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"Are You Tired of Being Small, Skinny, and Weak?"
Here are the Time Tested Principles to Transform Your Body and Your Life.

Learn How to Gain Muscle Mass Naturally and Overcome the Hardgainers Curse.
By Brandon and Cory Cook, Founders of Hardgainer Muscle Building

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re you frustrated by your lack of progress in the gym? Why do some people gain pounds of muscle so easily -- while you bust your butt in the gym every day and still fail to pack any solid mass onto your scrawny frame? What if there was a way to overcome your hardgainer genetics and put on 10, 20, even 30 or more pounds of solid, ripped, head-turning muscle. Just imagine how you would feel if you could realize this dream of yours! How would your experience of life change if you were to radically transform your physique?

Is it even possible to do such a thing?

Even if You Have the Worst Genetics in Muscle-Building History, You Can Achieve
Amazing Results Without Steroids, Endless Workouts or Needless Supplements,
Simply By Learning to Train Properly for Your Hardgainer Body Type.

"Skinny Vinny" did it... we're doing it and YOU CAN TOO

This is Vince Delmonte as a skinny hardgainer long distance runner.
Vince Delmonte after being ripped, strong, and huge with muscle.
"Skinny Vinny"
"Coach Vince DelMonte"

Monday, July 25, 2016

Dear Fellow Hardgainer,

Welcome to Hardgainer Muscle Building : A Free Resource for those looking to recreate their bodies and their lives.

My name is Brandon Cook and my brother, Cory, and I created this website.

The purpose of this website is to reveal the honest, unfiltered truth about building muscle for the hardgainer. We want to help you transform your body and simultaneously transform your life in the process. This is our goal as well! We created this website for everybody, but it is especially designed for guys and ladies with an ectomorph body type and hardgainer genetics like us.

Of course the best thing about this website...
Is that we're going to teach you all of this for FREE!

After years of following the information and advice found in the popular bodybuilding magazines, we realized that all the tips and techniques found in these publications were misleading at best and outright lies at worst.

What's more so, is that we realized we could never accomplish our goals if we continued to follow "their" advice. Here's why:

  • First of all, bodybuilding magazines are for bodybuilders.
    If you don't know any better (and we didn't at the time) 99% of professional bodybuilders not only have the perfect genetics for building muscle, they are also using steroids and other anabolic drugs to create and maintain their larger-than-life physiques.

    Question you should ask yourself: How can someone on steroids and with perfect genetics give the average hardgainer, like you and I, practical advice on naturally building muscle? Hmmm!

  • Secondly, bodybuilding magazines are designed to sell supplements. I find it really interesting that practically every bodybuilding and fitness magazine out there is owned by a supplement company. Notice how many supplement ads are in your favorite mags. The real shock comes when you realize that they purposely feed you programs and exercise routines that you cannot possibly succeed on unless you are taking steroids. They do this so you will think that supplements are the answer to your frustration.

    Question you should ask yourself: Do the publishers of these magazines really care if I achieve my goals or are they more concerned with my continued use of their products? Hmmm!

We're not joining the debate on whether it is right or wrong to use steroids or whether it is right or wrong to sell supplements that do not live up to their claims. We'll leave that to someone else.

We've chosen not to use steroids and therefore require training advice that teaches the natural way to build muscle mass . We do use supplements sparingly, and only the ones that create a benefit for our intended purpose. Most of them do not, but you have to know which ones are time-tested and live up to their claims.

Our goal is to cut through all of the myths and false beliefs that have been perpetuated by the supplement and bodybuilding industries and reveal the core truths about what it takes to finally recreate your body.

The reality that the supplement manufacturers don't want you to know is that you don't even need supplements to build muscle and create a strong, attractive body. Yet they perpetuate the illusion that all of the pro-bodybuilders use them to build their physiques. They do this even though they know that the bodybuilders they are sponsoring are really using another, more effective... and ILLEGAL supplement program called steroids.

That's right! Are you shocked by this? You should be!

Now think back a few years. People have been building muscle for quite some time, long before the supplement industry exploded about 10-15 years ago. How did the classic bodybuilders create their physiques before the rise of steroids and supplementation?

