A Skinny Guys Guide For Gaining Weight


Here are four ‘little known’ how-to-action-steps that will force you to GAIN WEIGHT – muscle mass that is, even if you are underweight!

Are you sick and tired of people telling you how to gain weight!

It probably sounds like this:

  • “All you have to do is eat, eat and eat some more to gain weight…”
  • “Weight gain is just a matter of eating…”
  • “You just gotta overload your metabolism to gain weight fast…”
  • “You can’t build a house without the bricks and mortar for gaining weight…”

Skinny Guy’s Need Real World How-To-Do-It Steps

Don’t throw me to the wolves quite yet. There is certainly truth to these statements and some of these analogies can prove quite powerful, I think I’m even guilty of preaching a few! But the problem with this advice is that it’s usually followed up with the same old regurgitated blah, blah blah advice that only tells you what to do and does not reveal real world practical how-to-action-steps.

If you are someone who has struggled their entire life, trying to pack on extra muscle mass and still consider yourself underweight then you are not alone. I was once skinny and underweight myself…

People, predisposed to skinniness, are commonly referred to as “hard gainers.” This is the cool way to label your scrawny frame despite the fact that your body turns into a Number 2 pencil when you wear yellow!

It’s Not Totally Your Fault Your Skinny…

In the skinny guys defense, the reality is that you have been cursed with traits like Lamborghini type metabolisms, giraffe like limbs, and the strength of a senior citizen. You have to fight with every bone in your body to do something about your small frame and to keep up to your male buddies who seem to grow muscle just by sneezing – those muscle freaks pee me off just as much you!

Hard Gainers Can Fight Back and Gain Muscle!

Even though you might think your genetic deficiencies have sentenced you to a life of frailty and surprised looks when you tell others you lift weights; I am living proof that hard gainers with very ‘muscle-unfriendly genes’ can fight back against their genetics and gain muscle weight.

I defeated my skinny genetics just after college and I am about to show you four tips that helped me climb from a 149 pound weakling to a rock hard 190 pounds in six months.

Trust me, no body has worse genetics, for building muscle and gaining weight, than a ex long distance runner who abused his body with 60-80 miles of running a week (for over 10 years)!

Skinny Guy’s Must Play By A Different Set Of Rules

If you are underweight then your first step to gaining weight is to understand that you must play by a different set of rules. I have said this before and will say it again,

“Taking advice from someone who can gain muscle weight easily,is like taking money advice from someone who inherited a fortune or is making money illegally.”

You must think outside the box and give up the excuse of being a “hardgainer

It is time to stop listening to all the naysayers who have told you that is impossible to gain weight because of your genetics. Regardless of what you have been lead to believe, you do have the potential to build an impressive physique that turns heads and even intimidates!

If you have read this far, I am guessing you are ready to longer resemble a microphone stand! You are prepared to overload your metabolism for muscle growth, to ensure you are never referred to as ‘undeweight’ or ‘skinny’ ever again. Start following these simple steps and don’t be surprised if you gain an extra ten pounds of muscle weight in the next four weeks.

Four Simple How To Gain Weight Action Steps To Start Growing Like A Skyscraper!

Start with large portions

1: Weight Gain Tip: Double It Up

One of the most practical steps you can take is to double whatever you are currently eating in the kitchen right now. If you are eating one chicken breast per meal than cook up two. If you are only eating two slices of bread than make it four. If you are eating one handful of nuts than make it two. If you are using only two scoops of protein powder than make it four.

Most likely you are only a few dozen meals short of filling out your underdeveloped body parts and attracting the attention of that sexy girl at your gym. I assume you are already in the kitchen and have the food out. So would you agree, you really have no good excuse not to shovel down a greater percentage of calories by doubling it up!

2. Weight Gain Tip: Live Your Life Around Food

Sure you know that you must eat every 2-3 hours but how well do you execute? Set your clock on a countdown timer to go off every 2 and ½ hours so that you reinforce the habit of eating literally not a second late for each meal!

Ensure you are eating your first meal within 15-30 minutes of waking up – absolutely no later. This first meal of the day should always consist of REAL food to flood your body will quality nutrients. I question anybodies commitment to gaining weight if they are too lazy to wake up 15 minutes earlier to eat a real meal.

