This isn’t some by the numbers explanation on how to properly use equipment and be respectful towards others in the gym.
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Dorian Yates is an English professional bodybuilder. Beginning in 1992, Yates won the Mr. Olympia title six consecutive times beginning in 1992.
Now, as a hardgainer, you should be wary of any advice from a professional bodybuilder. One, because the workouts/routines that they follow are generally very difficult. Two, because these guys train very specific body parts. For example, they may do three exercises just working their “inner pec.” As a hardgainer, you shouldn’t worry about focusing on your inner, outer, or upper pec. Just work your chest.
Note that this workout is better suited for intermediate to advanced skill levels:
“I’ve seen so many trainers get caught up in the hype of the big bench. It’s almost like an addiction for some. They call themselves bodybuilders, yet the first thing they do on chest day is run to the flat bench and pile on as much weight as they can, regardless of their ability to use proper form. I can certainly understand the appeal of being strong and of besting your last workout, but never at the expense of the true goal of any bodybuilder, which is building muscle.
Remember, bodybuilding is supposed to be about quality, not quantity. If you concentrate on quality in your training, the quantity will soon follow.
I don’t even include flat benching in my pec routine, Read more »
You don’t have to drink five eggs in the morning like Rocky to realize all the benefits that eggs offer!
There is a lot of poor information out there, so let’s clear up some common misconceptions about eggs, the yolk, cholesterol, and fat.
As a hardgainer, getting the necessary amount of calories and protein is the most difficult part of gaining weight. Honestly, I highly doubt I would have gained over 30 lbs. if I would have used protein powders with only 300 calories (often less) per serving. I use Serious Mass and I recommend it to anyone looking to gain weight. And, for a limited time at Bodybuilding.com, you will receive a bottle of creatine powder FREE with your purchase.
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Creatine is a sports supplement designed to provide short-term increases in strength, energy, and muscle-building. It is a popular supplement among professional and amateur athletes. Creatine is sold as a powder (creatine monohydrate) and as a pill. By taking creatine daily and following a regular workout routine, many people see greater increases in strength.
Where does creatine come from?
Creatine is naturally synthesized in the body from amino acids and helps convert food into energy. We get creatine from eating foods such as meat and fish.
Creatine Monohydrate is a powder form of creatine that can be mixed with any beverage. Many people prefer to mix creatine in a pre-workout sports beverage (Gatorade), as well as mix it in their post-workout protein shake. It is also available in pill form and as a pre-made drink mix.
So many thin guys are so psyched to start a workout program that they will see real results from, that they forget the most important part of building muscle—nutrition.
Too many hardgainers focus on hitting the weights as hard as they can, and because of their tunnel vision, neglect proper muscle building nutrition. All your hard work in the gym is for nought if you are not supplying your muscles with the required nutrition for muscle synthesis.
In order to build bigger muscles, you need to most likely completely change your eating habits. It is integral that you eat more often (about 6 small meals) throughout the day. This is the simplest philosophy to understand, but yet for many guys, the hardest to actually put into practice. Here are 6 nutrition strategies for building muscle for hardgainers.
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