From the Desk of Jason Ferruggia
The King of Skinny Guy Transformations
If you’re like me and have always struggled to build muscle and gain weight I’ve got some bad news for you.
Keep training like you are now and you’ll never gain any real size or strength.
If you keep following the advice of your favorite jacked guy or juiced up “Instagram influencer” you’ll stay skinny and weak forever.
That’s because you’re a hardgainer.
A hardgainer is someone who:
- Is naturally skinny or skinny-fat.
- Has thin joints and gets injured easily.
- Has a weak immune system and gets sick often.
- Is an over thinker, high anxiety, high stress type.
- Lacks confidence and is often shy and introverted.
- Has naturally high cortisol levels (the stress hormone).
- Has low work capacity and difficultly recovering from workouts.
It’s always going to be very difficult for us to build muscle if we keep making these same mistakes over and over again.
So, why are you still skinny and unable to build muscle?
Here are five reasons…
Reason #1: You’re Ignoring the Law of Progressive Overload
To build muscle you have to get stronger.
That is the #1 key principle.
Using the same weights for the same number of reps does absolutely nothing to force your body to adapt.
Without the challenge of more weight or more reps, you’re just spinning your wheels and wasting your time.
The guys who gain the most muscle are the guys who gain the most strength in the RIGHT rep ranges.
If your program doesn’t allow for consistent strength gains on a regular basis you’ll never build any serious muscle.
Reason #2: You’re Not Training With Optimal Frequency
The more frequently you can train a muscle (while still recovering and getting stronger) the faster you’ll grow.
Most bodybuilding programs have you training each muscle once a week.
That’s too little. Gains will come at a snails pace or not at all.
But most “hardgainer” programs and “functional fitness” workouts have you training each muscle group way too much.
That leads to more muscle damage and joint stress than you can recover from. So you get nowhere but injured.
Reason #3: You’re Doing Too Many Sets & Reps
Forget about copying the workouts of your favorite pro bodybuilder or Crossfit competitor.
The total weekly training volume they use will kill the steroid free, skinny guy who wants to build muscle.
There’s absolutely no reason to be doing numerous sets and exercises for every bodypart.
The goal is to get in the gym and hit it hard for just 30-40 minutes with the least amount of sets needed.
You have to do slightly more than you did last time (either more weight or more reps), stimulate the muscle growth process and get out.
Reason #4: You’re Using the Wrong Exercises
The usual advice for skinny guys is to do nothing but bench press, squat and deadlift.
That’s awful advice and usually just leads to frustration and injury.
Equally as bad is trying some trendy stuff like Olympic lifting, and endless circuits of high rep box jumps, burpees and kipping chin ups.
All of those exercises suck for hardgainers trying to build muscle.
You need joint-friendly, compound exercises, executed in a very precise manner to maximize gains while reducing the strain and injury risk imposed upon your body.
Reason #5: You Don’t Have a Proven Plan
Most people who struggle to make gains just go into the gym and wing it.
They do something different every time and make it up on the fly.
That’s a surefire way to make zero progress.
To make gains you have to have a plan.
Ideally, one that has been battle tested by thousands of other guys just like you… with a long track record of successful transformations.
You have to stick to that program and track everything you’re doing each and every week.
Then you go in the following week and beat what you did previously.
That’s how you simplify the muscle building progress and make gains like clockwork.
What Works For Everyone Else DOES NOT Work For Hardgainers
Unfortunately, the way you’re training right now is robbing your body of 90% of the muscle gains you should be making.
But it’s NOT your fault.
You’ve been lied to. By supplement companies, bodybuilding mags and clueless personal trainers.
They want to keep you skinny so you can keep buying all their useless crap.
I’ve been in your shoes so I know how it feels. That’s why I want to help you end the frustration and finally start gaining some real muscle.
After many years of painstaking research and experimentation, I’ve developed a system that packs muscle on even the skinniest, most genetically cursed hardgainers around.
Over the last 25 years I’ve used this system to achieve lightning fast results with more than 52,000 thousand skinny hardgainers just like you…
Who Am I and Why Should You Listen to Me?
My name is Jason Ferruggia. And I’ve successfully trained more skinny guys than anyone else on the planet.
