Originally Posted by Sebastian_Flyte
The problem is that it's very difficult for most skinny guys (like myself) to gain weight. We're not 38Ls because we diet
I know, I have it the same way. A leg injury for a year (minimal activity) and constantly eating stuff that people really shouldn't be eating was only able to bring me up to ~8% BF. To be honest I've often actually wished for a slightly weaker metabolism, but I'm now glad I have what I do.
But for most it's still possible if you do some research on the subject and eat correctly to gain some muscle weight. 3 months after I joined a gym I was able to gain 20lbs, which was fairly substantial for me as I was a mere 115lbs beforehand (very skinny, small shoulders/bones etc. with almost no fat at all).
That said I did have to spend quite a few hours at the gym. I went 4-5times weekly. Also had to always make sure I was supplying myself with more than enough protein and carbs every day. It took some time at first, but once you put the weight on it's pretty easy to sustain a lot of it.
Of course it's not going to work for everyone. Some people won't be able to put on the weight even if they live in the gym. But I'm sure there are also people with a bit of extra time on their hands (an hour or so daily) who haven't given it a try; for these people I think it's probably worth it. I mean you'll get a better physique out of it and
a larger potential wardrobe!
Of course being a 38L is pretty excellent in itself. I'm sure there are also some who would never intentionally change this even if it did promise more clothing options.