Do This Exercise EVERY DAY for Gains! (Skinny Guys)

  • If you are a skinny guy and you struggle to put on muscle with your traditional heavy workouts, you are going to want to watch this and start doing the exercise I show you here every single day. This is something you can do whether you work out that day or not and it is going to provide benefits beyond just strength and size.
    The exercise is the carry. Not only is it one of the most versatile, as it can be performed with dumbbells, barbells, farmers bars, kettlebells or even plates, but it can be done in either a large area of space as in gym or walking back and forth in a small space if training at home.
    Jesse from Athlean-X has incorporated this exercise into his foundational strength exercises like the squat, deadlift and bench press and it has been helping him to get bigger and stronger on all of his lifts. The main benefit of the carry is that it is especially helpful for those guys that are very skinny when they start lifting and don’t have enough muscle mass on their frames to comfortably support the weight on the bar.
    It is for this reason that I actually prefer the deadlift to the squat for really skinny guys since they can more easily train with weights that their body can accommodate. When trying to rest a heavy barbell on the “shelf” of upper back muscles that doesn’t exist, it can be distracting and counterproductive for the very hardgainer to get past this early on.
    The carry however is something that allows you to get around this issue and start adding significant amounts of weight to the total system (you plus the weights you’re carrying). In addition, because the dumbbells or bars can be held at your sides in line with your center of gravity they are going to allow you to not have to load the spine or compress the vertebrae as much in the process of performing the lift.
    Beyond the strength benefits of the farmer’s carry there are many other significant and often overlooked ones. Most importantly is the posture improvements the carry provides the lifter. As was the case with Jesse, a beginner with terrible forward rounded shoulders and head posture, the carry promotes an upright torso with proper activation of the muscles of the upper back and traps. The fact that this can be done for time allows for an endurance benefit to these quick fatiguing muscles that helps to correct the issues long term.
    As a conditioning exercise, the carry is one of the best you can do particularly for skinnier guys who are hardgainers. This is due to the fact that the exercise itself is far more muscle sparing and less catabolic than a long 8 mile run daily would be. The caloric expenditure is lower but the weight bearing stress on the bones and muscles is something that is a net positive in terms of muscle gain.
    This also allows for good trap development without having to subject the shoulder joint to the abnormal dow and in motion that something like the rack pull would do. For this reason, this exercise is one that can build the traps without excessive risk to shoulder health.
    This exercise can and should be done every day because it does not impede on recovery from your workout. With no significant eccentric muscle stress applied to the body, it is easy to perform just a few laps of this exercise at the beginning or end of your workout for that day (or even on non-training days) and see all of the benefits mentioned above.
    If you’re looking for a complete training system that never underestimates the value of the carry as a good muscle gainer for everyone, be sure to check out the TOTAL BEAXST program at the link below and start seeing all new gains. This total body training program is going to add muscle to your body faster than any other workout you’ve tried.
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    • BlackHeart Gaming
      BlackHeart Gaming Vor 26 Tage

      if you/your family cant get weights or a gym or what ever find some old tires and or clean out milk jugs and fill them up with water/sand

    • Defiergx
      Defiergx Vor Monat

      I’m 12 and can squat 325 pounds. Plus I’m skinny

    • Skoob Zombie
      Skoob Zombie Vor 2 Monate

      I need to just come train with you guys you has good positive energy and atmosphere at your gym 💪🏻

    • FlipaRican 510
      FlipaRican 510 Vor 2 Monate

      Thanks, was very helpful.

    • tahir nazir
      tahir nazir Vor 3 Monate

      hi, I am following your youtube and I found it really helpful. I have a question, is it possible to get a 30day workout program or any other routine that I have to follow to maintain my physique. please let me know how can I get it or is it available anywhere online. thanks and best regards

  • Dean Saylor
    Dean Saylor Vor 4 Stunden

    Never did those Jeff I’m 57 47 in chest 32 in waist I want to add thickness in my back these may help.Another great vid thanks

  • Freezie Days
    Freezie Days Vor Tag

    I do long distance running (8km) 3 times a week and i'm trying to get more muscular by weight training. will I have to stop running long distance a focus more on sprinting? if so, how would I get back into doing long distance stuff?

