It is not uncommon for me to get asked how to pack on mass fast, especially when the person asking is a skinny hardgainer who has a hard time putting on weight. That said, when you combine that request with the additional desire to do this the “fastest way possible”. That complicates an already complicating situation and usually makes those asking look for unrealistic solutions. In this video, I’m going to share with you a situation that played out just the other day and underscore just how misleading the supposed “solution” can be.
First a little background on the story. A young high school student from the UK wrote to us and wanted to know “how to pack on mass the fastest way possible”. He claimed that he was underweight and really struggled to add muscle mass. He wanted to add significant size to his undersized body in time for his next sports season. This led him to looking into the prospect of taking a mass gainer shake. He wanted to know what my opinion was on the matter and what I would recommend he take.
Now, since my motivation is always to attempt to help first rather than sell, I did not try and push my supplements or any other on him. Instead, I told him to watch the video I did on mass gainers and weight gainer powders. I provided him with the link to the video and told him that there was valuable information in there to help him reach a decision about focusing instead on real quality food rather than relying on a bottle of supplements at this point.
He countered by saying that while he did watch the video, he felt that he came upon a mass gainer that was not like the rest of them. This one was good he said. I requested he send over the nutrition facts on the supplement so I could do a rare review of the product and see if I could validate his claims of this being superior.
What I uncovered was not at all surprising really, but it is no less disappointing. What looks to be a weight gainer with 51 grams of protein and 40 servings per bottle is no more than a sugar and fat loaded supplement that is providing a 6 day supply when used as directed to obtain your protein and calories you thought you were buying it for in the first place.
This is just one of the many games that supplement manufacturers will play with their customers that not only pisses me off, but led me to creating my own line in the first place. You simply just don’t know what is in your supplements these days, and when you add in the fact that many product creators are willing to try and play word games with their labels in an effort to potentially mislead the consumer into thinking the supplement is far better than it is…I have a problem with that.
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