Do This Exercise EVERY DAY for Gains! (Skinny Guys)
Do This Exercise EVERY DAY for Gains! (Skinny Guys)

JEFF: What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, I have an incredibly helpful video for you
today. I’m standing here next to the skinny guy- JESSE: Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. JEFF: Actually, ‘not as skinny’ guy. JESSE: I wouldn’t say anymore I was- JEFF: There we go. JESSE: Skinny. JEFF: All right. JESSE: As skinny as I once was, brother. JEFF: I gotcha, Hulk Hogan. The fact is, skinny guy – speaking from
a skinny guy. I grew up in my life as a skinny guy. JESSE: Yeah. JEFF: There is something I think every skinny
guy should do every time they train, because I think it has so many far reaching benefits,
and it’s not that hard to do. JESSE: Yeah. JEFF: It’s not going to overly stress you
to the point where you can’t train because of this exercise. What is it? JESSE: Face pulls. JEFF: See? I knew you were going to say that. Face pulls is something I’ve told everybody
to do. JESSE: Yes. JEFF: This isn’t just for skinny guys because
everybody can benefit from this exercise. JESSE: Oh, absolutely. JEFF: The exercise is- JESSE: The carry. JEFF: The carry. Guys, if you incorporate the carry into your
training – it doesn’t have to be a lot – you’re going to see so many benefits from it. Especially helpful for the skinny guys out
there that are having a hard time building size. Why? Let’s start to go through some of those benefits. Number one: it’s really damn versatile. JESSE: Yeah. Absolutely. JEFF: This is an exercise that you can do
with anything. JESSE: Mm-hmm. JEFF: You can do them with kettle bells. You can carry dumbbells. You can carry a trap bar. You can carry a couple of plates. JESSE: Oh, my favorite is carrying small children. JEFF: The DCF is going to be calling you very
soon. The fact is, you can carry anything. You can also do this anywhere. You can do this in the house, you can do this
in the gym. If you have a lot of room to walk around,
as you see us doing here, you can do laps around the gym, or if you’re limited on space
you can do this in a line, back and forth in your living room. JESSE: Yeah. JEFF: You don’t need a lot of area to cover. You just need to be able to do this for a
time. Now, why is it particularly helpful for the
skinny guy? Well, as we know, and as we’ve talked about
here before, skinnier guys will have one thing in common. They don’t have a very muscular frame. JESSE: Yeah. JEFF: They’re lacking in stability. They’re subject to a lot more of the stress
that weights will provide to their body, than a guy who has more meat on his bones, or weight
behind his body, would be able to handle it a lot easier. JESSE: Yeah. JEFF: Though we program squats for beginners,
and though we program deadlifts for beginners, and though we want to build that base, foundational
strength; it’s going to be a hell of a lot easier for a beginner – especially a skinny
beginner – to handle weight on a deadlift than it would be putting that weight on their
back. JESSE: 100%. JEFF: Structurally – even a guy like Jesse
here – structurally, he had a hard time initially with the squat. Now, doing much better, over 300lbs. JESSE: Yes. JEFF: Congratulations. JESSE: Thank you. JEFF: But you would basically have a lot harder
of a time because your skeleton can’t handle that weight on your back. JESSE: Yeah. Even when they tell you, “Low bar squat”,
you don’t have enough muscle mass to raise that shelf. JEFF: When people say, “Put it on the shelf”,
there has to be a shelf there in the first place to be able to handle that weight. So, there are some advantages to not having
to bear the weight. A carry is going to be allow you to be able
to carry some weight, as you see Jesse doing here with a little bit heavier weight. You’re able to carry and learn how to distribute
this weight at the size of your body. JESSE: Yes. JEFF: Without having to bear down through
your spine. So that’s one of the main things. It allows you to at least start to feel more
weight and apply that weight to your body as a weight of the total system, without having
to bear that through your back. The next thing is crazy important for everybody. Especially, again, beginners and skinnier
guys. Posture benefit. JESSE: Yeah. Oh. JEFF: Now, Jesse is somebody that had terrible
posture. Just like that. We fixed that through a lot of hard work,
but this is something that reinforces that. And skinny guys will tend to have very bad
posture because any muscular development they’ll have is likely going to be in the front of
their body because, maybe, an attempt to try to do something about their skinniness. JESSE: Bench-press. JEFF: Right, or maybe some pushups and they
develop this imbalance between front and back. As you can see here, this is going to demand
you do this out of good posture. Especially if you’re going to do it properly. The next thing we’re going to talk about is
a conditioning benefit. Now, you’ve always been attached to your 8-pack,
as we’ve just discussed in one of your previous videos, Baby Shark. He doesn’t want to lose his 8-pack. So, he wants to do his conditioning, but one
thing I did caution you about, because I don’t really coach you very specifically on a lot
of things. JESSE: No, because I just watch the videos,
