Muscle Building & strength For Skinny Women
We Help Skinny & Skinny-Fat Women Gain Muscle
For the past ten years, we've specialized in helping naturally thin people gain weight, build muscle, and become stronger. We've had clients ranging from everyday women all the way up to our Canadian Olympic women's rugby team. If you're finding it hard to gain weight, build muscle, or become stronger, this is the site for you.
This isn't a general site where we help the average person become fitter. Those sites are great, but if you're anything like us, they also drive you kind of crazy. They tend to assume that we're overweight and eager to get thinner—that we have a natural propensity to overeat. But we don't. We're naturally thin. We find it hard to gain weight. We don't need weight loss advice mixed into our strength training advice.
Here at Bony to Bombshell, we write about how to eat more calories, not fewer. About how to train for muscle mass and strength. About how to overcome the struggles of being naturally thin. And we help our clients make "bulking" transformations like these:
You may know us as the founders of Bony to Beastly (for skinny men) or Outlift (for everyone). Bony to Bombshell is our site for naturally thin women. I'm Shane Duquette, and I gained 55 pounds in a little over two years. I was lucky. I had the help of my business partner, Marco Walker-Ng, BHSc, PTS, PN.
Marco is a naturally skinny strength coach who had already gained 63 pounds. He'd also coached clients ranging from everyday people all the way up to college, professional, and Olympic athletes.
Before I met Marco, I felt lost. Whenever I would try to exercise, I would lose weight. I found it so frustrating that after every failed attempt, I would spend years festering in inactivity before I could muster up the motivation to give it another go. When Marco taught me how simple this could be, I was blown away. And I gained 55 pounds while keeping my abs. I then reproduced those results with my roommate, who gained 45 pounds.
When we realized how many other people were struggling to gain weight, we created Bony to Beastly and Bony to Bombshell. That was ten years ago, and since then, we've helped over 10,000 naturally skinny people build muscle. I also married a naturally skinny nutritionist, Cassandra. Not only has she gained 20 pounds herself (as a new mother), but she's also helped us improve our nutrition and workout program.
Some of Our Popular Articles
Every article on this site is about how to gain muscle and strength. Here are some of our more popular ones:
- Why Some Women Are Naturally Thin
- What Equipment Do You Need to Build Muscle?
- Beginner Muscle-Building Workout Guide
- Beginner Muscle-Building Diet Guide
- How Much Muscle Can Thin Women Build? How Fast?
- How Should You Exercise to Build Muscle?
- Which Exercises Are Best for Building Muscle?
- The Best Muscle-Building Supplements for Women
- How Much Muscle is Optimally Attractive?
- How to Build Bigger Hips
- How to Build Muscle With Squats
Our Muscle-Building Program for Women
If you’re ready to start building muscle, we can guide you through the entire process. The Bony to Bombshell Program includes a video course teaching all of the exercises, a 5-month workout program, a complete weight-gain diet guide, a recipe book, and a year-long membership in our online coaching community. You’ll be building muscle alongside other women with similar goals, and posting weekly progress updates. We’ll be here to give feedback and answer all of your questions.
Our Recent Articles
Should Skinny Women Use Weight Gainers?
“Weight gainers,” also known as “mass gainers,” are high-calorie supplements designed to help naturally skinny women gain weight. They’re almost always made of protein powder, carb powder, and some flavouring to make them more palatable. The idea is that by drinking all of these calories, you can gain weight more…Read More
The Skinny-Fat Workout & Diet Guide for Women
“Skinny-fat” isn’t a body type. It’s not a scientific term. But it’s commonly used by people who have a higher body-fat percentage and a lower degree of muscle mass. Someone who has a normal body weight but is out of shape. For instance, if you have excess fat around your…Read More
What Equipment Do You Need to Build Muscle?
One of the most common questions we get is, “What equipment do I need to build muscle?” You can use a few different setups, but some setups are particularly good for gaining muscle size and strength. In this article, we’ll go over the pros and cons of: Training at a…Read More
Survey Results: The Most Attractive Female Body Composition (Muscle, Fat & Proportions)
We’ve been getting requests to conduct research on female attractiveness for over ten years now. And we’ve finally done it! We surveyed 1,072 men, asking them to rate varying amounts of muscle and body fat, as well as which proportions they preferred and what muscles they found most attractive. We…Read More
Beginner Muscle & Strength Workout for Women
We’ve given you a fair bit of information about why building muscle is so great, and also about why it can be so hard for naturally skinny women. At this point you might be thinking, okay, yeah, this sounds great—I want more curves, more muscle, and more strength—but how do…Read More
How Do Birth Control Pills Affect Muscle Growth?
A new study found that women who weren’t taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives) gained 60% more muscle than those who did. The study also found that the women taking contraceptives lost slightly less fat, though those findings didn’t reach statistical significance. Birth control pills are one of the most…Read More
How to Gain Muscle Size & Strength With Squats
Squats are the bulking lift. They’re absolutely amazing for bulking up our quads and glutes, and they stimulate more overall muscle mass than any other lift, with the possible exception of the deadlift. But there are many different squat variations, each with their own distinct advantages and disadvantages. For powerlifters, the low-bar squat…Read More
The Best Muscle-Building & Weight-Gain Supplements for Women
There are only a few supplements that are good for helping women build muscle and gain weight. They’re well-researched, affordable, healthy, and safe, too. But good luck finding them amongst the thousands of ineffective supplements lining the shelves. Especially since most of those supplements are marketed towards men who are…Read More
Muscle-Building Diet Guide—for Skinny Women Who Want to GAIN Weight
In this article, we’re going to talk about a muscle-building diet designed for naturally skinny women who are trying to gain weight. Make no mistake, this isn’t a weight-loss diet. It’s not even a diet for the average woman who wants to become leaner and stronger. This is a bulking diet,…Read More