of other guys pack on significant muscle over a couple of months.
The routines and meal plans in the program played a big part in my own transformation and if I'm being hones I wouldn't be where I am today without it. I've tried many programs over the years, but this one was and still is the best IMHO. Sean's one of the good guy's in this industry and a breath of fresh air who actually cares about getting guy's results, which unfortunately can't be said for many others in this gimmicky, scammy, profit-over-people industry.
Anyway, thanks for reading! Stay focused, stay strong.