I edit the videos, and I take pride in being the ‘every man’ like everyone else. JEFF: And I enjoy that you actually like being
that. But I told you, if you’re going to do some
of your conditioning, that running that you did, that long-distance running has to go. In place of that, you can do a carry as your
conditioning, with has a lot of muscle sparing benefits in the form of conditioning. As opposed to going out and running 8 miles,
like you used to like doing. That was keeping you nice and skinny. JESSE: Yeah. JEFF: Running long distance is not a good
thing for somebody who’s already skinny and struggling to put on weight. So, what we want to do here is utilize the
carry as a conditioning exercise. Here you’re using a little bit lighter weight,
and you’re doing it more for distance and time. JESSE: Yeah. JEFF: As far as – you mentioned you like
the feel on your traps. JESSE: Yeah. JEFF: It allows the upper traps to be engaged. This is a great exercise for your upper traps. Again, contributing to posture. But at the same time, you like that overall
stretch on the traps. Guys, this is something that allows you to
get that stretch stress on your traps without doing it the wrong way. We’ve covered before how we do something like
the rack pull. It’s literally pulling your body into a stretch
on the traps, in the exact wrong position, placing too many other stresses on the shoulder
joint itself- JESSE: Yeah. JEFF: That you don’t want because of the
positioning of the dumbbells, or the trap bar, or even the kettle bells which are putting
your shoulders in a better position to do this right. Get that stress on the traps, but not have
to forego that. So, let’s talk about how you’re going to do
this right because I want you to incorporate this into every, single workout. Even just a few laps. JESSE: Yeah. JEFF: The first thing you want to make sure
is, you’re not positioning the dumbbells – or whatever else you’re going to pick up off
the ground – in the wrong position to start. If you pick them up here, as Jesse’s doing,
in front of your body you’re going to let your shoulders roll in front of your body,
further contributing the posture problems, and further contributing to the imbalances
you already have, as a guys who’s lacking some overall muscle development. JESSE: Yeah. JEFF: So, what you want to do instead is position
them on your side to pick them up from your side, and then carry them from your side. JESSE: Yep. JEFF: That’s going to put you in a better
position. The next thing, as you start to walk, if you
fatigue or you forget and allow your shoulders to protract around your body, out in front
of you; that is not what you want. That’s not going to reinforce all the things
we’re trying to benefit from with this exercise. So, you want to make sure you consciously
pull your shoulders back, keep your traps engaged, keep your scapula pinched together. JESSE: Yeah. One of those cues that you gave me, just from
yelling at me through the office glass was “Pinch your shoulder blades”. It’s almost like taking a peanut and trying
to crush it between your shoulder blades. JEFF: Exactly. Then finally, if you see yourself start to
drift, or if you get very unsteady with your cadence when you’re walking on this exercise,
that’s not what we’re looking for. We’re looking for stability. One of the places people forget to develop
their stability is through their glutes. Right there. So, what we can do is, as you come up into
position you want to squeeze – not just your shoulder blades, but your glutes, at
the same time. It’s subtle, but you’re engaging the glutes. Now you’re in position to be stable from the
bottom up. Walk from here and you’ll notice that your
cadence and step length is consistent, and in the right line, straight ahead, without
having that drifting going on. JESSE: Yeah. You’re not crossing over and wobbling. JEFF: So, the fact is, this is a very functional
exercise that I believe has contributed greatly to some of Jesse’s newer gains. JESSE: Yeah. JEFF: As you can see here, it hasn’t just
been his arms. It’s everything. You can see his leg development has improved
tremendously while at the same time, this is making his bigger lifts easier. His squats, his deadlifts, everything else
is improving because he’s developing a lot of stability. We’ve talked about it before. Stability is the true base of any foundational
strength pyramid. You’ve got to have stability underneath your
level of strength if you’re going to have true strength. And that’s one of the things this exercise
provides you. Make sure you’re incorporating the carry into
your workouts if you’re a skinny guy and you’re looking to develop gains. This is where it starts. It starts from stability, and this is the
exercise you need to start doing. Guys, I hope you’ve found this video helpful. If you’re looking for programs where we build
the carry into what we do because we realize the benefit it provides; make sure you head
to right now and check out our programs. If you’ve found the video helpful, leave your
comments and thumbs up below. If you like seeing Jesse, leave your love
for Jesse. At the same time, if you haven’t already done
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out. All right, guys. See you soon.