  • Don Khan
    Don Khan Vor 2 Tage

    Need to start doing this but when gym open

  • david
    david Vor 2 Tage

    love youre videos

  • Vegito
    Vegito Vor 4 Tage

    Is there one for fat people like me

  • Michalis Michael
    Michalis Michael Vor 4 Tage

    Guys does anyone know how many sets or for how much time to do this exercise?

    GD'NT EXIST Vor 4 Tage

    So this real, No PEDS no steroid only determination 😎,if i was flomos fan the first only think come in my mind this kid used steroid ot peds 😂😂😂

  • MR Animation
    MR Animation Vor 4 Tage

    How long should I do this excercise?

  • Vyse
    Vyse Vor 4 Tage

    How often am I supposed to do this?

  • Lester Lopez
    Lester Lopez Vor 5 Tage

    Sine I'm a skinny guy I'm inspired swing Jessie in the videos.

  • TheBcoolGuy
    TheBcoolGuy Vor 5 Tage +1

    for me, deadlifts are the best for fixing posture.

  • clout chaser
    clout chaser Vor 5 Tage

    White man says his favorite is carrying children's I'm out 🤣🤣🤣 another video

  • DT-K71
    DT-K71 Vor 6 Tage

    All I saw was *skinny guys* and was like, bet

  • Page00yeah
    Page00yeah Vor 6 Tage

    I'm starting to have some difficulty telling you guys apart when demonstrating the exercises

  • Kai Belzer
    Kai Belzer Vor 6 Tage

    how much should I be carrying? I’m a kid so I only way 102 pounds. Started working out like 3 months ago so don’t hav a lot of muscle yet (I’m super skinny)
    if anyone knows plz help :)

  • dushyant parkhi
    dushyant parkhi Vor 6 Tage

    Basically , you should do your weekly groceries on foot

  • JSkillz2315
    JSkillz2315 Vor 6 Tage

    I started doing this to stretch my traps. After seeing this video, I'm definitely going to keep this in the repertoire

  • tom etten
    tom etten Vor 7 Tage

    For how long should I carry? To fatigue?

  • Abel Herrera
    Abel Herrera Vor 7 Tage

    Thank you !!! Skinny guys gotta work harder for them GAINz

  • Rabbit
    Rabbit Vor 7 Tage

    is this cookinbaconnaked guy

  • dagoelius
    dagoelius Vor 7 Tage

    what is that strange zimmer-frame looking thing that Jessie is using?

  • Shooby Doo
    Shooby Doo Vor 8 Tage

    wow Jesse looks damn muscular!!

  • Shooby Doo
    Shooby Doo Vor 8 Tage

    skinny lady squad!!!!

  • King Rahij
    King Rahij Vor 9 Tage


  • DO iT
    DO iT Vor 9 Tage

    hell no!
    Most skinny guys are musicians.

  • Bishal K Roy
    Bishal K Roy Vor 9 Tage

    Those lats 😍

  • Calvi Cattlin
    Calvi Cattlin Vor 9 Tage

    Hey man I'm a 15yr old trying to get more stronger I have 25 plates.can I use those and how long do I have to walk back and fourth for??

  • Jackson
    Jackson Vor 10 Tage

    ok but how far or long do you carry stuff for

  • m
    m Vor 11 Tage

    I M P O S S I B L E

  • Elijah [REDACTED]
    Elijah [REDACTED] Vor 11 Tage

    How waking up is killing your gains

  • charles hoppe
    charles hoppe Vor 12 Tage

    im 155 right now and 6 ft. i was 190, but have had 3 back surgeries with fusions. i fasted 14 days on water to drop it quick. now i am wanting to rebuild the right way. what would be the optimal weight to start with on the carry and how far?

  • Lalu
    Lalu Vor 12 Tage

    How long should i do this?

