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 Romanian Deadlift Guide
The Romanian deadlift, also known as the RDL or stiff-leg deadlift, is a deadlift variation that’s used in hypertrophy training to pack muscle onto the hips and hamstrings. So, what…Read More
The Close-Grip Bench Press Guide
The close-grip bench press is an assistance lift for the bench press done with a narrower grip. This narrower grip shifts emphasis away from your chest and onto your upper…Read More
How to Warm Up Before Lifting Weights
What’s the best way to warm up before lifting weights? Should we do cardio? Does that help? Is it necessary? And should you stretch? Some research shows that stretching can…Read More
Chin-Ups vs Barbell Rows for Back and Biceps Growth
There are two lifts that are generally considered ideal for building our upper backs and upper arms, and both by very different groups. People who are more interested in strength…Read More
How Range of Motion Affects Muscle Growth
There are three conflicting ideas about how the range of motion we use while lifting weights affects our muscle growth: The first idea is that lifting with a larger range…Read More
The Most Popular Lifts (According to Google)
Which lifts are more popular? I’d always kind of assumed that with people who are into strength training, squats would be the most popular, but that with people who are…Read More
Are 3-Day Push/Pull/Legs Split Routines Good for Building Muscle?
Push/Pull/Legs workout splits have been a popular way of building muscle for several decades. The idea is to hammer a muscle with a variety of exercises, cause a massive amount…Read More
Exercise Machines Vs Free Weights for Gaining Muscle Size
Are exercise machines as good as free weights for stimulating muscle growth? It’s often said that free weights engage more overall mass, do a better job of activating our muscles,…Read More
How to Grow Stubborn Muscles
How do you know if a muscle is stubborn? Much of the time, when someone thinks they have a stubborn muscle, it isn’t actually stubborn, they just aren’t training it…Read More
If none of these articles tickle your fancy, we've got dozens more.
Or if you're ready to start building muscle, check out our programs.