Skinny Guy Builds Muscle (HIS STORY!)

  • The one thing every skinny guy trying to build muscle will tell you is, it’s not easy. In this video, Jesse from ATHLEAN-X is going to take you through some of the successes and failures during his muscle building transformation that have gotten him to where he is now and are setting him up for greater mass gains in the near future.
    If you are not aware of Jesse, you likely haven’t been watching the videos on this channel for very long. For those who are seeing him for the first time, it takes a glimpse back in time to appreciate just how far he has come with his body. Jesse started at just under 130 pounds of body weight. He was painfully skinny and very weak.
    Beyond that however, Jesse had a history of head trauma that prevented him from leading a normal life and certainly made it difficult to engage in physical activity without repercussions. As a youth lacrosse player, he suffered multiple concussions which left him with severe post concussion syndrome and he was forced to stop playing all together. The risk of another concussion was too high and it was feared that any additional head trauma could lead to permanent brain damage.
    As he began his quest to try and build muscle while still maintaining the athleticism and all around performance ability he had on the field, he was met with complications from exertion during lifting. Even the slightest amount of stress, strain, overtaxing of the body during a lift would leave him with a headache. Sometimes, he would even black out during a set which became an incredible risk to his health considering he would be doing this with weights in his hands or on his back.
    Doctors forced him to scale back his training greatly while they helped him to identify the exact causes and triggers of his issues and how to better prepare for them over time. He essentially had to rebuild from the ground up. Not to mention, along with the neurological issues, Jesse brought with him a host of postural imbalances and dysfunction that further contributed to his disability and made proper form lifting a challenge.
    Over the last couple years, he worked very hard on overcoming the postural imbalances that were holding him back. The fixing of his pelvic tilt, neck, rounded shoulders and thoracic extension limitations were key to getting him to function better everywhere, not just in the gym. In addition, while the body was being fixed the aggravation of his neurological symptoms was improving as well. Ultimately, in February of this year he was cleared to begin increasing the exertion of his training.
    In just the last few months, Jesse has added a considerable amount of weight to his lifts and is performing them with good form and solid control due to the removal of compensations from his movement patterns from his early restricted work. His legs have grown in size and he is noticeably bigger in all areas of his physique. As you will see, he still has some things that he is struggling with while building muscle. Namely, his love of endurance training and long distance running combined with a healthy eating plan that makes it difficult for him to consume enough calories to put on extra muscle.
    The bottom line however is, he is on the right track and continues to be a motivational figure for any skinny guy who ever struggled putting on muscle. The sky is the limit for him now that he is able to push himself in his training without restriction. I fully expect him to keep getting stronger, bigger and maintain his overall athleticism while continuing to be able to enjoy the athletic endeavors that have driven him to where he is today. We will all keep rooting for this skinny guy to keep overcoming the issues that have once held him back.
    For a complete plan where you too can make a step by step transformation, head to the website below and pick the plan best suited to your current goals today. Go from skinny guy to jacked in just 90 days with the Max Size program and learn how to do all of this without having to unnecessarily have to bulk and cut or follow a one dimensional program.
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    • John 3.16
      John 3.16 Vor 5 Tage

      @lightweight boxing There is a connection between the Bible and the elements of the periodic table Jesus loves you people and He wants to have relationship with you!

    • lightweight boxing
      lightweight boxing Vor Monat

      What about skinny fat

    • Steve Thea
      Steve Thea Vor 2 Monate

      athensalexa2 days ago
      First, and very much, foremost, Thank you MazeMaze for all your hard work.🙏🙏🙏 I'm very grateful.
      Secondly, I realize this is a Webrip but the stills in the file description (in both this file and the prev upload) look quite a bit lower than the usual great quality of your uploads. Are they reflective of the actual file? Apologies if that comes off rude, just curious, I'll D/L it and reply if no one else has time to verify.

    • Carl Gois
      Carl Gois Vor 8 Monate

      Jesse and Jeff, you guys are both inspirational. Thanks for all the information and videos. 👍👍

    • Keith Lega
      Keith Lega Vor 10 Monate

      what was the name of the program that was given away?