  • Fred Creedy
    Fred Creedy Vor 14 Tage

    This exercise is better known as farmers walks, I doubt has any benefits! Have you seen how farmers with their bot belly walk, yep like they defecated themselves!

  • DavePianist
    DavePianist Vor 14 Tage

    Now instead of skinny guy you'll become a short guy. lol

  • Ravi Kumar
    Ravi Kumar Vor 14 Tage

    How long do you do this exercise for ?

  • Sim HB
    Sim HB Vor 15 Tage

    How much weight is enough for a beginner?

  • Hypergrizzly 47
    Hypergrizzly 47 Vor 15 Tage

    I have a question, does this make you shorter?

  • Victor Prokop
    Victor Prokop Vor 16 Tage

    Hey! Stop reading this comment section and do ur facepulls

  • jayson dhaliwal
    jayson dhaliwal Vor 17 Tage

    according to jeffs shirt he has a day off every 4 years

  • Bald DeGea
    Bald DeGea Vor 18 Tage

    Can someone tell please, if I do this everyday will I shrink in height? So many different opinions.

    • AestheticSloth
      AestheticSloth Vor 15 Tage

      Wot, shrink your height? Not possible through a workout, that's just not how the body works

  • Androth
    Androth Vor 18 Tage

    so, if i grow a mustache, i will look like this?

  • Saihi Nadir
    Saihi Nadir Vor 18 Tage +2

    When pooping, I dont sit in order to maintain an isometric contraction squat for time under tension. Gainz guaranteed.

    • Saihi Nadir
      Saihi Nadir Vor 16 Tage

      @Glarity They don't understand, forgive them my friend.

    • Glarity
      Glarity Vor 16 Tage +1


  • Matija Šola
    Matija Šola Vor 19 Tage

    Can someone suggest me how many reps should I do and how many times a week?

  • Maron inc
    Maron inc Vor 19 Tage

    Jesse here is all "yes boss" thing xd

  • LRA 15
    LRA 15 Vor 19 Tage

    I personally like to carry in groceries instead of small children

  • TheGuess2D
    TheGuess2D Vor 20 Tage

    Love Jessie even though he's a creep

  • Nicholas Hansen (Allied Universal Employee)

    all you guys that are 6 foot and under 150 pounds, its your diet . you dont eat enough. then youll say oh i eat all the time and so much, STILL NOT eating enough. I used to be you. was 18, 5'11, 140 pounds of skin and bone. now im 24 , 186 pounds of straight up muscle. mostve my gainz have been in the last year from watching athlean x vids my legs have gotten jacked. I dont have to eat as much now but when i was 18-19, to start seeing size gainz i no joke had to eat 4-5,000 calories a day to beat my metabolism. now luckily i maintain my weight and size eating a normal 3,000 calories a day

  • Nicholas Hansen (Allied Universal Employee)

    ive made more gainz from watching athlean x videos in the last 6 months than jesse has in 4 years actually working out with jeff cmon jesse what you doin wrong man

  • J Mane
    J Mane Vor 20 Tage +1

    I've always thought that Jesse looked like someone...Now I realize it was Jake Gyllenhaal.

  • Jøᴎ
    Jøᴎ Vor 20 Tage

    I eat ramen noodles every day for gains

  • Cameron Kitchen
    Cameron Kitchen Vor 21 Tag

    It’s all about what u eat

  • ツFwCoke
    ツFwCoke Vor 21 Tag

    Will this stop your growth like height wise

  • Arch Stanton
    Arch Stanton Vor 22 Tage +1

    As a skinny dude I can say hand on heart that after 30 years of exercise FUCK ALL works. As soon as you take a break, BANG, you're back down two levels. Sure, you can keep lean and fit but I have tried the lot and unless you go down the roids route you're fucked. I haven't but I suppose the upshot is, a lot of bigger guys now in their late 40s and 50s are now fat fuckers. I have never been over 200lbs in my life even when eating and training like a maniac. Genetically we;re not cut out for it. Accept it.

