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Can You Gain Weight with Workouts?

The simple answer is Yes. Just as exercise can help people lose weight, it can also help others gain weight in a healthy way. You may want to gain weight to build muscle or if you’re underweight, which means you weigh less than is healthy for your height.

Regular exercise is one of the most important steps to bulk up. There are many fitness brands that help in this regard, but it’s best to learn more about them before choosing them. We suggest reading online reviews about fitness brands to know which one is best for you.

With the help of experts from US-Reviews, we’ve listed below some of the best exercises for weight gain. Make sure you seek help from a fitness trainer to do these exercises the correct way.


Pushups are simple and help build muscle in your arms and shoulders. To do a pushup:

  1. Lie face down on the ground.
  2. Put your hands on the ground, palms flat, with your arms out at your sides and your hands shoulder-width apart.
  3. Slowly push your body up until your arms are fully extended. Keep your back and legs straight so that your body makes a straight line.
  4. Slowly lower yourself back down until your nose nearly touches the floor.
  5. Repeat as many times as you feel comfortable.


This exercise helps build muscle in your butt and legs, especially your quadriceps femoris (quads) muscles.

  1. Stand up straight so that your feet are a hip-width distance apart.
  2. Put your hands on your hips and flex your abdominal muscles.
  3. Begin lowering yourself down using only your legs, as if you’re about to sit down, and get into a seated position until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Keep your upper body as still as possible.
  4. Raise yourself back up to your original position.
  5. Repeat as many times as you want.


You’ll need some kind of pullup bar or sturdy cylindrical object to do pull-ups. Otherwise, this exercise is a simple way to build arm and shoulder muscles.

  1. Grip the pullup bar with both hands. Your palms should face away from you. Keep your arms shoulder-width apart.
  2. Pull yourself up enough to hang off the bar so that your feet aren’t touching the ground and your arms are straight.
  3. Continue to pull yourself up until your chin is above the bar.
  4. Slowly lower yourself down so that your arms are straight again.
  5. Repeat as many times as you want.

Bench Press

For this exercise, you’ll need a flat bench to lie on and a weighted bar. Don’t overload the bar, though, because you can injure yourself.

Bench presses help build shoulder, tricep, and chest muscles. This is a good exercise for bulking up. The more weight you can bench, the more muscle you’ll build.

  1. Lie on your back on the bench, keeping your entire body relaxed.
  2. Stretch out your fingers and grab the bar.
  3. Slowly lift the weight bar, stretching your arms completely.
  4. Pull it back down onto the rack or near your chest from where you started. Bend your arms at a 90° angle.
  5. Do 4 to 5 reps or as per your comfort level.


You can do this exercise anywhere. It’s great for bulking up and toning your leg and butt muscles.

  1. Stand up straight, flexing your abdominal muscles.
  2. Extend one leg like you’re taking a step, then lean forward like you’re kneeling until your knees are at 90-degree angles.
  3. Push back on your heel to lift yourself back up to your initial position.
  4. Repeat as many times as you feel comfortable on one leg.
  5. Repeat for the other leg.