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 easily. Weight-gainer shakes aren’t as filling as real food, don’t need to be cooked, and can be chugged in a few seconds flat. No wonder they’re so popular.
But do they work? Should you use them? Are there any downsides or side effects? And what kind of results can you expect if you start taking them?Dive In
How should skinny-fat women approach their diet, exercise, and lifestyle?
It’s a confusing situation because if you’re a skinny fat girl, it’s unclear whether you’ve been overeating or undereating. It’s hard to know whether you should be trying to gain weight to encourage muscle growth or trying to lose weight to burn fat. Inside this article, we’ll talk about what a skinny-fat female is and what some next steps could look like.
We’ve been getting asked to do research on female attractiveness for over ten years now, and now we have the results. We surveyed 1,072 men, asking them to rate varying amounts of muscle and body fat on women, as well as which proportions they preferred and what muscles they found most attractive in females. We also surveyed 394 women, asking them how much muscle they wanted to build, their ideal body-fat percentage, and what muscles they wanted to emphasize in their training.
Unlike male bodies, where men and women preferred different physiques, men and women tended to agree on which female bodies were the most attractive. All the groups we surveyed voted for the same degrees of muscularity and leanness and preferred the same proportions in females. There was also a wide range of female bodies considered attractive, with most body types preferred by at least a small percentage of people.
In this article, we answer a few questions:
- How muscular is the most attractive female body?
- What’s the most attractive female body-fat percentage?
- What size of a woman do men find most attractive—in terms of muscles and proportions?
- Do men prefer thicker thighs in women?
- Do men prefer bigger butts in women?
- Do men prefer thinner or thicker women?
- How do men feel about women getting cosmetic surgery?
Looking for more curves, more muscle, and more strength—but confused about how to actually get started?
In this post, we’ll teach you how to start lifting weights and give you a full-body workout plan designed for females that you can do either at home or at a gym. If you pair this routine with a good muscle-building diet, you can start building muscle right now.
A lot of women ask, does birth control make it harder to gain muscle? By how much does it affect muscle gain? What is the best birth control option if you care about muscle?
Birth control pills are one of the most popular contraceptives, with one study showing that 80% of sexually active women have taken them at least once. This is something, then, that could affect most women, especially at ages when they’re most eager to build muscle.
Squats are the bulking lift for women. They’re amazing for bulking up their 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 its own distinct advantages and disadvantages.
There are only a few supplements that are good for helping women build muscle. 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 toward men trying to get jacked or women trying to get thinner.
In this article, we’ll go over the best muscle-building supplements for women eager to get bigger and stronger. We only recommend a few supplements, and most have whole-food alternatives. None are mandatory.
We haven’t covered every single muscle-building supplement here, but we’ve got over a decade of experience helping thousands of women bulk up, and we keep up with the research published every month. Feel free to ask us questions in the comments.
In this guide, we’re going to talk about a muscle-building diet plan designed for naturally skinny women who are trying to gain weight. Make no mistake, this isn’t a weight-loss diet plan. It’s not even a diet for the average woman who wants to become leaner and stronger. This is a bulking diet for women, a diet that will help you gain weight. Lean weight from muscle, yes, but the scale will still move up.
I figure there’s no sense denying that physical attraction plays a role in our relationships, especially at first. Whether that’s right or wrong, there’s no avoiding it. The research clearly shows that whether or not people say they value physical attractiveness, they still base their actions on it. Even the people who truly believe they don’t care about physical attractiveness still care as much as everyone else—they just don’t admit it (study, study).
Most studies show both men and women place a great deal of importance on physical attractiveness. We’ve written a companion article on male attractiveness, and that’s just as true there. That isn’t to say that physical attractiveness is all that matters, but it’s one of several factors that can have an impact on your life.
Some of our research comes from a survey we conducted. We’ll cite the other research as it comes up. Some of it might surprise you. Most people guess incorrectly about quite a lot of it.
On that note, this article is long. I’ll understand if you don’t want to read the whole thing, so here’s a quick and simple trick to make yourself instantly sexier: have a drink. It will boost your attractiveness (to yourself) by 50%. This is called the reverse beer goggles effect, aka, Beauty is in the Eye of the Beer Holder. (study) Best of all, you don’t even need to have a real drink – the placebo effect is more than enough – you only have to think you’re having a real drink. (The placebo group also experienced the benefit.)
If you’re looking for a more wholesome and longer-lasting aesthetic improvement, or perhaps an improvement that other people will notice too, don’t worry – that’s what the rest of this article is all about.