Lastly, don’t be surprised if you are not gaining weight if you do not find yourself spending more time preparing food, more time eating food and more time cleaning your kitchen. You should notice you are spending more time in the grocery store and you should also notice a larger grocery bill each week!

3. Weight Gain Tip: Use BIG Eating Equipment

If you want to bulk than you have to eat like Hulk. Do you think Hulk eats out of small plate, or a small bowel or a small cup? If you are aiming to get big and huge, you are going to require large amounts of food most likely close to double of what you are currently eating.

So get BIG eating equipment! Get a BIG cup, get a BIG bowel and get a BIG plate. Surround yourself with BIG. Most of the time hard gainers are nothing more than “under eaters.” If you struggle to complete a meal than a bigger serving on a bigger plate will look small!

4. Weight Gain Tip: Never Train Hungry

How many times have you waken up, whipped up a protein shake and than headed off to the gym? Or maybe you had a long afternoon and missed a few meals and than attempted a weight training workout after work?

I thought this was common sense to avoid, until a few of my skinny clients confessed that they were showing up for their workouts having only eaten a piece of fruit and some crackers within the entire day!

After dropping the 45 pound plate on my foot out of shock they reassured me, they were not hungry. I sometimes screamed back, “Yeah, that’s because your metabolism is in starvation mode and shut right down you skinny pencil neck!”

I understand that training in the morning is the only time for some however I recommend to aim for a minimum of at least three solid meals in your system prior to eating. Or else the biggest meal of your day immediately after your AM workout. Would you take your car out on a long trip with a half empty fuel tank? Not unless you wanted the car to die and push it the rest of the way. So why would you take your body through a grueling training session on a empty stomach?

Skinny Guy’s Weight Gain Promise

Here is my promise to you. You have the ability to gain at least another ten pounds of solid weight in the next four weeks by simply applying the advice above. If you are truly committed to your goals of gaining muscle weight and no longer being known as underweight than I believe you will rise to the challenge and take action! Are you with me?


  • joey

    i tried eating more and doing a few weight sessions, only thing is that eating more made me have real bad guts and lost weight as opposed to gaining it.

  • Arnnie

    Am 28 now, have always been 10-10.5 stone 63-67kgs. Have ectomorph genetics, dads a marathon runner, mum is about 7 stone petite. Always was the ripped one with the abs being ridiculed that i only have a quality 6 pack because I’m skinny and my bf is low…

    Had tried absolutely everything until last year and then was told I had to eat 140g plus of protein per day and just as importantly carbs must be in excess of 475g per day too which seemed impossible until I found the use of milled fine oats and maltodextrin which i added to my protein shake, twice per day thats already 200g of carbs so only another 300g thru food which isnt actually that difficult, because I was adding lots of white bread and white rice etc into diet I had to make sure fat intake was very low (very important) combined with 6 weeks of strength training.

    30m approx sessions. 1 day upper body and 1 day lower body (4-6reps explosive reps) not many exercises or sets per body parts is vital for growth! After 6 weeks you must change to 6-8 reps and do a few more sets than the strength period.

    YOU MUST combine this with High Quality CREATINE after 5 days of loading which is essential! If you stick to this you will DEFINATELY gain size and decrease or maintain body fat. Have put on 1 stone in a few months. If you are a hard gainer then you must try this. It never fails. Fat intake must be low cant stress this enough. Sub 30g fat per day. (I believe you need the refined sugars post workouts particularly to hit the insulin spike.) Rant over good luck 🙂

  • Mark

    I like this post because i am looking for gaining weight. I am totally weird of my underweight problem. I assured myself and aiming to gain weight with in 2 months about 10 pounds. The information shared in the post sounds really good and i will look forward to it for gaining weight.

  • Chris

    I just found this web page and I have to say i am very impressed, yes I am the skinny guy who eats like a horse but never puts any weight on, now i see why. I am eating the wrong things. I am going to give this ago and I am going to start working out more to suit this schedule.

    I will let everyone know how I got on in a month from now, wish me luck.

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