Author: Regev Elya, creator and author of FreshBeetle.Com. I write about nutrition and exercise at my website. This is really my biggest passion in life and I’m happy to help anyone by providing helpful information which will hopefully transform into useful knowledge which will lead to a life change. Here is my story.
How Did It All Start ?
A few years ago, I was the ordinary skinny guy you can probably imagine. I was always the weakest, skinniest, most fragile in school, and I had to recruit to the Israeli Army when I turned eighteen. When I went to be assigned by the pre-recruitment officer, he told me that I can not be enrolled at the unit I dreamed of going to, because I was too skinny for an elite venture like that. That’s how it all started. I took back the reigns of my physical scrawniness and started exploring the whole field of nutrition and exercise, looking to get bigger, stronger, faster, and get to that unit.
What Happened Next ?
I started devouring books over books, until I realized the sad truth: I am an extreme ecotmorph, the worst body type of bodybuilding and powerlifting. Self pity aside, I decided to do something about it and not live in this kind of quiet desperation. I started exercising heavily by doing merely squats , deadlifts and presses. “Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength Novice Program” was the first program I tried. It was awesome. Heavy and hormone-inducing. I literally felt it. I consumed thousands of calories every day, shoved them inside against my guts-will, and a year later, there you go – a new man. 62 more lbs. Magic. People did not recognize me in school. Nothing felt as good as that.
Did You Take Any Weight Gainer Shakes ?
No. You don’t really need them if you can shove in the proper amount of calories, protein and nutrients that your body needs in order to grow like a monster. Weight gainers (‘Meal Replacement Shakes’) should not bother you if you don’t have the appetite of a bird. I managed to do awesomely well without it, and I believe you can do the same. It’s all about consistency. Be prepared to put it hours of hours of gym work (heavy work!) and loads and loads of food. Combine that with determination for a change, and really, the sky is the limit. Good luck! If I could do it – so can you.
- Weight Gain Tips for Beanstalks (freeacaiberry.org)
- How to Gain Weight and Muscle as a Skinny Guy ? Prepare The Kitchen ! (cleansebody.org)