I’ve heard from a good number of fellow ‘hardgainers’, all telling me similar things to the email above.
These are some of the other comments I have received from readers:
- “I feel like I’m not doing the correct workouts that can actually help me get bigger”
- “I’ve been confused on how to actually put on weight and get bulkier.”
- “Every time I try to intake more calories, I end up inflating my tummy and nothing else changes. I look like a slob instead.“
- “hope to get stronger also but mainly gain size, I want it to be mainly muscle though”
- “wish to increase my weight to around 65~70kg. And maybe I could get a bit muscular hahaha”
- “I want to get bigger and eventually weight like 140-150 at least for now that might change later but I would also like to keep an athletic frame, I wouldn’t like to get big arms and be fat.”
- “I just want to be able to put on about 25 pound of muscle and build my chest, legs, and arms as those are my main insecurities!”
- “can u pls tell me what my calorie intake should be n exercises(to gain) weight”
- “I don’t know what to eat how much to eat and I don’t follow any plans.”
The list goes on (and on and on…).
But the root problem remains the same. They all would love to bulk up, but they have no clue how to do it.
Specifically, they are looking for proper guidance.
Maybe you have already been working out. Or maybe you are just starting out.
But let me tell you, two years is WAY too long to not have any results…
In fact, that’s why I created this site. To help hardgainers like myself overcome the challenges and bulk up – without wasting years in the process!
Because I remember how badly I wanted results… And I grew tired of the bullshit.
Friends and family all saying the same crap:
- “You need to eat more!”
- “Start doing pushups!”
- “Go to the gym, weakling!”
Pff. Easy for you to say.
Not so easy for us skinny guys and gals to do!
To Get Bigger, You NEED a Proper Strategy…
There are a lot of things to consider when bulking up. Adequate rest is vital. Proper hydration a must.
But today, I just want to address 3-key things that absolutely must be followed if you want to get bigger and build an incredible physique people admire…
These three things are:
- Eating more calories than your body will expend.
- Following a workout program that supports Progressive Overload.
- Using some form of periodization schedule with your training.
Reread that list again.
What I want you to remember, is that your strategy should allow you to support those three points above. Again, also important are things like rest, water, supplementation, etc. (but we can talk about those later).
What You Need to Know About Diet
Here’s the thing about your diet.
A lot of guys run into problems here, because they try to overhaul their diet all at once…
Even worse, there’s a common problem among mainstream diet strategies that are out there. Aka diets like Intermittent Fasting, Paleo, Keto, Low-Carb, High-Carb, No-Carb, Slow-Carb, etc.
Which is great for MOST guys. Because most guys can afford to lose weight. Large majority of men out there are maybe a little out of shape. Looking to put on a bit of muscle but also burn fat.
Scrawny guys like us? Not so much…
Therefore, diet approaches like these increase the difficulty to meet the caloric needs you require to get bigger!
Instead of overhauling your diet, there are ways you can simply improve upon it and get the additional calories needed for sustained lean muscle growth.
For example, adding calorie dense foods to your diet – like a handful of almonds and a glass of whole milk.
A handful of almonds (that’s around 23 kernals) will give you 162 calories.
A 16-oz glass of whole milk will give you 300 calories!
Consume both of those, on top of what you are currently consuming daily, and that’s an additional 462 calories. Guaranteed you will see that scale go up over time.
Making Diet Improvements
Adding calories to your current diet is great. Total calories are important.
However, eventually you will want to make improvements to your current diet.
Ultimately, you want to make sure you are achieving a positive protein synthesis.
This is where we get more ‘technical’ with your diet. For example, distributing at least 20 grams of protein throughout your day. Especially post-workout when glycogen stores are depleted! (your muscles are practically sponges at that point).
When you enrol in the Bulking Academy, this is exactly what you will learn how to do. I also provide you with planning worksheets, and a recipe library with over 100 high protein bulking options! It’s perfect for those who feel confused about what to eat and when.
What You Need to Know About Training…
If you’re fluffing about at the gym with some 3-week bicep building workout you found in a magazine, I’ve got news for you…
You are NOT going to achieve Greek God like results.
Even worse, you could find yourself a couple of years down the road still frustrated.
When it comes to your fitness training, there are two important components. What you are after, is Progressively Overloading your body with stressors to ensure the adaptation requirements are being met.
And if you want truly incredible, well-proportioned physique, you will also need to ensure your muscles are being hit from multiple angles and moving through all planes of motion.
In order to make sure you are getting both bigger and stronger, AND maximizing the stimulus on many muscle groups, periodization of some sort is crucial.
This is exactly why Mini to Mighty Bulking Academy members receive 4-phase training. To enable you to succeed with a workout strategy designed to build muscle and strength. The exercises used are set up in a way so that you can follow along and build your body proportionally.
You will use both compound and isolation exercises throughout the whole training program to maximize your results.
Here’s the Deal…
You get the training program FREE…
But you must enrol in the Bulking Academy to get access to it.
At ONLY $5 per month, you get 20-weeks of coaching check-ins sent out to you.
(again, those send out Sunday mornings).
Think of this email series as weekly check-ins. The goal is to keep you accountable. Each week, I will send you a short email. There will be a couple of questions to consider, and some tips to ensure you are staying on track.
You can reply to any of these emails if you have any questions or get stuck, btw.
I set this up to ensure guys are doing the work. When you have to pay (albeit only $5 / month) – you are invested in your results.
Psychologically, this will put pressure on you to follow through. What’s more, knowing that I will be checking in on Sunday – you’re not just accountable to yourself.
You are answering to me for your results, bucko! ;-P
So what do you say? You ready to get started?
Hit the button below to learn more about what you are getting in the Bulking Academy and how to get started.