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super hard gainer

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 28, 2011 at 4:17 PM

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Paleo for Hardgainers

I am a very hard gainer. What can I do to bulk up without expensive weight-gain products?

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(5639)

on September 02, 2011
at 05:30 PM

TMS, why chocolate PWO?

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 28, 2011
at 09:18 PM

@Jared, while you are right in your comment, it doesn't change the fact that the only cure for a supposed hardgainer is simply to eat more. There is no other possible option on the earth. We grow from calorie input, and some need more than others yes. But the only answer that will be true for a hardgainer, or an easygainer for that matter, is to simply eat more. There is no mystery.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 28, 2011
at 09:01 PM

i started with dino and kinda fell in love, too. i mean, he writes in a kinda silly but pretty old timey up-by-the-bootstraps kinda way that i enjoy. Not the best organizer;) then i got Chalk and Sweat which is not worth getting. Its just a bunch of workouts. No need. I stick with dino and listen to him on SHR which hes on a lot. he got me real into thick bar stuff

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on June 28, 2011
at 07:13 PM

most questions on PH are not duplicates. besides, explain to me the purpose of closing anything for being duplicate if this doesn't qualify. let's do away with it then and just ask identical questions all day long.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 28, 2011
at 06:53 PM

Believe me. That's one order that you won't regret!

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on June 28, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Much better answer. Already went on to Amazon and ordered the book. Thanks!

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

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on June 28, 2011
at 06:33 PM

But if you really had to do all of that just to add a little weight, you are still a hardgainer. I know plenty of people who don't do any of the things you just described and they walk around at about 230 pounds. Just calling the dude lazy is just a lazy answer, IMO.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 28, 2011
at 05:31 PM

It is very important that you get AT LEAST 3000 calories a day as ben suggests. I would shoot for 6000 if possible. You're not going to get there being strict. Eat potatoes, drink milk, eat Haagen-Dazs ice-cream. Do what needs to be done to get those high calories. You WILL GAIN.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 28, 2011
at 05:26 PM

Ben, have you got any of these new books he's been cranking out? He seems to be turning out quite a few, and I am wondering if they are just repetitions. Anyway, I have to be careful about reading "Dinosaur Training". It gets me so excited that I tend to go overboard :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 28, 2011
at 05:18 PM

Is this any more a duplicate than 99 percent of the other questions on Paleohacks recently? I don't think so.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 28, 2011
at 05:17 PM

Yeah we should close it I guess. but I love telling people how they're full of BS and hey eat like 12 year old girls:) eat more calories homey. Eat 5k a day and tell us how hard it is to gain;)

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 28, 2011
at 05:16 PM

That's the gist of it right there.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 28, 2011
at 05:16 PM

Thomas, big Kubik fan here. I pre ordered his new John Davis book. Can't wait.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 28, 2011
at 05:14 PM

You dont enough. Track your food and eat 3000 plus calories a day and then ge back to me in one month and tell me how hard t is to gain weight.

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

(1652)

on June 28, 2011
at 05:05 PM

What? LiveBigger and I are besties.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 28, 2011
at 04:36 PM

Oh, have you read that LiveBigger is having one? She invited me. I'm special. -

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on June 28, 2011
at 04:33 PM

i love parties.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 28, 2011
at 04:31 PM

party pooper. ;)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on June 28, 2011
at 04:30 PM

exact duplicate. voted to close. and donnell, don't put yahoo for your website. cmon now. you might be new, but please.

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on June 28, 2011
at 04:21 PM

trade bodies with me!

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7cc85cf98e4d0cac622f755294ac7ee1

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on June 28, 2011
at 04:54 PM

You are not a hard gainer. You are lazy. Eat MUCH MUCH MUCH more, squat HEAVY, deadlift HEAVY, sleep MORE.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 28, 2011
at 09:18 PM

@Jared, while you are right in your comment, it doesn't change the fact that the only cure for a supposed hardgainer is simply to eat more. There is no other possible option on the earth. We grow from calorie input, and some need more than others yes. But the only answer that will be true for a hardgainer, or an easygainer for that matter, is to simply eat more. There is no mystery.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 28, 2011
at 05:16 PM

That's the gist of it right there.

