How would you like to learn how to gain weight fast? If the
title of this article caught your attention, there is a good chance
you are sick and tired of not seeing the weight on the scale
budge. Most likely you just got home from the Mandarin
buffet and still can't budge the scale. You could live on
McDonald's and Pizza Delight and your Ferrari style metabolism would
simply burn it off. In a world that is obsessed with losing
weight – you are interested in gaining weight!
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...”
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
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
People, predispositioned 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 You’re Skinny
In the skinny guy’s defense, the reality is that you have
been cursed with traits like Lamborghini-type metabolism, 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 piss me off just as much you!
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
Trust me, no body has worse genetics for building muscle and
gaining weight than an ex-long distance runner who abused his body
with 60-80 miles of running a week (for over 10 years).
Skinny Guys Must Play By A Different Set Of
If you are underweight, than your first step to
gaining weight is to understand that you must play by a different
set up rules. I have said this before and will say it again,
“Taking advice from
someone who can gain muscle weight easilyis like taking money
advice from someone who inherited a fortune or is making money
You must think outside the box and give up the excuse of being a
“hard gainer.” 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 led 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
'underweight' 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.
Simple How To Gain Weight Action Steps To Start
Growing Like A Skyscraper!
1. 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, then cook up two. If you are
only eating two slices of bread, then make it four. If you are
eating one handful of nuts, then make it two. If you are using only
two scoops of protein powder, then 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. 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! Don't turn off the damn beeper until
you start chowing down.
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 with quality
nutrients. I question anybody’s 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. Use BIG Eating Equipment
If you want to bulk, then you have to eat like Hulk. Do you think
Hulk eats out of a 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
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, then a bigger serving on a bigger plate will look
4. Never Train Hungry
How many times have you woken 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 then attempted a weight training workout
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 training. Or eat 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 you push it the rest of the way. So
why would you take your body through a grueling training session on
an empty stomach?
5. Eat Nutrient Dense Foods
Focus on caloric-rich foods that are loaded with nutrients.
Avoid foods with empty calories, which means there is little or no
nutrient value in the calories you are eating. Why would you
consume a 500-calorie plus meal that is loaded with fat and sugar
which does nothing but make you feel sluggish and soft?
Instead, eat a high caloric meal loaded with slow releasing
carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and
fiber. Here are some of the best choices:
Carbohydrates – Oatmeal, rice, breads, yams beans, potatoes,
fruits and veggies.
Proteins – Steak, chicken, lean beef, cottage cheese, whole milk,
eggs and salmon.
Fats – Olive oil, flax oil, avocados, nuts and peanut
Extras (high calorie cheat food) – Ice cream, raisins, dried
fruit and trail mix.
6. Drink A Carb And Protein Drink While You Workout
How hard is to sip on a calorie-rich drink during your weight
training sessions? Simply mix up a 2:1 ratio of carbohydrate
to protein with one liter of water and you instantly have a few
extra hundred calories per day. Now have an extra workout
drink before your workout and extra workout drink after your workout
and that's easily an extra one pound per week. Only use this
technique if you are weight training at a very high intensity.
7. Live the motto, “Never Stop Eating”
Did I hear you say, “But I'll throw up if I eat all day?”
Maybe... Is it necessary? Of course not. But this is a
part of pushing your body’s threshold. Don't worry, you will
get used to it and your body will require more food as you gain more
muscle on your body and your metabolism increases. Just think
that if you are not eating, then you are not growing, and if you are
not growing then you are staying the same. Is that what you
There you have it and
as I promised, learning how to gain weight fast is quite
simple. Executing is a whole different story. It will
really come down to how truly committed you are to defeating your
skinny genetics and gaining the muscular body you deserve!
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,
then I believe you will rise to the challenge and take action! Are
you with me?