Skinny Dudes: Here’s Why You’re Not Gaining Muscle Mass

Do you feel like you’re working your ass off in the gym and getting nowhere? Maybe you’ve made some gains, but you still have scrawny arms and a flat chest. If you’ve ever used the words “hardgainer” or “poor genetics” to describe yourself, you know you have to be strategic in your training.

If you’re spinning your wheels but getting nowhere in the gym, you have to be smarter about your training and avoid these common pitfalls.

How To Figure Your Daily Caloric Needs

You might have the greatest workout program in the world. But if your nutrition is off, you’re not going to get the body you want.

Shouldn’t I just starve myself to lose weight? Can’t skinny dudes just eat everything in sight?

It’s more complicated than that.

Body Transformation Supplements That Work

If you spend much time in a shoppe that sells vitamins, or other “nutrition center,” you probably realize how much crap there is on the supplement market.

But if you know how to wade through the sea of hype, some supplements can help you greatly on your quest for a better body. Fortunately, in addition to the “extreme hardcore” labeling and bad font choices of supplement marketing, there’s a whole body of research to spell out the facts. Here’s what works, and why.

Don’t Be Fooled By Meal Frequency Myths

If you’re like most body-conscious people, you probably think you need to eat every 2.5 to 3 hours. That you need to eat small meals to “stoke the metabolic fire.” That if you go too long without protein, your metabolism will crash and your muscles will fall off. Wrong.

You don’t need to eat 6 meals small per day to get the body you want.

I Just Burned 500 Calories! (No, You Didn’t)

A lot of different factors decide how many calories you’re going to burn in a workout. And your gym’s cardio machines don’t know enough to give you a good reading.

Find out how to burn the most fat.