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These rules are far and away the most important principles for any hardgainer to follow when trying to put on muscle mass.

Lift heavy weights

I cannot stress this enough. When you are going to the gym you are essentially damaging your muscles. Muscles do not grow until you go home and eat and rest. Muscle fibers that are responsible for the most growth (type IIB muscle fibers) are stimulated by heavy weights. You should not be able to do many more than 4-8 repetitions before your muscles fail. By using lighter weights you are only making it more difficult on yourself.

Use free weights

Machines at the gym are becoming increasingly prominent, and as a result many people flock to them for their convenience. However, the gains from lifting free weights are greater because of their focus on multiple joints which target a range of muscle fibers, rather than isolating individual muscles.

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Putting on mass is 20% weight lifting and 80% diet. You can follow every hardgainer mass gaining rule to a tee, but if you are not eating enough calories and protein, you are going to see only minimal results. Here are the top 7mass gaining secrets for hardgainers:

  1. Eat more

    If you aren’t gaining weight, it’s because you are not eating enough. You need increase your caloric intake. How many more calories should you be eating? Take your body weight and multiply it by twenty—that is how many calories you need to consume each day. It may seem like a lot, especially at first when you are still building up your appetite. After a week or so, you should notice your appetite growing.

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