Hi there, I posted something similar in the the Christian Thibaudeau, because I found his easy-hardgainer article interesting. Here's basically the deal I started lifting at 21 years old weighing in at 140lbs 6'tall at 3%bodyfat, within a year eating 6 times a day, 3 of those meals being weight gainers I got to 167lbs at the same bodyfat more or less.
My lifts are bench 185lbs for 6, squats 245 for 6, and Deadlifts 315 for 6. I originally did a 3 on 1 off routine, but as the weights got heavier I fealt overtrained and switched to max ot. However for the past 3 months I have been stuck at the same weight and haven't been able to increase my strength. I do believe there is a direct strength size correlation. I have recently just brought my calories up to 5347, 351p, 538c, 193 fat eating 7 times a day every 2.5hrs with 4 shakes.
I believe weight training is 90% nutrition. I'm having a hard time gaining weight, which I know creates a surplus to build muscle in, but being that the number is so high for my actual weight I'm wondering if my training is wrong, or my rest is off. I know my body type isn't common, so can anyone help me out? It seems CT thinks that easy hardgainers need to train different for gains, is this the case or what? Just alittle frustrated, I'm eating the same things every day, I got my diet on a spreadsheet, I train M-F in a 4-6 rep range, and I sleep right. I just want to see the weight moving again...Pics Below