Archive for January, 2009

Johnny Boy asked:

What setup should i do for trying to get bigger? there are so many different workout plans that it’s so hard to choose from. i have tried some of them and they just don’t work for me. what should i do?

Build Muscle, Lose Fat

ANNOUNCING: The Hard Gainer's Manifesto is Live!

This will be quick — a SPECIAL REPORT I’ve been working on is finally (FINALLY!) finished and it’s called, surprisingly, the Hard Gainer’s Manifesto. Imagine that!

It’s brief, yet complete.

It’s also just $15 through Sunday. After that, the price goes up to $20. Big deal. Still cheaper than dinner and a movie!

Announcing the Hardgainer's Blog Carnival

You know, I couldn’t find any blog carnivals related to the hardgainer, those of us who have a difficult time putting on weight, so I started one myself. Hopefully, you all will submit articles about your challenges, successes, even failures. Let’s join together to build a community of hardgainers, where we share tips and motivation!

Let’s just do it.

Here’s the little widget thingy to get started —

If you want to host a Hardgainer’s Blog Carnival, leave a comment on this post and I’ll arrange it. Hosting a carnival, by the way, can bring your blog or web site a TON of traffic and get your ideas out there. In fact, hosting a blog carnival can be a pretty viral way of getting “known.”

numero uno asked:

I’ve gained about 9 pounds from 1.5 months of moderately-intensive gym training (lifting of weights using machines ‘n stuff). I play tennis for about 3 hours, 3 – 4 times a week.

Can I eat more fast food? I mean, they’re so delicious… I ate KFC and Pizza Hut today.
I think both meals add up to just over 2000 calories… but I played tennis!

Hardgainer? Or what?

joe g asked:

Basically, I’ve been at a standstill for muscle growth. I know what I’m doing though- I use creatine, whey (with essential amino’s), casien before bed, eat healthy, etc. I have a great routine that I switch up every 2-3 weeks, and I work very hard. I thought that I wasn’t eating enough, so I increased calories. No gain in strength, just gain in weight (probably fat, although I’m not fat). I’ve already accounted for the possibility that I’m overtraining, which I’m not. I am 18. The only thing I can think of is that I am slow to develop (no facial hair, scarce pit hair). The only reason I am decently strong for my age is because I work hard. Am I right, or is there something I’m missing?

I’ve tried techniques like dropsets, negatives, forced reps, super and giant sets, without making noticable progress. It has taken me forever to get where I am strengthwise, and the rate at which I get stronger seems to be slowing.

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