  • drew hildebrandt
    drew hildebrandt Vor 22 Tage +2

    His before picture is a lot bigger than me ha

  • The Idol of Exuberance

    Currently I only have 2 kettlebells of different weights (20kg, 32kg) available for doing this at home. I suppose asymmetrical loading has some major benefits, but assume the technique and safety is different. The video would be even better with some tips for one-sided/unevenly loaded carry. Nevertheless, thank you for a great idea Jeff and Jesse!

  • Bruno Botelho
    Bruno Botelho Vor 22 Tage

    Dude looks like Robert Pattinson in The Lighthouse working out to be the Batman.

  • Daniele m
    Daniele m Vor 22 Tage

    I do this in my house, and I also walk up and downstairs so it is also leg day ;)

  • Organic Timbre
    Organic Timbre Vor 22 Tage

    Jessie has long arms

  • FidoPapoi TV
    FidoPapoi TV Vor 23 Tage

    Awesome! I can use my 5 year old nephews to do this! I'm skinny (alot) and doing calisthenics. This helps. Will start doing this in my daily routine.

  • Justin Mcintire
    Justin Mcintire Vor 23 Tage

    Lose the mustache

  • TheDiabethick
    TheDiabethick Vor 23 Tage +3

    I usually try to find the heaviest looking dude in the gym and carry him around for as long as I can. I haven´t got so much stronger yet but damn I´m fast now for all the running I´ve had to do. An angry testosterone smelling big guy is a good motivator for running.

  • Keenyn Lofton
    Keenyn Lofton Vor 23 Tage

    Can you do this before your workouts?

  • Serge Gutierrez
    Serge Gutierrez Vor 24 Tage

    Is a weighted vest good compared to holding weights in each hand?

  • Hemant Yadav
    Hemant Yadav Vor 25 Tage +1

    & mine is carrying small children 😂

  • Hemant Yadav
    Hemant Yadav Vor 25 Tage

    & mine is carrying small children 😂

  • Luis Garcia
    Luis Garcia Vor 25 Tage

    As a skinny guy, one other important factor... Remember to eat!!!! I skipped meals and didn’t see the gains. I changed my diet around, and Now I’ve gotten a lot thicker

  • Matthew Conway
    Matthew Conway Vor 25 Tage

    I work at panda express and I carry 30lb and 50lb 5 gallon buckets and oil around

  • Daniel Blois
    Daniel Blois Vor 25 Tage

    Should I do it on my cardio days also? For me cardio, I do HIIT training

  • Dan Yabsley
    Dan Yabsley Vor 26 Tage

    I learn so much from this channel

  • BlackHeart Gaming
    BlackHeart Gaming Vor 26 Tage

    if you/your family cant get weights or a gym or what ever find some old tires and or clean out milk jugs and fill them up with water/sand


    thanks dear got motivated but i real want to build a good body

  • Mother Nature
    Mother Nature Vor 27 Tage

    I tried doing 70Lbs but my girl strength is so weak compared to my core strength

  • John Roland
    John Roland Vor 27 Tage

    Cam someone tell me what's tatted on Jessie's arm. Looks like Walt Disney and Mickey

  • Chris Dingler
    Chris Dingler Vor 27 Tage

    This guy's is doing hella good , he is looking great , with muscle and still lean , ofc when you have Jeff as your trainer you can easily become a buffed guy , i would love to have you as my personal trainer , but as of now all i have are your videos wich help a lot tho !

    SUDEEP SAWANT Vor 27 Tage

    Is this workout only for skinny guys or is it also affective for muscular and fat guys?

  • true bacca
    true bacca Vor 28 Tage +1

    why does he sound and look like david schwimmer(ross)

  • Felix Chien
    Felix Chien Vor 28 Tage +1

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with having a mustache and liking children! Jeez

  • David Bergeron
    David Bergeron Vor 29 Tage

    What kind of weight?

  • carlo vergara
    carlo vergara Vor 29 Tage

    im trying this! hahahha