  • E A
    E A Vor 21 Stunde

    I wanna see more videos of him telling his own experience!
    And even if this channel is mainly oriented to ectomorphs it would be great to see the same from someone who's struggle is to lose weight. That would be helpful for even a greater number of people

  • Sea Pea
    Sea Pea Vor Tag

    I'd rather start out skinny than start out fat.

  • Grand Master Yoda

    I'm a runner so my legs have always been great but my upper half is a skeleton.

  • benjamin abdu
    benjamin abdu Vor Tag

    Its very hard 4 me to eat..135 have much more muscle but goin down 130..dont like it..its hard being skiny..and 41..but my body is way better than was 25..but eating more is hard 4me feel.full..

  • christian blake
    christian blake Vor 2 Tage

    Jess gives me Insane confidence

  • RaMoN
    RaMoN Vor 2 Tage

    Bro eating is the hardest part for a skinny guy

  • Pial Das
    Pial Das Vor 2 Tage

    This dude literally gave me hope. I thought it was impossible for skinny guys to bulk up like that and I was skinny and now I'm skinny fat. I thought I can only work on definition and being lean but not mass but look at Jesse. This dude is now packing muscles on top of muscles. He's a real inspiration for me. Thank you Jesse and hope for the best for you.

  • 1870 Preußen
    1870 Preußen Vor 4 Tage

    3:10 legs were his biggest concern?
    I just wanna go outside with a T-shirt and not have two sticks showing 😂😂😂

  • Ninja Kitteh
    Ninja Kitteh Vor 4 Tage

    Nail on the head wrt the mindset in us skinny guys, and I love the interaction between youse two. Am trying to eat healthier and yes that's difficult, started trying pushups and yes those are difficult, but thanks to youse two I've looked at my posture, have seen it's indeed shite, and am trying to work on it now.
    In my forties, under 60kg at 1.85m, so yeah an old flagpole. But I will get there!
    Thank you Jeff and Jesse, for showing me it's not just for those who are already big, like I have believed for decades. Much love from across the big pond!

  • Sofija Sofy Grebnarovic

    Bravo, Jesse!☺️

  • Reon Lobo
    Reon Lobo Vor 5 Tage

    Heyy Jesse.... just wanted to know if you take any protein supplements...or do you completely satisfy your daily protein intake throught your normal meals?

  • Brayden329
    Brayden329 Vor 6 Tage

    Solid quad gains Jesse! Congrats on your hard work paying off. Keep it up. Makes me wanna switch back from Planet Fitness to the YMCA to get some olympic bar exercises going again.

  • MrTDS
    MrTDS Vor 7 Tage

    I thought I ate alot, turned out to be 1700-2000 calories a day. Now I track my calories and Im up to 3500 a day. Since I started almost 3 months ago I've put on 10kg

  • John Paolo Bautista
    John Paolo Bautista Vor 7 Tage

    ANOTHER JESSE VIDEO PLEASE! Sorry Jeff, Beard > Muscle HAHA

    KITTYPUP Vor 7 Tage +1

    that pulsing effect on the bar made me think i was having a stroke or something

  • Robert Ram
    Robert Ram Vor 8 Tage

    cn you make a excercise lof for me? im really skinny

  • Don Khan
    Don Khan Vor 9 Tage

    Not bad buddy I'm lik u skinny n bit weak I try my best to be lik u 👍

  • gaylord mcgillicuddy

    Great progress from a lot of hard work!
    Now the only thing left to do is to get that godawful shitshow Mickey Mouse tattoo removed.
    I haven't watched wrestling in years, but my high school years (late 90's/early 2000's) I remember the Rock literally making fun of people's tattoos by referring to them as "Mickey Mouse tattoos"...

  • Neel Menon Films
    Neel Menon Films Vor 9 Tage

    Jesse kinda looks like Topher Grace.

  • Lou Fernando
    Lou Fernando Vor 11 Tage

    Um no thanks jess lol get jeff back u keep working it tho im a hard gainer sortof everyone says im shredded but i want to gain some weight and more muscle its hard tho bro were going at about the same pace how can i send my athlean x b4 and after photos

  • Rich Fahrne
    Rich Fahrne Vor 12 Tage

    Congrats on the gains bud.

