The Smartest Way to Build Muscle & Overcome Your “Hardgainer” Genetics

Discover Why 99% of All Training Advice for Skinny Guys Is DEAD WRONG… And Unlock The Truth About What REALLY Works…

If you’re like me and have always struggled to build muscle and gain weight I’ve got some bad news for you.

The way you’re training right now is robbing your body of all your potential gains.

By following the advice of your favorite bodybuilder, genetically gifted “fitness expert,” or juiced up “Instagram influencer” you’ll stay skinny and weak forever.

And you’ll constantly feel beat down.

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 long limbs that never seem to grow.
  • 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.

And, even if you don’t fit all the descriptions above, but are over 35, you’re a hardgainer by default.


What Works For Everyone Else Does
NOT Work for Hardgainers Like Us

You want to build a body that projects health, strength and confidence.

But training like everyone else will kill any chances you have of doing so.

The truth is, you’ve been lied to.

By supplement companies, bodybuilders and clueless personal trainers.

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.

And I want to help you break out of “skinny guy mindset” that holds you back in every way possible. 

After many years of painstaking research and experimentation, I’ve developed the “R3P Training System.”

It packs muscle on even the skinniest, most genetically cursed hardgainers around.

And I’ve used it to achieve amazing results with thousands of skinny hardgainers just like YOU…


5 Reasons Why You Can’t Build Muscle

Most of the training advice you read isn’t only useless, it’s harmful. You need to train smarter if you want to finally transform your body. 

And you’ve got zero chance of making gains if you keep making these critical mistakes. 

Mistake #1: You’re Ignoring The Law of Progressive Overload 

To build muscle you have to continually get progressively 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, on the best exercises, executed properly, in the RIGHT rep ranges.

If your program doesn’t provide consistent strength gains on a regular basis you’ll never build any serious muscle.

Mistake # 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.

What you need is to train right in that sweet spot. That’s when you’ll finally start to grow AND feel so much better. 

Mistake #3: You’re Doing Too Many Sets and 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 35-45 minutes with the least amount of work 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.

You don’t grow in the gym. You grow outside of the gym. So you need to provide just enough stimulus but NO MORE.

My clients and I often make some of our best gains with just 6-10 total sets per training session!

Mistake #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.

Mistake #5: You Don’t Have a Coach

All of the most successful people on the planet have a coach.

From Arnold to The Rock to Michael Jordan to Hugh Jackman.

They know that in order to time collapse and accelerate their progress they need an expert to guide them along the way. They know they need outside eyes and accountability.

Let’s face it, you don’t need to read more books or articles. You don’t need to watch more training videos or scroll through more social media posts.

That’s how you end up overwhelmed and confused, with zero results to show for it.

But there’s an amazing clarity and confidence that comes from investing in yourself and hiring a coach with a proven track record, who is the best in the world at what he does.

And that’s what allows you to finally start making the gains you always wanted to make.


Who Am I and Why Should You Listen to Me?

I’m Jay Ferruggia, the OG of the fitness industry. Coach to NFL, MLB, WWE athletes, entertainers, CEO’s, and hundreds of skinny hardgainers worldwide.

I’m an advisor to LiveStrong, Schwarzenegger, and Men’s Fitness.

In the mid 90’s I was the one who originated most of the trends that are popular today from box style gyms to group training to unconventional equipment.

I’ve successfully trained more skinny guys than anyone else on the planet.

In fact, they call me “The Hardgainer Savior,” and “The King of Getting Skinny Guys Jacked.”

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, Details,  or Maximum Fitness, heard me on radio stations such as CBS and ESPN or even seen me on TV stations like ABC and Fox.


I Started Out Skinny, Weak, and Painfully Insecure

I’m a former skinny hardgainer, unlike almost every well known coach in the fitness industry.

Most of the top fitness experts have great genetics and have been jacked and strong since high school.

So they can’t relate to you and your struggles the way I can.

Growing up, I was the weakest, scrawniest kid around, and gaining weight was impossible for me.

Because of this I had zero self confidence and was painfully shy and introverted. 

This caused me an inordinate amount of frustration and unhappiness, so I began on the quest to become a bigger, stronger version of myself.

When I first started training, I took advice from bodybuilders and magazines, and busted my ass in the gym, trying every program and supplement under the sun.

But I got nowhere.

After my first five years of training I was a whopping 147 pounds at 6 feet tall.

Eventually I decided to take matters into my own hands. I got every certification I could. I started spending countless hours reading through stacks of studies and over 300 books on the subject of building muscle…

I hired and studied under all the world’s best training experts. 

I opened my own private gym and experimented on hundreds of human guinea pigs, year after year and… 

I Finally Stumbled Upon the REAL TRUTH About What Skinny Guys Need to do to Build Muscle

And in doing so I overcame the worlds worst muscle building genetics and…

I went from 147 pounds all the way up to a rock solid 204 pounds!

I’ve helped countless other guys achieve similar, life changing results.

After 25+ years of intense research and in-the-trenches experiments, I’ve created a fail-proof program called, “R3P Training” that will help you finally build some serious muscle.

I want to help you build a body that projects health, strength and confidence. 

The kind of body that changes the way people see and think about you.

The kind of body that changes the way you think about yourself the world around you.

The kind of body that can literally change your life. 

And I want to help you defeat the “skinny guy” mindset once and for all.

Strong body. Strong mind. Strong life.

You deserve to have it all.



This is NOT For Everyone

If you’re a newbie there are plenty of basic workouts you can find for free online that may work and get you decent results.

If you haven’t exhausted your options you probably don’t need me right now.

If you’re content with the Hyundai, the Bentley isn’t for you yet.

But if you’ve tried everything else and are at your wits end…

If you’re sick of struggling, and being constantly frustrated with your lack of progress, and always feeling beat down, this is the program for you.

If you’ve exhausted all other options AND are ready to commit to working your ass off…

This is DEFINITELY for you.

If you’re over 35 and sick of having nagging aches and pains, I’m your guy.

If you want to do what all successful people do and outsource your programming to someone who is the best in the world at what he does, then this will be a perfect fit.

As I said, no one on the planet trains more skinny hardgainers than me.

I’m the King of Getting Skinny Guys Jacked. 

I’m the guy they call when all else has failed. Like The Wolf in Pulp Fiction.

I come in and help you finally get the gains you’re looking for…

  • Without all the nagging aches and pains.
  • Without confusing, overly complex workouts.
  • And without having to spend your life in the gym.

Now it’s up to you.

Are you ready to go ALL IN and do the work?

Are you ready to build the body, mindset and life you deserve?

If you’re ready to finally make some massive changes, fill out the application below to get started.