You may have read my monthly “Hardgainer” column in Men’s Fitness or seen me featured in any number of magazines such as Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Health or Maximum Fitness, heard me on radio stations such as CBS and ESPN or even seen me on TV stations like ABC and Fox.
More importantly, I’m a former skinny hardgainer.
Growing up, I was the weakest, skinniest punk around and gaining weight was impossible for me.
When I first started training, I took advice from bodybuilders and busted my ass in the gym, trying every program and supplement under the sun for fours straight.
But I got nowhere.
Eventually I realized I couldn’t find the answers in the muscles mags or from bodybuilders so I decided to take matters into my own hands. I started spending countless hours reading through stacks of studies and over 300 books on the subject of building muscle…
I Finally Stumbled Upon the REAL TRUTH About What
Skinny Guys Need to do to Build Muscle & Gain Weight…
And in doing so I overcame the worlds worst muscle building genetics and went from 147 pounds all the way up to a rock solid 204 pounds, drug free!
After 25+ years of intense research and in-the-trenches experiments, I’ve created a fail-proof program that will help hardgainers build muscle as fast as humanly possible…
Without expensive supplements…
Without spending more than 3 hours a week in the gym.
Introducing Muscle Gaining Secrets 2.0:
The Ultimate 90 Day Skinny-to-Jacked Transformation Plan
Muscle Gaining Secrets 2.0 is the skinny guys bible and is jam packed with tricks, tips and advanced techniques that most people have no clue about.
No overly complicated scientific formulas or insider jargon that requires a degree in advanced physiology.
No nonsense, no filler, no fluff; just the hard hitting, scientific truth about exactly what you HAVE to do to build muscle faster than ever before.
If you’re sick and tired of being skinny, fat and weak this is the workout program for you.
Here’s Just a Small Sample of The Secrets You’ll Discover…
- How to break through any frustrating muscle building plateau… Even if you been stuck at the same size for years.
- “The 7 Anabolic Factors” that must be utilized in order to ensure rapid muscle growth. Unfortunately, most guys only use 3 or 4 of them.
- The “Big 4” Exercises that build muscle like crazy.
- Why your current workout isn’t thoroughly activating all of your different types of muscle fibers… And how a few simple adjustments will allow you to fully stimulate every untapped fiber, literally forcing your body to grow.
- The exact sequence of workouts that produces the fastest gains.
- The BEST rep range for skinny hardgainers who want to build massive amounts of muscle. Training out of this range is a waste of time.
- Why traditional cardio methods suck and what REALLY works for getting ripped.
- Tips and tricks to avoid common injuries.
- Why the precise rest periods you take between sets is crucially important to your results. This could be the difference between being jacked and ripped versus being fat and soft.
- The forgotten finisher that builds mountainous traps and thick, muscular forearms.
- How to make every set of biceps exercises you do 2-3 times more effective for building sleeve ripping arms by utilizing this one simple trick.
- How to get stronger EVERY week
- How to dramatically increase your gains while cutting down your recovery rate between workouts by making a small adjustment to the speed at which you perform your exercises .
- The BEST muscle building exercises for every body part.
- Why crunches and sit ups are the absolute worst things you could do if you want a ripped, muscular six pack with no back pain.
- A pre-workout warm up routine that will fire up your nervous system for enhanced performance and bulletproof your body against injuries.
- An exercise NO ONE ever does that gives you the POWER LOOK.
- And much, much more…
In Addition to the Main Manual You Also Get…
Printable Workout Sheets
You get a fully detailed, step-by-step raw beginner program as well as the 90-day main Muscle Gaining Secrets 2.0 program.
These workouts were designed with you, the skinny “hard-gainer” in mind and will pack on size and strength like nothing you’ve ever tried before.
The exact number of sets, reps, rest periods are all laid out for you in beautiful, printable workout sheets. All the guesswork and confusion has been removed.
All you need to do is follow the program to the letter for 90 days… then sit back and smile while you watch the new muscle start piling on.
30 Days Free Access to Our Private Coaching Community
That’s where you’ll be able to watch instructional videos of every exercise in the program, interact and develop lasting friendships with thousands of other members, have your questions answered, and get coaching from our professional staff.
The most important, and often missing, element in making a lasting transformation is social support. We’ve got you covered in that department.
