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Muscle Gain Mistakes – Hardgainer vs Easygainer

Here are some muscle gain mistakes a hardgainer and an easygainer made, and how to fix them.

Whether you are a hardgainer or an easygainer, growing muscles can be a daunting journey. Here are some muscle gain mistakes and how to fix them.

The tips below on how to figure out your muscle gain mistakes and how to fix them was shared by the Buff Dudes.

The Buff Dudes is a YouTube channel with over 2.5 million subscribers. Despite the name of the channel, brothers Hudson and Brandon White are not your stereotypical bro-gym. They deliver clear information with a good background story while poking fun at how buffed they are.

As fate would have it, one of the Buff Dudes is a hardgainer (eats a lot of food and doesn’t gain weight) and the other is an easygainer (gains weight easily). It can be frustrating to eat a lot and not gain muscle, while it is equally frustrating to eat little and still gain weight.

Find out the muscle gain mistakes the Buff Dudes went through during their 20s and how to fix them. Make sure to pay attention to which category you find yourself in, as the strategy to gain muscles can be exactly the opposite depending on whether you gain weight easily or not.

Muscle Gain Mistakes


1. Inconsistency

2. No Goals

3. Not eating enough every day, even though it feels like it


1. Eating right, but not enough workout expenditure

2. Prioritised protein over fats and carbs

3. Not having a consistent workout program

As a general rule, remember to find a balance that works for you and that will stick with you the longest. It isn’t helpful to start a crash diet to lose weight if that diet is not sustainable and you won’t be following it after a month. Be consistent and the hard work will pay off.

Read More: How to Lean Bulk Without Getting Fat

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