My own frustration with trying to gain weight and build muscle led me to create this site. I was a skinny kid who stayed skinny well into my twenties. As is true with many people, both males and females, being so thin bothered me.
I tried everything I could to put some weight on. I was constantly on the search for quality information on how to gain weight and build muscle. This wasn’t easy to find.
Eventually, I did get good information and I did build the muscle I wanted. It was not as complicated or costly as many sources made it out to be.
All it took was training smart.
I have never gotten to the point of being mistaken for an IFBB Pro (and this was never the goal). What I have found is a lifetime passion.
Bodybuilding/strength/weight training or whatever else you want to call it comprises an amazing sport. It is physically and mentally challenging (yes, ‘mentally’, and any long-term trainer will agree). It improves health, mood, confidence and much more good stuff…
Is there a better hobby out there?
The goal of this site is to provide a quality resource for those seeking muscle and weight gain. It offers what I learned and continue to learn about building muscle and gaining weight.
I hope it helps those with similar aspirations move towards their goals.
There Is More Than One Way To Skin The Muscle Gain Cat
I don’t offer a specific program on the site. This is by design. I’m not into the “I have discovered the best way to build muscle and you’re an idiot if you don’t take heed” mentality that permeates the web.
The science of training is always changing. New studies come out all the time challenging what we thought we knew. In addition, trainers continually come up with new strategies and produce promising anecdotal evidence.
All that stuff interests me and that interest is reflected on the site. It’s what keeps me entertained.
While there is no program, the site does offer principles, suggestions, ideas and samples. There are ranges that most people would be well-advised to keep their programs within.
Studying those who have recorded amazing results, you learn one thing: They all get there a little differently.
But while the paths taken to big results are somewhat different, they aren’t insane. The programs these guys follow have a solid base and sound logic. They rarely venture outside of the ranges presented on this site.
Frustrated Trainers? That’s a different story.
Their programs have often moved far outside these ranges. They’ve lost site of the big picture. Bad advice, misinformation and “beginner’s logic” have corrupted their programs and killed their dreams.
The solution is simple, come back into the light of this site’s principles and ranges. That’s where you’ll find the big gains.
Following a Complete Program
I do recommend all beginner and frustrated intermediate trainers follow a proven, step-by-step program.
While the bulk of programs out there are marketing crap or just poor efforts, there are some great ones. I review and rate more than 50 popular muscle building programs here.
That’s a good place to check out if you find yourself struggling.
At its base, mass gain is not complex. There are, however, a million ways to screw it up. And right now, there are skinny guys all over the world inventing new and unusual ways of screwing it up.
This Site Is Too Big
Printed out, my best guess is that the text of this site would be approaching 1,000 pages. You don’t need to read 1,000 pages to gain significant muscle mass.
Nor will you be any better off reading all the 15,400,000 pages Google returns as results for “gain muscle mass.”
95% of what you need to know to build muscle is in these three basic principles:
- Eat to a caloric surplus.
- Train heavy and with intensity
- Give the body adequate rest time to do the build
Successful mass gain isn’t any more complicated than that.
Everything else at this site deals with details. Details are important and getting them right will give you a boost. But they can also be distracting noise that takes you off course.
Don’t get overwhelmed. Get the basics into your program and you’ll start gaining. Work on the details as you progress.
I started this site way back in 2002. I work on it when I get time. The site started as 5 pages and grew from there (well over 200 these days).
Suggestions and constructive criticism from site visitors have been invaluable to the site’s growth. If you have suggestions or questions, please contact me.
I always appreciate those who take the time.
12641 Antioch Road, Suite 1044
Overland Park, KS 66213