If you’re a skinny guy and you want to pack on muscle mass, then this video will outline what to look for when choosing a weight gain program.
There are certain things that all successful weight gain programs have in common…
#1: Weight Training Program
Gaining weight and building muscle means you’ll need to hit the gym. 3 days a week is optimal for the best results.
Contrary to what most guys think, going to the gym 5 or 6 days a week is actually COUNTERPRODUCTIVE!
I don’t have time in this video to explain all the details of why this is, but you can check out the article on weight training programs to build lean muscle to see what a good weight training program looks like.
#2: Weight Gain Diet[adrotate group=”1″]Believe it or not, 90% of your effort to gain weight will be focused on your diet.
The reason is because if you work out 3 days a week for an hour each, that’s 3 hours of weight training per week. The rest of your effort will be focused on eating and resting.
Your weight gain program should include a specific diet for you to follow and tell you WHY you are following this diet so you can customize it and eat food that you like.
The program should also give you specific details about your weight gain diet that will maximize your muscle gains.
For example, do you know the difference between getting your protein from chicken vs. cottage cheese?
What’s the difference? Cottage cheese contains casein protein, which your body will absorb at a slower rate…
This kind of protein is good to eat at night before you go to bed, because the protein will be released slowly throughout the night, keeping your body in an anabolic state LONGER and allowing you to gain weight faster.
#3: Weight Gain Supplements
Your weight gain program should educate you about supplements that work… and supplements that DON’T WORK.
Fact is, there are only a handful of supplements that will help you get results. Do you know which ones they are, or are you getting sucked into the hype?
I’ll tell you there’s no magic supplement that is going to automatically pack on muscle for you. At most, supplements will account for 5% of your muscle gains.
#4: Rest & Recovery
Rest is a very underrated component of most weight gain programs. Probably because it’s not “sexy” or complicated so people tend to overlook it.
The fact is, rest is when all the magic happens. It’s when your muscles grow. You don’t get bigger when you are working out in the gym. Your body grows and you gain weight as you’re resting.
So keep that in mind. Your program should go into detail about how much rest is necessary, what kind of rest you need, when to take breaks from the gym, etc.
#5: Tracking Your Results
If you’re not tracking your results then you don’t know how effective your weight gain program is.
If you step on the scale and it says you gained 5 pounds that’s great! But do you know how much of that is FAT and how much is MUSCLE?
You should use a workout log, body fat calipers, and a scale to track your progress.
In case you still haven’t found a good weight gain program yet, that’s no problem… Check out the Weight Gain Blueprint program.
Yep, that’s my weight gain program… The same one I used to pack on 38 pounds of muscle in just 19 weeks. It works. Give it a try, then come back and leave a comment and tell me how much weight you’ve gained after you use it.