100 thoughts on “Do This Exercise EVERY DAY for Gains! (Skinny Guys)”

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  2. Awais Ahmed says:

    Jeff, what is your opinion on the zercher squat and other zercher exercises?

  3. BanTiger says:

    but for how long??

  4. jctai100 says:

    I work in construction, literally farmer walks every damn day lol

  5. Steven DeAmaral says:

    Hey Jeff – I love your videos and they influence my routine quite a bit, but there's one thing I've been confused about.

    I understand that you train for 45 minutes a day, and training in great excess of that means sacrificing intensity. However many of your videos refer to incorporating additional exercises in every workout: the ones that come to mind are ab/core exercises, face pulls, and the one mentioned here.

    How are you able to add all of these workouts and train your target muscle group in under 45 minutes?

    Thanks again for the great content.

  6. A Moose says:

    Max hype for trending, awesome job!

  7. Chase Blanton says:

    #athleanx could you make a video on tips for tall skinny people. I'm more skinny fat than anything but I'm struggling with how I should workout because of my joints and how far I have to go for reps. Please help!

  8. Joseph Dennison says:

    I wish someone told me this 40 yrs. ago.

  9. Sharon J. Smith says:

    How long are we doing this every day? 10 minutes? 30 minutes? Until muscle failure? Help!!

  10. Andy Park says:

    I heard that doing one side at a time is better because you have to balance yourself more (Joe Rogan podcast). Is this true? Thanks!

  11. Ja'sean Adams says:

    I was today years old when i found out that Jeff helped with creed 2 and he was wearing the same shirt he is in this video and he usually shirtless life is crazy 😂😂😂

  12. AvatarAang926 says:

    how long should I walk for and how many sets?

  13. Mr Cool Guy says:

    I’ve been watching this shit for like a year and half and Jesse still ain’t gaining shit.

  14. Thuan Nguyen says:

    Will the next one be for fat guys?i need that vid

  15. Kevin R. says:

    Thanks for the great tip! Watched last night, and this morning I did 3 sets of farmer walks with 50lb. dumbbells in each hand. 1 set = 1 lap around my gym. Looking forward to the trap and grip strength gains!

  16. Peter Byrne says:

    This sounds like a good reason for me to get back to doing some grocery shopping by foot.

  17. Chief Sky Goer says:

    What are Jesse's stats? Height, weight, body fat, etc

  18. Sonic Mason says:

    I’m a bricklayer as a living and I got in amazing shape carrying 1O inch concrete blocks

  19. Andres Carrizales says:

    Wat about us Chonks

  20. HaloDieHard says:

    Only thing I don't like about this is the fact that you took away the endurance running.

  21. José Yanez says:

    What if your fat

  22. Azmikecarrasco says:

    Wife and kids : hi dad glad your home

    Jeff : what’s up guy Jeff Caveleri

  23. rapisor says:

    How beneficial is it for guys wanting to lose fat?

  24. Angel P says:

    Will you cover the NUTRITION aspect that happens outside the gym?

    What you recommend: new changes, pre, post, and remainder of the day?

  25. Isaac Mackinnon says:

    Does anyone know jesse's best lifts?

  26. Bryan Hernandez says:

    Damm Jessie is getting big hes a monster

  27. Brandi.Weig says:

    Amazing transformation 👏👏👏

  28. GassedGasMask7 says:

    Wow what about fat guys

  29. Boris says:

    Can you guys cover off jessies diet and how he quit the bad habits and what he eats now

  30. BigSeksi07 says:

    I used to rack pull as much as I could and just hold it as long as I could. I should start doing that again.

  31. minkya1010 says:

    How long should you do a carry for? (for safety and efficiency)

  32. Bryan Teefy says:

    This guy's brain controls his muscles, but also many other people's muscles, indirectly, through the internet. Neat.

  33. Ravi Basiram/RegularDude589 says:

    I really wish if Jeff was my trainer…

  34. Leah Cahoon says:

    I just want to say as a woman, men are sexy when they are thin. It’s great to work out but please don’t change.

  35. xMs says:

    Jesse was my drug dealer
    Come back jesse


    Sir what is your age ?

