I was going to reply with this in another thread but the frequency of the "Why cant I gain muscle" whines are becoming annoying to most of the board. We just keep repeating ourselves over and over again to the same under 200lb demographic.
This is the bottom line, hopefully I say it loud enough so future and prospective posters can hear me....!
IF YOU ARE NOT OR CANNOT, GAIN MUSCLE, ARE 5'0"-5'5" HEIGHT AND UNDER 175LBS OR 5'6"-8'0" HEIGHT AND UNDER 200LBS, YOU ARE NOT EATING ENOUGH AND/OR YOUR WORKOUT INTENSITY SUCKS!
Disclaimer: Really fat people are in a different category and should not follow these suggestions.
You are not a hard gainer!
You are not over training!
You dont have bad genetics!
Your testosterone level isnt the culprit!
Steroids are not the answer!
Its not the supplements you are or arent taking!
Contrast showers arent the key!
Its your FOOD INTAKE and/or your WORKOUT INTENSITY/FREQUENCY sucks ass! Thats it. Thats how simple it is. There is nothing else to it!
If you're not gaining, shut up and try working out for once in your life and stop eating like a little fucking pansy worrying about your 4 pack and looking swole (read: anorexic) for prom/homecoming.
Shut up, lift and fucking eat!
P.S. This doesn't include people like gottatrain, etc., that have been doing it properly for years and have built their bodies to near perfection! You are not them. Dont EVER use them as an example.