Best 6 Muscle Building Supplements For Skinny Hardgainers


By Arun Chase

How are you enjoying all the great content I’m providing you? I know, I know, I’m amazing! :)

Well today’s post really could be a life changing one for you! Its all about the best 6 supplements you can use to defeat your skinny hardgainer genetics! You know I got your back! :)muscle building supplements

But before I get there, I really want to clear something up! You maybe thinking, like I once did, that supplements are your solution to get muscular and shredded FAST.

Well I want to tell you a little bit about what I went through when I first started out training and using supplements. You need to know this, if you want to start using supplements CORRECTLY! I’m about to reveal the truth about supplements!



As you know I read loads of books, tried a number of different programs plus read a variety of different health & fitness

From these I some how got in my head that supplements were a sort of magic pill; that I would wake up the next day and feel like superman with spectacular, magical muscle growth every time I worked out!

I literally spent thousands of dollars on them, trialing loads of different products but failed to get results. The worst thing was I thought it was because I just hadn’t found the right supplement for me!

I kept on going, till I realized that the majority of supplements are just gimmicks that over-promised results, were harmful to my body and were just looking to get their hands on my money! What a waste of time!

hardgainer dietTo set the record straight, you should assume that supplements can only effect your results by around 10%. So the majority of the work has to come from the workout regime and nutritional plan you set!

In other words supplements are just that…SUPPLEMENTS..there to SUPPLEMENT your workout and nutritional plan! Not to become it!

However, if used right, supplements can get you out of plateaus, drive your growth and be really useful in your goals of getting muscular and shredded! But you need to be prepared for them…


1) Are you eating enough without supplements? i.e. Are you in a calorie surplus?

2) Are you eating protein every 3 hours? (Not protein shakes, actually consuming a food high in protein)

3) Are you working out between 45-60 minutes a session (no longer or no less), 3-5 times a week?

4) When you’re working out are you lifting the heaviest weights you can and tiring out after doing 6-12 reps?

5) Have you stopped or cut down on your cardio workouts?

If you answered YES to all of the above, supplements can probably help you,
if you answered NO to any of the above, correct these before you start using any of the supplements below!

I do want make clear though, there are more workout and nutrition techniques that you can use, without supplements (that I cover in my muscle building book, “pack muscle, destroy fat”) to really take your muscle growth to a new level, which I simply can’t cover here.

But if you’re getting the above basics right, at least, you can begin using supplements, to help you.


As you know, I am a big advocate of natural foods and natural muscle building…so I mainly suggest you use natural supplements and nothing else! These are better for body as well.

Anyway, here are my suggested top 6 supplements for skinny hardgainer

1. A Whey Protein Powder

Whey protein is a high quality protein which is very quickly digested. This is perfect for when you require a quick injection of protein (i.e. in and around your workout)!whey casein protein powder

It is best if you mix this with a simple carbohydrate, like sugar or dextrose (preferred) in a ratio of 2:1 (Carbohydrate CALORIES to
protein CALORIES), this forms the best sort of pre, during and post workout drink for great muscle growth!

2. A Casein Protein Powder

Unfortunately most people believe that whey is best protein to take for whatever situation, and so just keep buying whey!

However it is not the correct protein for meal replacement, where you require a slow-digesting protein, which provides you bursts of protein over time.

This is perfect where you are finding it hard to get enough protein in during meal times i.e. perfect for meal replacement when looking to replace protein.

3. Essential Fatty Acids

It is interesting to know that around 80% of the US population are deficient in essential fatty acids!

Essential fatty acids are found in unsaturated fats and help boost the release of testosterone and growth hormone, which leads to substantial muscle growth. They also help protect the joints and bones from damage and aid recovery time.

Overall Flax seed oil supplements (vegetarian option) and fish oil supplements are the best options.

4. A Set Of Multi-Vitamins

Getting the right balance of vitamins and minerals is essential when it comes to muscle growth. They can help in transportation of protein around the body and in the release of muscle growing hormones etc.

So if you are finding it hard to get enough vitamins or minerals in your normal food, it is important you get yourself a decent set of multi-vitamins!

5. Creatine

Creatine is naturally found in your body. But the depletion of it stops you training longer. So it’s presence, means you can achieve more reps per set and that equates to higher muscle growth!

In addition, creatine also pulls fluid into the cells of your muscle fibers, which makes them look bigger (this process is known as volumization).

So overall, creatine supplements are good for getting more muscular and also for breaking out of plateus.

However, be warned, too much of it  has been said to have bad side effects! So as much as it is great for muscle gain, I suggest you take this carefully and drink loads of water when your on it.