  37. Melo Xill says:

    All you have to do is eat a lot then go to the bathroom until it happens

  38. TheSingularity says:

    Based on the thumbnail, the secret is to shit while standing up every day.

  39. less kiss says:

    With all these Jesse videos recently, the next video is about to be: “How Being Jesse is Killing Your Gains”

  40. W B says:

    jeff has achieved maximum natty body form.

    anyone bigger is on roids.

  41. Muscleman Manmuscle says:

    Whats the recommended number of seconds you should do farmer walks everyday?

  42. Sofi The beaglier says:

    Like this video very much touched on problems i suffer from too

  43. Timman 36 says:

    I've been doing the full body workouts your posted your posted recently, the carry has that in it. Love it

  44. ayokay123 says:

    HA!….Jessie's got quads!!! Great video as always!!!

  45. OK. says:


  46. mikedok1 says:

    Great seeing you, Jesse

  47. fotochips says:

    The series of the videos show alot of truths. How long Jessey has been on the program, there is progress but not that kind of unnatural progress that become buff in few months.

  48. Brandon Jones says:

    How many steps should we do?

  49. Joaquin David Rubio Mendivil says:

    I have a question, this exercite is daily?

  50. iiimadmaniii says:


  51. Dylan Wertzler Productions says:

    I’m gonna stay a skinny guy so when the aliens are eating the humans they won’t pick me cause I’m so small

  52. Milksushi says:

    Jeff should try American ninja warrior

  53. Diarmaid Terry says:

    Great video – thanks. What are the recommended sets / reps for a conditioning or daily workout?

  54. Sourabh n Prasad says:


  55. Panda says:

    Someone did the program for losing body fat? Im near 20% and would love to know how much I can expect to lose if I do it

  56. HAS says:

    here’s my love that i’m leaving for jesse

  57. DisoraJ says:

    VANS is pretty much Square Root Answer

  58. salsanacho says:

    He really did not want Jesse to say a word…

  59. Aquaflier says:

    Dear Jeff . I've been watching a lot of your videos , and there is a couple of aspects I'd hope you can guide me on. Now I follow a program already nothing fancy but I'd like to follow one of yours when I have the money .. now the big question I got for you!!. 1. I've seen you talk a lot about the benefits of deadlifts, now sadly I tend to avoid them.. now hold on I will tell you why… I got lower back pains because my hip is not straight (I'm.49 and a doctor only recently found this out go figure) if I do deadlift or squats or anything where I put strains on my lower back. I'm gonna be in pain for the rest of the day or even days. Is there an alternative to deadlift?.
    2. I work night shift and have done so for 25 years , I've always suffered from obesity, but I did manage to lose 30 kg a couple of years ago. How ever I've gained a bit back so struggle to get back in shape hence I'm now doing cardio with weight training. My problem is a lot of people tell me that working nights does make training and getting little more ripped is like almost impossible . What are your thoughts on this, does working 180 degrees of everybody else really have this big an impact?.
    I really hope that you can at least clarify a little . I've been doing exercise on off for 3 years now and to be honest nothing had happened in this time. I'm always fatigue, no muscle growth and belly still a problem. I'm still persistent to continue but with nothing really happening , it is really demotivating.
    Fun fact. A guy and good friend I work with is a lot younger than me , he has trained for many years , he too has after he started working nights come to a stand still. Sadly he takes …well pills to get growth and I don't wanna go that way , that is not for me.
    I know this is a long comment I am really sorry. If you read this then I just want to say you have inspired me to do better and train harder 👍. I haven't given up yet .
    Sincerely best regards from abroad .
    K. Sommer

  60. Mystic Dragon says:

    I love the farmer's carry.
    I love the plate halos also.
    I'd appreciate it if you made a video on muscles worked and benefits of plate halos.

  61. lee johnson says:

    Jeff I have skinny arms, skinny legs but a fat stomach, I know I can lift to build but I can't shift this beer belly?

  62. Eddie Boulton says:

    I've been looking for this video for 23 years.
    Thank you. Subbed.

  63. Martin Watson says:

    Great video as always guys good to see jessie is getting great gains

  64. Spon Rilker says:

    Either Jesse gotta shave, or Jesse gotta start wearing a 6-shooter in the gym. Sorry, it's the rules.

  65. Van Gerheld says:

    Hi Jeff,
    How about flared ribs? Lots of people suffer from it, would be great to see you cover this topic. I mean, there are some informations on the web about how to deal with it, but they are contradictory.