Of course they weren't as huge as the mass monsters of today. Although, personally I think the bodybuilding physiques of today have lost the true beauty and aesthetic appeal of the human body. It's one thing to be big, lean, and muscular; it's another thing to look like a supa freak. But I digress.

Anyway, after realizing that I was being fed a bunch of *ahem* bull $#!! by people with a huge profit motive, I set out to discover the real truth about building muscle as a skinny guy. This website (and specifically the blog) is the culmination of the research I have found and discovered over the past decade.

The coaches and experts featured on this site have helped us to cut through the lies, myths, and fallacies that have plagued the health and fitness industry for years. Remember, this is the information age... there is NO shortage of information out there.

Quite contrarily, there is so much information that weeding through it all and knowing what is true and what is fiction becomes a full time job. What do you believe? Who do you trust? These were the questions on our minds for years and the ultimate reason why we created this website.

We want to help save you the time and frustration of lifting weights for years on end without achieving the body and life you truly desire. Trust me, it's no fun to work out for years and still look the same. You have to have the right focus or else you will spin your wheels and get nowhere fast or worse... injure yourself.

So, if you're ready to transform your body and your life... let's get started!


Where to begin?

Our intention with this site is to provide you with high quality information that you can use to transform your body and life for the better. We are not claiming that we are "the experts." Rather we are just two skinny guys who are determined on transforming their bodies and lives one day at a time.

We have uploaded tons of quality articles and videos from the top coaches in the world on Hardgainer Physique Transformation. These articles discuss everything you need to know; from how to build muscle as a skinny guy, to the best exercises to use, as well as, the proper way to eat to gain mass.

  • First off, be sure to Bookmark This Site, so you can return to it again and again. Many of our visitors spend 15-30 minutes a day studying the articles and videos on this site. This really helps the information sink in so that you can rapidly accelerate your gains.

  • Secondly, take a moment to sign up for The Way to Mass e-Class (on the side column or at the end of this article) featuring expert advice from coaches Vince Delmonte, Sean Nalewanyj, and Jason Ferruggia. By signing up you'll receive one email each week sharing the most cutting-edge principles for building muscle fast. You will also receive updates from us and be kept in the loop with regards to Hardgainer Muscle Building.

  • Thirdly, you'll want to read and follow The Hardgainer Blog. This is where we offer tons of practical and useful advice from our own life experience and lessons. We feature posts on building muscle, transforming your body, and learning the proper mindset to create an accelerated shift in how you experience results. We will cover information not only on how to achieve success with health and weight training, but on life in general.

  • Finally, if you'd like to learn about how we are transforming our own bodies, then you can follow along on our transformation page. Here we will be documenting our successes, failures, and efforts to literally apply the information featured here and be positive examples for you to follow. We are not only going to tell you how to do this, we are going to show you first hand!

So, if it is your goal to GET BIG and LOSE THE HARDGAINER IMAGE once and for all... Then you came to the right website, my friend!

That's right, all of the information you need to bulk up and add 10, 20, 30, even 50+ pounds of lean, ripped muscle mass is on this website for FREE.

Yet, do you have the strength of mind, of will, and of heart to read and apply it to your life?

What was your answer? Was it a YES or a NO... or a MAYBE?

To be honest it doesn't really matter. The only true way to answer this question is through your actions, not your words. Talk is cheap and many people will tell you how they are going to do this and going to do that, but they never follow through. That's because they are dreamers and not doers.

You see in the end it's great if you have a BIG dream for your life... all truly successful people do, and thus you should too. However, what separates the dreamers from the doers, the wanna-be's from the people who are actually living the life... is ACTION.


In theory...

All You Need to Do is These Four Things:

  1. Believe that it's Possible for You (Have the Proper Mindset and Beliefs)

  2. Give Your Body the Stimulus it Needs to Grow (Through Optimal Training)

  3. Supply the Necessary Building Blocks (Via Quality Nutrition and Supplementation)

  4. Then Sit Back and Let Your Body Grow (By Utilizing Various Rest and Recovery Techniques.)

The HARD part is DOING these four things...
consistently and correctly, day-in and day-out!

Welcome to Reality!



The Way to Mass E-Class

In order to create your ideal physique, it is vital that you know how to train in a way that is congruent with your genetics and body type. Otherwise you'll waste years of your precious time and hard effort for nothing. Believe me, we know firsthand.