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on June 28, 2011
at 06:33 PM

But if you really had to do all of that just to add a little weight, you are still a hardgainer. I know plenty of people who don't do any of the things you just described and they walk around at about 230 pounds. Just calling the dude lazy is just a lazy answer, IMO.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 28, 2011
at 05:09 PM

1) Gallon of milk per day

2) Deadlift once per week HEAVY

3) Squats (depending on your age 1-2-3 times per week)

4) Power Clean (or, better, Clean once a week if you have access to an Oly coach)

5) Chocolate should be your crack post-workout.

6) Reduce energy work to a minimum (walking).

7) Read "Dinosaur Training" by Brooks Kubik. If that doesn't motivate you to lift heavy and gain, then give up and go back to Crossfit.

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on June 28, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Much better answer. Already went on to Amazon and ordered the book. Thanks!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 28, 2011
at 06:53 PM

Believe me. That's one order that you won't regret!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 28, 2011
at 05:16 PM

Thomas, big Kubik fan here. I pre ordered his new John Davis book. Can't wait.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 28, 2011
at 05:26 PM

Ben, have you got any of these new books he's been cranking out? He seems to be turning out quite a few, and I am wondering if they are just repetitions. Anyway, I have to be careful about reading "Dinosaur Training". It gets me so excited that I tend to go overboard :)

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 28, 2011
at 09:01 PM

i started with dino and kinda fell in love, too. i mean, he writes in a kinda silly but pretty old timey up-by-the-bootstraps kinda way that i enjoy. Not the best organizer;) then i got Chalk and Sweat which is not worth getting. Its just a bunch of workouts. No need. I stick with dino and listen to him on SHR which hes on a lot. he got me real into thick bar stuff

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(5639)

on September 02, 2011
at 05:30 PM

TMS, why chocolate PWO?

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on June 28, 2011
at 04:29 PM

cmon folks vote to close these types of questions. if this isn't an exact duplicate, then exact dulpicates don't exist and we should do away with the whole notion. i'm not a crank, but this is an exact duplicate.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on June 28, 2011
at 07:13 PM

most questions on PH are not duplicates. besides, explain to me the purpose of closing anything for being duplicate if this doesn't qualify. let's do away with it then and just ask identical questions all day long.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on June 28, 2011
at 04:33 PM

i love parties.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 28, 2011
at 05:18 PM

Is this any more a duplicate than 99 percent of the other questions on Paleohacks recently? I don't think so.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 28, 2011
at 04:31 PM

party pooper. ;)

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 28, 2011
at 04:36 PM

Oh, have you read that LiveBigger is having one? She invited me. I'm special. -

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 28, 2011
at 05:17 PM

Yeah we should close it I guess. but I love telling people how they're full of BS and hey eat like 12 year old girls:) eat more calories homey. Eat 5k a day and tell us how hard it is to gain;)

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

(1652)

on June 28, 2011
at 05:05 PM

What? LiveBigger and I are besties.

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D3ff004d4a0c42b67cc2c49a5ee9c0f3

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on June 28, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Are you really a hard gainer?

I used to think I was a hard gainer but found that I was really just lazy. I'd hit the weights and not make strength or weight gains because I wasn't working out hard enough or consistently enough. Even though I identified my problem, it is still difficult for me to work out with sufficient intensity to make gains.

I started making gains when I began training with someone. My someone is my wife that doesn't lift much, but she is mostly there to make sure I put the weight on the bar, exercise thru the whole range of motion, and do the correct number of sets/reps.

I believe this is your problem because you didn't provide any information and appear to be looking for the quick fix. I'm not knocking you, I've been there too and the wording of your question looks like something the way I'd write it.

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on June 28, 2011
at 04:19 PM

how many calories do you currently eat? how many grams of carbs, fat, and protein? what exercise do you do to gain muscle? How tall are you and what is your current weight?

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on June 28, 2011
at 05:57 PM

Eat 5 pounds of potatoes daily along with the rest of your meals. Don't be afraid of the carbohydrate.

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