6. Glutamine

Glutamine is found in the body naturally, and helps dealing with stresses you put on your body through weight training.

Sometimes though there isn’t enough and you take longer to recover from a workout! Glutamine as supplement can help there, and improve your recovery times!

Overall Though…

If you are on a good workout and nutritional routine, supplements can help you, especially the 6 above.

But I must warn you, it is important you choose the product wisely as not all supplement products or companies are the same. There is a particular way and technique of choosing the right supplements so you don’t get conned out of your money and muscle growth!

If you have got my full bodybuilding system, you know these secret techniques and also can find my suggested products that I personally use and have reviewed too.

(You can get my system from

Anyway I hope you enjoyed the article…and don’t forget to leave me your comments below, or tweet or share this article with others! We are community here and my main aim is to help as many skinny hardgainers, like us, as possible! The more people you share this with, the more people we can help together!

Thanks and good luck!

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  1. Posted September 13, 2010 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

  2. Posted October 30, 2010 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    After reading many websites and blogs with this type of information this site was a welcome break from the rest.All the information is clearly laid out and explained.
    Thanks for a great read, i’ll pass this onto other people i know who’ll find it beneficial.

  3. Posted December 8, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    yea I agree that getting all those minimum recommendations corrected are important, however I see no harm in using fish oils and multi-vitamins even if you did answer no to one of those questions. I actually recommend taking fish oils and a good multi-vitamin to everyone whether they work out or not. Those are pretty important for everyone to get decent amounts of. Good post with some good info. Keep it up.


  4. Arun_Chase
    Posted January 17, 2011 at 3:06 am | Permalink

    Hey Cory,

    Appreciate your comments…just to clear up, I have included under Essential fatty acids that fish oils are a great supplement and hence they form part of the 6 best supplements. I have in fact chosen to give people the option of fish oils or flax seed oil (if for example they are vegetarian can have flax seed oil instead). Fish oils, are no doubt probably the best, but flax seed is a very good option too. So that is something you can recommend to others too esp if they don't eat fish :)

    In regard to multi vitamins, as mentioned they are a must too…and hence why they form one of the important 6 supplements. Definitely important that people do take multi vitamins and essential fatty acids as part of a normal healthy diet, however add in the other 4 above, and you'll see massive results…

    Glad you enjoying the articles and hope they help you achieve what you're looking for :)

  5. Posted February 4, 2011 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    Thanks for this post. Hardgainers nee to realize that it doesn't take complex supplements to help them gain muscle. A few simple supplements like you mentioned can definitely help jump start their muscle gain.

  6. Posted March 2, 2011 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Hi, but are supplements like creatine and protein powder really needed? I would only use them for bulking up. Works for me. – Wayne

  7. Arun_Chase
    Posted June 29, 2011 at 2:19 am | Permalink


    Supplements aren't the magic solution to results. They will only improve your results by a small percentage. I think many think they are essential, but if you are eating right you can do without in some cases. However supplements are exactly that they help in supplementing your diet. In certain cases many find it hard to get the right amount of protein in their diet so this is when it can be useful.

    In addition, it is very useful for pre and post workout nutrition.

    So the answer is, it is not essential to your results, however they are really useful and can be used to speed up your results (if used right)

    Hope that helps…

  8. Posted October 19, 2011 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Good stuff brother.

    Supplements are like a BONUS once your diet is right.
    Eating clean organic foods should get you everything you need!


  9. Posted November 22, 2011 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Great article and information, really helped me out.
    I think people do need to remember that hard work is still key to unllocking muscle; I see far to many people take protein shakes and do 10 minutes work out, then question why they dont get results.
    If you want results you have to work hard !

  10. Posted January 27, 2012 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    I wish I'd seen this article when I started out… It would have saved me months of time wasting!! Eating a source of protein every 2/3 hours is the most important point in this artice.

  11. Posted May 16, 2012 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    I really enjoyed this article! You really know your stuff.

  12. Posted February 4, 2013 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    I’m definitely going to look into it. Really very useful tips are provided here. Thank you so much. Keep up the good works.

  13. Posted March 23, 2013 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    This is a great information about muscle. I am so impressed to read your blog. After reading many websites and blogs with this type of information this site was a welcome break from the rest. All the information is clearly laid out and explained.

  14. Posted March 29, 2013 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    Great post with enough informations.The point of good I really favor in your blog!The great masterpiece with nice and informative post and topic that move me and enlarged my eyeline quite a lot.

  15. Posted July 28, 2015 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    The best supplements I ever took for gaining mass was Creatine monohydrate and whey protein the rest of my success came down to eating the right foods and the right amount of calories.

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