We Help People Bulk Up
Over the past twelve years, the transformations that we've gotten for ourselves and our clients have earned us the reputation of being the very best at helping naturally skinny people bulk up.
That's me, Shane, on the left. I do the writing and illustration. Marco's on the right. He's our strength coach, with clients including college, professional, and Olympic athletes, as well as regular dudes like us.
We've each gained over sixty pounds at under 11% body fat, completely naturally, while lifting three days per week. But we're known for the results we get for our clients:
The Progressive Overload Guide
Progressive overload is one of the foundational principles of both strength training and hypertrophy training. It’s the idea that as we get stronger, we need to gradually lift more weight…Read More
How to Gain Weight With A Fast Metabolism
Skinny people often have a few traits dragging their weight down: thin bones, narrow frames, small stomachs, meagre appetites, and fast metabolisms. In this article, we’ll focus on that very…Read More
How to Gain Less Fat While Bulking
One of the most common problems people have is that they bulk up, gain a bunch of fat, and finish looking out of shape instead of looking more muscular. They…Read More
How Much Can the Average Man Lift?
How much can the average man lift? How much can they squat, bench press, deadlift, overhead press, and barbell curl? How does the strength of the average untrained man compare…Read More
A Review of Starting Strength for Building Muscle
Starting Strength was created by the former powerlifter Mark Rippetoe as a beginner program for gaining general strength. It has its roots in powerlifting culture, but it’s not a powerlifting…Read More
What Happens If You Spread Your Workout Throughout the Day?
What if, instead of doing your workout all at once, you spread your sets or exercises over the day? Maybe that means doing your squats before work, your push-ups before…Read More
How Does Calorie Intake Affect Cardiovascular Adaptations?
We need an abundance of calories to build muscle. We use it to convert protein into muscle mass. Without it, we won’t build muscle. To get those extra calories, we…Read More
Stretch-Mediated Hypertrophy Can Triple Muscle Growth
For at least a few decades, bodybuilders have been known for favouring exercises that challenge their muscles at long muscle lengths. “Go deep and feel the stretch.” For instance, bodybuilders…Read More
How to Do Supersets
Building your workout routine out of supersets is one of the best ways to build more muscle in less time. Not because there’s anything magical about them—although there might be—but…Read More
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