Bony to Beastly’s finally cookin’!

Posted by W. Shane Duquette

Update: I’ll leave this post alive, but beta was a complete success. Read the full Bony to Beastly story here, and check out the finished program here.

The holidays are over and our skinny man’s muscle manual is coming along well. We’ve got a lot of the content written up, a ton of great recipes, and this weekend we’re filming instructional videos that will explain the workouts. Stay tuned!

Our 4 month ectomorph transformation experiment results:

And Marco’s officially joined the Bony to Beastly / Lean to Mean team. If you don’t think he looks all that much like an ectomorph that’s okay — we don’t blame you. I met Marco back in high school and he was just as skinny as I was. Boy was I ever surprised to see him a few months ago at 210 pounds!

Here’s the skinny Marco that I knew in high school:

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
33 Responses to “Bony to Beastly’s finally cookin’!”
  1. Greg
    January 28th, 2012
    2:28 pm

    Can’t wait to see that guide! I’m just finished my first week of workouts starting at 5″10 and 133lbs. Hoping to get to at least 150lbs or so, maybe a little less. Think I’m aiming for a Brad Pitt “Snatch” type of body. I’m starting out with a 3-Day split of Chest/Triceps, Legs, and Back/Biceps initially, but I’ll have to wait until Monday to see if I’ve made any gains. Keep up the good work!

  2. W. Shane Duquette
    January 29th, 2012
    3:40 pm

    Ah that’s awesome Greg! It should be ready soon, but we want to get some testing done first to make sure it’s really as perfect as can be. We know it works really damn well, but we want to make sure that people understand it, like it, and can realistically follow it. I’m sending you an email 🙂

  3. Karthik
    January 30th, 2012
    6:01 pm

    This is a very inspirational transformation. I am trying to beat my bad skinny genetics too. I am currently at 5’6″ and 140 lbs and trying to get muscular in the next six months. I am trying out Derek’s 12 week bulking program on bodybuilding for starters but would be very interested in learning about you routine as well! Once again congratulations on the transformation and giving me some confidence 🙂

  4. W. Shane Duquette
    February 1st, 2012
    8:10 pm

    Greg tells me he’s already up a few pounds of muscle — I’ll send you an email too 🙂

  5. Jesse
    February 3rd, 2012
    12:44 pm

    Brought here from a youtube video, good inspiration…I just started training myself and I too am an ectomorph (6″2 145 lbs) Any suggestions would be great even though you guys dont have a plan ready yet

  6. W. Shane Duquette
    February 4th, 2012
    3:55 pm

    Haha I sent you an email too 🙂

  7. Jason
    February 6th, 2012
    12:33 am

    i found you guys through your youtube video as well. I’d love an email as well if you have extras 😉

  8. W. Shane Duquette
    February 6th, 2012
    8:38 pm

    Hahahaha sent you one too 🙂

  9. Brent
    February 7th, 2012
    3:14 pm

    Skinny here too, but with a gut- which looks awful on skinny dudes haha. And I would give anything to go from no ass to huge ass 🙂
    Send me any advice!

  10. W. Shane Duquette
    February 7th, 2012
    7:53 pm

    Ah skinny-fat — I’ve been there. A couple years ago I was eating 7000 calories a day for a little while in a misguided attempt to finally put on some muscle. Which is a higher priority to you right now? Dropping the gut or packing on some muscle? Doing both at once will make accomplishing either a much longer process. If you’d like you could follow this plan, and then a couple weeks from now when you’ve ditched the gut we can start talking about putting on some serious muscle Bony to Beastly style? 🙂

  11. Pedro
    February 8th, 2012
    10:00 am


    this is my 8th month since I started working out, I saw your lean to mean program a couple of months ago, and that was really inspirational, with great results. I’m 5’9″ and I was 123.5 pounds 8 months ago, now I’m 138.68, and I really have a certain difficulty in gaining weight and muscles. I’m thinking about adding supplements to my diet. Do you guys have any suggestions?


  12. B
    February 8th, 2012
    6:02 pm

    I’m very glad to hear you guys are putting a full guide together. I definitely struggle to put on (and keep) muscle, would love to have some guidance that’s relevant for skinny dudes. Any more of those emails going around? 😉

  13. W. Shane Duquette
    February 8th, 2012
    7:06 pm

    Perhaps a couple more!

  14. Pedro
    February 9th, 2012
    4:11 pm

    I’ve typed my e-mail wrong, on my last comment. I’d appreciate if you sent the e-mail to me one more time.

