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The Hardgainer Solution: The Training & Diet Plans for Building a Better Body, Gaining Muscle, & Overcoming Your Genetics?

A total of 4 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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10th Oct 2017

I messed around with 5×5 and starting strength for years. I gained strength, but didn’t really change my aesthetics. I’d recommend taking a look at this:

https://www.amazon.com/Hardgainer-Solution-Training-Building-Overcoming-ebook/dp/B00S3XFDCQ/

It’s not as well known as some other resources, but it’s been life-changing for me.

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31st Dec 2015

I’m an aesthetic lifter as well. I found this program several months ago honestly it’s the best program I have found for a non enhanced lifter looking for better aesthetics. Way to many programs out there push the lift for strength and size will come mantra. In my experience this does not work very well for majority of people, or if it does it works EXTREMELY slowly in terms of aesthetic differences. In the book I posted below he takes a completely different approach and really nails it imho.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Hardgainer-Solution-Training-Overcoming-ebook/dp/B00S3XFDCQ

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13th Aug 2015

I’m just gonna leave this here. 45 years old, 10 weeks and I’m progressing with awe inspiring strides. I wasn’t deconditioned when I started either, lifetime of training and never had gains like I’m making now.

You are right, being a woman means specific training…there was a thread on here earlier in the week that cited a great resource on why this is…I’ll find it and pm you. The world needs more butch girls imo 😉

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4th Dec 2016

Thank you! Very helpful indeed!

My experience of aging involves dealing with joint and tendon issues. Advice I’ve gotten from my physiotherapist is to stay within a hypertrophic range (8-20). I’ve seen lots of stuff (blogs, research, anecdote from over 40 people) suggesting that working in the hypertrophic range, and stopping short of failure, helps as far as promoting recovery and minimizing risk of injury, as well as promoting muscle growth (which I’m keen on for many reasons).

Scott Abel’s “Hardgainer Solution” book (which was recommended here) takes this approach, with that rationale: https://www.amazon.ca/Hardgainer-Solution-Training-Building-Overcoming-ebook/dp/B00S3XFDCQ

As does “hypertrophy-specific training”: http://hypertrophyspecific.com/ (some discussion here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Fitness/comments/iie4x/switched_to_hst_hypertrophy_specific_training/ but basically it’s frequent, low-intensity, full-body workouts)