[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
Lots of solid advice so far, and the gist of it is all pretty much the same, which should be a huge indicator.
My two cents worth of “advice for hard gainer”:
- Stop saying you’re a hardgainer. It’s a made-up, nonsensical, copout of a term.
- A dozen whole eggs a day is a better investment than a gallon of whole milk a day.
- If you’re not eating at least three large meals seven days a week, there’s no supplement that’ll help you gain weight.
- If you didn’t eat at least three large meals today, you don’t get to workout tomorrow. Nutrition is that important.
- Review your training plan to make sure your volume, frequency, and exercise choice are efficient. Diet is the overwhelming priority, but you could still be screwing things up in the gym.
If you can get 6-8 reps, it’s kinda heavy, not very heavy. Adjust your perspective and expectations.[/quote]
This should be pinned at the top.
I’d especially like to see the term “hard gainer” die a painful death.
And I’d second what Reed said above. This isn’t hard. Eat moar.
Most “hard gainers” don’t know what 200+ grams of protein looks like, let alone how much it is. That’s 2 dozen eggs. Or 4-6 full chicken breasts or large steaks. Or over a gallon of milk.
We haven’t even gotten any real mention of carbs or fat. It’s a lot to consume. A lot more than the typical “hard gainer” eats.