Muscle building isn't easy. Just take a look around your gym sometime. How many guys do you see that have changed much from what they looked like a year ago? Probably not many, if any at all. With all the magazines, articles, books, dvd's and more, you would think everyone who is trying to add slabs of ripped muscle to their body would have no trouble doing so. Unfortunately, that's just not the case.
And the plight of the naturally (very) skinny guys is even worse. While most of the magazine and book training routines don't work well for most guys looking to get bigger, they are even worse for the skinniest among us. This just leads to frustration, confusion and eventually giving up, or turning to performance enhancing drugs.
But, it doesn't have to be that way. Skinny guys really can transform their physiques and add ten, twenty, even thirty or more pounds of rock hard muscle mass and get massive pecs, rounded shoulders and bigger biceps. The key is the right information. Well, that and some seriously intense hard work. But if you want to add muscle, you're probably already working hard. Now you just have to work right, too.
So let's explore some of the strategies and obstacles with regard to skinny guys and muscle building by diving into Muscle Gaining Secrets, a training program put together by Jason Ferruggia, personal trainer and fitness author.
Who Is The Author Of Muscle Gaining Secrets 2.0?
Jason is a very in demand muscle building master as well as strength and conditioning specialist. For the past seventeen years, he has personally worked with over seven hundred athletes from big time organizations like the NFL, NHL, NCAA and Major League Baseball, not to mention first responders like police and firefighters, as well as members of the military. Oh, and Hollywood celebrities, too.
That's on top of the over 52,000 skinny guys from all around the world that Jason has helped go from a skinny before to a beefed up muscular after. If you want a training program from someone with serious credentials that gets results, Jason has both been there and done that.
He's also a training adviser for Men's Fitness and has written hundreds of training and nutrition articles for a variety of magazines. When it comes to building muscle mass, Jason specializes in helping the skinny guy who just can't seem to get bigger no matter what he tries.
Jason has taken all this real world, muscle building experience for skinny guys and packaged it into one program, Muscle Gaining Secrets. And Jason himself was a naturally skinny guy who struggled to add muscle mass to his frame so he knows what your going through and that doing the same old same old that some pro bodybuilder recommends, is not going to get the job done.
Jason knows that what works for others, doesn't work for the skinny guy. You must do things differently if you want to make explosive muscle gains. Those secrets are what is contained inside Muscle Gaining Secrets (hence the name!).
What Is Muscle Gaining Secrets 2.0 About?
Within Muscle Gaining Secrets 2.0, Jason focuses on five reasons that are holding back your gains. One of them is not focusing on progressive overload, which is simply getting stronger over time by adding more weight and / or performing more repetitions with the same weight. This seems simple enough but you'd be surprised how few guys in the gym are doing this. Inside Muscle Gaining Secrets Jason discusses innovative ways the skinny guy can ensure progressive overload happens.
A second reason is the wrong training frequency. Over the past decade the trend has moved toward hitting a body part only once per week. This may work for the genetically gifted who can add muscle just by looking at a barbell, but it's not ideal for skinny guys. Skinny guys need more frequency in their training, while still getting enough rest and recovery time.
Most trainees are doing way to many sets and reps in their workouts. This is not the same as the frequency with which you train each body part during the week. But the total weekly numbers are just way too high and short circuit and muscle building that might have been triggered by the workouts. You can't do the high volume workouts of the drug users. It's not going to get the job done. Focusing on more frequent workouts but shorter ones is a much better way to go for the average guy. You'll find this exact structure inside Muscle Gaining Secrets 2.0.
A lack of a plan is a BIG problem! Most guys have no idea what they are going to do when they hit the gym, outside of knowing which body part they want to train. As for exercises, sets, reps, weights and training techniques, they make it up as they go a long. If you struggle to build muscle, this is just not going to get the job done. Not only do you need a plan of attack, but you need the right plan of attack. Stop spinning your wheels by just winging it.
Finally, this is such a thing as too much intensity. If you go all out, balls to the wall, every workout, you will burn out and over train and you won't build muscle. It's important to cycle the intensity of your workouts. Think of it as taking one step back to go two steps forward. Cycling your training goes hand in hand with having a good plan of attack.
What's Included Within The Program?
Jason addresses all five of these important factors that can ruin muscle building in his Muscle Gaining Secrets program. The program covers a variety of important factors, just as the best four exercises, the proper set and rep scheme, the exact workout sequence for the week that triggers the best muscle gains and plenty of more.
His 90 day workout plan is also designed around basic, yet effective, exercises that can be done with barbells and dumbbells. No fancy, expensive equipment needed and you don't have to get to and from a gym if you have the basics at home.
You even get printable workout sheets you can use to make sure you are tracking your progress.
Pros & Cons Of The Program
Despite a well put together and effective program that works, from a true muscle building exercise, not everyone is going to get results with Muscle Gaining Secrets. The biggest downside of the program is the fact that Jason doesn't shy away from what really works. No fancy gimmicks. No tricks. Just what gets results.
This means no “easy” exercises. When Jason says the big four best muscle building exercises, he's not talking about exercises like leg extensions, concentration curls or dumbbell laterals. So if you don't want to pay the price of very hard work with heavy barbells and dumbbells, then Muscle Gaining Secrets is not for you.
However, if you are someone who's really struggled to add any significant amount of muscle mass to your body and what you really want is results, you'll probably find what you need inside Muscle Gaining Secrets. Just be sure that you are someone with drive and discipline who is ready, willing and able to put in some seriously hard work with high intensity levels, not to mention heavy weights.