Best Shake To Bulk Up

The BEST Protein Shake for Bulking Up!

If you are skinny and need to pack on some muscular bodyweight, you’ll want to check this out…

“Lee, what is the “Best” protein shake for gaining weight?”

That’s a common question that I often hear from my online followers. And the truth of the matter is that protein is protein. One brand of protein powder isn’t going to make you gain weight any faster than other brand.

For the most part all the major supplement companies will buy up the protein powder from the same manufacturers. So the protein you find in Brand X is not really going to be any better than the protein you’ll get from Brand Y. The only major difference will the the flavoring and additives that they put in with the protein powders to make them taste better.

What will have the biggest impact on your muscle gains is your overall diet. Meaning that you have to consume more calories than you burn in order to have a caloric surplus for gaining weight.

This is covered in more detail in Ask Lee Video Q & A below…

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Old School Bodybuilding Bulk Up Weight Gain Trick…

One quick and easy trick that you can use to help turn any ordinary protein shake into a “high calorie” weight gainer shake, is to add in a couple tablespoonfuls of safflower oil to each of your shakes.

This is an old school bodybuilding tip that I learned from reading Arnold Schwarzenegger’s bulking diet. He and many other old school bodybuilders used to add safflower oil to their shakes to bump up their caloric intake.

Arnold's Bulking Up Weight Gainer Shake
Arnold Schwarzenegger Added Safflower Oil
To His Protein Shakes To Bulk Up!

I did this when I was a skinny teenager trying to bulk up and it worked really well for me.

The nice thing about safflower oil is that it’s a very bland tasting oil so you won’t even notice it in your protein shakes. A couple spoonfuls will easily add 200+ calories to each of your protein shakes without adding any more volume or making you fee full or bloated in the process.

To put it in perspective, if you are currently drinking 3 protein shakes per day and you were to add 2 tablespoonfuls of safflower oil to each one of your protein drinks. This would increase your caloric intake by 600+ calories per day.

An increase of 600 calories over and above your maintenance calorie intake would be more than enough for your to start gaining muscular bodyweight.

So if you are skinny and trying to bulk up, give this weight gain shake tip a try!

About The Author


Lee Hayward is a former competitive bodybuilder and muscle building coach who has been online coaching people since 1997. His work has been featured in several international magazines such as: FLEX, Muscle Insider, Muscle Mag International, Testosterone, Ironmag, and Forbes. Lee's main focus right now is with helping men over 40 - who don't want to be fat anymore - lose the gut, build muscle, and get back in shape. If you're ready to "Start Again" for the last time and finally build a lean healthy body that you can be proud of, just e-mail Lee to discuss a realistic action plan that's right for you...


  • If you are skinny and need to pack on some muscular bodyweight, you’ll want to try out this killer old school bodybuilding weight gain trick. I used it when I was a teenager trying to bulk up and it worked really well.

  • Wow, glad I ran across this tip, Lee. I’m a 66 yr old bb that follows the Joe Weider approach of full body every workout. I’m addicted to the gym and workout 3 times a week for a couple hours. My hope is to compete in the senior division some day when I can afford a trainer. I feel 40 but at this age, muscle generation is null so I have to develop what I have. I think I look pretty good. Thanks for the tip about the oil. One of my idols is Arnold.
    Thanks again.

  • Thanks for the tip Lee. I’m a 66 yr old bb who hopes to compete in the senior division someday. Been bbing for 5 1/2 years. I am addicted to the gym, feel 40 and follow the Joe Weider approach on a 3 day a week workout schedule. I know I will need a trainer eventually. Can’t wait, love and live to lift! I will try the oil since building muscle is null at my age but developing what I have is still the goal. Thanks again.