I wrote this in an email to Mr. CT, but his mailbox was full, hopefully anyone can help me out, I would much appreciate it, but I thought I'd post it on this forum, since he writes here frequently. Thanks alot guys.
Dear Mr. Thibaudeau,
I ran across your article on T-Nation about Easy Hardgainers. I have been rather confused lately on trying to find the cause of my plateau and Iâ??m hoping you can help me. Iâ??m 22 years old, started bodybuilding just under a year ago at 6â?? 140lbs at around 3%bodyfat.
I am now 167pds 3-5%bodyfat. I bench 185 for 6, Squat 245 6, and Deadlift 315 for 4. I have been stuck at this weight for the past 3 months or so, and have went from training a 3 on 1 off style to max ot, but I have still not been able to increase my strength or weight on the scale.
I am eating 7 times a day every 2.5hrs and my calories are 5347 Calories 351 protein, 538 carbs, and 193.5 fat, just recently increased to try to gain some bodyfat at least. Iâ??ve included some pics to hopefully see if I fit the easy hardgainer profile, Iâ??ve always been lean, but muscular, strong for my size once I started training, Iâ??ve also put on a lot of weight quickly, as well as having a big shoulder to waist gradient.
I do think there is a strength size correlation, but I am just confused as to how I should get stronger, and why my body fat isnâ??t even going up, because I know I should be in a caloric surplus to gain, but I think I should be eating enough to gain some fat.
Anyway, I didnâ??t see any more articles on your site about easy hardgainers, and I just thought I should ask for some advice and see where it went. Thanks a lot sir.