A new approach for hard gainers
Hello, my name is rushmore, and I am a hard gainer.
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In a span of 9 months, I have experimented with various rest schedules, work-out schedules, extended breaks, angles of attack, etc., with gains of only .4 x .25. This has been very difficult for me since many others seems to gain this amount in their first month. I used to get down on myself, but have since realized that it is not my fault. Hard gainers aren’t doing anything wrong or different from easy gainers, they are just hard gainers…plain and simple.
In light of this fact, I have decided that I need to do something different. The little that I have gained seems to have either manifested during a break (6 week), or at the very beggining of a cycle (ie. when I firs started and after my break). I realize that it is very difficult to take breaks, especially for hard gainers, since we are afraid that without constant work we will never grow. I believe this is hindering us, with constant work we will never grow.
I am suggesting a 10-12 week on and 6 week off schedule, to promote deconditioning and new growth. I believe that hard-ganers have something other than a low LOT, we have a tendancy for our dicks to become conditioned very quickly…meaning more and more energy needs to be expended at rather short intervals. This is difficult and depressing, and in a manual routine…almost impossible to keep up with. Additionally, I believe that during this 10-12 week cycle, as little rest as possible should be taken (in terms of rest days). These can be very detrimental to hard gainers, as they allow the tissues to toughen even more quickly. Obviously, listen to your body and don’t hurt yourself.
These are my thoughts, I am currently on week 2 of a deconditioning phase, and yes it is very difficult…but PE’ing every day with no results is even more difficult. Train smarter is what I am trying to do. Also, since flaccid size tends to shrivel back rather quickly during breaks, making it even harder to finish a rest cycle, I have decided to supplement with Arginine during my extended breaks to help combat this physiological and psychological problem. It should also help recovery. Good luck everyone.
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