    Your excercises helped me with anterior pelvic tilt, so I am sure you could help us with flared ribs too. Thanks!

  66. jack sparo says:

    Give us jessi's back routine

  67. Drew Branch says:

    I incorporated the carry into my workouts ,and I have seen a significant difference,exceedingly grateful lads!👊🏽

  68. Cruz Pacheco says:

    My hamster did the carry and now he’s a bear

  69. 97 4 says:

    the moustache though

  70. BlackAdder665 says:

    I find all your videos helpful, Jeff, but this one takes the cake. Two days in and I feel soooo different regarding my posture. I feel, what I've been doing wrong all those years and I'm looking forward to stand and walk like a real human.^^
    I'm really grateful!

  71. michele tedrick says:

    Jeff – Could you elaborate what you & Jesse did to correct his bad posture? Was it only the carries? A video of posture correction exercises would be well received by a lot of us.

  72. Scott Lee Jenkins says:

    Yes!!! I do it every time.. I love them and always end with them.

  73. Nylis Robinson says:

    7:04 I did not need to see a close up of jesse’s ass 🤦🏽‍♂️ lol

  74. MrRadiodio says:

    the one exercise station looks like its for a leg extension isnt that suppose too be bad for your knees ?

  75. m2coy says:

    skinny fat guy here. love your videos man. has helped me alot!

  76. Dude Rude says:

    Unfortunately, I don't even have any gains to kill😀

  77. Tharealraptor says:

    Haven't heard about this exercise from you guys.
    I Will defintly do it today later.

  78. daniel floristeanu says:

    Jeff, help please. I get back pain from riding electric scooter (standing). I have air filled 10 inch tires and front suspension only. My brother does not get this problem even tough he has 0 suspension. Actually I dont know anyone to experience this problem.
    I try to absorb the shocks by bending my knees, droppung my but, raising on my mid foot, toes. Nothing helps.
    Any advice?

  79. MHD ChiBo says:

    The tiltle: For skinny guys
    Me: Hah, FUCK YOU

  80. 2Cryptic Boi says:

    His mustache is almost as perfect as Burt Reynolds when he played in Smokey and the bandit

  81. NON GRADA says:

    Question is the skinny guy Jeffs brother ?

  82. Prakhar bhardwaj says:

    Jeff keep your kids away from Jesse!

  83. Jeff says:

    I honestly thought it was going to just be jerking off.

  84. Kazi Hasnat Mahmud Official says:

    Instagram account ??

  85. nickrunaway2 says:

    Jeff can you do another video on developing stronger ankles to avoid sprains and how to build better proprioception? There's plenty of videos on youtube about this topic but I'm sure lots of people would like to get your opinion.

  86. asuke100 says:

    For how long?! What's the optimal length of time to do this? 10 minutes or 10 hours

  87. Al says:

    Jeff i have quit smoking cigarettes the past year and started lifting. I was 135 now i am 165 and still gaining kinda slowed down though. I have heard smoking weed is bad for training because it lowers testosterone. Just wondering if there is any truth to that? I have seen some big dudes who smoke. So is it just my genetics that are preventing me from further gains?

  88. Midzi Justbusyfit says:

    How about mike tyson brutal training routine?

  89. Chirag says:

    I’d love more videos that mention about nutrition and food, especially for the skinny guys! You can lift all you want and incorporate every technique but those gains won’t come without the fuel required.

  90. Siaurasis kelias says:

    Jeff is that tipe off guys who makes love with a girl and swizes his glutes eatch time he slides his dick into vagina then starts counting the reps ….

  91. Nicholas P. says:

    Does this work for fat guy's to?

  92. Amal Yagoub says:

    Jeff please make a video about RICE method for injuries, is it recommended or not. and why do some people agree with it and some disagree.

  93. oldschoolvids327 says:

    I clicked on this thinking it was Casey Frey

  94. Valour in Forge says:

    You guys didn't mention how long one should do the carry for?

  95. Don Rice says:

    Skinny before..still skinny now

  96. Aren n says:

    Hey I'm 6'2 and I'm trying to build up my vertical jump. Could you do a video on how to increase the vertical jump with exercises (set and reps) ?

  97. Jelly Bean says:

    😂the makeup in the thumbnail

  98. CONTRVST says:

    6 yr old me carrying my mom's shopping bags felt a lot like this

  99. Grace Garcia says:

    So awesome to see Jeff on the trending list

  100. Juan Pablo says:

    How many steps or laps do you recommend while doing them?

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