How I Gained 15 Pounds of Muscle with ChatGPT

The Ultimate AI-Powered Fitness Transformation.

William Anderson


Photo of the author in a home generated by AI. Various prompts. Mixed media: Photography + DallE2

For years, I had been in decent shape with my weight fluctuating, but I craved something more — I wanted to be BIGGER. I believed physical strength was directly linked to my mental fortitude, ability to support my family, and overall health and self-esteem. The occasional gym visits and inconsistent diet didn’t suffice, and attending classes wasn’t an option as I needed a flexible schedule.

At the height of my frustration, I turned to ChatGPT, which I had been using for work-related tasks for a few weeks. I asked, “What workouts can I do to get stronger?” While the initial results were satisfactory, I realized that with some fine-tuning, ChatGPT could potentially help me develop a workout routine and a nutrition plan to achieve substantial muscle gains.

Fast forward three months, and I’ve successfully added 15 pounds of muscle to my frame — making me the strongest I’ve ever been.

What is ChatGPT and its role in fitness?

ChatGPT is a cutting-edge conversational artificial intelligence powered by a large language model. For those who find this concept daunting, simply think of it as an incredibly intelligent chatbot. It is trained on an extensive dataset of language and information, enabling it to respond accurately to complex questions and maintain context throughout a conversation.

What sets ChatGPT apart is its ability to provide specific responses based on the questions you ask and the context you provide. It understands the fundamentals of fitness, workout routines, nutrition, and even time management. By keeping track of your goals, available equipment, and other factors, ChatGPT can generate highly customized answers to your fitness-related queries.

Before ChatGPT, this level of personalized nutrition planning and workout regimen was primarily accessible through hiring an expensive personal trainer. However, with ChatGPT, you can now enjoy the benefits of tailored fitness advice for free.

At this point, I feel obligated to give the standard disclaimer that I am not a medical professional and you should also consult with one before starting on any fitness…



William Anderson

Engineering Leader | Technology Leadership with Transformative Impact | Ex: @VoiceHQ , @Forbes | Jr Board @NYHomeless |