  15. jason collins
    February 10th, 2012
    11:51 am

    hey guys,im like every other skinny guy around i find it very hard to gain weight and muscle,but watching your videos have given me hope… i think all us skinny guys appreciate the effort you have put into this videos and i cant wait for the guide so i can get some more help with what exercises to do and food to eat!!

    once again thanks!

  16. W. Shane Duquette
    February 10th, 2012
    4:47 pm

    Alright guys you’ve got emails 🙂

  17. Al
    March 4th, 2012
    9:59 pm

    hope! inspiration! its all here! all coz i watched a youtube video. gotta have that huge ass! theres no point in giving up now for me now that this is hard proof.

  18. RAA
    March 8th, 2012
    2:13 am

    I am 5″11 138lb I want to gain muscle like you guys. I’m trying a 12 week program but am more than interested in your workout plan. if you could please send me an email when your product is finished it would be greatly appreciated. And would it be free? My email again is And when would it be available too the whole community not just beta testers??

  19. Carl sands
    March 14th, 2012
    12:53 pm

    Hey guys,

    Greetings from Ireland!

    Got directed here from a YouTube video and your site is great.
    I literally began going to the gym today for the first time, was told I was an ectomorph, and that I needed to start eating 3000 calories a day with like 300grams of protein. Any advice would be greatly appreciated – I will be doing before and after photos also. I’m 6ft and 145lbs.


  20. W. Shane Duquette
    March 14th, 2012
    10:26 pm

    Hey Carl!
    Congrats on getting to the gym! I hope it works out!
    Haha it isn’t as much protein as it seems. If you eat 3000 calories of balanced meals that are roughly 30% protein you’ll hit 225g, and that’ll be all you need. If you had a very typical 150 pound body (15% body fat, maybe 5’10) and a very typical lifestyle (some walking + a desk job) then 3000 would be good for gaining weight.

    We’ll be starting up a new blog for Bony to Beastly within the month, targeted at one person: a skinny guy looking to build a big healthy strong physique. I think you’ll love it.

    In the meantime you could check out Marco’s blog. There’s some good stuff on there!

    And because you asked for advice: buy fish oil and have it every morning and every night. If you’re affluent buy Krill oil. It’s the most underrated and effective supplement for building an impressive physique. It’s incredibly good for you, too.

  21. dom
    March 15th, 2012
    2:26 am

    imma able to get an email too

  22. dom
    March 15th, 2012
    3:26 am

    i found you guys at bodybuilding forum and you guys had great progress and im looking for some bodybuilding tips for ecotomorph in getting bigger

  23. W. Shane Duquette
    March 15th, 2012
    5:28 pm

    We can do better than that 🙂
    Bony to Beastly will be ready soon!

  24. shaan
    March 16th, 2012
    12:57 pm

    hi im in the same boat as everyone else here. i’m an ectomorph been trying to put mass on but bot had much luck would appreciate it if you could also send me the email. Thank you

  25. swarley
    March 22nd, 2012
    3:16 am

    Could you link me your complete program?

    Great progress, keep killing it dudes.

  26. W. Shane Duquette
    March 22nd, 2012
    12:18 pm

    Hey Swarley,

    We’re launching the program on its own domain (, but the product won’t be finished until the end of March. The website won’t be fully functional until then either, but check ‘er out 🙂

  27. shaan
    March 31st, 2012
    11:23 am

    hi when will the full program be ready to go. if so how can we access it.
    thsnk you

  28. W. Shane Duquette
    March 31st, 2012
    10:53 pm

    Bony to Beastly should be fully ready in the next couple of days! We’ll make a post when it launches, but I can shoot ya an email too 🙂

  29. Shaan
    April 2nd, 2012
    10:54 am

    Yeh that would be great thanks 🙂

  30. caesar
    April 7th, 2012
    12:02 pm

    HEY! I want this program so bad, I’m really skinny and like the other guys it’s so hard for me to grow muscles and gain weight, but now with all your pictures, videos and stuff I feel so inspirated! I want to hit the gym right now! I can’t wait for this program!

  31. jose g
    November 16th, 2012
    9:01 am

    Hi guys,
    Your videos and pics have been very inspirational. I’ve been trying for ages to put on weight. But as you guys i have gone the wrong so many times. Hope you can provide some serious guidance. Thanks for the help and I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

  32. W. Shane Duquette
    December 6th, 2012
    3:10 pm

    Right on Jose, good luck!

  33. W. Shane Duquette
    April 23rd, 2013
    3:00 pm

    Right on Jose, good luck!!
    Be sure to check out our blog! We’ll be posting tons of cool stuff there 🙂

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