  • Oscar Rodriguez
    Oscar Rodriguez Vor 12 Tage

    Great job Jesse! I had the same issues you do, mostly the eating portion of it.
    Also, thank you for being on the videos themselves, you help break down the video with a quick summery and you make it more entertaining 😁

  • Paul Saiz
    Paul Saiz Vor 13 Tage

    Thanks for this video, I needed this

  • Ark Design Studio Singapore

    Honestly I know how Jesse feels, I feel your story man.. Cos I too am labelled as a skinny fella, and hardgainer.. Laughed at.. But hey, I too changed the way I train. All thanks to JC team. And now no ones laughing at me..
    Billy Silva

  • Cryope
    Cryope Vor 14 Tage

    5:23 Preach this

  • Laxbro29
    Laxbro29 Vor 14 Tage +1

    As a fellow skinny lacrosse player mad respect

  • Ken Fergus
    Ken Fergus Vor 14 Tage

    Shave Jess

  • Joe Foltz
    Joe Foltz Vor 14 Tage

    My doctor Greg doucette says you only have to eat 33 cal a day extra to build muscle. Eating 500 extra calories a day give a ziiiiiro benefit. Stay lean and build muscle dawg.

  • Sam Brown
    Sam Brown Vor 14 Tage

    5:03 hell yeah man. adding calories is so freaking hard. I didn't really think about how hard it would be to eat more till I started losing weight.

  • Noobmaster69
    Noobmaster69 Vor 15 Tage

    putting more calories in is my problem as well but its because i cant afford it. watched many videos on how to make cheap high calorie and quality foods but it still isnt that cheap because i needed to eat more than an average person

  • Onstart
    Onstart Vor 16 Tage +1

    Lol, If I had seen u playing that sport I would be bullying u to, but not because of your legs

  • JJ Dryer
    JJ Dryer Vor 17 Tage

    Jesse is my inspiration. Funny cuz that’s my name as well and I’m his age and skinny as hell so I feel like when Jeff is talking to him he’s talking to me

  • Amtix Wolf
    Amtix Wolf Vor 17 Tage

    Although the how of this video is a bit scripted (obviously, but I don't care), the content is sincere and I feel it's nice that you guys did this video!
    Good job Jeff and Jesse

  • The Jovial Brit
    The Jovial Brit Vor 17 Tage

    Yeahh but the problem with it is there's no mass it's just muscle and we still look tall and "slender" rather than tall and bulky.

  • Reuben Raya
    Reuben Raya Vor 18 Tage

    Jeff needs to do a video about how he met Jesse. It's just so random. Is Jesse and employee of Jeff's? friend? a client? lol

  • Insolent_child
    Insolent_child Vor 19 Tage +1

    You're are lucky you can even do legs. Today in the gym, my left knee gave out, again.😭

  • Seyyed Mohammad Ahmadi

    make a video about the difference between strength training and training for gains

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  • Eli Bailey
    Eli Bailey Vor 21 Tag

    I relate so much thank you this lifts my spirits and has inspired me
    -a skinny guy

  • Liam Foster
    Liam Foster Vor 21 Tag

    Anyone know Jesse's height?

  • Earth Strong
    Earth Strong Vor 25 Tage

    Genuine guys, much respect ✌💚

  • Jerboy Must Die!
    Jerboy Must Die! Vor 25 Tage

    Love you, Jesse.

  • Namdy Allen
    Namdy Allen Vor 26 Tage

    Jesse always trolling jeff😂

  • Bogdan Stojanovic
    Bogdan Stojanovic Vor 26 Tage +1


  • Nelson Hijam
    Nelson Hijam Vor 26 Tage

    How tall are you Jesse?

  • Patrick W
    Patrick W Vor 26 Tage

    I used to be skinny, but from 6th grade to to 7th I've gained 30 Lbs of PURE muscle!

  • Patrick W
    Patrick W Vor 26 Tage

    It's gonna be Jess-hredY in a bit tbh

  • Feigi
    Feigi Vor 27 Tage

    Bruh this channel is the best

  • Just Waffles Bro
    Just Waffles Bro Vor 28 Tage

    Jake.... Gyllenhaal?

  • VaRuN varma
    VaRuN varma Vor 29 Tage

    This is totally relatable to a skinny guy like me.