So, okay here's the deal and it's a pretty sweet deal. We're offering this information-packed e-class for FREE! All you've got to do is have the will and fortitude to SIGN-UP.



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I know to some people it may sound too good to be true, but it's not. It really is free and there's no obligation whatsoever.

You see, my brother Cory, and I are right there in the same boat with you. We've been skinny our entire lives and packing on muscle has never, EVER come easy for us. In fact, it's been almost downright impossible. And even a little disappointing.

That's why we created this website to specifically reveal to you the scientific principles that are guaranteed to add slabs of ripped, lean muscle mass to your frame as quickly as possible.

We know it can be a little depressing sometimes, when something you want so badly always seems to elude you.

Can you feel us?

Have you spent hours upon hours in the gym doing everything that you've been told to do by the bigger guys in the gym, or the bodybuilding articles and books you've read, or the websites you've visited and still have little or absolutely nothing to show for it?

Have you spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on various supplements that all promised increased muscle growth and rapid gains; only to have been left just as skinny as you were before you started and with a lighter wallet?

Well, let me be the first to tell you... you are not alone. We've been there and done that.

In fact, I spent most of my late teens and early twenties weighing in at a measly 130lbs (see my before picture below.) I spent years lifting and had nothing to show for it. People were even shocked when I told them that I lifted weights.

Luckily for me, I'm not one to give up easily, so I kept reading, learning and trying new programs and ideas in the gym. Then after years of trial and error, I finally realized that I was training entirely wrong for my ectomorphic body type.

An ectomorph is simply someone who is naturally skinny, with longer arms and legs, narrow chest and shoulders, small wrists and a super fast metabolism... basically your average hard gainer... and if you're reading this... then this most likely describes you!

Anyway, once I realized that I was training entirely wrong I sought out people who had successfully achieved what I wanted to accomplish. In other words, people who had the same body type and genetics as me and despite that fact went on to build an impressive, muscular physique without the use of anabolic drugs, like steroids.

People like Vince DelMonte, Sean Nalewanyj, and Jason Ferruggia, who are highly successful body transformation coaches we feature in the Way to Mass e-Class.

After reading and lifting for years I finally learned the secrets to training as a skinny guy . I was able to pack on over 30 pounds of muscle on my frame and my weight went up from 130lbs to 160lbs. See my before and after photos below:

Hardgainer Brandon weighing 130lbs.
After Brandon gained 30 lbs of muscle.
Weighing 130lbs
Weighing 160lbs

Now, I know don't look like Arnold or some super freaky huge bodybuilder, but I'm not trying to be the next Mr. Olympia and besides that's not the look that really attracts the ladies anyway. My personal goal is to develop a natural, aesthetic looking physique... similar to Steve Reeves.

Steeve Reeves Muscle Building Mentor

Look... gaining thirty pounds of muscle is quite a BIG accomplishment and one that I'm very proud of. Plus, no one has ever called me skinny in a long, long time. The truth of the matter is that I consider this my first transformation: Phase One (if you will.) I'm pleased with what I've accomplished, but I'm still hungry to achieve more.

Currently, I'm in Phase Two and am working hard to radically transform my body again over the next six months. With the new knowledge and wisdom I have gained from the three physique transformation coaches featured in this exclusive e-Class, I know I'll be able to take my body to the next level and beyond...

...and with the Way to Mass e-Class... so will you!

The Way to Mass e-Class features three of the top physique transformation coaches in the world. Each coach is a highly sought after professional trainer who has helped thousands of skinny, ectomorphic, hardgainers (just like you and I) pack on pounds of quality muscle mass as quick as humanly possible.

If you're willing to admit that what you've been doing isn't quite working, have an open mind, and are willing to learn and apply the tried and true principles of natural muscle growth... then these three guys can help you.



Let's meet the coaches, already!



Vince Delmonte


Vince knows what it takes to build muscle, lose weight and overcome muscle unfriendly genes in the shortest time possible. He was so skinny growing up he earned the nickname “Skinny Vinny.”

Competing in long distance sports such as running and triathlon for ten years did not help improve his chances of overcoming his muscle unfriendly genes.

Over the course of six months, Vince gained over 41 pounds of rock-hard muscle and climbed the scale from a scrawny 149 pounds to a muscular 190 pounds without drugs, without a lot of supplements and training only three days per week.