You’ll be able to post your workout logs, before and after pics, and questions for accountability to ensure the fastest rate of progress.
Kyle Gained 21 Pounds of Muscle
“Jay, I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me. My entire life has moved on to the next level and I owe it all to you. You’ve provided me with so much it can’t be expressed in words. I gained 21 lbs of mass and lost 18lbs of fat using your program!”
Brian Gained 23 Pounds of Muscle
“When I first started following Muscle Gaining Secrets I weighed 169. Today I’m a lean 192 pounds, deadlift 435 pounds. By following all of his advice on nutrition, training and recovery to the letter I was able to make size and strength gains that I would’ve never imagined possible.”
Geoff Gained 14 Pounds of Muscle
“I’m in the best shape of my life, because of your incredible training program. Currently I deadlift around 490 & squat 405. Before picture is how I have looked for the last four years. After picture is me with an extra 14 pounds of muscle and 10 pounds less fat due to Muscle Gaining Secrets.”
Geoff C. Morehar
Christian Gained 14 Pounds of Muscle
“Stumbling upon MGS was like the answer to everything. I have complete faith in your training philosophies and feel that the words “thank you” ain’t enough. So far I have gained 14 pounds of muscle while simultaneously losing fat! Thank you again.”
Steve Gained 10 Pounds of Muscle
“I really thought i knew everything about building muscle. I read every muscle magazine, and followed every stupid strength training phase that they invented. After giving myself a good slap for what an ass I had been I got into Muscle Gaining Secrets. The results speak for themselves.”
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What equipment do I need & can I train at home?
Barbells, dumbbells, an adjustable bench, a power rack, suspension straps and bands.
A basic home gym will cover you as there are no machines or fancy gym equipment required. But if you don’t have everything listed I’ll show you a few substitutions.
Q: How soon can I expect to see results and how much muscle can I build using this program?
You should notice results within the first two weeks. After a month you’ll have made some noticeable changes, and by two months you’ll see a big difference. How big you get is ultimately determined by your genetics.
Q: Am I going to have to spend countless hours in the gym every week?
Absolutely not. You’ll only have to train four days per week and you’ll be in and out of the gym in just 45 minutes!
Q: What if I don’t want to get big like a bodybuilder? Can I still use your program?
Yes, you can. If you just want to achieve muscular male model type physique or the look of a pro fighter this is the best program to get you there. Getting big like a bodybuilder will take many years and a lot of steroids.
You can control how big you eventually get simply by controlling your caloric intake each week. So you determine exactly how much muscle you want to gain… a lean 10 or a massive 30+. It’s all up to you.
Q: Is this program suited for a complete beginner?
Yes. We have an introductory program for those who aren’t ready to start on the main program just yet.
Q: I want to start building muscle today. How long do I have to wait for you to ship everything to me?
You don’t! Because the entire MGS 2.0 system is fully downloadable, you will get INSTANT ACCESS to it as soon as your payment is accepted.
There’s no waiting at all. You can get started in the next five minutes.
Neil Gained 11 Pounds of Muscle
“I have gained 11 pounds of muscle mass while shredding 15 pounds of fat. Jason’s training principles and workouts work for all ages as I am about to turn 46 and am still gaining muscle and strength. This is the real deal for the natural strength athlete looking to get big.”
Neil Archibald, UK
Gary Gained 22 Pounds Muscle
“I packed on a solid 22 pounds of muscle. Not only has your program helped me personally, but by using the knowledge I gained have from reading your work to become a successful personal trainer with more than twenty clients, doing 120 plus sessions a month.”
Eddie Gained 12 Pounds of Muscle
Since I started training with Muscle Gaining Secrets I’ve gained 12 pounds of muscle and lost over twenty pounds of bodyfat . My conditioning has improved dramatically and the sore joints I used to deal with are a thing of the past. ”
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NOTE: Muscle Gaining Secrets is a downloadable e-book. No physical products will be shipped. After you order, you will get INSTANT ACCESS to download the e-book onto your computer. The e-book format is adobe acrobat PDF, which can be viewed on Mac or PC. At the end of your 30-day free trial in the Renegade Strength Club you will be re-billed $19.95 every month for access to brand new workouts, videos, and the coaching community. Cancel hassle free at any time.