Hardgainers Tag Begone
While it is true that everyone is different, everyone learns differently, everyone trains differently, everyone’s body is different. Those that have difficulty gaining weight are tagged as hardgainers. But a hardgainer does not have to stay a hardgainer.
If you are a hardgainer, be assured that you CAN bulk up and get rid of that tag. Think of this as a challenge. Develop the proper mindset to overcome the challenge.
You only need to convince yourself that you can do it. Once you have the positive attitude you need, the rest is just setting up a routine and sticking with it…no matter what.
In establishing your routine, there are several things to keep in mind. First of all, see a doctor and make sure you are physically able to do a muscle gaining workout. Once your doctor clears you to start, begin with creating a hardgainer’s diet.
You need enough calories in your diet to fuel your exercise sessions. This is often accomplished with carbohydrates such as pasta, rice, and legumes.
The primary source of fuel for muscle building is protein. Therefore, it is essential to have plenty of protein in your diet. So how do you know how much protein to consume each day? Take your ideal body weight and multiply that times .57. That will give you the amount of grams of protein needed every day. For example. if your ideal body weight is 175, you will need to consume about 100 grams of protein a day.
Good sources of protein are meats-beef, chicken, poultry, seafood, dairy products, nuts, seeds, legumes etc. You can also get protein supplements to reach your daily goal. A good multivitamin and plenty of water is also essential.
So with the right mindset, the doctor’s ok, the proper diet and nutrients, all that’s left is to workout. Being labeled as a hardgainer is just that-a label. It will only work as long as you let it work. You can overcome that challenge just as so many other hardgainershave.
John Cole has been working out for many years. After a great deal of research, as well as trial and error, he knows what works and what don’t.