After entering the world of competitive fitness modeling he became the Canadian Fitness Model Champion in his third show ever! His transformation even caught the attention of the International fitness magazine Maximum Fitness, which featured a 2 page spread of his transformation story.

Vince has an Honors Degree in Kinesiology and has been a Personal Trainer for five years. He now shares this information with anybody who is serious about building muscle - especially skinny guys who can't gain muscle weight. Just recently he has authored the brand new e-book "No Nonsense Muscle Building: Skinny Guy Secrets To Insane Muscle Gain." This is a 199 page manual that teaches skinny guys how to build muscle and gain weight quickly naturally and in
less time.

Vince believes that the majority of skinny guys are mislead and misinformed on what it takes to build muscle. Naturally skinny guys need to play by a different set of rules and his mission is to empower and inform each client to reach their true genetic potential completely drug free.


Sean Nalewanyj


Always looked down on as the "skinny kid" growing up, Sean Nalewanyj has spent nearly the last decade of his life dedicating his time and effort to researching and promoting the most effective natural bodybuilding and fitness methods available.

Through his highly successful website and his information-packed online email lessons, Sean has helped tens of thousands of average, everyday people from all over the world get into the best shape of their lives.


Sean is a lifetime natural bodybuilder, has written articles for dozens of the top muscle-building websites across the Internet and is recognized as an expert authority on the subject. In less than one year of existence, his renowned natural bodybuilding program, "The Muscle Gain Truth No-Fail System", established itself as the most popular muscle-building program available on the web today (as ranked by His program has received a highly positive response
and was even mentioned in a November issue of the New York Times.

He admits that achieving an impressive, muscular physique is not as easy as most promoters make it out to be, but believes without a doubt that he can help anyone build the powerful, muscular body they desire as long as they are willing to put forth the effort.

Jason Ferruggia


Jason Ferruggia is a world famous fitness expert who is renowned for his ability to help people build muscle as fast as humanly possible.

He has trained thousands of clients during the course of his 14 years as a professional fitness coach, including over 500 athletes from 20 different sports.

Jason has authored hundreds of training articles for top ranked magazines and websites and has written four books. He is the head training adviser for Men’s Fitness Magazine where he also has his own monthly column dedicated to muscle building.

Jason is also the author and creator of “Muscle Gaining Secrets” program, which is one of the top authorities online for building a jacked physique. He knows what it takes to achieve success and can help you achieve the physique and performance goals you’ve set for yourself.



If you're tired of not seeing results from all of your hard work and training, you should definitely sign-up for this free e-class. What do you have to lose? Don't waste years of your time like we did training by trial and error. All you'll get is frustration and disappointment, and let's face it... you'll probably quit trying and that is when you will truly fail. Because here's a little secret we've learned...


"You Never Truly Fail, You Only Quit Trying"


All of life's experiences are simply lessons. Each time you fail, you learn something valuable that you can use to make your next attempt that much more successful.

You've probably failed at building the body of your dreams because there's something you're missing, a piece of information or a universal principle that has so far gone unnoticed and unapplied by you. That could be the reason you have "accidentally" landed on this website and are now reading this.

We want to let you in on another little secret... there are no accidents in life. You are on this page because something drew you to it. Something attracted you to this page and enticed you to read this. Otherwise, you would have clicked away a long time ago or would never have seen this. Open your mind to new possibilities and see where they take you.

There IS a science to gaining muscle and creating a lean, muscular body you can be proud of. The three coaches featured in this e-class have taught thousands of hardgainers the tried and true secrets to developing a mind-blowing, head-turning, ripped and massive physique. The principles are proven to work, but only if you work them.

You have to have the mind-set that you are going to succeed and understand that the only person that can stand in your way of realizing this dream is YOU! That's right, it's you. Honestly, think about it. Who else could stop you? Yeah, you can blame your problems on your genetics, other people, past events, your situation, heck even the government if you want to.

It's time you took back control of your life. It's time for you to take responsibility for what you have created. If you like the way your life is... then fine... you're doing a good job. However, if there are things you would like to change, then man up and do what needs to be done to change them. If you don't, no one else ever will.


To Your Success in Training and in Life,

Brandon & Cory


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