Do these 4 exercises and you’ll be in the best shape of your life

James Julian
5 min readNov 23, 2022

I am a tall, genetically lean person. Prior to the whole COVID mess, I was working my butt off at the gym trying to gain weight.

This has been the story of my fitness life.

Being very slim is not typically seen as an advantage for guys, and my 160-pound weight was not cutting it for me.

My goal in my late 30s in the lead-up to the pandemic was modest: hit 170 pounds. I was starting at around 160 and I got to 167 before everything fell apart.