Aleco_Graves saidIve got a tiney waist too and find it difficult to gain mass, but its because i'm a hard gainer, niot because of my waist. I'd like to add some weight but keep my waist defined and small
Everybody is a hard gainer, that's a lame excuse. It's difficult to put on muscle, not just for you but for everyone.
A small waist is not detrimental to putting on muscle, quite the contrary, it will be much easier for you to look buffer with fewer pounds gained because your waist to shoulder ratio will take off.
But most people dont lose weight and dropping pants sizes by staying out of the gym, i do. My body starts metabolising muscle if i dont eat more than 3000 calories a day and go to the gym every second day, and its not because i have an excess to burn and it shouldnt be happening.
Everyone isn't a hard gainer. Thats the falsest statement i've heard in a long time. Some peoples body react differently to the same nutrients and energy rich foods as well as how their body and muscle fibers teact to exercise.
By saying that it's a lame excuse, that everyone is a hard gainer you are basically saying that the difference between ectomorphs and messomorphs is non-existant, and that all people react to the same food in the same way (eg people all pick up the same amount of weight or any at all when they eat certain foods). You're also denouncing differences in metabolic rate in different people. Lets not even mention muscle memory and fitness levels.
By trying to remove one link you have subsequently caused a ripple effect through all the other links in the chain it was intertwined with.
I understand in a way what you're saying, muscle building is tough, but ive been working for months and only picked up 1 kg, while my friends see considerable gains with alot less work and dont eat as much protein or carbs.
Look at my profile for a bit, i have photos with dates to show, i my arms never get bigger, my torso only does, and only because my body fat percentage is less than 9%. (It dropped to less than 7% after i stopped going to gym for a month and i had plenty of fast food).
My difference in condition is very real. It's called hypermotabolism. Look it up. I have the tremmor to prove it
Next time don't make assumptions on someone with no provided information about them.