  • Alexander
    Alexander Vor 29 Tage

    What's the deal with the tattoo? Is there some context for it, which explains and justifies it? It looks absolutely ridiculus and out of place

  • Alexander
    Alexander Vor 29 Tage +2

    It looks like Jessie is becoming Jeff, in many ways.

  • 14 Kevin Griffin
    14 Kevin Griffin Vor 29 Tage

    Out-tro sik af lmao

  • Katalmach
    Katalmach Vor Monat

    Jesse, I don't know if you'll ever see this, but I wanted to say that a few weeks ago I left a comment on another video teasing you about bulking. I hadn't seen this one yet, do I came here to say, you rock, guy. And keep up your awesome work. And I hope here in 2020 you are doing well with your head wound. My fiance suffered serious brain damage from a bike accident when we were in high school. Very scary thing. I am glad you're ok

  • Lavernius Tucker
    Lavernius Tucker Vor Monat

    LMFAO the ending was the best... why are the best apprentices always named Jesse? (Breaking Bad)

  • Michael Caiafa
    Michael Caiafa Vor Monat

    Inspirational presentation with good advise. I relate to this vid as 7 months ago I started training again after 3 year layoff ( work schedule was insane those years). I had to start lifting very light...literally squatted 185 at first. It was hard to sprint for intervals, and had no flexibility. I started following Athlean X and dedicated myself to serious training and nutrition. Results followed , the weight came off and I increased my I am 64 (former wrestler and powerlifter) and feel much younger. Keep up your good work and I anticipate big things from you.

  • Cole Mueller
    Cole Mueller Vor Monat

    7:45 of him flexing his biceps the whole time

  • DrizzyPuffs
    DrizzyPuffs Vor Monat

    Jesse sounds like Jeff lol best duo ever

  • Andrew M
    Andrew M Vor Monat

    GO Jesse!!

  • Ira Levandowski
    Ira Levandowski Vor Monat

    i like the his perspective, and great job!! But do you have anyone that is over weight and on the program to give that side too?

  • Nick Sewell
    Nick Sewell Vor Monat

    Chick magnet

  • Antonio Delgado
    Antonio Delgado Vor Monat


  • Jude Turner
    Jude Turner Vor Monat

    Holy shit this guys huge now😂

  • CaptainDaniito
    CaptainDaniito Vor Monat

    Make full workout videos please

    MBAH MBAH Vor Monat

    Every time I see Jesse's abs I find myself subconsciously sucking in my stomach

  • feri drugstore
    feri drugstore Vor Monat


  • Bernardo
    Bernardo Vor Monat

    hahahhahahha loved it!

  • Marco Swanepoel
    Marco Swanepoel Vor Monat

    Adding food is definitely the hardest! I'm constantly thinking I'm eating to little of everything

  • Aidan Ware
    Aidan Ware Vor Monat

    Great job Jesse your doing so well 😌😊

  • Darth Freud
    Darth Freud Vor Monat

    I know we don’t know each other, but I’m proud of you and your progress. I know it was difficult, especially when you have the hulk hovering over you.

  • No Mercy
    No Mercy Vor Monat

    *how long is jesse already training with jeff?*

  • Big Fella
    Big Fella Vor Monat

    Does anyone know how old Jesse is?

  • MdSteel7
    MdSteel7 Vor Monat

    Well done Jesse :)

  • Michael Tette
    Michael Tette Vor Monat

    Crushing it Jesse

  • barni375
    barni375 Vor Monat

    Thank you for that Video Jesse! I have train for more then one year and my progress is solala... I think i know some excerices and how i have to do them right. But I have some questions, how many times do you train in one week? And what kind of trainingplan do you prefer? Push/Pull or Upperbody/Legs - it would be very nice if you can recommend me a traingplan, which i should follow :) thanks a lot!

  • Vic Young
    Vic Young Vor Monat

    Well done Jessie!

  • Akshai Seshadri
    Akshai Seshadri Vor Monat

    Alright ! It's 2020 already! We want more of Jesse!

  • Aidan Cross
    Aidan Cross Vor Monat

    This video is so inspirational... Keep up the good work Jesse. 👍💪

  • Golam Morshed Shibly

    Jeff Would You Plz make martial art based specific condition drills for Krav Maga,BJJ,jUDO,Muay Thai etc??AND also an explosive Power Series??