Me. What I’ve found is that by the time you’re 25, the hardgainer disease mysteriously disappears when your metabolism slows a little bit but you’re still eating like a bastard.
It’s kind of like testicular cancer- the older you are, the less likely you are to have it. [/quote]
Absolutely brilliant! -lol. I think whoever coined the term ‘hardgainer’ should be shot. It’s a negative self-fulfilling prophecy. It’s your all situation excuse. “Well, I’m not gaining because I’m a hardgainer”, “This didn’t work, because I’m a hardgainer”, “you’re putting on muscle because you’re obviously not a hardgainer”…
Sure, it’s be totally stupid to argue that there isn’t some sort of spectrum of recovery ability, or even muscular growth potential, BUT the claim that you’re predisposed to not be able to make gains is just ludicrous. I always tell people I’ve trained that while you can never know what your final potential may be, everyone can make SOME progress.
(And yes, I thought I was a hardgainer too… until I stopped running 15 miles every week, then I suddenly made some gains… weird coincidence)