Hi. I'm 25. I've been going to gyms on and off for the last 11 years. Can you tell? Me neither.
I've got the same story as every other hardgainer: I've read the right books, followed the right forums, done the right routines, followed the right diet, drank the right shakes, etc.
I guess it's never worked because I've never expected it to work, and have given up or switched programmes and strategies way too early.
This will sound real lazy, but I almost don't want to understand or think about what I'm doing anymore. If there's anyone who wants to use me as a guinea pig, be my guest: you tell me what to do each week - run, lift, eat, drink, whatever - and I'll do it and keep a photo record so we can see if there's any improvement. I just want to be massive! One last catch: I have weights, but no bench.
(Let me know if you need other measurements.)
Hoping this appeals to someone....
PS I edited this to change how long I've been going to the gym for (I started when I was about 14, but haven't gone continuously) - someone pointed out that I currently had 17 years, which would have made me 8 years old lol - okay, so first I'll fix my body, then I'll work on my math.