Best supplements and diet tips for the hard gainer.......

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    Jul 22, 2011 2:12 PM GMT
    Being a hard gainer all my life, I am looking for the best supplement and diet suggestions for bulking up.
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    Jul 22, 2011 3:42 PM GMT
    If you're a hard-gainer, I should just give up, lol
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
    Eat more?
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:47 PM GMT
    There is no one-size-fits-all program. I am a classic hard gainer / ecto. For me, I have a pretty high protein diet. Experiment and see what works. Some guys say 1 gram of protein per lb of body weight, other say more like .85 gram per lb. Personally I do 125 grams of Whey Protein just about every day in addition to food. I eat constantly but I eat really clean. I have never counted calories (that's for chix) and I don't ever go hungry. No refined sugar, white flour blah blah blah. Eat alot (cleanly) work out alot.

    Good luck!!!
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    Jul 27, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    I suggest 5 Factor Diet Basics
    1. Eat 5 meals daily. You should eat 5 times a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner plus two snacks a day.

    2. Follow the 5 criteria for each meal.

    3. Each of the meals has 5 ingredients and to cook one dish full diet usually requires no more than 5 minutes. 5 Criteria for each of 5 meals per day:
    Digestible fats – vegetable oils are any
    Proteins are needed to build muscle – it is lean meat (poultry, rabbit, beef), seafood and fish
    Fiber to neutralize feelings of hunger and to cleanse the body – it is fresh fruit and vegetables
    Complex carbohydrates to replenish reserves of energy – it is grits
    Unsweetened drinks – it is tea; coffee and water without gas, etc.

    4. Physical exercises. Physical exercises occupy practically the first place in this method weight loss – they increase muscle tone and get rid of fat. Every day is required to provide training for 25 minutes. Approximately 5 minutes on any exercise. The approximate scheme of training must include:
    • Cardiovascular load (bike, running track or just vigorous dancing)
    • Strength training (squats, pushups, exercise at the gym)
    • Working out the abdominal muscles
    • Jogging (about 5 min.)


    5. 5 days rest for 5 weeks. Once a week during the course of diet you should take a break – a whole day eat only favorite foods.

    Source: http://ehepe.com/5-factor-diet.htm
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 04, 2016 3:03 AM GMT
    I am the hardest of the hard gainers and I despise iticon_exclaim.gif No matter what I do in the gym or how consistent I am with a workout routine, my physique just will not respond. My interest and desire to build up and bulk up my physique has been declining for the past nine years. I hate these ridiculously strict diets that most body builders follow and I want no part of that idiocy. Eating five or six small meals a day makes no sense to meicon_exclaim.gif