Hardgainer Muscle Building Tips
IF YA WANNA, YOU CAN DO IT! In bodybuilding, there are easy gainers and there are hard gainers (most trainers come within- the latter category - to a lesser or greater extent). If you are the former, you may well have competed in a contest or are probably seriously considering doing so. For let's face it, you are born to be a showmuscle strut-yer-stuff stud & animal bodybuilder: with those fabulous genes everything comes so much easier.
This doesn't mean to say that yer take it easy or don't have to work extremely hard and most often, balls-to-the-walls blood-lettin' style. Undoubtedly you do (in your own terms) but compared to the hard gainers, you "virtually only have to eyeball a weight to grow and slab-pak on that solid, dense, rock-hard muscle, that's burstin' out everywhere - often in perfect proportion and symmetry!"
EXTRAORDINARILY & AS STRANGE AS IT MAY SEEM: Often these God's of muscle (with a few notable exceptions) are incredibly poor trainers of other bodybuilders. Just because a guy has built himself an awesome physique, is no way a refection on his knowledge of bodybuilding or nutrition (although they invariably think it is!). NOR INDEED DOES IT MAKE THEM CAPABLE OF TRAINING A BEGINNER OR ASPIRING BODYBUILDERS WITH LESS IMPRESSIVE GENES THAN THEY THEMSELVES POSSESSS - for they just can't get to grips with a 'hard-trainer,' and often expect them to train and grow just like themselves, (although like everything, there are exceptions to this rule too, and a few top bodybuilders are extremely good).
But for most of these spectacular visions, it is more a question: that they should have developed way above 'mere good' anyway. Indeed, if they had been trained by "someone who really knows their stuff" most probably they would have become an even more spectacular muscular specimen and in half the time. Certainly: If they had had a real no-nonsense supervisor or bodybuilding Coach screamin' at 'em "MORE-MORE! And moreover finessed their specific leverage and POF angles" They would have undoubtedly, been driven into the ground to work their steel-butt off with balls-out intensity training
EVEN IF YOU DON'T POSSESS THE ATTRIBUTES OF THOSE GODS:
THIS DOES'NT MEAN YOU CAN'T PAK ON THOSE HOT SLAB PAKS OF THICK, DENSE RIPPLIN; MUSCLE THAT LOOKS AS THOUGH IT'S ABOUT TO EXPLODE THROUGH THE SKIN ANY MOMENT! AND MAKES ANY COVERIN' OF CLOTHES A MIGHTY CHANCY BIZ. COZ: THOSE BULGES COULD SPLIT THROUGH THOSE JEANS AND TEE ANY MOMENT! So Don't despair! Bad or less-superior genetics means in no way that you cannot build muscle - and HOT, impressive muscle at that! REMBER: "It's not how you START IN THE MUSCESHOW GAME - that matters, rather, its HOW YOU FINISH THAT COUNTS! This of course applies to life in general, but is particularly apposite to bodybuilding.
OK, enough of this rap - what to do?
LACK OF MUSCLE GROWTH IS A COMPLEX PROBLEM AND IT IS SELDOM SOLVED WITH A SIMPLISTIC ANSWER. EVERY BODYBUILDER'S REQUIREMENTS ARE DIFFERENT and each ideally needs their personal formula which works for them ALONE! It takes a holistic solution to solve a complicated problem.EXPERIMENT- EXPERIMENT-EXPERIMENT! You will be creating muscle confusion anyway, which is a premier tenet (rule) of successful and intelligent bodybuilding. For F ks sake, DON'T worry what others think.
If they laugh or verbally abuse you, they may have muscle but - most of it has taken over their "little" gray cells! DON'T believe the HEAVY brigade: that only more poundage means more muscle. Muscle (just like a few bodybuilders we all know) is not exactly intelligent! It just CAN'T judge what is heavy, medium or light. All it understands is stress force overload intensity on the target muscle which creates saturation failure.
INDEED MUSCLE AND STRENGTH CANNOT REALLY BE BUILT AT ONE AND THE SAME TIME - at different times certainly, and the one, aids the other over the course of time. Bodybuilders who ONLY favor HEAVY lifting may initially get strong and thick muscle due to the myofibril muscle fibres increasing in thickness IF they allow sufficient recovery time. AND providing they VARY their routine. If they don't do this a "sticking point" WILL very soon occur. Heavy lifting does not necessarily stimulate sufficiently for Growth to occur, it will however increase the strength of your ligaments and tendons. Pumping is needed to feed the muscle and promote recovery.
Conversely, sole muscle pumpers - who pump for the sake of it without intense stimulation- don't have the strength and thickness, or density of the heavy trainers, but instead, have lots of metabolic muscle and capillaries. Whichever muscle stimulation, it ALWAYS requires high intensity of overload to produce maximum productivity of growth. Most, if not ALL trainees, REQUIRE a combination of both styles of training.
Dennis Dubreil wrote an excellent series of articles for Iron Man. His system was referred to as The Fatigue Product Theory. It is still highly relevant today. FOR ALL BUT THE VERY FEW BODYBUILDERS. REGARDLESS OF SIZE, DEVELOPMENT or AGE.
EVERYONE KNOWS THAT A MUSCLE THAT FAILS TO PUMP UP IN TRAINING IS A MUSCLE THAT LAGS BEHIND; IT JUST WON'T GROW PROPERLY NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO.
There are three distinct phases to pumping a muscle:
PROBABLY THE FOREMOST REASONS FOR A BODYBUILDER'S "STICKING-POINTS" and consequently not growing is one or more of the following:
TO OVERCOME THIS & CONTINUALLY PRODUCE MAXIMUM PRODUCTIVITY!
" Even advanced bodybuilders can greatly benefit from this crash "renewal" course
" Intensity of mind-muscle affinity will programme your muscle to GROW
WHATEVER TYPE OF TRAINING YOU HAVE BEEN DOING OR ARE USED TO - NOW DO EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE! BUT AGAIN, NOT FOR TOO LONG A PERIOD. ALWAYS THINK AHEAD OF YOUR MEAT!
EAT. REST. GROW. (if you feel you need a rest - of a day off or even a week off after a hard cycle of training, DO SO. And then start back with even greater intensity). FORGET WHAT OTHERS SAY:
Lastly, start Saving for a new, larger wardrobe! Don't think I'm kiddin' stud! They really will be rags!
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